Print & PI of the Year Competition 3 May 2022   

For the last competition of the 2021-22 season all the images that have gained a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place are judged and the winners in each section are awarded the Print or PI of the year trophies.
The difficult job of judging the club's ‘best of the best’ this time was Eddy Lane ARPS DPAGB EFIAP APAGB.
The prints were judged first starting with the Beginners section. An astrophotography image titled ‘Old Church and Milky Way’ by Peter Evans was placed first.
Eddy liked the way the building and foreground were lit and the colour of the sky. Peter also gained second place.
In the Intermediate section it was a monochrome woodland scene by Dave Eagle titled ‘Distant Light’ that was awarded the trophy. In second place was ‘Take Flight’ by Richard Blackbourne.
In the Advanced section it was Robert Harvey ARPS EFIAP that was awarded the trophy. Robert’s print ‘Kimmeridge Ledge’ gained first and all the other awards in this section also went to Robert.

   PE church  DE Light          RH Kimmeridge
After the break came the Projected Images starting with the Beginners section. Eddy liked the way the fungi was lit in the image ‘Common Puffball in Savernake Forest’ by Peter Evans.
An image of a familiar bird was in second place ‘Solitary Rook’ was by Richard Jones.
In the Intermediate section Richard Blackbourne won the trophy for an image of a White-faced Scops owl titled ‘Owl in the Grass’.
Second place went to an unusual cityscape ‘Office Block at Sunset’ by David Evans.
Lastly came the judge’s choice in the Advanced section. Another landscape by Robert Harvey was the winner – this time ‘Roman Fort, Hardknott Pass’.
In second place was ‘Blackbird in a Sunbeam’ by Tim Pier.
PE PuffballRB OwlRH For
Congratulations to all those who won this seasons trophies which will be presented at the AGM.
Well done to all members whose excellent images were in this competition making it difficult for the judge to pick his winners.
Eddy was thanked for giving his judging and his detailed comments on all the entries. PM
Full results            See the award winning images in the Galleries