Results from Southport

Here are our results from Southport.

Geoff received two acceptances in prints and one in the digital section:

Millenium Bridge at Night

Millenium Bridge at Night

venetian-beauty-southport

Boats in Mist

Boats in Mist

Graham received three acceptances, Nuthatch and Woodpeckers in nature prints
and Puffin with Sand Eels in the Digital section.

Nuthatch on Silver Birth

Nuthatch on Silver Birth

Great Spotted Woodpecker Feeding Young

Great Spotted Woodpecker Feeding Young

Puffin with Sand Eels

Puffin with Sand Eels

Chris entered the prints section and received the following five acceptances:

Below Stairs

Below Stairs

Rain and Sun

Rain and Sun

Iris

Iris

Tulip

Tulip

Ivy Impression

Ivy Impression

Noel entered the projected image section and received three acceptances:

Tranquility

Tranquility

Tulips in a Vase

Tulips in a Vase

Evening at Buckley Wells

Evening at Buckley Wells

Results Bebington Salon

Geoff and Noel entered the Bebington Salon and received the following acceptances/awards.

Geoff’s acceptances:
Award for Iron Maiden: Certificate of Merit

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Award for Boats in Mist: Certificate of Merit

Boats in  Mist

Boats in Mist

Road Rage 2

Road Rage 2

Connections

Connections

Noel’s two acceptances are shown below.

Farewell, Cheerio, Goodbye

Farewell, Cheerio, Goodbye

Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Noel also received his 2nd BPE Crown for Christmas.
Congratulations to both members!

Bromsgrove Results

Christine, Geoff and Noel entered the Bromsgrove (BPE) Exhibition with the following results:

Christine’s acceptances:

Award for Below Stairs: Ribbon

Below Stairs

Below Stairs

Award for Tulip: Commended

Tulip

Tulip

Ferns in Bluebells

Ferns in Bluebells

Iris

Iris

Weathered

Weathered

Noel’s acceptances:

Tulips in a Vase

Tulips in a Vase

Geoff’s acceptances:

Venetian Beauty

Venetian Beauty

Road Rage 2

Road Rage 2

Boats in  Mist

Boats in Mist

Shrewsbury Results

Noel and Geoff entered Shrewsbury (BPE) and had the following works accepted:

Noel:

Evening at Buckley Wells

Evening at Buckley Wells

Farewell, Cheerio, Goodbye

Farewell, Cheerio, Goodbye

Girl by the Window

Girl by the Window

Nude in Blue

Nude in Blue

Award: “Out of the Past” was commended

Out of the Past

Out of the Past

Geoff:

Award: “Road Rage 2” was commended

Road Rage 2

Road Rage 2

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Lady in Red

Lady in Red

Great Barr Exhibition Report

MIke, John, Noel and I, along with Brian Dennett (who is to join Impact soon), had a trip to Great Barr (Birmingham) on Saturday. To be correct, we bumped into Noel there and I twisted his arm to join the group.

It was, I think, Great Barr’s second National Exhibition with PAGB patronage. The standard of the printing was generally very high, though Mike was rather critical of a lot of the nature prints…and I suppose I had to agree that quite a number of them showed clear evidence of being “messed about with”, or had technical faults, such as burned out highlights.

The general mono and colour was of a very high standard and it was interesting to see that the trend in monochrome seems to have been towards very dark printing…unless it’s just that the selection was skewed by the preferences of the particular selectors. It will be interesting to see if the trend continues in the Bromsgrove Exhibition, which follows soon.

Noel collected a Judge’s medal (Judith Parry Medal) in the Projected images section for “Classical Twirl” and I was also awarded a Judith Parry Medal, in colour prints, for “Tulip”. Both shown here.


It was very disappointing that the event was rather poorly supported…even by club members from the Midland Counties. With ourselves and representatives from Wigan 10 (Kathryn Scorah and John Jerstice), we made a good showing from the North West. What a shame! Great Barr members and committee had done a really excellent job of hanging the prints and of providing a variety of good quality refreshments.

Oh, yes, I nearly forgot! we did rather well in the raffle too….Noel and I came home with a 50 sheet pack of Photospeed paper each (thank you Brian for donating your winning ticket to me) and Mike won a tin of Danish Butter Cookies (ah well, Mike, better luck next time)…