Annual competition – June 11th

Our annual competition is alway well attended. But this year Covid19 cut our physical attendance at the Peverill Centre to zero. But (courtesy of Zoom) boosted our ‘online attendance’ to a goodly proportion of the membership of our club.

 Joan, our Chair welcomed everyone to our second Zoom club meeting, particularly welcoming talented photographer and our 2020 judge: Christine Hodgson BA (Phot) ARPS. CPAGB. Then Joan made a number of brief announcements, highlighting the hope that we can soon return to our monthly meetings in the Peverill Centre. Saying that until government advice and regulations change, it may be that for the remainder of the year, 2020 meetings will be held via Zoom.

Here’s a taster of some of the competition results: 2020 Catherine Cup (colour) and Denis Thorpe Trophy (monochrome) winning images: ‘Morning Mist’ by Stephen Elliott and ‘Spaghetti USB’ by Wayne Hallam

Many thanks to Ian S for organising the entire competition through the medium of Zoom, and our judge Christine, who rose to the challenge and gave experienced positive feedback (and sometimes advice) relating to each of the competition images. In addition to the ‘Open’ theme, this years ‘Special theme’ was “Whatever the Weather’ – with the proviso that all images were taken in the UK.

Open competition:

First, Spaghetti USB by Wayne Hallam

Second, Dreaming by Moonlight by Nick Chalkley

Third, Swiss Bike by Kate Brown

Commendations were awarded to ‘Ears looking at you’ by John Sampson, ‘Keeping an eye out’ by Wayne Hallam, ‘Ramshaw Rocks’ by Roger K Moore, ARPS, ‘Ulst Pony’ by Erica Dietsch, ‘Tornado approaching Hope Station’ by Keith Brown FRPS, ‘You can hide but can’t run’ by John Samson, ‘LLanddwyn sunset’ by Stephen Elliott.

Theme competition – Whatever the Weather

First, Stephen Elliott, ‘Morning mist’

Second, Ian Stanyon, ‘Will it Won’t it?’

Third Ann Smith, ‘Misty Bradwell’

Commendations for the Whatever the Weather theme were awarded to: ‘The washing must go on!’ by Ann Smith, ‘Tea Break’ by Keith Brown FRSP, ‘Paddling on the pier’ by Joan Clough, ‘Wet walkers’ by David Allwood.