Eleven members submitted 25 panels of three images. Dave Coates (our judge) liked the quality of the work submitted and mentioned the difficulty in finding 3 images to create a successful panel. He pointed out that many photographers have no difficulty finding two photographs but finding the elusive third to create a successful panel is the hard part.
In first place was the panel taken by David Beverley entitled “Rusting Away”. Dave said that for this panel everything fits, the composition, the colour and tonality, the sharp printing, and that everything was well executed.
In second place was Neville Turton’s “Hands that…..". Dave like the quality and balance of the monochrome pictures. He liked the photojournalistic quality of the photographs which gave balance and told a story on different levels. In third place was Mike Blackman with “Detail from Paul Day Frieze”. Dave Coates particularly liked the 3D quality of the panel and the excellent lighting of the subject.
The panel of Neville Turton ”Bears with Salmon” was highly commended and that of Peter Baylis “Artistic Spring garden” was commended.
Dave also judge the Improvers competition