Sheffield Photographic Society inter-club knockout competition

The competition was held via Zoom on the evening of Saturday 19th March. It was extremely well organised, and went without any hitches. The judge was Jonathan Vaines LRPS. AFIAP. CPAGB. 23 clubs competed, with each club submitting 5 images, plus a reserve. The standard was extremely high and I didn’t envy the job that Jonathan faced. However he did a very good job; his comments were both constructive and helpful – clearly explaining his reasoning when he eliminated an image.  C&HVPS submitted images named: 1 Open wide by John Sampson. 2 A Thousand Words by Ian Stanyon. 3 Gone Fishing by Ian Ord. 4 Tubes by Roger Moore. 5 Spanning St Pancras by Keith Brown. Reserve Singing Carmine Bee-Eater by Alison Johnston.

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With such a very high standard, sadly, all our images were eliminated in the first round. But I thought they stood up well and was disappointed that they didn’t progress further. Here are the scores of the top placed clubs: 1st North Cheshire P.S. 21 points; 2nd, Bolsover C.C. 17 points, 2nd Sheffield PS, 17 points; 4th Chapel CC, 15 points; 4th, Newalk & District PS, 15 points.

Even though we were disappointed with our scores, it was a fabulous evening and all who joined the Zoom meeting were treated to a collection of stunning images, learning a great deal about what it takes to produce a special photograph.

As a society we have been supporting this event for many years; giving our members an opportunity to see outstanding images.If everyone agrees, we will take part again next year. So get photographing and we will be earmarking good images to represent the club for the 2023 inter-club competition..

Keith Brown, 2022 Chair of C&HVPS

Winner – Bolsover CC, Phil Newman “Faith” 7 points

Runners up:

Chapel C.C., Keith Gordon “Banded Damoiselle” 6 points

North Cheshire PS, Dave Boam “Bootlegger’s Last Run” 6 points 

Clay Cross PS, Peter Jones “Female Cuckoo” 6 points

North Cheshire P.S., Aamir Sabzwari “The Lunge” 6 points 6

Here are the five images and the reserve image that C&HVPS submitted for the 2022 inter-club competition:

Spanning St Pancras by Keith Brown

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Gone fishing by Ian Ord

A thousand words by Ian Stanyon

Tubes by Roger Moore

Open Wide by John Sampson

Reserve image – Singing Carmine Bee-Eater by Alison Johnston

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