• Turner Peninsula Trophy

    Sixteen members attended this week's meeting to enjoy a fascinating collection images taken from around the local area and submitted by twelve fellow club members. For this competition, the club’s rules clearly state the following: "Entries must be clearly recognised to have been taken from or within the Manhood Peninsula. (ie East to West: between Pagham Harbour and East Head. North to South: between the A27 and Selsey Bill)."

    We began by welcoming our judge for the evening, Ken Woods LRPS from Horsham and a member of Steyning Camera Club, who gave his expert opinion on each of the fifty-four PDIs submitted for this popular annual competition.

    Following a preview of all the images, each one was brought up on the screen for all to see and for Ken to comment upon and give a mark out of twenty. As always, it is fascinating to view the work of fellow club photographers, and I believe we all learnt a great deal from hearing Ken's interesting and helpful feedback.

    Ken drew attention to a number of technical factors affecting the quality of each picture including its exposure, sharpness, colour balance and composition. In particular, Ken demonstrated how it is possible to explore the composition of a successful picture by following “lead lines” and features that take your eye on a journey around and within the image.

    Sometimes Ken suggested cropping out areas of a picture that didn't greatly contribute to its overall quality, and to be aware of small distracting details that can sometimes be removed digitally. Ken also asked us, when possible, to avoid overexposed highlights commonly seen in areas of sky and water within a picture.

    By the end of the evening, fifteen pictures had been awarded eighteen marks or more as follows:

    With eighteen marks, the following qualify for a bronze certificate of merit:

    LOW TIDE AT SELSEY BILL by Tony Storey

    BOXING DAY AT EAST HEAD by Tony Storey

    SLEEPY SELSEY by Pony Moore LRPS

    THE GIRLS HAVE IT by Richard Clarke-Adams

    NO SPACES by Dave Johnson

    EVENING SUN CHICHESTER HARBOUR by David Nicholls

    THE COLOURS OF EARTH AND RUST by Joan Taylor

    With nineteen marks, the following qualify for a silver certificate of merit:

    CAMERA CLUB PHOTOSHOOT by Dick Read

    PAGHAM HARBOUR WETLAND by John Jeyes

    GULLS CHORUS AT CHURCH NORTON by Tony Storey

    SELSEY BOATS by Graham Ainge

    With twenty marks, the following qualify for a gold certificate of merit:

    CANAL ENCOUNTER by Tony Storey

    WALKING EAST HEAD by Richard Clarke-Adams

    ROUGH DAY by Dave Johnson

    LIFEBOAT WEEK FIREWORKS 2018 by Dick Read

    After further careful consideration, Ken announced that the overall winner, and eventual recipient of the Turner Peninsula Trophy, would be Dick Read for his very dramatic night time picture entitled " LIFEBOAT WEEK FIREWORKS 2018 ".

    Congratulations to the winner, and our grateful thanks to Ken Woods for sharing his expertise throughout what was a most interesting evening.

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