Thursday 19 October saw the first BPS competition night of the season, for Digitally Projected Images. Our judge was Howard Tate (MA Phot ARPS AFIAP), one of our favourites. We had more images than usual, 159 altogether from 21 authors. We were all very pleased to see this amount of participation, if a little concerned about squeezing everything in.
There was a good turn out from members. Rais called order and got proceedings rolling quickly. Howard kept his comments succinct but full of valuable advice. He even managed to include useful tips for users of Photoshop and Lightroom. His criticisms were obviously not always agreed with but he gave them respectfully and constructively, drawing on his considerable depth of knowledge and wealth of experience. Members could be heard expressing their appreciation for what they had learned. And I learnt that a JCB is a Joe Cornish boulder in the foreground.
The Tom Scatchard Memorial Trophy for the best set of 3 Record images was won by Rais Hasan, with the set shown below - 'Dog Cakes', 'Ancient Egyptian Mask' and 'Ornate Arch, Kings Cross Station'.
In joint 2nd place were David Hopkinson, Mike Myers and Don Crabtree.
The Norfolk Trophy for the best Nature image (out of up to 4 entries) was won by Mike Myers for 'Blue Tit'. In 2nd place was Andrew Holland with 'Jellyfish', and in third place Mike Myers again, with 'Honey Bee'.
The JF Mather Trophy for the best set of 3 Pictorial images went to Andrew Withey for 'Light my best side', 'Museum of Liverpool' and 'Singing in the rain'.
In joint 2nd place were Graham Binns and Andy Holland.