The 2-way battle between Dunchurch & Market Harborough was judged by Chris Baldwin
12 prints and 12 DPIs from each club produced a close outcome.
It was a battle of 2 halves. Market Harborough prevailed in the print section, winning that 208 to 205.5 points. The second half with the DPIs saw a reversal of fortunes with Dunchurch winning with 207 to 202 points.
The overall outcome was therefore a win for Dunchurch 412.5 to 410.
The highest scoring print and DPI both came from Market Harborough with ‘Man and Machine’ by Martin Cock and ‘White Tailed Eagle’ by Nigel Spencer.
This image was taken by our member Steven farmer for the Illusion Merit
Steven can you tell us a little about the image? This was technically a hard image to take. I used a set of old fashioned bellows, I have never used bellows before so it was quite a challenge to learn how to use them while also shooting for the merit.
How did you shoot this image?
I used my Pentax K1, A 50mm lens and a set of old bellows. I shot in aperture priority, I set the aperture to F22 to get as much sharp as I could. I then set the ISO to get the shutter speed that I wanted. I wanted a shutter speed fast enough to get it sharp but just slow enough to get a bit of sweep on the 2nd hand. One of my biggest struggles was timing it so the seconds hand was at the top before I pressed the shutter which had a 2 second delay as not to introduce a tremble.
Can you tell us a little about you post processing for this image? this image wasn’t hard to edit. I desaturated all the color in the watch apart from the blue in the hands. I also used a levels adjustment layer and some sharpening.
To see more of our members’ photographs be sure to visit their gallery pages via the Galleries menu above.
Dunchurch Photographic Society was founded in 1976, the inspiration behind the formation being an accomplished local photographer called Karl Hughes. This followed an exhibition of Karl’s own photographic work at the Dunchurch fete of that year. Support for the new society was initially canvassed via posters in local shop windows and the response was found to be encouraging – the project therefore went ahead.