62 images were shown and ranged from wildlife to still life, from portraits to landscape.
Often difficult to judge an OPEN themed competition but not so for Howard. His comments were relevant, helpful, constructive, timely and not repetitive for each image.
The high scoring images are shown below.
|River Coupall Waterfall by Nick Akers 20/20|
|Resting Fever Fly by Liz Akers 20/20|
|Golden Eagle Flying Low by Dawn Osborn 20/20|
|A Touch of Class by Graham Frost 20/20|
|Hard Times by Graham Frost 20/20|
|Cacti by Daphne Lingwood 20/20|
|Shag at Nest by Nick Akers 20/20|
|Snowy Egret Displaying by Dawn Osborn 20/20|
|Bag Man by Di Jackson 20/20|
|Young Grey Seals on the Beach by Mick Ladner 20/20|
|Chiaroscuro by Chris Kot 20/20|
|Sinopia Rin by Chris Kot 20/20|
|A Study of Concentration by Chas Youens 19/20|
|Otter by Geoff Lingwood 19/20|
|Brown Bear by Paula Cooper 19/20|
|Bittern with Rudd by Caroline Tillett 19/20|
|Wherever I Lay My Hat by Andy Caws 19/20|
|Scottish Sea Scape by Liz Akers 19/20|
|Cobbalds Point by Roy Scrivener 19/20|
|Flood Tide by Daphne Lingwood 19/20|
|Feeding Hoverfly by Martyn Anderson 19/20|