Carmarthen 5 Way Battle
This evening we held the first of our external competitions where we invited four local clubs, Kidwelly, Pontyberem, Towy Valley and Trostre/Velindre to join us in submitting 8 digital images each for consideration by an external judge. The judge was an old friend of our club Harry Gardiner from Tenby who has judged competitions and given talks for us many times in the past.
Harry is interested in drawing and painting as well as photography and deliberated on details, story, composition, subject, tones and emotion as well as the technical ability of the photographer when deciding the scores. Although some national judges stretch the marks in these types of competitions, Harry decided not to do so this evening. He said that any image gaining an 18 would be, given a little tweaking, of Salon quality and those scoring a 19 or 20 were of a very high standard showing mastery of their subject.
The final scores were:
1st Trostre/Velindre 156
2nd Towy Valley 149
3rd Kidwelly 146
4th Carmarthen 143
5th Pontyberem 135
There were six 20’s awarded in all with Trostre/Velindre gaining four of them. Many congratulations to Trostre/Velindre on their excellent scores.
The scores for Carmarthen’s individual images were:
70 Up 19 Alan Fitzpatrick
A Bridge Too Far 17 John Starzewski
Chick Flick 17 Nicky Rhodes
Haukland 18 Jeff Fugler
High and Dry 17 Howard Williams
Reflections 18 Barry jones
Sleeping Worker Bee 19 Joanne Debenham-Ansty
Tour of Britain 18 Alan Fitzpatrick
This coming Saturday is the Gwynfa Pixels competition held at Talbot Green Community Centre, CF72 8HS. It starts at 2:30 and finishes at 6 pm.
Next week our very own Joanne Debenham-Ansty will be giving a demonstration on how to use layers in Photoshop to create images like some of the stunning ones she produces. Could members also bring PDI’s for round 2 of the internal competitions.
As a club we would like to send our condolences to Sandra at this sad time and also our best wishes to Maria. We hope to see you again as soon as you feel able.