Prints

Judged on 24th March 2020 by Paul Bullock

Architecture and General Record
Certificates of Merit awarded to
Surprise Corner by Ray Hattrell
Commerce Place, Vancouver by Jose Closs

Best in category
Liverpool Central Library by Jose Closs

Portraiture, People and Figure Studies
Certificates of Merit awarded to
Profile in blue by Jose Closs
Mad Jack Hatter by Chris Charlesworth

Best in category
Dana Ali by Ray Hattrell

Sport, Action and Photo-Journalism
Certificates of Merit awarded to
At the Waters Edge by Norman Robertson
MX racing by Ted Clements

Best in category
Inverted by Ted Clements

Nature
Certificate of Merit awarded to
Startled Owl by Chris Charlesworth
Grey partridge catches the worm by Ted Clements

Best in category
Green Shield Bug by Andrew Jack

‘Scapes
Certificate of Merit awarded to
Lusgaintir Bay by Norman Robertson
Rydal Water by Keith Brightwell

Best in Category
Dawn at Loch Marree by Monty Trent

Open
Certificate of Merit awarded to
Abandoned bandstand by Jose Closs
Working in harmony by Ted Clements
An unexpected shower by Jose Closs

Best in category
Gitane, Maccaferri Style Guitar by Karen Gourlay

The Society Medal for the best print in the Exhibition
Inverted by Ted Clements

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Digital Images

Judged on 7th April 2020 by Sally Sallett (via Zoom!)

Architecture and General Record
3rd Place
Tate Britain staircase by Jose Closs
Pleasing shapes, spirals lead through image. Good mono conversion.

2nd Place
Leeds City Library by Karen Gourlay
Well handled light, soft colours, good verticals.

Best in Category
Window detail Holy Trinity Rothwell Leeds by John Chester
BRAVO! Super detail, taken at good time of day, realistic colours.

Nature
Commended
Time for lunch by Geoff Bennett
Horrible but accurate! Poor shield bug. Gruesomely detailed!
MAKING A LEAP FOR SALMON by Tina Bulley
Good detail in bear’s fur, maybe a bit too much water?

Highly Commended
Amazon kingfisher and fish by Ted Clements
Captured at the right moment! Slightly blown highlights on head & fish

3rd Place
LOOKING OUT TO SEA AND WAITING by Tina Bulley
Beautiful, atmospheric image. Veering towards pictorial.

2nd Place
Is this it? by Nicola Billows
Can feel the cold, poor soggy little chap, looks perished! Excellent detail.

Best in Category
Giant Otter with fish by Ted Clements
WOW! What a shot! Has it all, action, detail, artistic water spray & sharp too!

Open
Commended
Derelict Farmhouse by Monty Trent
Interesting arty treatment, not sure about tint though.
Protractor in the round by Tony Biscombe
Bit of PS fun using a plastic protractor. Always good to enter something different!

Highly Commended
Croatian Fishing Nets by Andrew Winfield
Unusual pattern picture. Good to see the tog kept their eyes open. Id’ve cropped it into a square!

3rd Place
Performance Art by Jose Closs
Strangely assembled image of some equally odd performers! Fascinating but also well crafted.

2nd Place
Sculpted Sails by Ian Biggins
Minimal image with a nautical edge. Love the triangles. Would it work well in mono?

Best in Category
Another Lindisfarne by Jose Closs
Composite image with many layers, brushes & textures. All beautifully assembled to create a seamless result.

Portrait, People and Figure Studies
Commended
Test by Phil Jewitt
A bit of street for a change. Well spotted, story-telling image. Bit heavy on the processing & vignette but has merit.
PORTRAIT OF YOUNG AFRICAN GIRL by Tina Bulley
Like the natural look. This could have been so much more impactful with a tweak or two, to pull some more detail out & brighten it up.

Highly Commended
Goat trader by Jose Closs
Straight headshot taken on location. Shame there are no catchlights in the deep set eyes.

3rd Place
Old Fisherman Dungeness by Ruth Baumberg
Natural portrait in a fascinating location. Maybe crop a little off either side to reduce the distractions?

2nd Place
Dancer in Red 2 by Nicola Billows
Classy studio image. Well lit & captured, with everything sharp.

Best in Category
Catfish Blues Band by Ray Hattrell
Excellent gig shot; light very well handled under testing conditions. Congratulations on avoiding all the distracting equipment & lights!

Sport, Action and Photo-journalism
3rd Place
Joe Root and World Cup at North Leeds by John Chester
Sharp & detailed crowd shot. Wonder what they were looking at?

2nd Place
Rough water by Ted Clements
Great expression on face, just enough spray. Crop a bit off RHS. Fractionally softer than the winner!

Best in Category
Winning Performance by Norman Robertson
BRAVO! Captured at the perfect moment. Sharp & detailed, can read all the signage. Great spiral of water.

‘Scapes
Commended
Old Man of Storr and the Cuillin Mountains by Andrew Winfield
Wonderful view, worth the climb. A little flat, add a little more sat & contrast to inject some Umph!
Coniston Water by Karen Gourlay
Good to see a vertical scape for a change. Like the sparkles. Could be a little sharper.

Highly Commended
Morning glow by Phil Jewitt
Very dark & mysterious. Vignette is a bit heavy but overall a pleasing effort.

3rd Place
Tree at Parceval Hall by Ray Hattrell
A brave entry of a I/R conversion. Good composition, like the foreground weeds

2nd Place
Blea Tarn by Nicola Billows
Traditional scape, very sharp throughout. Sky is a rather a strange blue but I wasn’t there!

Best in Category
Tuscan mist by Jose Closs
STUNNING. Beautiful scene, superbly captured, so many tiny details as you enter further into the image. Love the recession & change of tones from top to bottom.

The Society Medal for the best digital image in the Exhibition
Giant Otter with fish by Ted Clements

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