The Annual Cups Panels Competition was held at the clubhouse on Tuesday 26th. February 2019.
The judge for the evening was Michael Krier MA (Photography) from Cheltenham CC, who judged an entry of 32 Panels including 6 Novice, a total of 96 prints in all.
He said that above all he was looking for consistency between images in each panel in terms of colour and tonal balance, panel design and arrangement. He encouraged members to think critically about the arrangement of images in the set of 3 to provide maximum impact, and read through. A linking story was considered to be a great benefit.
Michael had previously judged our panels competition in 2017. Again he was inspirational, enthusiastic and positive about all genres, notably about creative images. He is still the same! He will be judging our main Annual Cups Competition in May 2019.
The winning panel in the Advanced Colour section was "Hobbiton" by John Roach. The judge liked the excellent print quality and tonal / colour balance between the images and the linking of the subject matter.
The winning panel in the Novice Colour section was an attractive triptych entitled "A Collection of Flowers" by Dave Millington.
The winning panel in the Advanced Mono section was "Ethiopian Tribeswomen" by Mary Kirkby. The judge particularly liked the excellent print quality and the matching of subjects.
The winning panel in the Novice Mono section was "Artworks by the Lake" from Mike Dain, shot at Compton Verney.
The winner in the Advanced Nature section was Mary Kirkby with "Preening Lilac Breasted Rollers", three images with different expressions and superb colour and printing quality.
The winner in the Advanced Creative section was "Georgia" by Michael Robertson-Smith. Three excellent portraits of model Georgia augmented with a bleed-in, imported background.
The overall winner in the Advanced sections was Dick Prior with 30 points, second Mary Kirkby with 13 points and third John Roach with 7 points.
The overall winner in the Novice sections was Mike Dain with 13 points, second Dave Millington with 7 points.
The full list of entries, results and leader boards can be found here.
Thanks to all the entrants for their amazing efforts.
Stewart Band, Chairman