As we come to the last couple of weeks of what has been a unique season, our final competition of the season, to be held online again, of course, was held to decide our top Projected Digital Image of the Season.
We were delighted to give a virtual welcome back to Rosemary Wilman HonFRPS, AFIAP, ABPE, APAGB. Following a discussion with Rosemary before the competition, it had been decided that online was not the best way to choose our Print of the Year and it was agreed to hold this season's print version over, to be included for 2020-21.
Subsequently, we allowed members the chance to enter up to three of their best images and we had 37 to enjoy on the night and for Rosemary to give her judgment on.
These had been sent to Rosemary a couple of days before so that she could spend time giving them a good study on her own computer rather than rely on our software, screens and the internet to get her first view of them on the night.
That early viewing proved to be quite interesting as Rosemary noticed halos in many of the images which she did not see when viewing directly. Nonetheless, there were many encouraging comments and tips given with quite a few images received positively, perhaps needing just a small editing tweak to enhance them.
As we went through the images, Rosemary chose to give us her Winner, Highly Commended and Commended choices. And so, without further ado, here are the top images from the night, in the traditional reverse order:
MANHATTAN SKYLINE - CHRIS RANDALL
REFLECTIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND - MARTIN FAIERS
WORKING HARD - KEVIN BROOKES
SARRACENIA UV FLUORESCENCE - DAVID PELLING
OUR 2019-20 PDI OF THE YEAR WINNER:
CONVERGENCE - MARTIN FAIERS
Congratulations to Martin F for his win and also a commended image and mentions to Chris R, Kevin B and David P for making the top table.
Let us hope that our next competition blog is one based on a competition that has been held and enjoyed by the club in person!