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Virtual Spring Show 2020 By river Gardeners' Association

Introduction

With the COVID-19 Pandemic precautions forcing the cancellation of our Spring Show (due to take place on 04 April 2020) we have decided to host a "Virtual" Spring Show - Exhibitors, Visitors and the wider community were asked to send in Photos and Content for all to enjoy from the safety of your own home. We would like to Thank all those who have contributed and made such a good effort, specifically the Astor College Photography Department who've sent in many contributions.

So, Grab a Cup of tea and a slice of Cake and scroll down for a splash of Spring!

Section A: Open Competition for Members / Non-Members

A Vase of Spring Flowers and Foliage by Sue Vick
3 Daffodils (Same or Mixed) by Sue Vick

Section B: Photography

First Prize

The image shows mainly sky and clouds which is the aim of the category. Nice detail in the clouds and a good use of the sun to enhance the clouds. - Judge C Allen
"Clouds" by Astor College Student A.G

Second Prize

as with the winner, this image shows mainly sky and clouds, cleverly supported by a landscape base that does not detract from the theme. Good detailed clouds. - Judge Mr C Allen
"Clouds" by Astor College Student T.C
"Clouds" by Bernard Sedgwick
"clouds" by Reece Jaconelli
"Clouds" by Astor College Student S.S
"Clouds" by Astor College Student B.L.C
"Clouds" by Astor College Student T.G
"Clouds" by Astor College Student by T.C
"Clouds" by Astor College Student C.W
"Clouds" by Astor College Student H.B
"Clouds" by Astor College Student G.B
"Clouds" by Astor College Student C.C

First Prize

This image clearly shows a well known local landmark, well used by our residents. It is a nicely exposed image, sharp, and with a lot of detail in the water. - Judge Mr C Allen
"Scene in the Local Area" by Reece Jaconelli

Second Prize

Another nice image of a well known River location with the local church in the background behind trees, showing the rural nature of where we live. Another nicely exposed, sharp image. - Judge Mr C Allen
"Scene in the Local Area" by Pat Hicks
"Scene in the Local Area" by Bernard Sedgewick
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student B.L.C
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student T.G
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student R.M
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student M.W
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student M.H
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student J.B
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student C.W
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student H.B
"Scene in the Local Area" by Astor College Student A.G

First Prize

This image shows a tree starting to blossom, always a good indicator of spring starting. Nice added interest with the bee (which does not need to be in focus - the viewer can clearly see this is a bee) collecting nectar, another sure sign that spring is here. - Judge Mr C Allen
"New Life in Spring" by Bernard Sedgwick

Second Prize

Another nice image clearly showing new life in spring, with a nicely detailed butterfly sitting on a shrub which is starting to blossom. - Judge Mr C Allen
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student B.L.C
"New Life in Spring" by Katy Jones
"New Life in Spring" by Paul Jaconelli
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student S.S
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student S.S
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student S.S
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student S.S
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student T.G
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student C.W
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student A.G
"New Life in Spring" by Astor College Student C.C
"New Life in Spring" by Reece Jaconelli
"New Life in Spring" by Adam Jaconelli

First Prize

An imaginative panoramic seascape, showing much of what is attractive about the seaside - entertainment, restaurants, relaxation and the sea. - Judge Mr C Allen
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student A.G

Second Prize

A typical seascape image nicely exposed and sharp. It shows local fishing boats with gulls flying about, things naturally associated with the sea locally. - Judge Mr C Allen
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student T.C
"A Seascape" by Bernard Sedgwick
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student S.S
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student B.L.C
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student T.G
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student T.M
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student R,M
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student M.M
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student B.D
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student H.B
"A Seascape" by Astor College Student C.C
"A Seascape" by Reece Jaconelli

First Prize

This was a nice sharp image of an iconic local landmark. As well as the cliffs, there was good interest in the sky and the sea. - Judge Mr C Allen
"A Local Landmark" by Bernard Sedgwick

Second Prize

A nice image with a good lead in line with the road taking the viewer into the image. The birds give a nice added interest. It should be noted that the image does need straightening. - Judge Mr C Allen
"A Local Landmark" by Reece Jaconelli
"A Local Landmark" by Pat Hicks
"A Local Landmark" by Paul Jaconelli
"A Local Landmark" by Kimberley Hogben
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student B.L.C
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student T.G
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student R.M
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student M.H
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student B.D
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student T.C
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student A.G
"A Local Landmark" by Astor College Student C.C

First Prize

A sporting scene taken at a local venue. The image shows the often frenetic activity before the start of a motor sport race and includes the anticipation of the spectators. - Judge Mr C Allen
"Sporting Life" by Reece Jaconelli

Second Prize

A nice image of a local youth rugby club preparing possibly for a match. The image nicely captures the youngsters going onto the pitch, seemingly discussing tactics and looking forward to the game ahead. - Judge Mr C Allen
"Sporting Life" by Bernard Sedgwick
"Sporting Life" by Paul Jaconelli
"Sporting Life" by Calvin Jaconelli
"Sporting Life" by Astor College Student B.L.C

Section C: Vegetables

2 Sticks of Rhubarb by Sue Vick
Any Other Veg by Trevor Barlow
2 Leeks by Trevor Barlow

Section D: Flowers

3 Tulips by Trevor Barlow
1 Vase of Mixed Spring Flowers by Trevor Barlow
3 Stems of Flowering Shrub by Trevor Barlow
An Orchid in a Pot by Allison Dale
3 Stems Narcissi by Judy Betts
5 Hellebore Heads by Judy Betts
3 Blooms Narcissi (Large Cup) by Sue Vick
1 Camellia Head by Sue Vick
1 Specimen Narcissus by Trevor Barlow
3 Blooms Narcissi by Trevor Barlow
3 Pansies / Violas by Bev Jaconelli

Section E: Floral Art

Small arrangement of Spring flowers consisting of: Narcissi “Rip Van Winkle”, Chionodoxa “Glory of the Snow”, Miniature daffodil “Tete a Tete” plus “Shaun the Sheep”. I do not have a garden, but I grew these flowers in pots at the back of my flat.
"Simply Spring" by Jane Bateman
"Simply Spring" by Edie Barlow
"Easter Parade" an Exhibit by Edie Barlow
"Easter Parade" an Exhibit by Sue Vick

Section F: Cookery

5 Cheese Straws by Judy Betts
Stone Fruit Jam by Sue Vick
Marmalade by Sue Vick

Section H: Craft

An Item of Cross Stitch / Embroidery by Judy Betts
A Baby Garment by Judy Betts
A Handmade Greetings Card by Judy Betts

Thoughts from the Show Secretary

Firstly, I would Like to Thank everyone that took the time to send in Photos of their entries, it has made it a wonderful first "Virtual" Spring Show and I hope that future exhibitors will get an idea of what the our shows have to offer and they will hopefully take part in our Summer Show.

Chairperson's Corner

I hope you all agree this "Virtual" Show has been a wonderful success and hopefully has brought some cheer at this difficult time. Unfortunately, we are all very restricted in what we can do but the main thing is we all stay safe and adhere to Government rules. I'd like to Thank everyone that took time to send in exhibits, I'd also like to Thank the Judge (Mr C Allen of "Gateway Camera Club") for judging the Photography and I'd Also like to thank everyone that has viewed our "Virtual" Show. We hope to see all of you at our Summer if we can go ahead and we also hope that our exhibitor numbers will be much increased.