After our summer break we were back at Wells Cole for our first meeting of the season. Our invited judge, Naomi Saul, had the job of selecting the winner of our Summer Challenge. 19 club members had entered portfolios of images they had taken over the summer. Each portfolio contained six individual images plus a contact sheet showing them all. This amounted to 133 images for consideration.
After a preview of all images, Naomi gave concise comments summarising the strengths and weaknesses of each image. Then looking at the contact sheet, she decided whether or not the portfolio would be held back and reviewed again. Nine were held back and after a break, Naomi whittled these down to five before deciding on the winner and runners up. Our thanks to Naomi for judging our Summer Challenge with a combination of helpful critique and encouraging comments.
Congratulations to Graham Frost whose portfolio entitled 'Shuttleworth Airshow' was our Summer Challenge winner. In second place was Christine Frost's 'Powerboats', third place Jan Murphy's 'It's About Creativity' and two portfolios were highly commended, 'Hedgerow Flowers' by Christine Alcock and 'Botanical Kaleidoscopes' by Liz Blake. You can see these images and the other held back images below.
It was a great start to our season.
|WINNER: SHUTTLEWORTH AIRSHOW by Graham Frost
|2nd: POWERBOATS by Christine Frost
|3rd: ITS ALL ABOUT CREATIVITY by Jan Murphy
|HIGHLY COMMENDED: HEDGEROW FLOWERS by Christine Alcock
|HIGHLY COMMENDED: BOTANICAL KALEIDOSCOPE by Liz Blake
|Held back: GREYHOUND RACING by Di Jackson
|Held back: NORWICH FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES by Andy Caws