Round One 2018-19

The first competition of the year had four sections: Colour, Monochrome, Nature and the theme of smartphone photography – the latter could be any subject as long as it was taken on a phone.

Entries had to be digital rather than prints and we attracted an entry far larger than anticipated. Sadly a number of images had to be dropped to make the task of commenting on them more manageable. Even after doing this, our judge for the evening, Simon Hickie, still had over 100 photographs to critique.

Simon tackled this task admirably, offering many hints and tips on how to improve our images, that were appreciated by both beginners and advanced workers alike. Whittling the entries down to six in each category was certainly a tough job that had Simon struggling to place the final images in the top spots and we would like to publicly thank Simon for handling this mammoth assignment so well.

Colour Results

  • 1st Malcolm Sales – Cotswold Lavender Farm
  • 2nd Tony Walker – Red sky at night
  • 3rd  John Perring – Red Tulip
  • Commended Mark Kranich – Back from Over The Rainbow
  • Commended Philip Green – Jaipur, Rajasthan, India – Colours for Holi
  • Commended Paul Burrows – Wait Almost Over
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Monochrome Results

  • 1st Paul Burrows – Lone Tree 
  • 2nd Gavin Brand – Provincetown pier
  • 3rd Mark Kranich – At Your Service, Miss
  • Commended Paul Burrows – Photoshoot
  • Commended Andrew Cooper – St Paul’s by night
  • Commended Rob Cuss – The fireman checks the line
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Nature Results

  • 1st Paul Burrows – Wasp 
  • 2nd  Rob Cuss – Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus) courtship 
  • 3rd  Tony Walker – Wasp  
  • Commended John Perring – Damselflies in Courtship
  • Commended David Kissman – Episyrphus Balteatus hoverfly on field bindweed
  • Commended Andrew Cooper – Hermit crab
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Smartphone Results

  • 1st Paul Burrows – Summer Sunset  
  • 2nd  Rob Cuss – The Queen’s Nose 
  • 3rd  Gavin Brand – Morning has broken
  • Commended Tony Walker – Corfe castle
  • Commended Andy Mitchell – Innocent
  • Commended David Kissman – Looking out to sea
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