On the cold, wet and windy night of Wednesday. February 5, the Isle of Man Photographic Society held a digital image competition at Thie Ellyn, off Withington Road, Douglas.
The 2013 - 2014 club season is now well into its second half and as such the various competitions held throughout the season are either finished or coming to a climax.
The assignment competitions have already been decided and leading contenders in the open standard, intermediate and advanced competitions are fighting to take the lead.
This was the penultimate open round and with a potential of 11 points available to anyone means current leaders needed to watch their back as points are fairly close in most sections.
After opening the evening, our president, Tony Curtis introduced the competition and our judge for the evening, Dave Kneale, a sports photographer and journalist.
Before giving his deliberations on each image he warned the intermediate and advanced groups that the standard group’s quality was very high and they had better watch out!
Dave gave his verdict on each image, explaining that after considering the basic qualities of a photograph he wanted to understand the story it portrayed.
He had taken great care and had produced in-depth notes for each one.
Results as follows:-
1st Baby Emily by Nessie Gillen
2nd City Street to Cathedral by Mark Falconer
3rd Wheely OK by Karen Norton
4th Kingfisher by Patricia Larkham
5th Portrait of a Pigeon by Catherine Gillam
6th Run For It by Norma Cowell
1st Winter Shadows by Jenny Shanley
2nd Out of the Blue by Martyn Parnell
3rd It Rained All Summer by Phyllis Christian
4th Winter Treat for Birds Served by Jiri Podobsky
5th Horses Going to Work by Jiri Podobsky
6th Douglas Bay by Night by Sam Bucknall
1st Getting Air by Robert Blyth-Skyrme
2nd Firefighting by Sue Jones
3rd Working Gun Dog by Diane McCudden
4th Sidecar 36 by Diane McCudden
5th Wheatear by Bill Callow
6th Stag at Bay by Chris Blyth
Next Wednesday will be the final open print competition of the season, with entries due for the last digital competition.
Pictured: Judge Dave Kneale with one of the open digital competition winners Jenny Shanley