23rd March 2016 - Triptych 2016

As club competitions go, Wellington’s triptych always proves a real challenge for its photographers.
This year it was no exception as there were only twelve entries.
The idea behind the triptych is that it is a panel of three images which complement each other, work together and which maybe tell a story.
Perhaps this was especially so in one triptych by Andrew Bosier which followed the progress of the hope for a child through to the newly born baby. Other sets explored people at work, family portraits or architectural themes.
The judge, Peter Tickner offered some useful hints on how panels could be improved especially on trying to avoid over-sharpening and printing too large.
The results were: 1st Polly Knowles for ‘Snowshill Manor’ – three images which revealed the wonders of this National Trust house and the items collected by the somewhat eccentric Charles Wade. 2nd went to Diane Rowe for a set taken in Prague of St Vitas Cathedral including two very well-lit interior shots. 3rd. Peter Elliston for ‘Childhood 1,2,3’ – a set which showed the innocence. wonder and carefree existence of childhood.
Highly commended awards went to Louise Winborn for ‘Missed’ – three images taken at a re-enactment in which the centre image seemed to suggest that the central soldier was under attack from friendly fire. Tony Drew was also highly commended for ‘Higghlands and Islands’ three dramatic monochrome prints.
The meeting closed with a group critique of members other images.