Category: Comps_19_20

2020 Neville Jackson Trophy Image of the Year IOTY

With the COVID-19 lockdown disruption this Open Print competition was shifted to PDI and the Judge Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p from Smethwick PS kindly did the voting remotely including returning comments and modified images showing his thoughts.

These are included below plus comments from the authors says why and what they did to the image.

A Glimmer Of Light by Alan cook scored 12


A good attempt at making an Creative image. The white areas to the left are too bright.

An Intimate Portrait by Al Simms scored 14


The double lines down her arms affect the picture, otherwise, another photographer trying to create something different.

The image was taken with a big square soft box directly behind her
Apple Blossom by Paul Steans scored 13


Perhaps a little too much in the picture. Try and simplify by choosing less complicated flower buds.

This was taken for one of the rounds of Just for fun but wasn’t used.
Cropping and dodging and burning was done using Affinity.
I also adjusted the colours.

Battling On by Peter Lawrance Scored 16


A good canoeing shot. Looks like the photographer has flipped the image as the name on the helmet looks ‘back to front’.

Holme Pierpont, September last year at national White Water Championships.
Nikon D850 and 70 – 200 lens 5000 at f2.8
Very high speed to freeze extremely quick movement.
The challenges were to avoid the far bank and to try and make it appear contestants not blinded by sun. Original Image .

Bee Fly by Chantal Copper Scored 16


Its unfortunate that there is a little area to the back of the bee that pills the eye to that area.

was feeding or pollinating our beautiful purple flowering bush (no idea what it is) so again with my 100-400 lens and camera set at fast speed
I managed to capture this after many failed attempts. Again large crop and denoise

Cariad by Al Simms Score 16


I just love the tension in her expression. I would have created the picture around that face. (My version attached)

Catch Me If You Can by Peter Lawrance Scored 13


The picture is in the bottom half of the shot. I don’t think you needed the sky.

South Bank, London in March week before lockdown this year.
Nikon Z6 24 -70 zoom 1600 sec at f 5.0
High speed trying to freeze jumping. very crowded area and had to remove some people to the left of screen and crop a great deal from right.
Also required straightening. Original image attached.

Chilly At Sutton Cheney by Rob Jones Scored 15


This picture doesn’t work in its present form. I think is be better as a monochrome. (My version attached)

Concentration by Paul Steans 16


Very well captured under difficult conditions. Good composition.

This was taken in a hairdresser’s salon in Hinckley.
I knew the owner, Joe, and went along one day and asked if I could take some photos.
Luckily he had this client and they both gave me the ok.
Originally I was thinking of using one of the images in the theme “Industry”, but changed my mind.
Taken using the available light in the salon plus daylight.
Cropping and dodging and burning was done using Affinity.

Contemplation by Daniel Wood Scored 15


I feel that the ‘street art’ actually overpowers the girl. You need to make the girl a little brighter to dominate the picture.

Dafawagen by Roger Leck Scored 13


Conditions a little too bright for this subject matter.

Disappearing by Paul Steans 13


This is a scene that I know very well. I have taken many pictures in this location. This picture looks too grey. I have tried to inject a little more drama into the shot. (My version attached).

I waited for quite a while on the bridge into Selfridges to get just one person in the distance.
I like the curvature of the bridge with the strong lines of the structure leading towards the person.
Converted to black and white and dodged and burned within Affinity.

Eagle by Chantal Cooper 15


A very good portrait of the bird.

This was taken last year at a bird of prey centre in the Cotswolds. It was sitting on a perch against a dark background so
I made it darker and cropped in close. I also did some dodging and burning.

Electric Power by Steve Bexon Scored 17


Another location I have scene before in exhibitions. It needs a little more contrast. (My version attached)

After seeing a similar picture a number of years ago, managed with the help of Google maps to find a possible viewpoint.
On my next trip to London I checked it out and found a narrow footpath on the edge of Chelsea which seemed a good spot.
Although not too safe on my own at dusk with groups of undesirables checking me out, I balanced my camera on a fence and took a few long exposures of the scene.
Because my camera had very little stability on the fence, most shots were blurred but managed to take a couple I was happy with,
so immediately got out of the area and back to the nearest tube station.
Basic edits in Lightroom to correct white balance and colour tones.

Eyes To The Left by Daniel Wood Scored 13


This is similar to a picture we saw earlier. The background is too prominent.

First Steps by John Denny Scored 12


Somehow the squirrel gets lost in the picture area.

Taken during lockdown daily walking exercise in Sheepy Woods, next to the common and Burbage wood.
This squirrels nest (dray) was spotted whilst waiting back 2m for some people to pass, I took quite a few pictures over a series of days
but rarely were all three babies (kittens) together.
This image just had some work on the shadows and levels to give it better definition, especially in the sky. It was then cropped, all in Lightroom.

Taken 22 Apr 2020 – Sheepy Wood, Burbage, Leicestershire
11.53am, Nikon D750, Shutter priority, 1/400sec, f7.1, ISO 320, Nikon 70-300mm @ 300mm

Fisticuffs by Peter Lawrance Scored 13


The boxers are to low in the bottom left of the frame. Another picture that needs more work doing to it to enhance the tones.

1940s weekend, Quorn

Nikon D850 24-120 lens 500 at f5. Exposure bias -1 EV

Incredibly bright day.
Problems were avoiding glare, finding an angle that omitted present day features and other visitors.
Although cut off to the left of fighter I thought that this led through the picture, through the action of the gloves
and faces up to the RH corner and the guy watching.

Floating by Alan Wardropper Scored 17


The shape of the girl and especially the hands work perfectly.

I lit the model using a single overhead soft box , I positioned her so her front was lit.
I metered the flash and then moved the f stop up one to make the image darker and softer.

Follow Me by Steve Pears 13

Because of the severe lighting conditions, this factor affects the overall picture, I have tried to take out some of harsh tones. (my version attached)

 

Giant by Debbie Lowe Scored 14


I don’t feel that single images of elephants work. A herd would make a picture.

Harbour Reflections by John Smith Scored 12


I find the green area at the bottom of the image distracting.

Isolated by Alan Cook Scored 13


Birds on feeders do not work as well as if they were at a tree hole nest site.

Moon by Rob Jones Scored 15


An excellent picture of the moon. Not strong enough for a high score.

Morning Under Vienna by Roger Leck Scored 16


Very well composed. However, I just feel there is too much space at the bottom. Living up my name, ‘Chopper Gennard’ I would cut the bottom off up to the
main red coloured area. (My version attached)

Not The Hogwarts Express by Gary Wood Scored 15


I just like the conditions. Perhaps a little too much at the top of the picture.

Scary by Ian Waite Scored 12


Far too over saturated.

Seaplane Sundown by Andy Freeman 13


The plane is too far to the left of the frame. Good use of the night time conditions.

My IOTY image was taken on a night shoot at the RAF museum at Cosford In mid-March, just before the lockdown started.

The aircraft in shot is a Catalina seaplane from the Second World War period.
This image was taken after the sun had gone down, but facing west, hence the glow in the sky.
Shot was taken on a Nikon D3100, using an 18-105 zoom, at 18mm, f4, 100ISO, 30 second exposure.
Lighting was provided by the organisers, using fairly dim spotlights 30 yards to the right of the plane.

Serenity by John Smith Scored 15

Very simple composition. Too bright at the bottom of the picture.

Shhhh by Debbie Lowe Scored 16


Good use of dramatic lighting.

St Peters Witherley by Gary Wood Scored 13


Another picture where I find the sky is too bright.

Sunset Over Benidorm by Roger Leck Scored 13


Good sunset. The land starts to get too dark to the right of the frame.

Tauranga Beach by Julie Holbeche Maund Scored 17


I feel that there is too much at the bottom of the picture and the perhaps a little too over saturated. (My version attached)

Holiday trip to New Zealand Feb 2020.
We got to the beach for about 8pm just as people were leaving the beach.
The site was not what we had expected at all.
We wanted sunset images and the sky was not vibrant to start with.
We walked around for a while and found a couple of locations with foreground interest and I started to take some images, using a tripod.
Then by magic the lighting changed so I changed the setting to 24mm focal length, F16 ISO 100 at 20sec with a 6 stopper filter.
I wanted to get the water to be still.

The Flower Girl by Alan Wardropper Scored 16


I admire photographers who try something different. This one works except for he arms. I would cut out the arms and make it a square picture. (My version attached)

Lens 18-55 mm 1/80 f9 iso 100
The model was in a child’s swimming pool in a milk and water mix.
I was standing in the water to get the overhead shot.
The biggest problem was dealing with the reflection and cold water, also accounts for the model’s wide eyed look.
She did really well to get through the shoot without getting hyperthermia.
Took out any remaining reflections in photoshop.

The Open Door by Steve Bexon Scored 15


Very well captured. I would take some off the top.

The Preacher by Steve Pears Scored 14


Good use of space in the picture. Contrast well controlled.

The View From Beacon Hill by John Smith Scored 15


The photographer has recorded the mood very well. Not quite strong enough to get into the high scores.

Thinking About It by Alan Wardropper Scored 14


I feel the other picture of this girl is stronger. Her right arm needs to be put onto the side of the chair.

Both images this and floating were taken at same shoot.
Lens 18-200 mm 1/125 f13 iso 100
I lit the model using a single overhead soft box , I positioned her so her front was lit.
I metered the flash and then moved the f stop up one to make the image darker and softer.
One thing I did miss out on was I printed both images on Matt paper which again added to the softer look .

Underneath The Arches by Ian Waite Scored 13


The bright light coming from behind the girl is a distraction.

Waiting For Sunset by Steve Pears Scored 13


The person in the picture doesn’t suit the picture. A person from the region on a camel may be more fitting.

Walk On By by Ian Waite Scored 17


A good example of street photographer. Blurred images compliment the picture.

My Street image, Walk On By was planned in advance having seen similar in a magazine.
I was in Gallowtree Gate and shot with the camera at waist height using the flip out screen to be unobtrusive.
I used a shutter speed of 1/6 sec to emphasise that people were walking by and ignoring him, whilst attempting to keep the camera
still so the subject remained sharp.

What You Lookin At by John Denny Scored 13


I like the way the photographer has blurred the background, Not strong enough to get into the high scores.

Taken at Brodick ferry terminal whilst waiting for the ferry back to the mainland from Arran.
I was taking photos of both this heron and an otter swimming around below it, for a brief moment the heron
looked directly at me resulting in the beak becoming invisible.
The image was first cleaned up and cropped in Lightroom then loaded into photoshop.
Once in photoshop, to emphasise the bird more I created a new layer containing just the heron.
I then duplicated the background layer and set the blend mode to multiply, adding a gradient mask making the background
darker at the bottom to lighter at the top, to give a sense of depth. The ‘heron’ layer was then brought to the top.

Woodland by James Botterill Scored 14


Good mood in this picture. The rays of light look too dramatic.

Wren by Chantal Cooper Scored 13


The wren looks too big in the frame.

was taken in my garden now that I have more time to sit outside it was always in my bucket list to capture a Wren.
This was taken with my canon 100-400mm lens. Small amount of editing in photoshop to remove a couple of branches, otherwise just crop and denoise.

Commended

Ivory Flame  by Phil Mallin Scored 18


Holly has been photographed very well indeed. The motion and softness suits the overall image. I just think she is a little too far to the right. Cut a alittle off the left to re centre her. (My version attached)

Taken using natural light, set against a plain plastered wall.
The model is wearing one of Jules headdress and feathered skirts.
The idea was to produce an image that looked light and flowing with pastel colours.
Canon 5D mk4 – 24mm – f9 – 1/125 – Manual Exp –

Saltwick Wreck by Julie Holbeche Maund Scored 18


Another good seascape picture. A little more separation between the wreck and the rock in the background would have helped the composition. Also, don’t like the magenta cast. (My version attached)

Went to Whitby for the Weekend, travelled to Robin Hoods Bay late afternoon to find out that the wreck was a good walk away and the tide was coming in.
With wellies and a Canon 5D mk4 we started walking on very wet black rocks.
whilst climbing over rocks I slipped and fell badly and got wet, but that did not stop us we got to the wreck.
I set up the tripod and camera with a 17-40 lens and took some images after looking at several compositions.
The setting were 19mm focal length, F11, 1/50 at ISO 200.
The way back was tricky the tide had come in quite a bit and I was concerned that we could get stuck.
However, we got home and then i realised how badly I had damaged my knee, I could not walk very well and was bruised.

Te Hoho Rock by Phil Mallin Scored 18


A wonderful composition and conditions. I like the low view point taken by the photographer.

Taken while on holiday in New Zealand. At Cathedral Cove, North Island.
We walked for 1.5 hours in the pitch dark, with just head torches to guide us,to get to this place before the sun came up.
We had no idea if the sunrise was going to be worth it!
We arrived about half an hour before the sky began to colour up (we wanted to be the first photographers there, it is very popular)
Needless to say – we stayed there for about 2 hours and many a shot was taken!
Canon 5D mk4 – 17mm – f14 – 30 sec – iso 800 – Manual Exp –
6 Stopper Filter and Graduated Neutral Density Filter used

Fun In The Township by Debbie Lowe Scored 19


The photographer has caught the action this picture perfectly. The vitality of the children has been recorded very well. I would have made the picture a look more dramatic. (my version attached)

Herringfleet by James Botterill Scored 20


My favourite picture in the competition. The photographer has captured the mood of the landscape very well.

2019 / 20 POTY Final Table of Results

ESCC – Photographer of the Year 2019/20
RANK MEMBER TOTAL
AVGE
SCORE
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7
1 Phil Mallin 298.6 48.1 36.9 43.7 42.3 46.6 44.8 36.2
2 Julie Holbeche-Maund 293.1 46.5 42.5 41.4 39.7 42.1 42.2 38.8
3 Steve Bexon 290.0 42.3 40.5 44.3 43.9 40.5 34.0 44.6
4 Peter Lawrance 286.1 43.9 38.4 42.2 40.4 43.2 41.4 36.6
5 James Botterill 285.7 44.0 34.0 40.3 38.5 46.5 44.2 38.3
6 Ian Waite 268.5 42.9 34.6 39.1 35.6 41.0 33.1 42.1
7 Gary Wood 267.3 42.4 33.3 43.4 38.2 36.8 36.8 36.4
8 Isobel Chesterman 266.2 45.1 31.1 41.0 36.1 43.0 37.1 32.8
9 Debbie Lowe 265.4 41.7 34.1 37.3 38.1 40.7 36.9 36.6
10 Steve Pears 264.3 39.3 37.7 34.3 38.2 42.1 35.0 37.7
11 John Smith 260.5 39.6 34.7 38.0 37.1 39.9 34.7 36.6
12 Robin Astle 257.6 42.2 33.6 35.6 39.6 38.9 32.7 35.0
13 Alan Wardropper 257.6 37.8 36.6 41.0 38.8 36.5 34.1 32.8
14 John Denny 252.6 39.4 35.7 37.6 37.7 36.6 35.7 30.0
15 Daniel Wood 251.7 35.5 39.2 39.8 40.3 36.4 27.5 33.0
16 Al Simms 249.9 35.2 32.6 42.0 31.6 32.2 35.9 40.3
17 Roger Leck 248.4 41.9 33.7 35.5 32.7 37.8 35.2 31.6
18 Rob Jones 248.4 39.7 33.9 34.9 36.0 34.7 34.9 34.2
19 Andy Freeman 246.4 37.9 30.7 37.7 34.1 37.2 34.3 34.5
20 Dave Varnham 245.0 34.2 32.0 34.6 34.0 40.7 38.7 30.9
21 Martin Hall 232.8 35.1 29.3 31.3 34.0 35.9 34.8 32.4
22 Ken Chesterman 222.4   32.0 36.5 35.5 40.5 38.9 39.0
23 Paul Steans 220.0   35.9 39.9 32.5 38.6 34.3 38.9
24 Geoff Whitelocks 205.4 36.2 32.3   33.8 38.5 31.5 33.1
25 Alan Cook 195.5 38.9 22.8 33.0 33.5 37.0   30.3
26 John Langham 175.8   33.5 38.0 32.1 37.1   35.1
27 Chantal Cooper 160.2 43.1 35.6     43.1 38.3  
28 Graham townsend 152.8 40.3 32.0 40.1 40.5      
29 Loz Waterson 144.6 41.3   37.1 32.4     33.8
30 Margaret Waterson 139.7   29.9 35.6   37.5   36.8
31 Md Trigg 138.4 33.8 30.2 36.0   38.4    
32 Trish Rudin 83.9 43.7         40.2  
33 Wendy Cook 76.8 13.9 26.3     36.6    
34 Susan Riley 56.7 31.6 25.1          
35 Alan Parsons 46.5   30.9 15.6        
36 Brett Lawrence 30.2 30.2          

2019 / 20 POTY 7 Full table of results

  Competition: Street    
  Date: 43943    
No Title Author Rank Avge
38 Rain Dance Steve Bexon 1 22.62
10 A Rubbish Night Steve Bexon 2 22.00
12 Walk On By Ian Waite 3 21.38
44 Sorry Text Is Quicker Ken Chesterman 4 20.90
40 Watching The World Go By Ian Waite 5 20.76
20 Fun In The Township Debbie Lowe 6 20.67
50 St Ives Mermaid Sets Up The Deli Al Simms 7 20.62
30 Tightrope James Botterill 8 20.19
42 Lunch Time Paul Steans 8 20.19
55 Sydney Flinders Street Railway Station Julie Holbeche-Maund 10 19.71
22 Proud Al Simms 11 19.67
43 Rendezvous Phil Mallin 12 19.24
27 Street Wise Julie Holbeche-Maund 13 19.05
54 Elephant Approaching Steve Pears 13 19.05
34 The Artists Environment Margaret Waterson 15 18.95
21 Minding The Kid Gary Wood 16 18.90
47 The Market Trader John Langham 17 18.81
14 In Pursuit Paul Steans 18 18.67
26 Delhi Street Shower Steve Pears 19 18.62
1 Catch Me If You Can Peter Lawrance 20 18.57
25 A Rainy Day John Smith 21 18.48
2 Cathedral Wheelie James Botterill 22 18.10
16 A Lightbulb Moment Ken Chesterman 22 18.10
53 Friends On Holiday John Smith 22 18.10
29 I Don’T Want To Talk About It Peter Lawrance 25 18.00
6 Our Playground Margaret Waterson 26 17.81
7 Just Walk On By Andy Freeman 27 17.71
18 Buskers In Vienna. Loz Waterson 27 17.71
28 Reflections Robin Astle 29 17.68
49 Oap Barrow Gary Wood 30 17.52
11 Leading The Parade Isobel Chesterman 31 17.48
56 With Me Mates Robin Astle 32 17.27
51 V For Vain Rob Jones 33 17.24
4 Resident Langa Township Geoff Whitelocks 34 17.00
15 Flat Iron New York Phil Mallin 34 17.00
23 Healthy Living Rob Jones 34 17.00
33 Street Art Daniel Wood 37 16.77
35 Late For Rehearsal Andy Freeman 38 16.76
9 Husky Power Martin Hall 39 16.68
45 Oh Sh!!!! Alan Wardropper 40 16.57
19 Crazy Cyclist John Langham 41 16.29
5 Corona Cresent Daniel Wood 42 16.27
17 Just The Ticket Alan Wardropper 43 16.19
32 Vegetable Stall Holder Vietnam Geoff Whitelocks 44 16.10
36 Good Old Days Dave Varnham 45 16.05
41 Night Time In Valencia Roger Leck 45 16.05
46 Waiting To Start Work Loz Waterson 45 16.05
48 Grand Central Debbie Lowe 48 15.95
37 I Have Got Legs Martin Hall 49 15.68
13 Begging In Berlin Roger Leck 50 15.52
39 Ok For Some Isobel Chesterman 51 15.33
31 Old Bangers Alan Cook 52 15.32
3 Centre Of Attraction Alan Cook 53 15.00
24 Primary Colours In Lockdown John Denny 53 15.00
52 Rebel Underfoot John Denny 55 14.95
8 Cross Buskers Dave Varnham 56 14.86

2019 / 20 POTY Standings after POTY 6

ESCC – Photographer of the Year 2019/20
                   
RANK MEMBER TOTAL AVGE SCORE   R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7
1 Phil Mallin 262.4   48.1 36.9 43.7 42.3 46.6 44.8  
2 Julie Holbeche-Maund 254.4   46.5 42.5 41.4 39.7 42.1 42.2  
3 Peter Lawrance 249.5   43.9 38.4 42.2 40.4 43.2 41.4  
4 James Botterill 247.4   44.0 34.0 40.3 38.5 46.5 44.2  
5 Steve Bexon 245.3   42.3 40.5 44.3 43.9 40.5 34.0  
6 Isobel Chesterman 233.4   45.1 31.1 41.0 36.1 43.0 37.1  
7 Gary Wood 230.9   42.4 33.3 43.4 38.2 36.8 36.8  
9 Debbie Lowe 228.8   41.7 34.1 37.3 38.1 40.7 36.9  
15 Daniel Wood 218.7   35.5 39.2 39.8 40.3 36.4 27.5  
10 Steve Pears 226.6   39.3 37.7 34.3 38.2 42.1 35.0  
11 Ian Waite 226.3   42.9 34.6 39.1 35.6 41.0 33.1  
12 Alan Wardropper 224.8   37.8 36.6 41.0 38.8 36.5 34.1  
13 John Smith 224.0   39.6 34.7 38.0 37.1 39.9 34.7  
8 Robin Astle 228.8   42.2 33.6 35.6 39.6 38.9 38.9  
14 John Denny 222.6   39.4 35.7 37.6 37.7 36.6 35.7  
16 Roger Leck 216.8   41.9 33.7 35.5 32.7 37.8 35.2  
17 Rob Jones 214.1   39.7 33.9 34.9 36.0 34.7 34.9  
18 Dave Varnham 214.1   34.2 32.0 34.6 34.0 40.7 38.7  
19 Andy Freeman 211.9   37.9 30.7 37.7 34.1 37.2 34.3  
20 Al Simms 209.6   35.2 32.6 42.0 31.6 32.2 35.9  
21 Martin Hall 200.4   35.1 29.3 31.3 34.0 35.9 34.8  
22 Ken Chesterman 183.4     32.0 36.5 35.5 40.5 38.9  
23 Paul Steans 181.1     35.9 39.9 32.5 38.6 34.3  
24 Geoff Whitelocks 172.3   36.2 32.3   33.8 38.5 31.5  
25 Alan Cook 165.2   38.9 22.8 33.0 33.5 37.0    
26 Chantal Cooper 160.2   43.1 35.6     43.1 38.3  
27 Graham townsend 152.8   40.3 32.0 40.1 40.5      
28 John Langham 140.7     33.5 38.0 32.1 37.1    
29 Md Trigg 138.4   33.8 30.2 36.0   38.4    
30 Loz Waterson 110.8   41.3   37.1 32.4      
31 Margaret Waterson 103.0     29.9 35.6   37.5    
32 Trish Rudin 83.9   43.7         40.2  
33 Wendy Cook 76.8   13.9 26.3     36.6    
34 Susan Riley 56.7   31.6 25.1          
35 Alan Parsons 46.5     30.9 15.6        
36 Brett Lawrence 30.2   30.2          

2019 / 20 POTY 6 Winter Full table of Results

  Competition: Winter    
         
No Title Author Rank Avge
25 Oxararfoss Iceland Phil Mallin 1 23.46
46 Winter Northern Lights Iceland Julie Holbeche-Maund 2 22.71
32 Snow Chase James Botterill 3 22.52
48 Winter Sunset Peter Lawrance 4 22.48
34 Soon Be Spring Ken Chesterman 5 22.22
24 Mountain Hare And The Elements Of Winter Trish Rudin 6 22.04
4 Bradgate James Botterill 7 21.70
38 The Red Door Phil Mallin 8 21.38
12 Foraging Isobel Chesterman 9 21.22
27 Rannoch Moors Chantal Cooper 10 19.96
18 Ice Chapel Debbie Lowe 11 19.79
36 Sunrise 68.8 Deg North Dave Varnham 12 19.78
43 Winter At Chew Valley Lake Julie Holbeche-Maund 13 19.46
31 Roach End Barn Steve Bexon 14 18.96
9 December In Prague Peter Lawrance 15 18.91
10 Dog Sledding Dave Varnham 16 18.87
41 Warming Up Andy Freeman 16 18.87
45 Winter Morning Walkies John Smith 18 18.83
50 Mute Swan John Denny 19 18.52
47 Winter On Skiddaw Gary Wood 20 18.48
29 Reflections Al Simms 21 18.39
30 River In The Valley Chantal Cooper 21 18.39
16 GCR Gary Wood 23 18.35
20 Ice The Artist Alan Wardropper 24 18.13
37 Sunrise In Winter Trish Rudin 25 18.13
52 Hard Frost Martin Hall 26 18.04
28 Refrigerated Berries Roger Leck 27 17.96
42 Winter At Bradgate Rob Jones 27 17.96
49 Winter Walk Steve Pears 29 17.78
19 Ice Feathers On Glass Paul Steans 30 17.65
23 Morning Walk Al Simms 31 17.52
21 Icing On The Mountain Roger Leck 32 17.26
5 Bridge Over The River Wye Steve Pears 33 17.22
33 Snowy Bradgate John Denny 34 17.17
2 Arctic Splendour Debbie Lowe 35 17.08
1 A Bit Chilly Robin Astle 36 17.04
3 Bradgate from Beacon Hill Rob Jones 37 16.91
51 Beast from the east Martin Hall 38 16.79
6 Can We Go Inside Ken Chesterman 39 16.70
13 Frosty Common Ian Waite 39 16.70
14 Frozen Ferns Paul Steans 41 16.61
11 Evening On The Common Ian Waite 42 16.39
44 Winter In Vermont Geoff Whitelocks 42 16.39
39 The Victim Alan Wardropper 44 15.96
15 Frozen Seedheads Isobel Chesterman 45 15.87
22 Mallards On Ice John Smith 45 15.87
26 Peregrine Robin Astle 47 15.63
17 Ice Breaker Andy Freeman 48 15.39
35 Spring Arrives At Last Geoff Whitelocks 49 15.09
8 Cold Day At Calke Steve Bexon 50 15.00
7 Christmas Time Daniel Wood 51 14.65
40 View Daniel Wood 52 12.87

2019 / 20 POTY Positions after round 5 Nature

RANK MEMBER TOTAL AVGE SCORE   R1 R2 R3 R4 R5
1 Phil Mallin 217.6   48.1 36.9 43.7 42.3 46.6
2 Julie Holbeche-Maund 212.2   46.5 42.5 41.4 39.7 42.1
3 Steve Bexon 211.4   42.3 40.5 44.3 43.9 40.5
4 Peter Lawrance 208.2   43.9 38.4 42.2 40.4 43.2
5 James Botterill 203.2   44.0 34.0 40.3 38.5 46.5
6 Isobel Chesterman 196.3   45.1 31.1 41.0 36.1 43.0
7 Gary Wood 194.0   42.4 33.3 43.4 38.2 36.8
8 Ian Waite 193.2   42.9 34.6 39.1 35.6 41.0
9 Debbie Lowe 191.9   41.7 34.1 37.3 38.1 40.7
10 Steve Pears 191.6   39.3 37.7 34.3 38.2 42.1
11 Daniel Wood 191.1   35.5 39.2 39.8 40.3 36.4
12 Alan Wardropper 190.7   37.8 36.6 41.0 38.8 36.5
13 Robin Astle 189.9   42.2 33.6 35.6 39.6 38.9
14 John Smith 189.3   39.6 34.7 38.0 37.1 39.9
15 John Denny 186.9   39.4 35.7 37.6 37.7 36.6
16 Roger Leck 181.6   41.9 33.7 35.5 32.7 37.8
17 Rob Jones 179.2   39.7 33.9 34.9 36.0 34.7
18 Andy Freeman 177.7   37.9 30.7 37.7 34.1 37.2
19 Dave Varnham 175.5   34.2 32.0 34.6 34.0 40.7
20 Al Simms 173.7   35.2 32.6 42.0 31.6 32.2
21 Martin Hall 165.6   35.1 29.3 31.3 34.0 35.9
22 Alan Cook 165.2   38.9 22.8 33.0 33.5 37.0
23 Graham townsend 152.8   40.3 32.0 40.1 40.5  
24 Paul Steans 146.9     35.9 39.9 32.5 38.6
25 Ken Chesterman 144.5     32.0 36.5 35.5 40.5
26 Geoff Whitelocks 140.8   36.2 32.3   33.8 38.5
27 John Langham 140.7     33.5 38.0 32.1 37.1
28 Md Trigg 138.4   33.8 30.2 36.0   38.4
29 Chantal Cooper 121.8   43.1 35.6     43.1
30 Loz Waterson 110.8   41.3   37.1 32.4  
31 Margaret Waterson 103.0     29.9 35.6   37.5
32 Wendy Cook 76.8   13.9 26.3     36.6
33 Susan Riley 56.7   31.6 25.1      
34 Alan Parsons 46.5     30.9 15.6    
35 Trish Rudin 43.7   43.7        
36 Brett Lawrence 30.2   30.2      

2019 / 20 POTY 5 Nature table of results

No Title Author Rank Avge
15 Mid Day Herd Phil Mallin 1 23.65
2 Buttermere James Botterill 2 23.27
51 Peregrine James Botterill 3 23.23
17 Nelim Dave Varnham 4 23.05
32 A Preditors Stare Phil Mallin 5 22.91
16 Mountain Hare During Storm Dennis Chantal Cooper 6 22.45
38 Clash Of The Kings Julie Holbeche-Maund 7 22.26
22 Red Kite Isobel Chesterman 8 22.23
30 White Saltie N.T. Peter Lawrance 8 22.23
33 Amongst The Trees Robin Astle 10 22.04
47 Lunch Steve Pears 11 21.86
50 Pecking Order Ken Chesterman 12 21.50
36 Bee On Stachys Ian Waite 13 21.18
4 Cheetah Debbie Lowe 14 20.95
44 Hungry Squirrel At Calke Peter Lawrance 14 20.95
34 Avocet And Chick Isobel Chesterman 16 20.82
35 Barwells Brown Hare Steve Bexon 17 20.74
45 Jumping Fox Chantal Cooper 18 20.64
13 Jungle Babbler Steve Pears 19 20.23
46 Looking for Dinner Md Trigg 19 20.23
27 The Lookout Paul Steans 21 20.18
56 This Way Guys John Smith 22 20.14
20 Amanita Muscaria Ian Waite 23 19.86
26 The Look Out Julie Holbeche-Maund 24 19.83
10 Hare on the Run Steve Bexon 25 19.74
14 Mel Tor Dartmoor Daniel Wood 25 19.74
18 Pelican John Smith 27 19.73
60 You’re Next Debbie Lowe 28 19.70
41 Field Grasshopper Alan Cook 29 19.61
19 African Darter Geoff Whitelocks 30 19.55
49 Natures Blue Carpet Alan Wardropper 31 19.32
53 Red Squirrel Andy Freeman 32 19.09
23 Red Squirrel Ken Chesterman 33 19.00
40 Earth & Water Roger Leck 34 18.95
55 Staying Close To Mum Margaret Waterson 34 18.95
59 Water Buffalo Geoff Whitelocks 36 18.91
21 Pink Salt Lake John Langham 37 18.87
24 Rose Leaf Dinner Roger Leck 38 18.86
57 Turn Stone John Denny 39 18.70
37 Brimstone Gary Wood 40 18.64
9 Harbour Seal St Ives Margaret Waterson 41 18.50
28 Tortoiseshell Warming Wendy Cook 42 18.48
43 Hungry Elephant Paul Steans 43 18.45
12 I’m Watching You Martin Hall 44 18.26
42 Hanging Rock John Langham 45 18.22
8 Grey Squirrel Gary Wood 46 18.18
1 Bee In Flowers Md Trigg 47 18.14
25 Teasels Andy Freeman 48 18.09
58 Two Peckers Wendy Cook 49 18.09
3 Carrion Crow at low tide John Denny 50 17.91
29 Volcanic Remains Rob Jones 51 17.68
52 Rainbow Dave Varnham 51 17.68
31 A bit More Please Martin Hall 53 17.65
7 Fly Agarics Alan Cook 54 17.39
48 Mussels Al Simms 55 17.32
11 I’m Ducking Out Alan Wardropper 56 17.14
54 Rot At Bradgate Rob Jones 57 17.05
5 Dew Drops Robin Astle 58 16.83
39 Ducks Daniel Wood 59 16.70
6 Floating Leaf Al Simms 60 14.91

2019 / 20 POTY Standings after round 4

RANK MEMBER TOTAL AVGE SCORE   R1 R2 R3 R4
1 Phil Mallin 171.0   48.1 36.9 43.7 42.3
2 Steve Bexon 170.9   42.3 40.5 44.3 43.9
3 Julie Holbeche-Maund 170.1   46.5 42.5 41.4 39.7
4 Peter Lawrance 165.0   43.9 38.4 42.2 40.4
5 Gary Wood 157.2   42.4 33.3 43.4 38.2
6 James Botterill 156.7   44.0 34.0 40.3 38.5
7 Daniel Wood 154.7   35.5 39.2 39.8 40.3
8 Alan Wardropper 154.3   37.8 36.6 41.0 38.8
9 Isobel Chesterman 153.3   45.1 31.1 41.0 36.1
10 Graham townsend 152.8   40.3 32.0 40.1 40.5
11 Ian Waite 152.2   42.9 34.6 39.1 35.6
12 Debbie Lowe 151.3   41.7 34.1 37.3 38.1
13 Robin Astle 151.1   42.2 33.6 35.6 39.6
14 John Denny 150.3   39.4 35.7 37.6 37.7
15 Steve Pears 149.5   39.3 37.7 34.3 38.2
16 John Smith 149.4   39.6 34.7 38.0 37.1
17 Rob Jones 144.5   39.7 33.9 34.9 36.0
18 Roger Leck 143.8   41.9 33.7 35.5 32.7
19 Al Simms 141.5   35.2 32.6 42.0 31.6
20 Andy Freeman 140.5   37.9 30.7 37.7 34.1
21 Dave Varnham 134.7   34.2 32.0 34.6 34.0
22 Martin Hall 129.6   35.1 29.3 31.3 34.0
23 Alan Cook 128.2   38.9 22.8 33.0 33.5
24 Loz Waterson 110.8   41.3   37.1 32.4
25 Paul Steans 108.2     35.9 39.9 32.5
26 Ken Chesterman 104.0     32.0 36.5 35.5
27 John Langham 103.6     33.5 38.0 32.1
28 Geoff Whitelocks 102.4   36.2 32.3   33.8
29 Md Trigg 100.0   33.8 30.2 36.0  
30 Chantal Cooper 78.7   43.1 35.6    
31 Margaret Waterson 65.5     29.9 35.6  
32 Susan Riley 56.7   31.6 25.1    
33 Alan Parsons 46.5     30.9 15.6  
34 Trish Rudin 43.7   43.7      
35 Wendy Cook 40.2   13.9 26.3    
36 Brett Lawrence 30.2   30.2    

2019 / 20 POTY 4 Industry Table of Results

No Title Author Rank Score
19 Electric Power Steve Bexon 1 23.87
53 Waiting For The Wind Robin Astle 2 22.13
51 Sutton Bridge Power Station Daniel Wood 3 21.46
37 Chatham Ropery Peter Lawrance 4 21.43
30 Rays Workshop Phil Mallin 5 21.22
41 The Mechanic Julie Holbeche-Maund 5 21.22
2 Home Ground Sugar Phil Mallin 7 21.09
52 Shobnall Maltings Graham Townsend 8 21.00
46 Industrial Heritage Rob Jones 9 20.83
11 Glass Blower Steve Pears 10 20.57
42 The Rocket James Botterill 11 20.22
15 Aggregate Industries Debbie Lowe 12 20.04
1 Ironcraft Welder John Smith 13 20.00
16 Charlies Yard Gary Wood 13 20.00
47 Magpie Mine Steve Bexon 13 20.00
22 Sand Casting Dave Varnham 16 19.74
12 Brodick Ferry Terminal Arran John Denny 17 19.70
20 Singing For Pennies Alan Wardropper 18 19.57
24 Reach For The Sky Graham Townsend 19 19.46
48 The Shops Are Open Late Alan Wardropper 20 19.26
5 Boiler Room Ian Waite 21 19.00
9 Bristol Docks Reborn Peter Lawrance 21 19.00
34 Power To The People Isobel Chesterman 23 18.96
23 Ketton Cement Works Daniel Wood 24 18.79
13 The Cosmetics Industry Julie Holbeche-Maund 25 18.52
10 A Mucky Job Ken Chesterman 26 18.33
14 Industrial Steam James Botterill 27 18.26
44 Forging The Link Gary Wood 28 18.22
43 View Into Croft Quarry Debbie Lowe 29 18.09
36 Old Cliffe Hill Quary Martin Hall 30 18.04
40 Wheal Coates Mine Cornwall John Denny 31 17.96
39 Spirited Away Steve Pears 32 17.61
31 Working The Lathe Paul Steans 33 17.52
7 Cargo Ships Panama Canal Geoff Whitelocks 34 17.48
17 Birmingham Old & New Loz Waterson 34 17.48
25 End Of The Day Robin Astle 34 17.48
21 Hello And Welcome Andy Freeman 37 17.39
6 Mega Watts Isobel Chesterman 38 17.17
38 Industry Combined Ken Chesterman 38 17.17
29 Snowdonia Tourism John Smith 40 17.09
56 Nose To The Grindstone Alan Cook 41 16.88
49 Take Your Picker Andy Freeman 42 16.74
32 Giew Mine Frank’S Shaft Engine House Al Simms 43 16.70
33 Dangerous Workplace Ian Waite 44 16.61
28 Boulby Potash Mine Alan Cook 45 16.58
26 Glassblower John Langham 46 16.52
55 Oriental Industry Roger Leck 47 16.39
35 Weaving Shed Quarry Bank Mill Geoff Whitelocks 48 16.35
27 One Man Band Roger Leck 49 16.30
8 British Sugar Newark Martin Hall 50 15.96
54 Mailsort John Langham 51 15.57
18 For The Tourists Rob Jones 52 15.21
3 Milling Machine Paul Steans 53 15.00
45 The Boat Repair Yard Loz Waterson 54 14.96
4 Fishing Fleet At Dawn Al Simms 55 14.91
50 Screening Dave Varnham 56 14.22

2019 / 20 Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition

With the passing of Trevor earlier this season this competition was a bit more poignant this year but I don’t think Trevor would have been disappointed at the quality of the entries received.

The competition was judged by Chris Balwin of Daventry PS who gave some quite insightful and good comments and suggestion on all the images

The winner was Julie Holbeche-Maund with her image “Saltwick Wreak”

Full table of results is

Image Author Score
Saltwick Wreck Julie Holbeche Maund 20
Lees Barn Derbyshire Peter Lawrance 19
Sutton Cheney Rob Jones 19
Mill Rock Moon James Botterill 19
Rydal Water Julie Holbche Maund 19
Lingmell Gill In Autumn Gary Wood 19
Conwy River Robin Astle 18
Chapel Porth Beach John Denny 18
Sandhole Oak Barn View Isobel Chesterman 18
Bradgate Weir at Dusk Debbie Lowe 18
Grasmere View Phil Mallin 18
Fairy Glen Robin Astle 18
Port Charlotte Lighthouse At Dawn Steve Pears 18
St Just In Roseland John Smith 17
Sgwd Dwili Uchaf Steve Pears 17
Forlorn Paul Steans 17
Holywell Bay Steve Bexon 17
Early Morning Phil Mallin 17
Eas Abhainn Etive Le Stob Dhearg Gary Wood 17
Woodland Walk James Botterill 17
Higger Tor From Carl Wark Steve Bexon 16
Penmon Lighthouse Ian Waite 16
Parkhouse And Chrome Derbyshire Peter Lawrance 16
Port Charlotte Lighthouse Steve Pears 16
Dunstable Downs Md Trigg 16
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Isobel Chesterman 16
Helvelyn From Glenridding Dave Varnham 15
Brixham Harbour At Dawn Geoff Whitelocks 15
Bodach Na Storr Isle Of Skye Gary Wood 15
Mel Tor Dartmoor Daniel Wood 15
Penmon Point Ian Waite 15
Iron Bridge In May Geoff Whitelocks 15
Yesnaby Orkney John Denny 15
Off The Beaten Track Paul Steans 15
Flood At Congerstone Rob Jones 15
Buttermere Isobel Chesterman 15
Incoming Tide Allan Simms 14
Bracklinn Falls Scotland Brett Lawrence 14
Breedon Church Md Trigg 14
Winter at Bradgate Martin Hall 14
Room With A View Dave Varnham 14
View from Beacon Martin Hall 13

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