2022 – Round 2 – Bi-Monthly Results – March 28th.

Last Monday night we held our second Bi-Monthly Competition for the year. All our members are encouraged to submit entries to our Bi-Monthly Competitions as we gain valuable constructive critique from the experienced judges we invite to judge and evaluate our submissions. Unfortunately during this time of continued Video Links and the difficulty handling prints when we aren’t meeting Face to Face, these competitions are only for Projected Digital Images.

This was an Open competition so no theme. Each member can submit 2 digital entries which the judge assesses and comments on. The judge chooses which image of the pair moves forward to the next Round from which the judge then selects their favourite Top 8 images, basically the winners. Kirsty Ralfs (ARPS), was our Round 2 judge. Kirsty is a professional photographer and through the power of Zoom was sat in her office in Herne Bay.

Kirsty evaluated 32 of our members images all her comments were helpful and constructive she is clearly a lady that has a passion for photography. With each image she brought out the good to great areas and offered suggestions for improvement – all of which were gratefully received.

Thank you Kirsty (ARPS), we thoroughly enjoyed your approach to judging, wish you well in your photographic journey and perhaps you will return to us again as a judge or presenter.

Below is a table of the Top 8 Images and their authors chosen by Kirsty Ralfs

Round 2 Digital Image TitleAuthorPlace
River WharfeRay Grace1st. Place
York MinsterRichard Parker2nd. Place
The BoatmanAnnette Wakefield3rd. Place
Singing His Heart OutGraham Harlin4th. Place
Enchanted GardenEve Aylott5th. Place
Blea TarnAlan Connor6th. Place
Wareham misty dawnStuart Lewis7th. Place
Museum StairsLinda Parker8th. Place

Below are copies of the Top 3 Digital Images

1st. Place “River Wharfe” by Ray Grace
2nd. Place “York Minster” by Richard Parker

3rd. Place “The Boatman” by Annette Wakefield

Additionally the Top 8 digital Images selected by Kirsty can be found here – http://www.sypc.org.uk/gallery/index.php/2016-Competitions/2022-Competition-Results/2022-Bi-Monthly-Round-2-Digital-Images

At the moment SYPC hasn’t returned to Face to Face meetings. We continue to use Zoom for all our club meetings. However we monitor the situation regularly and hope to return to Face to Face meetings in the very near future.

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