For Round 2 of our 2020/21 Competition, we welcomed back Ron Tear, a friend of the Society, as our judge for the night. Once again, our session was run through Zoom Video Conference, with 60 digital interpretations of “Urban Colours and Themes” up for appraisal.
Ron provided a concise, witty critique, providing practical advice on composition, lighting and processing as he went along.
He emphasised the importance of telling a story in a picture; of making a point that was clear to the viewer. He praised those which had a clear focal point and advised against over-crowding an image with distracting or extraneous elements. Ron appreciated the unusual angles and points-of-view that some photographers had made use of in making their images.
A number of images were “held back” for further review and these achieved the highest marks on a scale up to 20. Of these, maximum scores were recorded by:
- Deborah Smyth for “Life at 45 degrees” and “Warm Curves of Modernism at a Seaside Town”
- Keith Cavanagh for “Three Cacti” and “Yellow Corner”
- Susi Luard for “Rounding up my Human”
- Hilary Barton for “5”
- Chris Box for “Graffiti Tunnel”
- Mike Kingston for “Reichstag Reflections”
Congratulations to Deborah and Keith in particular for their double-successes. Their images are included here.
You can see all the entries in the newest Gallery on our ClubExpress website, here:
We are planning to provide an opportunity for members to share comments on their own and each other’s entries, as we did after Round 1. As soon as we have set up that platform, we’ll let you know.
The third round will be held on 1st December, an “open” round, meaning there is no set theme. Sadly, we don’t anticipate being back in our familiar meeting place, so it is likely that again we will be restricted to digital images only.
Please keep an eye on the website for more information closer to the date.