It was the moment when we actually get to see many of the top scoring images from last season on display together. With our President, Norman Carey, tasked with the job of choosing his top image in both the print and projected sections.
There was an assortment of subject matter, from the traditional landscape, portrait and wildlife right through to some architecture, abstract and still life shots.
In the print section there were 22 to judge, and on the first cut Norman was down to 8, he was keen to see use of the ‘golden section’, some depth through the image and good light. Narrowing it down again to an atmospheric steam train image and a portrait, the winner was ‘Contemplation’ by Ian Ferris, the title completely capturing the mood of his portrait.
In the projected images, there were 12 to judge, and it was the wildlife that captured Normans eye, he commented on the light and the subject having room to move. After initially holding 7 back, his top three showed wild creatures going about everyday life , a red squirrel eating a nut, some young zebra’s playing and the winning image ‘Gotcha’ by Colin Cross, a kingfisher emerging in a spray of water with a catch.
Congratulations to both Ian and Colin.