ROUND four of the annual Quarterly Competition took place at the meeting of Sileby Photographic Society held on Monday, November 15 when it fell to Robert Falconer to judge the entries placed before him.
As in previous rounds, the competition comprised two halves, an open section of digital images, monochrome or colour, with the subject matter being that of the entrant’s own choice. This was then followed by a themed section, the subject of which was ‘Repetition’.
In the open section, a mix of subjects was presented which included land and seascapes, buildings, architecture, natural history and wildlife and motor sport, and with a maximum score of 20 per image being available, each author hoped that it would be theirs that appealed to Robert’s critical eye allowing him/her to achieve the elusive top spot.
However, after much deliberation, it was Gianpiero Ferrari’s beautiful image ‘Nuthatch Perched on Fly Agaric’ which was awarded first place. Gianpiero’s image ‘Large Emerald Moth’ claimed joint second place along with Alun Williams’ entry ‘ The
Skeleton Trees of Dead Vlei’, each being awarded 19 points.
Images under the banner of ‘Repetition’ in the themed section followed a similar format, and it was interesting to see the different interpretations and various choices of subject which could be applied under this title. Mike Belson’s quite spectacular entry ‘Dandelion Seed Head’ caught the judge’s eye and was subsequently awarded the maximum 20 points and 1st place. Mandy Sherrington’s entry ‘Remembering the Dead WW1’ claimed 2nd place with 19 points.
John Hoogerwerf, President, thanked Robert for his excellent judging which had offered interesting and constructive comments throughout, and also thanks were given to those members taking part.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 29 at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Mountsorrel Lane, when visiting lecturer, Chris Upton, ARPS, will present digital images entitled ‘Finding the Beauty in Nature’.
Anyone wishing to become a member of Sileby Photographic Society should visit its comprehensive website, https://silebyps.org. uk where further information can be obtained.