2017 Bi-Monthly Round 5 Competition Results – September 4th 2017

Throughout the year SYPC have a schedule of 6 bi-monthly competitions where members can optionally submit 2 prints and/or 2 digital images. All the bi-monthly competitions provide an excellent opportunity for members to hear an experienced judge assess their prowess, both technically and artistically.

Simon Caplan (LRPS) was the external judge for the 5th. round of our 6 Bi-Monthly competitions. Simon critiqued and constructively commented on 78 images submitted (30 prints and 48 digital images). Simon opened the meeting by taking the membership through a brief summary of his photography ‘career’ and his personal tastes in photography. He explained how he had assessed the images presented, which included composition, impact and interest. He also stressed the need to work with the best light and although not always possible, to avoid the hard and harsh light of the mid day sun.

It was obvious that Simon had put a lot of work into reviewing and preparing for the evening – this resulted in excellent constructive feedback, all of which was much appreciated by our membership.

Below is a Table of the TOP 8 images and the Authors in each Section.

Round 5 Prints Author Place
Bantham Beach Ray Grace 1st.
Wave Explosion Carole Brown 2nd.
Climbing in the Garden of the Gods John Scantlebury 3rd.
Eyes Right Peter Range 4th.
Training For Crufts Stuart Lewis 5th.
Museum (Edinburgh) Mark Seaman 6th.
Peace Dave Dyer 7th.
Chatterbox Margaret Snee 8th.
Round 5 Digital Images Author Placed
Trainee Buddhist perhaps ? Alan Grynyer 1st.
Pure and Simple Cathy Fordham 2nd.
Jacob’s Ladder, Castlerigg Ray Grace 3rd.
Contemplation Alan Connor 4th.
Citrus Steve Purkiss 5th.
Rainforest Damsel Fly Eric D’Costa 6th.
I can see clearly now Bob Sage 7th.
Just wanted a shower Stuart Lewis 8th.

Below is a copy of the 1st. place Print



“Bantham Beach” by Ray Grace




Below is a copy of the 1st. place Digital Image




“Trainee Buddhist perhaps ?” by Alan Grynyer




Additionally the Top 8 Digital Images and a copy of the Top 3 Prints can be seen in the Competition Tab of this website.



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