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Afan Nedd 7 Way Print Battle 12/12/18

Sad to report that we did very badly in this battle, finishing in last place. We were up against some very strong work and a few of our best images had not been available as they were not back from the Stanley Chell when they were passed over for this competition. The judge was Leigh Woolford who said at the beginning that, because the overall standard was so high,  preints that had scored highly in monthlies should not be expected to do so well, and this was the case. I must say that I felt Leigh’s comments and marks to be fair and consistent.

Overall winners were Inn Focus, beating Tenby by one point. These two are nearly always the clubs to beat in any Welsh competition and, between them recieved 6 of the 9 20s awarded.

Our entries were:-

Barry McKeever – I Wanna Hold Your Hand – 16

Anne Phillips – Urban Frills – 17

Andre Van De Sande – Sunset at Eastbourne Pier – 19

Fred Davies – Rider’s Branch – 17

Dave Russell – 20 Fenchurch Street – 16

Jen Cox – My Nephew – 15

Andre Van De Sande – I Spy ….Beginning With F – 18

Dave Russell – After Escher – 16

 

 

Stanley Chell Competition 24/11/18

 This annual print competition is hosted by Aberdare Camera Club and is open to all WPF clubs. This year 22 took part, each submitting four prints. The Judge was Rod Bird, originally from Aberdare but now living in Maidenhead.He said at the start that most of these prints would be worthy of marks of 18 plus in club competitions, but he would spread the marks out a little (He marked between 15 and 20). He was keen to point out that slight scratches on print surfaces, poor mounting or a bad choice of printing paper were going to be marked down in a competition at this level.

Winners were In Focus with 76 points out of a possible 80 with Llanelli and Merthyr Tydfil close behind with 74 and Tenby and Bridgend on 73.  Cardiff came 10th with 69 points.

We got off to a poor start with Ann’s ‘Cycled to the Sea’ and Andre’s ‘Blue Hour at Eastbourne’, both of which normally do well, each being scored at 15, leaving us in equal last place at the break with 30 points.

Things got better in the second half with Barry’s ‘Turneresque Venice’ scoring 19 which moved us up a few places. If you have been counting the scores you will have worked out that our final print scored 20 (one of 7 in the competition). It was Dave Russell’s ‘Nakatani Pulls Away’

Cardiff did do well in the raffle. Of the three members who attended all won prizes. In fact Dave R had 3 out of 5 tickets drawn, but declined the second two prizes.

Bridgend 5 Way Battle 12/11/18

The annual Bridgend 5 Way battle trophy is completed for by Bridgend, Cardiff, Neath, Newport and Swansea clubs. This years’ competition was a close one with only 3 points separating the clubs at the end. The judge was Johnnie Rogers.

Winners were Neath with Cardiff a single point behind, Bridgend and Newport in equal third and Swansea bringing up the rear.

Our marks were:-

  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand – Barry McKeever -19
  • 20 Fenchurch Street – Dave Russell – 19
  • Sunset at Eastbourne Pier – Andre Van De Sande – 20
  • Rider’s Branch – Fred Davies – 19
  • Fern – Ann Phillips – 15
  • Boatyard – Stephen Willcocks – 16

Gwynfa Pixels 3/11/18

The 2018 Gwynfa Pixels competition took place on 3 November, judged by Phil & Gwen Charnock

Overall winners were Tenby, with an incredible 77 points out of a maximum of 80. Cardiff came 19th out of 41 clubs entered with 64 points.

Our entries were:-

Andre Van De Sande – Blue Hour at Bournemouth – 15

Steve Willcocks – My Legacy, Merthyr Vale – 16

Anne Phillips – Sheep – 18

Trevor Waller – The Modeller – 15

A full scoresheet can be found here

Newport Battle  02/11/2018

The Newport Battle, Judged by Gareth Martin was the closest that it has ever been. After the print section Cardiff was ahead by 2 points, however Newport clawed those back in the DPIs to give a dead heat. Cardiff were declared winners and retained the Water Otter Trophy, by dint of having scored 4 20s to Newport’s 2.

The competition for new members followed and again the result was a tie, but in this case the marks awarded to each club were identical. The winner was decided by the judges favourite shot (Jaiping’s ‘Action Pinhole Camera’) so we won the plate competition as well.

RESULTS

Member

Image

Mark

Prints

  

Peter Rankin

Chizzy Akudol

17

Fred Davies

It’s In The Eyes

16

Fred Davies

Misty Morning Derwent Water

15

Dave Russell

Nakatani Pulls Away

20

Andre Van De Sande

Penarth Pier

18

Ann Phillips

Pier After Cloudburst

16

Jeff Howe

Pride

18

Andre Van De Sande

Dunvegan Castle

17

Dave Russell

Threaded

17

Barry McKeever

Turneresque Venice

20

   

DPIs

  

Dave Russell

After Escher

17

Chris Chinnick

Arcade Nights

15

Andre Van De Sande

Benidorm Reflections

16

Andre Van De Sande

Blue Hour at Bournemouth

16

Vic Chambers

Cathedral Light

16

Tony Charles

Dafydd Iwan

18

Barry McKeever

Galapagos Heron

20

Ann Phillips

Sheep

16

Jen Cox

Sophie 2

18

Trevor Waller

The Modeller

20

   

DPIs New Members

  

Niall Saunders

A Cardiff Competition

16

Jaiping Bai

Action Pinhole Camera

19

Anne-Marie Jordan

Love Lost

17

Niall Saunders

Picnic

15

Chris Chinnick

Whoosh

17

BARRY BATTLE 18/10/18

18 October saw our annual photographic battle against Barry Camera Club. Brian Coleman of Bridgend was the judge.

It was a close run competition. and after the print section Barry were in the lead by a single point. The DPIs followed a break and were judged as a dead heat, leaving Barry with a win by one point overall.

Well done to Fred Davies and Barry McKeever whose entries scored 20s (full scores below)

Print TitlePoints
1Andre Van De SandeSunset at Eastbourne Pier18
2Jeff HowePride16
3Vic ChambersCathedral Light16
4Fred DaviesMisty Morning Derwent Water19
5Barry McKeeverI Wanna Hold Your Hand19
6Dave Russell20 Fenchurch Street17
7Peter RankinChizzy Akudol16
8Steve WillcocksThe Boatyard16
9Fred DaviesRider’s Branch20
10Ann PhillipsCycled To The Sea16
  Print Total173
DPI TitlePoints
1Steve WillcocksMy Legacy, Merthyr Vale17
2Andre Van De SandeBenidorm Reflections17
3Ann PhillipsSheep17
4Dave RussellAfter Escher18
5Jen CoxSophie 217
6Andre Van De SandeBlue Hour at Bournemouth17
7Chris ChinnickArcade Nights17
8Niall SandersA Cardiff Competition16
9Barry McKeeverGalapagos Heron20
10Trevor WallerThe Modeller19
  DPI Total175
  GRAND TOTAL  348

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