Landscape Print and Projected Image Competitions 29 January 2019   
The Landscape competitions were judged this season by Adrian Herring DPAGB ARPS who has judged the club competitions many times before. Adrian praised the generally high standard of the entries and gave helpful comments on those images where some improvement would be needed. Some images Adrian felt were unbalanced and many of the ‘reflection’ subjects cut the image in half.
RH Langdale ValleyThe judge remarked on the high number of images featuring sunrises and sunsets. Many entries were taken in the Snowdon region which a group of members visited last year and Skye was another popular destination, rocky coastlines and lakes were featured in many images and also local hills, fields and woods.
Some images the judge felt did not fit the criteria of ‘an extensive area of natural scenery' and man-made structures were rather too prominent in others.
In the projected image competition images must be taken within the British Isles and the judge said he very much enjoyed looking through the large number of entries.
DG crib goch ‘Langdale Valley’ right by Robert Harvey ARPS EFIAP was the judge’s favourite and Robert was again presented with the annual Derrick Turner Memorial Trophy for the 5th time in a row.
A ridge in Snowdonia was the subject of Dave Gray’s ‘Early Light on Crib Goch’ left which was in second place and in third place was another image from the same area ‘Mount Snowdon’ was by Martin Stokes.
RH StorrEleven entries were awarded Highly commended with many of those images taken in the Snowdon and Cumbria areas but a misty Pewsey Vale and Knapp Hill also featured in the awards as well.
In the print section the landscapes could be taken anywhere in the world but all except one of the 14 entries again featured either local or British scenery. Again the most popular areas were  the Isle of Skye and Snowdonia with a few more local landscapes as well.

CW StorrOnce again Robert Harvey was awarded first place with ‘Frosty Morning, Old Man of Storr’ right 
Robert was presented with the the Silver Birches Trophy for the third time in a row and 5 times in total
Another Skye image was in second place with ‘Storr Reflections’ left by Chris Wilkes Ciudad.
In third place was another print by Robert this time taken in the Snowdonia area titled ‘Ogwen Valley & Cwm Idwal’
Adrian was thanked for judging the entries and for travelling a long way on such a cold snowy evening.
Thanks to Competition Secretary Roly Barth for compiling the entries and running the competitions and to all those who entered such beautiful landscapes for all to enjoy. PM

See all the awards              All the awarded images can be seen in the Galleries