Digital Competition No 2 Three Of A Kind

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

There we were – the last meeting in November – and it was the first of the digital competitions with a set subject – ‘Three of a Kind’. And the man in the hot seat – for the very last time at our club – Stan McCartin LRPS CPAGB APAGB. The last time because he’s off to his homeland north of the border (Yes – even further north than Leighton Buzzard!) He’s been judging our competitions for ages – back in the early noughties apparently!

Anyway, forty superb images awaited Stan’s inspection. They really were too – superb that is! On the initial run through we all knew that he was in for a hard evening’s work. All the images showed great creativity within the set subject and covered a range of photographic genres: landscape (with three figures of course!), natural history (with the subjects in threes), sports, architecture – you name it – it was there in triplicate!! And yes – Stan did have a difficult task – but with true Gallic grit he won through giving constructive comments interspersed with his usual humour!

So who gained 20s then? Well – there were four: Stephen Shadbolt’s ‘Waiting Patiently’; Tony Bates with ‘Frosty Morning Lift Off’ – which also gained the star; Nigel Glover-Wright with ‘There’s Always One’ and ‘Reflecting on Life’ by Ceri Jones.

Four – yes – four people tied for third place with 36 points – Stephen Shadbolt, Ray Lewis, Nancy Massie and Joyce Storey. In joint second place were Tony Bates and Nigel Glover-Wright with 38 points …………. And the evening’s winner was ………. Ceri Jones who scored 39 points!

Congratulations to all the high scorers and winners – and indeed to all who entered to give us such a good evening’s viewing and entertainment.

And of course many thanks to Stan for his sterling work (or should that be Stirling for him??) – tonight and over the past fifteen or so years. The evening ended with our esteemed chairman presenting him with a bottle of single malt to warm him on his journey back to the frozen north! All the best Stan!


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