Competition Results – Panels 2013/14

The Panels competition was held this year on Monday March 24, there was one for Prints and one for Digital Projected Images, members had to submit a panel of 5 photographs. 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.

Results: Print Panel: First Jack Rose with Car Lines; second Tony Dunkley with Floods on the Levels; third Jeanne Bradban. Highly commended were Linda Brunsch with 10th June 1944 and Jackie Dent with The Canoeist.

Digital Panel: First Pauline Watling with Small Birds; second Magdalena Ward with 5th Anniversary; third Tony Bagwell with Hornblotten. Highly Commended were John Bebbington with Lycaenid Butterfly Undersides, Roger Thomas with Car Name Badges and Pauline Watling with Toadstools.

Competition Results - DPIC4 2013/14

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Monday March 10 was the fourth Digital Projected Images Competition of the season. The category was Open, for both beginners and advanced.

Due to the pre-booked judge being unable to attend, George Reekie DPAGB stepped in as his replacement. George’s comments were very constructive and useful.

Result Beginners: First Graeme Darling with Celtic Lass Needing TLC; second and third Brian Toby with Reflection of Padstow and Field of Dreams.

Result Advanced: First Magdalena Ward with Twin Sisters; second Linda Brunsch with Hats Off; third Glynis Dunkley with Last Shift at Geevor Mine. Highly Commended were Vic Crease with You Just Can’t Get The Staff, Roger Thomas with Double Decker and Pauline Watling with Mud Wrestling.

A busy February and March

The last few weeks have been busy at the club with Janet Haines ARPS DPAGB AFIAP with her talk on Widening your Horizons, members Audio Visual and Lecture evenings and Pro Photographer Jeff Morgan with HDR.

Janet talked about how the challenge of working towards PAGB and RPS distinctions improves your photography. She proceeded to describe what is needed to obtain each type of distinction and how useful club support sessions can be in this quest. The types of images to aim for are ones with impact, easy to understand and not complicated and technically high quality.

The clubs Audio Visual evening was very entertaining with AV’s from David Daggar, George Reekie, Glenys Taylor, Helen Evans, Judy Craig, Ted Strawson, Tony Bagwell, Tony Dunkley and Tom W.

Jeff started his talk with images he has used HDR with (High Dynamic Range) to show how useful it can be and the range of images it can be used for. He uses multi images taken with different exposures and a combination of Photoshop and Photomatix. Photoshop HDR being best for nature shots and Photomatix for more grungy effects. The second half of the evening Jeff demonstrated how he uses the programs.

Competition Results - Prints 3 2013/14

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Roger Mallison was the judge for Taunton’s third Print Competition of the season on February 10.

Being the only competitor in the Beginners Open section, Rosie Finch received first for A Park in Winter, second for Old Boots and third for Faded Glory.

The result for the Advanced Open section was first and winner of the Kenyon Salver Vic Crease with Split Personality; second Glynis Dunkley with Bath; third Glynis Dunkley with Fox. Highly commended were Mike Birbeck FRPS with Dreadlocks with Attitude, Glynis Dunkley with Barn Owl, Tony Dunkley with Wildcat and David Harper with Watersmeet after the Storm.

Sydenham Battle Results - 2014

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The annual Sydenham versus Taunton Battle was held on Tuesday February 4 producing an emphatic win for Sydenham who won by 53 points. Ken Holland was the judge, awarding points to each image up to a maximum of twenty. Sydenham produced three images which received maximum points in the prints section and one in the digital projected images section. Taunton had two digital images that received maximum points; they were Red-footed Falcons Mating by David Morton and Jet Ski Freestyle by Pauline Watling.