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League 2020 May round - OPEN. Judged by Maria Leekblade

On 7 May we held our 2nd Competition Round. In a departure from our normal ‘print’ entries (due to the current restrictions), this round was the first to be held in digital format by BWPS utilising software especially written for camera clubs for this purpose. Competition Secretary, Gabor Kovacs quickly got to grips with how the software works, put together a set of entry guidelines for members and worked with IT guru Matthew White, to organise the resultant 44 entries and host an excellent evening of image viewing.
The critique was provided by Maria Leekblade DPAGB, AFIAP, LRPS. Maria gave lots of positive feedback accompanied by helpful ideas/ways to improve an image. She was greatly impressed by the creativity shown in many of the images – utilising our photographic skills to make “something out of nothing” whilst we are restricted in our photographic endeavours – “putting something of ourselves into the image” which she felt was extremely important.
Our thanks to Maria for the critique; to everyone for taking part -including some of our Junior members and well done to all those gaining places.

The First Placed images

Primary League - Refraction by Dianne Lucas
Intermediate League - Anemone by Mary Gardiner
Advanced League - Past His Best by Sarah Townley

Second Placed Images

Primary League - Nature's Firework by Evie T.
Intermediate League - Isolation Creation by John Coote
Advanced League - Out of Bounds by Dawn Blight

Third Placed Images

Primary League - Amethyst Deceiver by Louise Goslin
Intermediate League - Storm Ciara by Pete Sillence
Advanced League - Dandelion Clock by Matthew White

Highly Commended

Hands Full of Hope by Hana T. (Primary)

Winter Patterns by Jeff Johnson (Advanced)

Lockdown DIY by Maggie Hickish (Advanced)

Common Redshank by Dan Clarke (Intermediate)

Is This The Future? by Mike Hickish (Advanced)

A Walk In The Shade by Dave Fletcher (Primary)

Terry's New Hat by Gabor Kovacs (Intermediate)

Finally, here are all the other submitted images, beginning with the entries for the Primary League.

Primary League: Safety Net by Iona M., Snowy Owl by Miriam Baker; California Sunset by Olivia P.; Mitre Peak by Peter Thurlow.
Intermediate League. All Things Bright And Beautiful by Alan Keevil; Aquilegia by Anita Gray; Pollen On A Branch by Barry West; On Mount Etna by Anne Riches; Buried In Sand by Darren Smith; Portrait Of An Anemone by Helen Thomson; Lakeside Reflections by Geoff Bartlett; Floodlit Corfe Castle by Jerry Draper; Ironbridge by Kev Melsome; My Ball by Michelle Jenkins-Powell; Cathedral Interior by Paul Harknett; St Barnabas's Church by Peter Mason; The Imposter by Rob Day; Winter Walk Along The Hamble by Stephen Townsend.
Advanced League: Fisherman's Rest by Ali Meadows; Creativity In Crisis by Anita Taylor; Tin Lizzy by Dave Kirkland; Bluebell Heaven by Gareth Morgan; Tou Can Play This Game by Graham Campbell; Calmness Of Dawn at Kerkini by Helen Otton; Amur Tigers by Philippa Smith; La Corbiere Lighthouse by Roy Gray; We Three Kings by Wendy Spencer.