Postcards competition – 3rd of February 2011

We had a filled room for the first competition night for the year on what was a very warm night! A slowish start as we welcomed new members Jane, Jo and Yvonne along with visitors Helen and Mark.

It was great to see some new members and even visitors entering images – hopefully we will see more of their work in the near future – well done. In all, there were over 140 images entered on the night (even with the new limit of 3 images per section) and the scores ranged from a spattering of 10’s and 9’s awarded to a broad range of members  – many of us got into the post card theme with enthusiasm!

Our judge, Keith Siedel of Edwardstown Photographic Club, did a great job, offering constructive criticism and pointing out both the good and the bad points of our images regardless of score. Every image received a comment which was appreciated by the photographer and those present.

The album prints did well, with Kookaburra (9), Cape Borda Lighthouse (9) and Pictures of Spain (10) taking out the Set section, with Ring Necked Parrot scoring a 10 in the Open.

A whale of a tale In the colour prints, Whale of a Tale from Wellington (9) scored highest in the Set section, whilst Winter Falls (9), Hills Cottage (9) and Port Lincoln Marina (9) were the best in the Open.
The monochrome prints were well represented and Adelaide Botanic Gardens achieved a 10 in the Set section, whilst Sea Lion, Faith and Gone Fishing all scoring 10s, and Ingallala scoring a 9. Ingalalla Falls

The projected images saw slides and digital combined into one section. In the slides the set sections top images were Tangled (9), whilst in the digital set section, Remarkable Rocks (9), Torrens Lake – Adelaide at Night (9), Mount Cook (9), Onkaparinga Outlet (10) and the witty Postcard Darwin (10) (the crocodiles with the comment – Darwin – at least the beer is cold) scoring highly in the Set section. In the Open section we had four 9s – Blue Lotus, Collecting Pollen, Yellow Rose and The Battle – well done. Have a look at the  2011 Digital Competition Top images for the 9s and 10s.

Our judge commented that majority of the postcards were great – well done to all!

Please note that the next meeting on the 17th of February will be an outing at Henley Beach – bring you camera and tripod.

See you there.

Matt & Chris

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