• Turner Peninsula Trophy

    Fifteen members and visitors attended this week's meeting to enjoy a fascinating collection images from the Manhood Peninsula submitted by thirteen fellow club members.

    We welcomed Tony Baverstock LRPS from Chichester Camera Club, our judge for the evening, who gave his expert opinion on each of the fifty seven PDIs submitted for this popular (previously print) annual competition.

    Following a preview of all the images, each one was brought up on the screen for all to see and for Tony to comment upon and give a mark out of twenty. As always, it is fascinating to view the work of fellow club photographers, and I believe we all learnt a great deal from hearing Tony's interesting and helpful feedback.

    Tony drew attention to a number of technical factors affecting the quality of each picture including its exposure, depth of field and sharpness - in particular over sharpening. A picture's composition was frequently judged according to the "Rule of Thirds", the focal point for the viewer and triangular or diamond shaped patterns within the picture.

    Sometimes Tony suggested cropping out areas of a picture that didn't greatly contribute to its overall quality. His tagline was, "If it doesn't do anything - take it out !" However he was always careful to preface such suggestions with, "If that were my picture."

    By the end of the evening, eight pictures had been awarded eighteen marks or more as follows:

    With eighteen marks, the following qualify for a bronze certificate of merit:

    SLOW AND STEADY by Michael Marrinan

    LIFEBOAT WEEK FIREWORKS 2017 by Dick Read

    ACTION AT EAST BEACH by Joan Taylor

    DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS by Jim Sheridan

    With nineteen marks, the following qualify for a silver certificate of merit:

    CANAL SWANS by Richard Love

    JOB DONE by Dave Johnson

    With twenty marks, the following qualify for a gold certificate of merit:

    LIFT OFF by Tony Storey

    SUNRISE AT THE WITTERINGS by John Wadd

    After further careful consideration, Tony announced that the overall winner, and eventual recipient of the Turner Peninsula Trophy, should be Tony Storey for his action-filled picture entitled "Lift Off".

    Congratulations to the winner, and our grateful thanks to Tony Baverstock for sharing his expertise throughout a most interesting evening.

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