Results of the Day-tripper Trophy Summer Challenge – The Village

Dunchurch Photographic Society commenced their 2019-2020 programme in fine style on Wednesday 4th September at the Dunchurch Women’s Institute Hall with the first competition of the new season. The subject of this summer’s challenge was ‘The Village’ and how members of the Society interpreted the subject in their photographic media. 

This competition stands quite unique in the programme of events each year as the winner of the trophy is voted for by Society members. Members vote democratically for their favourite image of the evening rather than the usual competition format where images are critiqued by an external judge. 

On this occasion there were numerous prints and projected images submitted by members as part of the competition. There was a wide variety in the subject matter relating to ‘The Village,’ and the processing techniques adopted by photographers all helping to create a wonderful competition. That is a key characteristic of Dunchurch Photographic Society. 

Interestingly for this season, all of the most popular images were prints. It was noted that many of the images were taken during the series of President’s Summer Strolls, part of our closed-season programme of events where Society members visited Braunston, Wolston/Brandon, Brinklow and Ashby St Ledgers.

Results

First Place

Shennington Village Green by Eric Tatham

Second Place

Petworth Village, West Sussex by Patrick Joyce

Third Place (Joint)

Reflections of Braunston by David J. Bray
Ringing the Changes by Eric Tatham

Many congratulations to Eric… winning the trophy for the second consecutive season. 

The next competition at Dunchurch Photographic Society is only just around the corner – this being the Colour Print Competition for the Gerry Coyle Memorial Trophy. This will take place on Wednesday 9th October 2019, 7.45pm at the Dunchurch WI Hall on the Southam Road. The judge will be Trevor Rudkin LRPS. 

Members can submit up to three colour prints for this competition, but they must be with the Competition Secretary no later than midnight on Wednesday 2nd October 2019. 

Report by David J. Bray, (Chairman)

Results of Dunchurch vs Coventry vs Leamington

The results of last Wednesday’s inter-club competition were as follows.

First Place

Leamington Spa Photographic Society with 354 points.

Second Place 

Dunchurch Photographic Society with 347 points.

Third Place

Coventry Photographic Society with 339 points.

Prints

DPS  175             CPS 174          LSPS 176

PDIs

DPS 172             CPS 165         LSPS 178

Results of Dunchurch vs Badby vs Northampton

The results of last Wednesday’s inter-club competition were as follows.

First Place

Dunchurch Photographic Society with 370 points.

Second Place 

Northampton Camera Club with 367 points.

Third Place

Badby & District Photographic Society with 338 points.

Prints

DPS  191             NCC  179          BDPS 166

PDIs

NCC 188              DPS 179           BDPS 172

Results of Dunchurch vs Lutterworth vs Hinckley

The results of last Wednesday’s inter-club competition were as follows.

First Place

Dunchurch PhotographIc Society with 354 points.

Second Place 

Lutterworth Photographic Society Cooperative with 349 points.

Third Place

Hinkley Photographic Society with 345 points.

Prints

DPS  177               HKPS  175            LUPS  174

PDIs

DPS  177               HKPS  170            LUPS  175

Merit 3 Competition – Weather

Here are the results of the Merit 3 Competition held on 20th February 2019 and judged by Paul Nickerson. The theme was ‘Weather’.

Print Competition – Advanced Category.

First place

Divine Illumination by Ian Andrew

Second place

Tarn Hows by Eric Tatham

Third placeWet Walk Home by Eric Tatham

Highly Commended (in alphabetical order)

Kiev’s Hungry and Frozen by David Bray

Nuclear Winter by Warren Strickland

Space Weather over Jokulsarlon by David Bray

Commended (in alphabetical order)

Better Indoors than Out by Rosemary Gibbs

Overnight Snow, Ben More Coigach by Ken Monk

 

Print Competition – Novice Category

First place

St Martin’s by Robin Simmons LRPS

Second place

Before the Storm by Robin Simmons LRPS

Third place

Sunshine and Showers by David Cunnane

Highly Commended (in alphabetical order)

Sprinkling of Snow by David Cunnane

Winter Playground by Patrick Joyce

Commended (in alphabetical order)

Lakeland in Spring by David H Inman

Smoke on the Water by Tony McMaster LRPS

 

Projected Image Competition – Advanced Category

First place

Frozen Moat by Ian Andrew

Second place

Summer Storm by Ian Andrew

Third place

Icicles by Jack Hemming

Highly Commended (in alphabetical order)

Last Bus to Rainham by Eric Tatham

Snow Squall Approaches by Mike Gardner

Sunrise by Warren Strickland

Transonic Cloud Makers by David Bray

Wind Veering by Rosemary Gibbs

Zombie Rain by Warren Strickland 

Commended (in alphabetical order)

Heading Home in the Mist by Mike Parmee ARPS CPAGB

It’s Raining Outside by Jack Hemming

Oxford Circus by Eric Tatham

Reflecting on the Weather by Ken Garside

Swooping Owl by Ken Monk

 

Projected Image Competition – Novice Category

First place

Steaming Up by Robin Simmons LRPS

Second place

Rain Approaching by Patrick Joyce

Third place

Purple Hour by Mark Ellis

Highly Commended(in alphabetical order)

Golden Sea by Mark Ellis

Stork and Rainbow by Robin Simmons LRPS

Sunshine through Cloud by Tony McMaster LRPS

Commended (in alphabetical order)

After the Storm by David H Inman

Puddle by Steven Farmer

Raining Again by David Cunnane