End of Season Update

We hope everyone is well and enjoying the relative normality that we are currently fortunate to have on the island.  The committee has had a short break to catch our breath at the end of a long eventful season but we will be meeting soon to discuss the next steps.

Final scores for the season were posted here after the last competition and many congratulations go to Dave Salter who won Digital Division 1 and the Print Division.  With the highest overall points total, Dave is also Photographer of the Year.

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Close Up Competition Results

For our final digital competition of the season, judge Chris Nicholls was joined by wife Ruth, a fellow experienced photographer, who offered to make a separate critique of each image before they arrived at an overall score.

We are very grateful to Chris and Ruth for judging the Close Up competition from their home and helping us to complete our season, and – as you will see below – giving such in-depth comments.

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Close Up Entries

Our final competition of the season was themed ‘Close Up’. Due to COVID-19 it remains impossible to run the print section but we are grateful again that the judges agreed to assess the digital entries at home.

‘Close Up’ is a challenging theme and attracted a variety of styles and interpretations. and the 45 entries can be viewed here with titles and names. Comments, scores and results will follow on Friday evening.

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Open Competition Entries

Although we are unable to meet in person, the committee are grateful that the judges for our final two competitions have agreed to assess the digital entries at home.

Local professional photographer and friend of the club, Steve Woodley, stepped in to judge the final Open competition when the original judge had to drop out, and we will share his comments, scores and the results very soon.

In the meantime, the entries are available to view now with titles and names.

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Competitions Update

Meetings are still suspended due to the Coronavirus but, following a period of deliberation by the committee and consultation with members, the digital section of the last two competitions of our regular season will go ahead.

There will be no print sections and no ‘Image of the Year’ competition this season as it is impossible to safely submit, handle and judge print entries.

Our thanks to Steve Woodley for agreeing to step in to judge the Open competition and we are delighted that Chris Nicholls is still judging the Close-up competition. The deadline for digital-only entries are Sunday 10th May for the Open and Sunday 24th May for Close-up.

Digital Art Entries

Meetings are suspended due to the Coronavirus but we are able to proceed with the annual ‘Digital Art’ challenge. This is a standalone competition with its own trophy and is the chance for members to showcase their arty, quirky or experimental imagery.

All current paid-up members are invited to vote for your first, second and third choice images by clicking on the first image below to start a slideshow of the entries. Just click on the arrow on the right (or swipe on mobile devices) to scroll through the 32 images, or you may be able to use the Play button at the top to scroll automatically.

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