Sept Competition


Good Morning Everyone

Last night was the first competition of the 22/23 season of WDCC and what a great entry there was, it’s the first time for years that the Competition Sec has brought in the rule to not show image 4 because of high numbers. This is something for us all to bear in mind when numbering our images! Paul, the Competition Sec was unable to attend but Steve Wilcox stepped in to show the images, for which Paul had done all the behind the scenes work for the competition, it ran smoothly and seamlessly, with no glitches, Well done and many thanks both.

The judge was Richard Curzon, from Kingsbridge. I felt he did a great job and gave some constructive critiques.

In the Themed section, we saw some lovely landscapes, it is certainly all about the light, as the judge pointed out. This theme was right up some members’ street and this was obviously popular as shown in the number of entries. Well Done to Steve W who was awarded 1st, 3rd and Highly Commended with some stunning images, as always!!

The open had fewer entries, but a wide range of subjects were covered; it must be tough to judge one against another when the subjects are so diverse. Huw Thomas was awarded 1st and 3rd, with some great and unusual ‘Street’ images, with Peter E getting 3nd and HC.

Themed – ‘Rural Landscape’
1st 'Peace' by Steve Wilcox
2nd 'Loch Pitouylish' by Debbie Hammond
3rd 'Cloudy Ridge' by Steve Wilcox
HC 'Dawn reveals the Mist' by Nick Farnham
HC 'Killhope Burn North Pennines' by Peter Elliston
HC 'Mist at Dawn' by Steve Steve Wilcox
HC 'The Cuillins' by Barbara Wilcox
TT 'Chamonix Pic d'Aiguille' by Diane Rowe
TT 'Otter Estuary' by Tony Drew
TT 'Within the Hills' by Ovi Fabian

1st 'Crossword Time' by Huw Thomas
2nd 'Katy’ by Peter Elliston
3rd 'Whose Who Over Coffee (after Saul Leiter)' by Huw Thomas
HC 'Catch of the Day' by Peter Elliston
HC 'Red Squirrel' by Barbara Wilcox
HC 'Sunflower Head Rear View' by Polly Knowles
HC 'Young Wren' by Debbie Hammond
TT 'Arundel Castle' by Barbara Wilcox
TT 'Bournemouth, Sunrise, Sunset' by David Hellyer
TT 'Exeter Cathedral. The Moon's a Balloon' by Diane Rowe

It was great that some of the new members had entered, more were present at the meeting and some visitors also joined the meeting.