2019 / 20 Cedars Challenge

2019 / 20 Cedars Challenge

Last night was the 2019 / 20 Cedars Challenge unfortunately Broughton Astley PS were unable to participate so it was a 3 way battle between our selves, Lutterworth CO-OP PS and Hinckley & District PS. There were 36 prints 12 from each club judges by Graham Walton DPAGB of Arden Photo Group in Solihull. He gave some insightful comments on each image with suggestions in some cases for improvements and in the end we emerged victorious with 198 points. Special mention should go to Julie Holbeche-Maund for her image “Rydal Water” which topped the individual scoring with 20 points

Also John Haddon of LCPS for “Sailing III” scoring 19, Paul Wiles of LCPS for “Bumblebee”, Louise Beech for “Kestrel Searching in the Rain” and Steve Pears of ESCC for “Four Men In a Boat” all of which scored 18.

 

Club Clubs Image Author Image Title ESCC HDPS LCPS
      0        
ESCC 1 Jules Holbeche-Maund 2 Serenity 17    
HDPS 1 Martyn Fisher 3 Jinty Working Hard   16  
LCPS 1 John Haddon 4 Tranquil Morning     15
ESCC 2 Steve Pears 6 Four Men In a Boat 18    
HDPS 2 John Shilladay 7 First Light   15  
LCPS 2 Paul Wiles 8 Bumblebee     18
ESCC 3 Gary Wood 10 Lingmell Gill 17    
HDPS 3 Graham Holt 11 What Number was it?   15  
LCPS 3 Alan Shean 12 Belton Lake     14
ESCC 4 Ian Waite 14 Harvest Mice 15    
HDPS 4 Chris Miller 15 The Tree on the Moor   13  
LCPS 4 David Hunter 16 Kelpie Astern     13
ESCC 5 Jules Holbeche-Maund 18 Rydal Water 20    
HDPS 5 Chris Dunne 19 Memorial Ride   12  
LCPS 5 Louise Beech 20 Kestrel Searching in the Rain     18
ESCC 6 James Botterill 22 Combesgate Beach 17    
HDPS 6 Graham Holt 23 Beddgelert   14  
LCPS 6 Peter Sands 24 If Only     12
ESCC 7 Phil Mallin 26 Ivory Flame 16    
HDPS 7 Paul 27 Sidebotham’s   12  
LCPS 7 Rawdon Bottom 28 Looking for Love     16
ESCC 8 Phil Mallin 30 Peppers 17    
HDPS 8 David Gillimore 31 Let Sleeping Children Lay   16  
LCPS 8 Paul Wiles 32 A River Runs Through     15
ESCC 9 James Botterill 34 Curly 14    
HDPS 9 John Shilladay 35 Year’s End   15  
LCPS 9 John Haddon 36 Sailing III     19
ESCC 10 Isobel Chesterman 38 The Warm-up 16    
HDPS 10 Martyn Fisher 39 People Pies   14  
LCPS 10 Alan Shean 40 Foxton     15
ESCC 11 Peter Lawrance 42 Converging Lines 14    
HDPS 11 Ray Dallywater 43 Spiral Steps   14  
LCPS 11 Mike Vernon 44 Wishes and Whispers     12
ESCC 12 Alan Wardropper 46 Gruesome Twosome 17    
HDPS 12 David Gillimore 47 Loop   13  
LCPS 12 Dave Hunter 48 Lichen Rocks     13
               
        Totals 198 169 180
2019 / 20 POTY 1 Results

2019 / 20 POTY 1 Results

Last night was the review evening for the POTY 1 Open Themed prints. We tried a slightly new format in the presentation spending more time of the top and bottom images and also showing where supplied the “As Shot” straight from the camera image so you could see how much had been changed / improved / altered by post processing.

In 1st spot was Phil Mallin LNPS with his image “Peppers”

From his 2nd image “Wood Nymph”

From Julie Holbeche-Maund LRPS with “Woodland Warrior”

Click for Full Table of Results

Click for 2019 / 20 POTY 1 Gallery

2019 New Fosse Challenge

2019 New Fosse Challenge

Friday the 18th October saw the 2019 New Fosse Challenge Trophy organised by the Fosse Coop Camera Club. It was disappointingly a low turn out with only entries from 8 clubs from across the region. It was judged by Malcolm Sales ARPS ABIPP from near Nottingham he gave some insightful comments but just a pity his scoring didn’t go our way as we only managed to finish in joint 2nd with Fosse Coop Camera Club on 101 points from a possible 120 with Leicester Forest achieving 103 and thus gaining the top spot.

Leicester Forest PS 103 1
Earl Shilton CC 101 2
Fosse CCC 101 2
Leicester & Leicestershire PS 100 4
Melton Mowbray PS 100 4
Coalville & DPS 99 6
Sileby PS 99 6
Lutterworth PS 98 8

 

2019 / 20 POTY 1

2019 / 20 POTY 1

Last night we held the first round of POTY which was an Open print round that saw a record 61 images entered by 31 members that’s over 3/4 of the membership participating.

We followed this with a talk / slide show from John Langham on Vivian Maier who spent her working life caring for the children of families in New York and Chicago. What none of them knew is that she also took thousands of photographs that were discovered by chance and published after her death. John explained how her work was discovered and showed examples of the cameras she used in her work.

To see more of her images visit the Vivian Maier website   or look out for the documentary film  “Finding Vivian Maier” 

or try Vivian Maier, Photographer – YouTube

This was followed by tips on improving Black and White images

2019-20 Secretaries Challenge

2019-20 Secretaries Challenge

Last night was the first competition of the season it was Open Print externally judged by Nat Coalson ARPS.

It had a high entry of 46 images from 23 members.

The winning image was by Phil Mallin.

Ivory Flame by  Phil Mallin  Score ( 20 )

Nat held back 8 images from the initial round of scoring. As well as the winning image the others were

Rydal Water by Julie Holbeche-Maund Score ( 20 )

Raudisandur by Phil Mallin  Score ( 19 )

Harvest Mice by  Ian Waite  Score ( 19 )

Chan E An Hogwarts Express (Not The Hogwarts Express) by Gary Wood  Score ( 19 )

Alisha by Debbie Lowe Score ( 18 )

The Enforcer by Alan Wardropper Score ( 18 )

Lingmell Gill In Autumn by Gary Wood Score ( 18 )

Fill table of results

Image Title Author Score
1 Alisha Debbie Lowe 18
2 Brixham Fireworks Geoff Whitelocks 18
3 Chan E An Hogwarts Express (Not The Hogwarts Express) Gary Wood 19
4 Cornish Beach Steve Bexon 18
5 Dawn In Amritsar Roger Leck 17
6 Grass Peter Lawrance 18
7 Harbour Reflections John Smith 17
8 Harvest Mice Ian Waite 19
9 Hens Fruit Wendy Cook 19
10 Houghton Mill Alan Cook 16
11 Kestrel Squabble Chantal Cooper 18
12 Kite Surfer Steve Pears 17
13 Mam Tor James Botterill 17
14 Moded VW Daniel Wood 16
15 Not So Stealthy Andy Freeman 16
16 Out Of Control Isobel Chesterman 17
17 Raudisandur Phil Mallin 19
18 Ring Tailed Lemur Rob Jones 17
19 Rydal Water Julie Holbeche-Maund 20
20 The Boy With The Rainbow Umbrella Trish Rudin 18
21 The Enforcer Alan Wardropper 18
22 The Old Dairy John Denny 17
23 Winter Wonderland Martin Hall 18
24 Ace Of Spades Andy Freeman 16
25 Approaching Basin Bridge John Denny 18
26 Barn Owl Trish Rudin 17
27 Bradgate Weir At Dusk Debbie Lowe 16
28 Chimney Stacks Wendy Cook 16
29 Eurasian Eagle Owl Chantal Cooper 16
30 Gemma Through Wet Glass Alan Wardropper 19
31 He Clothes Me Roger Leck 15
32 Himalayas From Shimla Steve Pears 15
33 Ivory Flame Phil Mallin 20
34 Kelsey Daniel Wood 18
35 Lingmell Gill In Autumn Gary Wood 18
36 Mother Cap James Botterill 18
37 Scream If You Wanna Go Faster Isobel Chesterman 16
38 St Ives Before The Rain John Smith 17
39 Steam Punk Rob Jones 16
40 Sweet Chestnut Geoff Whitelocks 16
41 Swithland Folly Martin Hall 16
42 Sydney Harbour Julie Holbeche-Maund 17
43 The Superintendent Alan Cook 16
44 Tunnel Vision Steve Bexon 16
45 Underground Beauty Ian Waite 16
46 View From Bradgate Peter Lawrance 15