January Competition


Last night was a very successful Competition night with a massive 77 entries; 47 Architecture and 30 Open. It was judged by Ian Gearing from Brean. He managed to race through the entries and as requested held back 10 images in each competition. I have his judging notes so if anyone wants a copy please email me and I will forward you a copy.

It was fantastic to have so many members present and entering their pictures. Getting out there and taking your pictures is what is important and it was lovely to see the wide range of subjects and compositions.

That said here are the results. Many congratulations to Lynne Thomas (2x 1st Place, 2x HC), Peter Elliston (2x 2nd Place) and Wendy Jennings (3x HC)

Themed - Architecture
1st Backstreets of Rome, Lynne Thomas
2nd Living above the shops, Peter Elliston
3rd Learning Spires, Huw Thomas
HC Balconies, Martin Cumper
HC Burrow Mump, Chris Mowthorpe
HC Glastonbury Tor, Lynne Thomas
HC Gouls and Ghosts, Wendy Hopper
HC Hi-Point Art Deco, Huw Thomas
HC On Reflection, Di Farnham
HC Shapes and Shadows, Keith Jennings

1st Langdale Sheep, Lynne Thomas
2nd The Lookout, Peter Elliston
3rd With Heads Bowed, Polly Knowles
HC A close shave, Wendy Hopper
HC Amber, Nick Farnham
HC Cathedral Hands, Wendy Hopper
HC Clouds over Clovelly, Keith Jennings
HC Elterwater Sunrise, Lynne Thomas
HC The Stallion, Nick Farnham
HC Trebarwith Strand, Chris Mowthorpe

Ian apologised for losing his voice, and I apologised for speeding him through the entries so we could finish on time.


Our speaker for the 31st January is Jason Wharam DPAGB BA (Hons) AFIAP Vice President North Wales Photographic Association

'I was born in Zimbabwe, discovered photography whilst doing my Pro Guides licence and found a deep passion for it. Whilst working as a Professional Safari Guide this passion grew and developed. Being in such beautiful and breath-taking surroundings on a daily basis allowed me to develop my unique style. I have continued to develop my photography career since moving to the UK both as a judge and speaker for the PAGB, SPA and NWPA I have become a keen landscape photographer and can often be found in the Scottish Highlands or the Mountains of North Wales. My work has been appreciated by many, appearing in publications such Africa Geographic and National Geographic, Viewbug and 500px as well as being displayed in exhibitions all over the World. I look forward to this post and will try my hardest to fulfil our members photographic appetites'.

See you all next week!