Science and Technology – 11th April 2013
The competition subject was Science and Technology and, while some such as Eric embraced it, specifically setting up still life shots to illustrate the theme, many retreated to the ”safety” of Open competition, with the largest number of Open Colour Print entries in four years! There were a number of Nature Science photographs and quite a few focusing on structural/mechanical/engineering technology. The judge, Peter Phillips, drew our attention to the subjective nature of judging photography by simply taking votes on our favourite colour and pointing out that we all see things differently. He gave constructive comments and overall created a positive atmosphere. He seemed particularly impressed with the Colour Prints, showing appreciation for the diversity of subjects and attention to detail, and giving many 9’s and a few 10’s. Again it was great to see a number of people in the top scores, including some new members!