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Club & NIPA Competitions - Round 1

Updated: Oct 26, 2022

Friday 23rd September was our first NIPA competition of the year, continuing to be a hybrid meeting via clubhouse and zoom. The topic for this competition was “Open” meaning that the photographer could choose whatever subject matter they wished from any genre of photography. Entries were divided into three main categories Colour Print, Mono Print and Digital Projection Image. These three groups were then divided into Advanced and Novice sections.

Our judge for the evening was William Allen and began his constructive critic with the Colour Print round giving his time and fair judgement on every photo in each round. In judging each image, William gave his opinion on how an image could be improved through composition or lighting, always a valuable piece of advice to each photographer. There was a pleasing range of images from insects and flowers to landscapes and architecture.

Results were as follows ...

Advanced Colour Print

1st place : Judith Kimber with Walker at Luskentyre

2nd place :Nigel Snell with Common Darter

3rd place : Nigel Snell with Dunlin

Highly Commended : Ray Magill with Lough Neagh Yacht

Novice Colour Print

1st place : Velia Martin with Summers Day

2nd place : Velia Martin with Passion Flower

3rd place : Velia Martin with Fishing Boats

Advanced Mono Print

1st place : Nigel Snell with Lesser Black Backed Gull

2nd place : Judith Kimber with Girl With Hydrangeas

3rd place : Ray Magill with Walking Across Shadows

Highly Commended : Nigel Snell with Shag Trio

Novice Mono Print

1st place : Velia Martin with Under Cover

2nd place : Velia Martin with Celebration

3rd place : Velia Martin with Look this way

Advanced PDI

1st place : Nigel Snell with Mayo Seascape

2nd place : Mandy Milliken with Pink Shutter on a Yellow Wall

3rd place : Mandy Milliken with Beauty in the Strangest Places

Highly Commended : Alistair Bell with Browsing on the Bus

Commended : Leanne Simpson with Rainy day wishes

Novice PDI

1st place : Beverley Stevenson with Cosmos

2nd place : Beverley Stevenson with Lough Macnean

3rd place : Rona Miller with Flower Power

With so many fantastic images submitted into round 1, the judges task to place them wasn’t an enviable one in any way. Well done to everyone who took part and a special thanks to William for coming to adjudicate.

Don’t forget if you feel inspired by the images from round 1 you can join Bangor and North Down Camera Club at any time, Zoom on a Wednesday night and Hybrid meetings on a Friday. Once you are a fully fledged member, you too can enter your own images into the club competitions. All the contact details are found on our website.

Our next meeting is Friday 30th September 2022, which is a joint event with Ards Camera club where we will all be joined by Kevin Pigney and his talk on “Passion for wildlife”

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