Due to a no show from the booked judge we were lucky to have amongst our members present two stalwarts of the judging community, and luckily neither of them had entered both the print and dpi section so we appreciated them standing in.
As usual part one was the prints and Norman Carey the judge.
Norman was keen to say that being true to the subject was very important to his judging and although there were some strong images a few of them he felt were not quite capturing the weather ‘happening’.
It was a strong line-up nonetheless, as Norman ended up holding 10 images from the first critique, which was roughly half of them. After more deliberations the final line up was;
1st Peter Gafney
2nd Marilyn Peddle
3rd Tony Ward
After the break Peter Gafney took to the floor as judge, again he was very keen that the images should meet the brief. A similar number of images were forward, and Peter held 14 in the first instance – but obviously he had not had the opportunity to see the images prior to judging – I think this shows the advantage of judging prints as you can have a good look before the actual judging starts!
After narrowing the field down to 7 and then 5 the final positions were;
1st Stephanie Selwyn
2nd Judy Vowels
3rd Eric Langley
Many thanks to both judges for stepping in at a moments notice.