2018 / 19 Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition

2018 / 19 Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition

Last night saw the 2018 / 19 Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition.

This is an externally judged print competition with the theme of UK Landscapes. There were 49 entries and it was Judged by Nat Coalson ARPS.

Nat gave a master class how to analyse an image and described what was good and bad with each of the entries. He included plenty of advice and tips on how they could each be altered / improved.

The evening ended with 3 images scoring the maximum but James Botterills image “Combesgate Beach” was selected as the Judges winner with the comment “there isn’t much that could be improved on this”

From Phil Mallins “Last Man Standing”

And Julie Holbeche-Maund with “Porlock Weir”

Results

Author Image Score  
James Botterill Combesgate Beach 20 1st
Phil Mallin Last Man Standing 20 Highly Commended
Julie Holbech-Maund Porlock Weir 20 Highly Commended
Phil Mallin After the Harvest 19 Commended
Steve Bexon Parkhouse And Chrome From Hitter Hill 19 Commended
Steve pears Canna 19 Commended
Steve Bexon Hen Cloud From The Roaches 19 Commended
Dave Carter Bolderwood New Forest 18  
Chantal Cooper Cementworks Hope Valley 18  
Trish Rudin Crummock Water Reflection 18  
Julie Holbech-Maund Snowhill Lavender 18  
Steve pears Steephill Cove 18  
Rob Jones Stourhead 18  
Ian Waite Tarn Howes 18  
Geoff Whitelocks The View From Rhos On Sea 18  
James Botterill Crow Point Wreak 18  
Geoff Whitelocks Morning Scottish Sun 18  
John Denny Normanton 18  
Robin Astle Sheep Country 18  
Gary Wood The Crowns 18  
Trish Rudin Wrynose Pass 18  
Steve pears Barwell 18  
Martin Allen Glen Etive 17  
Alan Wardropper In The Sun Light 17  
Robin Astle Llyn Dinas Boathouse 17  
Micheal Dawe Loch Tay 17  
Martin Hall Snowy Day 17  
John Denny Tite Mead 17  
Dave Carter Before The Storm New Forest 17  
Rob Jones Dunstanburgh Castle 17  
Ian Waite Grasmere Swans 17  
Peter Lawrance Lumsdale 17  
Martin Allen River Severn 17  
Martin Hall Summers Day 17  
Chantal Cooper Sunrise Through The Mist On Mam Tor 17  
Dave Varnham Windermere from Wray 17  
Gary wood Duckpool 17  
Micheal Dawe Scotish Lake 17  
Alan Wardropper Power to the People 17  
Md Trigg Beacon Outcrop 16  
John Smith Caerhays Beach 16  
Peter Lawrance Landscape London 16  
Gary Wood Priests Cove 16  
Dave Varnham View from Wray Castle 16  
Alan Wardropper Lamlash Harbour 16  
Micheal Dawe Stately Home 16  
Md Trigg Warwick Castle 16  
John Smith Winter Morning 16  
Martin Allen Mickledon Beck 15

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2018 / 19 POTY Standings after POT3

2018 / 19 POTY Standings after POT3

ESCC – Photographer of the Year 2018/2019          
                             
RANK MEMBER TOTAL AVGE SCORE R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7     Rank R1 Rank R2 Rank R3
1 Julie Holbeche-maund Lrps 133.5 44.9 42.3 46.2             3 4 1
2 Gary Wood 129.7 45.3 40.3 44.1             1 10 3
3 Peter Lawrance 129.2 43.0 45.6 40.6             8 1 8
4 Steve Bexon 127.5 43.4 42.1 42.0             7 5 5
5 Alan Wardropper 126.2 45.3 40.9 40.0             2 6 10
6 Ian Waite 126.2 42.5 43.5 40.1             9 2 9
7 James Botterill 123.6 44.0 36.4 43.2             5 21 4
8 Trish Rudin 122.8 42.2 39.9 40.7             10 12 7
9 Roger Leck 120.1 44.1 38.1 38.0             4 16 18
10 Martin Allen 120.1 41.1 39.9 39.2             11 13 13
11 Rob Jones 119.5 39.4 42.5 37.7             16 3 19
12 Chantal Cooper 118.1 40.3 39.4 38.5             13 15 14
13 Paul Steans 117.7 37.8 40.5 39.4             19 8 12
14 Debbie Lowe 117.3 40.2 39.6 37.5             14 14 20
15 Steve Pears 116.8 38.0 40.6 38.2             17 7 17
16 Martin Hall 115.1 40.4 34.9 39.9             12 23 11
17 John Smith 114.5 40.0 32.7 41.9             15 25 6
18 Michael Dawe 113.6 37.8 37.4 38.4             18 18 15
19 David Whitehouse 113.4 37.7 37.4 38.3             20 17 16
20 Daniel Wood 113.0 36.0 40.0 37.0             21 11 22
21 Geoff Whitelocks 109.2 35.6 36.4 37.2             23 21 21
22 Graham Townsend 108.9 43.8 30.4 34.6             6 26 25
23 Robin Astle 107.9 34.7 37.1 36.1             24 20 23
24 Trevor England 103.0 33.8 33.3 35.9             25 24 24
25 Allan Simms 95.9 31.5 30.1 34.3             26 27 26
26 MD Trigg 69.0 35.6   33.4             22   28
27 John Denny 68.0 17.3 19.5 31.1             28 31 29
28 Phil Mallin 65.5   45.3             27   2
29 Dave Varnham 61.7   27.6 34.1               30 27
30 Loz Waterson 40.5   40.5                 9  
31 Margaret Waterson 37.1   37.1                 19  
32 Dave Carter 28.6   28.6                 28  
33 Brett Lawrence 28.4   28.4                 29
2018 / 19 POTY 3 Monochrome Table of Results

2018 / 19 POTY 3 Monochrome Table of Results

 

 

  Competition: Monochrome Open    
         
No Title Author Rank Score
29 White Feathered Goddess Julie Holbeche-Maund Lrps 1 23.82
27 Wensley falls Phil Mallin 2 23.00
8 Duckpool Gary Wood 3 22.55
36 Light & Texture Julie Holbeche-Maund Lrps 4 22.42
47 Sidney Opera House Phil Mallin 5 22.27
48 Silver Back Gorilla Paul Steans 5 22.27
52 The Rope To Hell Alan Wardropper 7 22.12
40 Nutty Squirrel Trish Rudin 8 22.09
55 Woolacombe Bay James Botterill 9 21.64
13 Mill Rock James Botterill 10 21.58
43 Priests Cove Gary Wood 11 21.55
28 Wet Time Michael Dawe 12 21.48
41 Old Darwinian Peter Lawrance 13 21.24
58 Zakinthos Museum John Smith 14 21.21
14 Moon Martin Hall 15 21.18
16 Not Saved Yet Steve Bexon 16 21.00
56 Wreck Of The Dispatch Steve Bexon 17 20.97
32 Beggar In Oslo Rob Jones 18 20.85
20 Scots Pine at loch Hourn Steve Pears 19 20.79
26 View Over Carrick Roads John Smith 20 20.67
17 Puffing Billy Ian Waite 21 20.47
19 Ring Tail Lemurs Chantal Cooper 22 20.39
44 Relaxing Roger Leck 23 20.15
45 Sergei Martin Allen 24 19.73
54 Wooden Horse Ian Waite 25 19.65
46 Sheep David Whitehouse 26 19.55
4 Christmas Is A Coming Daniel Wood 27 19.45
9 Full Steam Ahead Martin Allen 28 19.42
7 Dockside Peter Lawrance 29 19.39
31 92214 Leicester City Debbie Lowe 30 19.06
18 Rail Summit Matterhorn Geoff Whitelocks 31 19.03
39 Matterhorn Trevor England 32 18.76
22 Tank Girl David Whitehouse 33 18.76
37 Little Oak Martin Hall 34 18.70
1 Abandoned Trish Rudin 35 18.62
50 Stairway to heaven Graham townsend 36 18.58
23 The Chemist Debbie Lowe 37 18.42
38 Llanddwyn Gate Robin Astle 38 18.36
53 Vietnamese Lady Geoff Whitelocks 39 18.21
49 St Govans Chapel Chantal Cooper 40 18.09
3 Beauty And The Beast Alan Wardropper 41 17.85
5 Cooking For Sir Roger Leck 41 17.85
12 Leicester Ancient And Modern Dave Varnham 41 17.85
24 Tram 31 Robin Astle 44 17.73
30 34052 Lord Dowding Daniel Wood 45 17.58
2 Barnoon Cemetery Allan Simms 46 17.52
33 Gourds & Pumpkins Steve Pears 47 17.44
11 High Risers Md Trigg 48 17.42
10 Gold Hill Paul Steans 49 17.15
25 Two of the Seven sisters Trevor England 50 17.09
35 In Flight Michael Dawe 51 16.91
21 St Davids Bishop’S Palace Rob Jones 52 16.85
57 Ye Olde Back Street Allan Simms 53 16.82
6 Crown Princess John Denny 54 16.58
34 Holme Shore Dave Varnham 55 16.24
15 Never missed a performance Graham Townsend 56 16.03
42 Open All Hours Md Trigg 57 15.97
51 Steam John Denny 58 14.55
2018/19 POTY 3: Open Monochrome

2018/19 POTY 3: Open Monochrome

Last night was the POTY 3: “Open Monochrome”: 3rd round of POTY. It was an Open Themed print competition but the prints had to be monochrome. Usual print rules and peer voting applied and 33 members voted on the 58 submitted images.

The voting was followed by a presentation from one of our new members James Botterill entitled  “The confession’s of a virgin Wedding Photographer.” during which James explained the importance of preparation and planning in this case in relation to his first ever attempt at wedding photography for his Cousin (so no pressure). Weddings are probably the single most planned event in a persons life with the planning starting months in advance if not years but on the day the only fixed point in time is when the bride arrives at the church, registry office, ceremony what ever but who often is late. The rest of the day sort of follows a pattern but is quite fluid in when and what happens. He described how he undertook both physical and virtual web research, looked at other peoples images for ideas, locations near the wedding venue and the realisation that the presentation of the final images needed to have a common look and feel to them. How when he went to the actual locations found they weren’t quite as shown but how on the day the previous visit scouting locations paid dividends as events didn’t go to the expected timetable and he end up with just 5 minutes to whisk the bride away to get some images. How he got he bride and groom to practice poses like in the professional images which are actually are often taken with models he wanted the couple to look natural & comfortable with each other looked rather than staged and how he used visual prompts to aid this. The need to have a list of the “Shots” First sight of the dress, First Kiss, First Dance etc but also the need to also keep an eye out for the unexpected cameo’s. To have a plan and a backup plan and too know your equipment for when things like the weather don’t play ball where you’d planned for the group shots to be out doors with a wonderful back drop, but it rains and you need to either retreat in doors or bring out the brollys. He illustrated his talk with some impressive images just a few from the hundreds of images he took and there were some stunning shots amongst them.