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At the May meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition.
The topic was “Timepiece(s)” allowing members to experiment with a range of clocks, sundials, egg timers and watches with both still life and location shots.
Veronica Watson won the Individual competition with an intricate collection of time pieces with the focal point being a vintage pocket watch.
Veronica also won the group competitions with different time pieces within the collect being the focal point with egg timers and a dandelion being beautifully lit in a number of shots
Tom Carlill came second in both the individual and group competitions with a range of different time pieces with different camera techniques, including a human sundial, egg timers, watches and a clock face with a very narrow depth of field
Joint 3rd in the individual competitions were John Hillier with a detailed clock face and Walter Lodge with a nicely lit view across to St.Pauls cathedral
In the group competition Peter Bower was third with a range of different clocks, most notably an imaginative clockwork orange clock and John Hillier was 4th.
At their April meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition.
The topic was had no specific theme but was titled “Open”, allowing members to express their creative abilities on a subject of there own choice.
Veronica Watson won the Individual competition with a well lit indoor image titled “Open Door” taken during a trip to a monastery in Shwenandaw Monastery, Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar) a very finely carved example of a 19th century wooden monastery. It was originally part of the Royal Palace in Amarapura.
Veronica also used the theme of the Competition not just for the Individual element but also in the group of 4 images with images of Open Window, Open Road and Open Water where she won the Group Competition as well.
Tom Carlill came second with a well composed and charming image of grandfather and grandson .
In third place was St.John Burkett’s image of a synagogue ceiling in stained glass.
In fourth place was an image of a Golden Eagle taken by Gordon Brown.
At their March meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Best Digital Projected Image. The topic was ‘Through the Glass’, and subjects ranged in scale from a vertiginous tower-top view to close-ups of Daddy longlegs and flowers reflected in a small glass ball.
The Society invited Trevor Rudkin from Kettering to judge the competition. Trevor, a judge for the Midland Counties Photographic Federation with skills in many areas of photography, commented on and scored all forty images from eleven members, applying competition standards. He gave full marks to four photos.
Tom Cahill won the competition with a timeless, joyous black and white image of his son by a railway carriage window.
In second place was St.John Burkett’s creative shot of a tulip distorted by the curves of a beer glass.
Tom also came third with a charming picture of his daughter looking out of a train window, and her reflection looking in.
Sue West’s ladies taking coffee came fourth.
Members also viewed some high quality printed images from the recent Royal Photographic Society’s East Anglia Region Exhibition.