The evening of Monday December 18th was the last SYPC club meeting of 2017. As usual the last meeting of the year is reserved for Presentations, an American Supper and of course our Photographic quiz.
This is always a fun evening and this year it was no exception. The evening followed the usual format of Presentations, our Buffet Supper, a Raffle and finally our Macro Photographic quiz put together by our own Brian Pountney.
Brian has a knack of finding everyday objects and turning them into obscure images by photographing them from an unusual angle and highly magnified. The 20 strange images that we puzzled over were studied, with varying degrees of success. Our winner this year, with a healthy score of 19, was Eric D’Costs. The score of 19 was even more impressive when you consider that some of us didn’t even make double figures !
The main purpose of the evening was to present all our 2017 Competition winners with their certificates and trophies. We hold 6 Bi-monthly print and digital Image Competitions throughout the year as well as 8 annual Competitions.
Below are the winners and runners up for all these competitions –
|The 6 Bi Monthly Prints||1||Ray Grace||Overall winner|
|The 6 Bi Monthly Prints||2||Mark Seaman||Second|
|The 6 Bi Monthly Prints||3||Stuart Lewis||Third|
|The 6 Bi Monthly Projected Images||1||Cathy Fordham||Overall winner|
|The 6 Bi Monthly Projected Images||2||Ray Grace||Second|
|The 6 Bi Monthly Projected Images||3||Rob Webb||Third|
|Clive Andrew (AV)||1||Eric D’Costa||Costa Rica|
|Clive Andrew (AV)||2||John Scantlebury||Ragged Victorians|
|Clive Andrew (AV)||3||Cathy Fordham||Mr. Strange|
|Presidents Choice||1||Cathy Fordham||Mr. Strange|
|Presidents Trophy||1||Mark Seaman||Portishead Marina|
|Presidents Trophy||2||Carole Brown||Images of Iceland|
|Presidents Trophy||3||John Scantlebury||Ragged Victorian Portraits|
|Brian Barnett||1||Hugh Jones||SS Nornen|
|Brian Barnett||2||Pete Atkins||Girl in Red|
|Brian Barnett||3||Carole Brown||West Iceland Waterfalls|
|Hilda Barnett||1||Cathy Fordham||Overall winner|
|Hilda Barnett||2||Carole Brown||Second|
|Hilda Barnett||3||Eileen Scantlebury||Third|
|Enprints||1||Peter Veale||Lyme Regis in September|
|Enprints||2||Peter Range||Doors in Old Town Madeira|
|Enprints||3||Dennis May||Boating for Leisure and Pleasure|
|Poetry||1||Dave Bruten||George and the Dragon|