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Hot on the heels of the Second DPI Trophy Evening, came the Second Print Trophy Evening on 19 January. This unintended concentration of competitions did not deter members who submitted 22 prints for the Hammond Trophy (Portraits etc), 36 for the Leighton Trophy (Pictorial) and 24 prints for the Storey Trophy ( Monochrome All Rounder).
This gave our judge Elaine Ligo LRPS a considerable challenge which she rose to admirably giving many useful and constructive comments as well as scores.
The JH Leighton pictorial trophy was won by Graeme Mitchell with 'Gatehouse, Markenfield Hall' (see header picture) with Rais Hasan's 'Tree on the Move' second and Andrew Holland's 'Malham Tree' Third.
We had our second DPI competition of the year on 12th January and as far as competitions go, this one was cracker! Up for grabs was the Bronze Statuette for Novice followed by the D.Bates Trophy for best all-rounder.
The all-rounders feature 4 images in different categories, and marked individually. The person with the highest mark from all four of their images, wins. The Bronze Statuette was the best individual image overall.
Thursday 1 September saw the first meeting of the new session. An impressive fourteen members altogether showed their work. So, with most submitting ten photographs, commentary on each was necessarily brief. It is always fascinating to hear the story behind an image. Some seriously stunning work was on show and we will no doubt see many of these images again in our competitions.
Treasurer Mathew was gainfully employed taking subscriptions with his impressive pre-printed receipts.
Along with a nice catch-up chat, it was a great start to the 2016-17 year!