28/09/17Judging the Digital competition for September, John Scaife ,from Weston Super Mare, commented with some amusement at the number of times photos from Liverpool featured in the evening ,along with the fact that there appeared to be many young ladies in Radstock whose name began with “L”!
“The Letter L” was the title of the competition and this was certainly the case with Lynxes and Lemurs and Legs as well as the seasonal Lavender in the running for the awards on offer. A striking photo of Lightning by Diana Walker achieved a well deserved Highly Commended but in the end the winners were drawn from neither Liverpool nor the luscious ladies portrayed!
The mono section was won by Graham Nichols with his character portrait of a man “Looking Miserable”, with another male portrait “Laughter” by Jenny Short pipped at the post in 2nd place. 3rd place went to “Lanes” by Bill Collett , a photo taken from what looked like a rather precarious point of view approaching the M6 Motorway!!
In the colour section the 3rd place again went to Bill Collett with “Leaf” and the first two positions again went to Graham and Jenny but this time in the reverse order. Graham’s “Looping the Loop” featured an acrobatic cyclist in 2nd place whilst Jenny’s 1st place entry was entitled “Leaping and Landing” and depicted flying motorcross competitors in a recent local event.
The variety of photographs on display was an indication of the enthusiasm and skills being generated currently at the increasingly popular Norton Radstock Photographic Club and bodes well for the coming season. 28th September memmbers get to showcase what they have been doing on trips out in the Summer and entries for the next competition “Old and New” are due in the following week.