Stratford Photo Group's reputation as a force to be reckoned with keeps growing!
At long last our warrior forces have defeated the local high barony of Leamington Spa in a tough battle using merely prints and synthetic digital images as weapons!
Deliberation of the warrior's tools was carried out by Judge John Lacey (with a few gongs), a man previously experienced by Stratford Members in the Merit 2 Print challenge. Of course the Stratford team did not altogether concur with the Judges comments especially as he didn't seem to get the Creative message! BUT the high quality Nature contributors from Stratford largely contributed to securing a resounding victory!
This is first victory this Century for our Small Club with only 34 members against Goliath Leamington with close on 80 - all with flash cameras (and egos and letters)!
For a moment we thought that Stratford were going to be mashed by the Judges trounce when he awarded a Leamington Print 20 1/2 marks (never seen before by me in 40 years of Club Photography!
THE RESULTS FOR ALL TO SEE
STRATFORD 195, LEAMINGTON 187
STRATFORD 197, LEAMINGTON 195
Notable performances from the Infantry:
Peter Preece - Female Kingfisher 20, and Banded Demoiselle 18
Phil Welch - Urban Traveller 18
Mary Kirkby - Female Leopard 17
Dick Prior - Peacock Dancers 20
Margaret Preece - Graphic Woman 18
Peter Preece - Heron 19
Mary Kirkby - Baby’s Bathtime 17 Clean Sweep 17
Stewart Band - Reflections 17
Thanks to all warriors - your shields and spears will need to be polished and honed in readiness for the forthcoming MCPF Championships!
Many thanks to Dick for selecting a good balanced portfolio.