• Turner Peninsula Trophy

    Thirteen members attended this week's meeting to enjoy a fascinating collection of images taken from within the local area and submitted by twelve fellow club members. For this competition, the club’s rules clearly state the following: Entries must be clearly recognised to have been taken from or within the Manhood Peninsula. (ie East to West: between Pagham Harbour and East Head. North to South: between the A27 and Selsey Bill).

    We began by welcoming our judge for the evening, Tim West FRPS, who gave his expert opinion on each of the forty-nine PDIs submitted for this popular annual competition.

    Following a preview of all the images, each one was brought up on the screen for all to see and for Tim 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 Tim's interesting and helpful feedback.

    Tim drew attention to a number of technical factors affecting the quality of each picture including its composition, exposure and the lighting on various features within the picture. He sometimes recommended returning to a location to re-take the picture at a different time of the day to benefit from improved lighting on the scene.

    Sometimes Tim suggested cropping out areas of a picture that didn't greatly contribute to its overall quality and was pleased to see pictures that had been cropped to a letter-box format when it suited the scene portrayed. He also drew attention to small distracting details that can easily be removed digitally and also asked us, whenever possible, to avoid overexposed highlights commonly seen in areas of sky and water or reflections within a picture.

    Overall Tim complimented the club’s contributors on the high quality of their images seen through the evening, and as a result fourteen of these were held back and subsequently awarded eighteen marks or more as follows:

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

    VENTNOR SUNSET and SAD BEETLE both by Marc Read

    THE LONG WALK BACK, BRACKLESHAM by Pony Moore LRPS

    PECKING ORDER BY EAST BEACH POND by Tony Storey

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

    DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW, BIRD’S EYE VIEW

    and FULL FRONTAL all by Dave Johnson

    LAUNCHING THE SELSEY INSHORE BOAT by Louise Satturley

    WELL POSITIONED – OOPS MISSED by Martin Thomas

    WW2 AIRFIELD SELSEY by Jacquie Mitchell

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

    WALKING THE DOG by Richard Clarke-Adams

    HAVE YOU BEEN GOOD CHILDREN THIS YEAR ? by Tony Storey

    LOCAL FOOTBALL and SELSEY LIFEBOAT CREW both by Pony Moore LRPS

    After further careful consideration, Tim announced that the overall winner, and eventual recipient of the Turner Peninsula Trophy, would be Pony Moore for his very dramatic and well caught football picture.

    Congratulations to the winner, and our grateful thanks to Tim West for sharing his expertise throughout what was a most interesting evening.

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