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.|
|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.|
|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.