• Inter-Club Competition at Hayling Island Camera Club

    On the evening of Monday 9th April, ten club members visited Hayling Island Camera Club for our annual inter-club competition, or "Battle" as it is affectionately known. This involves each club putting up twelve prints and twelve digital images for judging, the honour for which fell to Glyn Edmunds this year. The venue alternates year and year about, but is always a very friendly occasion and we Selsey members were certainly made to feel very welcome.

    It proved to be a very close-run competition, with the vast majority of entries being awarded high marks - such was the good standard of photography on show. The prints were viewed and judged throughout the first half of the evening and by the interval Hayling were leading by 103.5 marks to our 99.5.

    Following an opportunity for a cup of tea and chat with fellow photographers, we were able to enjoy the two clubs' digital images, projected for all to see on a very large screen. This part of the evening also proved to be a neck and neck affair, but by the end of the evening, after the digital and print totals had been added together, Hayling Camera Club were still ahead on 210.5 to our 203.

    Despite the disappointment of losing to Hayling for the second year in succession, the important element of events such as these is the opportunity it provides for enjoying and celebrating very good photographic images, and gaining inspiration for one's own photographic endeavours as a result.

    Our grateful thanks to Hayling Island Camera Club and judge Glyn Edmunds for giving us all a most interesting and enjoyable evening.