2015/16 Image of the Year competitions

The Image of the year competitions were judged by John Tilsley ARPS DPAGB APAGB. There were two categories Print and Digital Projected Images. Only images that had received an award from the eight eligible competitions held throughout the season were allowed to enter.

Print Result: First and winner of the Print of the Year Trophy was Alan Grant DPAGB with Hoopoe with Centipede; second Caroline Briggs LRPS with Bamburgh Sunset; third Nick Cable CPAGB with Utakleiv Beach. Highly Commended were Tony Dunkley with The Winning Run and Alan Grant DPAGB with Kestrel on Prey and Kingfisher Lift Off.

DPIC Result: First and winner of the Digital Projected Image of the Year Trophy was Magdalena Ward with The Plait; second Alan Grant DPAGB with Kingfisher Returning with Catch; third George Reekie DPAGB with It’s Mine. Highly Commended were John Bebbington FRPS with Mayfly Roosting, Ed Burrows LRPS with Amelie and Nick Cable CPAGB with Freestyle.

Points are awarded in the eight competitions, the final 10 league positions in each category are as follows:

Print League: 1. Pauline Watling 35 points; 2. Alan Grant 34; 3. Mike Birbeck, Gillian Birbeck, Caroline Briggs 30; 6. Richard Baker 25; 7. Roger Thomas 24; 8. Jack Rose 20; 9. Jeanne Bradban 18; 10. Linda Brunsch 17.

DPIC League: 1. Alan Grant 38 points; 2. Magdalena Ward 37; 3. Nick Cable 32; 4. John Bebbington; 5. George Reekie, Pauline Watling, Roger Thomas 23 points; 8. Gillian Birbeck 19; 9. Richard Baker 18; 10. Ed Burrows 17.

Competition Results - Prints4 2015/16

The 4th print competition of the season on April 4 was judged by Margaret Collis Hon EFIAP APAGB DPAGB ARPS. There were two categories Open and Natural History.
Open result: First Gillian Birbeck ARPS with Leucojum; second Roger Thomas with Six; third Jack Rose FRPS with Lock and Keys. Highly commended were Mike Birbeck FRPS with Ghost Town Chapel, Jeanne Bradban LRPS with Evening at Black Beach, Linda Brunsch with Autumn on the Dart, Jack Rose FRPS with Wet Morning (again) and Pauline Watling CPAGB with Finished.
Natural History result: First Alan Grant DPAGB with Kingfisher Lift Off; second Alan Grant DPAGB with Hoopoe with Centipede; third Pauline Watling CPAGB with Damselfly with Morning Dew. Highly Commended were Den Bridel with Great Crested Grebe, Caroline Briggs LRPS with On the Run and Alan Grant DPAGB with Kestrel on Prey.
One of the clubs summer events in 2015 was a walk around Bridgwater Docks, the event was organised by Tony Bagwell and George Reekie DPAGB judged the images: First Glenys Taylor ARPS; second Hazel Porter; third Glynis Dunkley with Tony presenting them each with a well-deserved prize.
The latest speakers included Leigh Preston FRPS with Five Essays, Colin Harrison FRPS with Digital Adventure, ICSA Print Group and Tony (ARPS) and Jenny Byram DPAGB with Pictures to Exe Demonstration.

Proteus Photo Group

Three members of the Proteus Photo Group gave a presentation of mono and colour prints on February 29. There are eight members all together and they print mainly for pleasure. They each have their own style of work and way of printing. Colin, Rowland and Max were the representatives of the group and displayed a selection of superb images throughout the evening.

Charlie Bishop

Charlie Bishop ARPS with his talk ‘Insight into British Wildlife Photography’ was the speaker on February 15. The first half consisted of exploring the camera’s buttons and menu’s, other useful gear and the skills needed to obtain a good image. Charlie then went onto describe how best to photograph wildlife. The second half of the evening was about his Kingfisher project and how to get your finished images published.

Competition Results - DPIC4 2015/16

Maureen Dennis APAGB judged the fourth and final Open Digital Projected Image Competition of the season on March 7th. Result: First Alan Grant DPAGB with Osprey Fishing; second David Daggar ARPS with Redhead; third Alan Grant DPAGB with Kingfisher Returning with Catch. Highly Commended were John Bebbington FRPS with On the Run, Paul Hand with Dawn at Langport and Pauline Watling CPAGB with Sidecar Grass Track Racing. Although Taunton does not have Commended Awards, Maureen decided these would have been the images to have won them if we had, Tony Dunkley with Bearded Tit, David Morton with Red Squirrel with Winter Cache, Magdalena Ward with Eleanor and Thumbs up Dad.