Competition Results – DPIC2 2014/15

Members welcomed John Tilsley ARPS DPAGB on November 3 to judge the clubs second Digital Competition. John produced very constructive criticism and compared winning images with those that weren’t to show why they were chosen.

There were two categories Landscape and Open.


Landscape: First, and winner of the Hare Shield, David Morton DPAGB with Jetty at Dusk, second and third Nick Cable with Turbulence and Bamburgh at Sunrise. Highly commended were Richard Baker with Near Ambleside, Pauline Watling CPAGB with Blue Anchor, David Morton DPAGB with Dawn over Reine and Hamnoy Dawn.

Open: First Ed Burrows with To Be King, second Tom Wielkopolski with Misty Morning, third Tony Dunkley with Jamie Overton – Fast Bowler. Highly Commended were Tony Bagwell with Remembering Sam Wilkinson, Jeanne Bradban LRPS with Centenary Stone and Alan Grant CPAGB with Jettisoned.

Panels Competition

The Panels competition was held this year on Monday October 20, there was one for Prints and one for Digital Projected Images, members had to submit a panel of 5 photographs per entry. The judge was Taunton club member Julian Comrie FRPS, he was a prominent judge re panels submitted for various distinctions of the Royal Photographic Society. In 2010 he received the Fenton Medal for his outstanding contribution to the work of the RPS. With his vast experience, Julian gave lots of advice on the best way to present panels.

Print: First Roger Thomas with Venice, second and third Jeanne Bradban LRPS with Iceland and Statues in Woodland
Digital: First Pauline Watling CPAGB with Butterflies, second Magdalena Ward with Margo’s 20th Day, third George Reekie DPAGB with Lowland Games. Highly Commended were Pauline Watling CPAGB with Motocross Sidecar Racing and Magdalena Ward with Ballerina.

Competition Results - Prints1 2014/15

Monday October 6 was the first Print Competition of the new season. There were two categories, Open and Creative. The judge was Peter Weaver LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB who thought the standard of prints was extremely high!

Result Open: First Dennis Read with The Snow Monkey, second Tony Dunkley with Peter Trego Bowled, third Alan Grant CPAGB with Marsh Harrier Hunting at Dawn. Highly Commended were Mike Birbeck FRPS with The Chair, Tony Dunkley with Orang-Utan and Dennis Read with Web Design.

Result Creative: First George Reekie DPAGB with The Chase, second Richard Baker with Shooting the Past, third Ed Burrows with River Barle. Highly Commended were Jeanne Bradban LRPS with Countryside, Glynis Dunkley with Bombed Out and Spiv.

Congratulations to new members, Dennis, Richard and Ed on their winning entries.

Gavin Hoey - Camera Shake Up

On Monday September 29, the well-known Professional Photographer, Photoshop guru, Digital Photo Magazine contributor and lecturer Gavin Hoey entertained members. He started the day with a Photo Walk at Wells Cathedral and finished with his talk ‘Camera Shake Up’ in the evening.

During the Photo Walk Gavin gave advice on the best place to take a shot and allowed members the use of his fish eye lens.

In the evening he demonstrated a range of creative camera and Photoshop techniques using everyday items to create some wonderful images. Gavin is very generous with his online videos, his website has many Photoshop ones as does YouTube, he also has a Friday freebie on his website, well worth a visit! It was another great evening by Gavin and was much appreciated by the large audience!

Competition Results – DPIC1 2014/15

The first Digital Competition of the season was an Open Category on September 22. A large entry ensued and it was pleasing to see a number of new and nearly new members competing for the first time. In the open category there were a variety of genres and the judge Ian Drake commented that the quality of the images was extremely high and he had a hard task to award just 6 images out of the 97 that were accepted for entry. The result was First and winner of the Presidents Cup George Reekie DPAGB with Osprey with Catch, second Caroline Briggs LRPS with Scarista Beach, third Pauline Watling CPAGB with Waiting. Highly Commended were Linda Brunsch with Approaching Storm, Alan Grant CPAGB with The Chase Is On and Pauline Watling CPAGB with Mud Boy.