2017 Photographic Competition Results
“Our first year of running the photographic competition, resulting in the 2017 Calendar was a success, if not a huge one! We hope that this year’s will be a GREAT success, so please support this event and get snapping!
The judge, Chris Noble from Devon, had a hard job in selecting the winning 12 photographs as they all had merits and he thoroughly enjoyed them. He was given a Calendar as a token of my thanks and enjoys looking at it on a daily basis and is looking forward to seeing the entries for the 2018 Calendar.
Here are the results of our 2017 Photographic competition:
WINNER – JULY and Front Cover – By Juliet Rhodes
Judge’s comments – The winning photograph was a worthy one, with good composition and subject. Exposure and focussing were good. Apart from any technical considerations, this picture captures the atmosphere of St. Audrys Golf Club – an excellent, well maintained course; a welcoming nineteenth; and FUN!! Although those two chaps are equipped for a round of golf, they don’t take it too seriously and are intent on enjoying the experience.
Technically, the composition is good, drawing the viewer’s eye to salient parts of the frame, whilst encouraging further exploration of the scene.
2nd PLACE – APRIL – By Richard Hudson
Judge’s comments – Good subject and composition again but didn’t have the impact of the winner and had suffered a little from focussing issues. A good action shot. The line of the golfer’s sight, the direction of the club and the path of the ball, all lead the eye towards the target hole. The cloud of sand is an indicator of the shot’s difficulty.
3rd PLACE – DECEMBER – By Amanda Davidson
Judge’s comments – The snow scene deserves a special mention. It is an excellent photograph and a close contender for runner up, but lacked subject identity in that the golf club theme was not immediately apparent to me.
The other ten photographs chosen were all good candidates.
JANUARY – By Juliet Rhodes
Judge’s comments – Nice winter scene (could arguably benefit from cropping for better composition
FEBRUARY – By Richard Ford
Judge’s comments – Nice composition (messy on left hand side)
MARCH – By Gareth Ottywill
Judge’s comments – Technical shot with good depth of field and lighting (could be any course)
MAY – By Richard Ford
Judge’s comments – Just a pleasant shot with good feeling
JUNE – By Richard Ford
Judge’s comments – A ‘spot the ball’ picture
AUGUST – By Richard Hudson
Judge’s comments – Appropriate depth of field and composition
SEPTEMBER – By Tony Rhodes
Judge’s comments – An interesting perspective
OCTOBER – By Tony Rhodes
Judge’s comments – Nice depiction of work that’s needed to keep the course in good condition
NOVEMBER – By Joane Randolph
Judge’s comments – Good autumn colours
Thanks again to all 16 entrants. If you didn’t make it into the calendar last year, give it another try this year. You could be a winner!