Redditch Photographic Society

First published in Clubs & Society

Our new season is now well underway with the month’s programme being dominated by two important competitions, which enabled members to display their latest photographic works early in the season.

Firstly, digital images taken during our summer visits programme, competed for the Jim Farquhar Cup. Of the quality images in contention, Henley Departed by David Cox , was declared the winner, closely followed by Janet Roberts with Peony and in third place, Schools Out For Summer by Ray Lehky. The cup will be presented at our annual awards dinner next May.

This year, the club have taken the decision to divide the membership into two groups for competitions. The more experienced will compete at level one, and those with less experience, at level two.
This new system was launched at the first print competition and was highly successful. The first half of the evening was devoted to level two prints and from an excellent selection, the judge awarded first place to A Peaceful Moment by Mark Chambers. Heidi Robinson was second with Sophie and Reflections on the Sand by Tim Coyle, third.

In the second half, level one members impressed with their work. The judge had been briefed to be more critical of this work and he lived up to his brief. But we took it on the chin and will live to fight another day. The Long Walk Home by Ray Lehky was placed first, with second and third going to Storm Warning by Roy Cottrill and Walking in Digbeth by Ray Lehky, respectively.

New members are welcome. See redditchphotographicsociety.org.uk for more details.

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