The sixth internal club competition of the 2017-18 season took place last Wednesday, 21 March 2018.  The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “Panoramic” to which the programme notes added – “Images shot in a panoramic (letterbox) format.  Image must be at least twice as wide as it is high, preferably in a 1 to 3 ratio.  Be careful not to make images too wide in relation to their height as this may make it awkward to see the prints or PDIs when they conform to our sizing standard.  Successful images will feature a composition or subject that suits the panoramic /letterbox format.  Horizontal only, not vertical.”

 Our judge for this competition was Colin Southgate FRPS from Barton-le-Clay.  Colin is a regular visitor to LBPC and is a member of Harpenden Photographic Society.  He has been involved in photography for over 40 years and confesses to a fondness for monochrome.

 Colin said he had looked up “panoramic” in the dictionary.  He explained that while he would be using a “broad interpretation”, he would be looking for images which “exploit the panoramic format”.  He wanted images to “feel like” panoramas!

 As usual, the entries displayed a wide variety of subjects, approaches and styles.  There were plenty of landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes (colour and monochrome) – but also some architecture, street and wildlife and even some abstract, still life and portraiture.  However, there were images which Colin considered did not meet the brief and these were marked down.

 Each entry was marked out of twenty.  The top performers were as follows:

Section One Prints (17 entries)

  • 1st – “St Paul’s” by Moira Hunter – 20 marks
  • 1st – “Walking the Dogs” by Philip Hunter – 20 marks
  • 1st – “Sarratt” by Philip Hunter – 20 mark
  • 1st – “The Cuillins from Sligachan by Paul Measor – 20 marks
  • 2nd – “Sunset at Polzeath Beach” by Mike Kitchingman – 19 marks
  • 2nd – “Bamburgh Beach Sunrise” by Paul Measor – 19 marks
  • 2nd – “Dawn at Eastbourne” by Tim Gould – 19 marks
  • 3rd – “Storm Over the Mount” by Clive Rayment – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “Arches” by Steve Chandler – 18 marks


Section Two PDIs (14 entries)

  • 1st – “Oops!” by Nigel Harding – 20 marks
  • 1st – “Tombolo” by Malcolm Guy – 20 marks
  • 2nd – “4am Salar De Uyuni” by Lynette MacNicol – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “Perito Merino” by Lynette MacNicol – 17 marks
  • 3rd – “Rooftops of Clifton” by Hilary Clarke – 17 marks
  • 3rd – “Misty Morning” by Carol Saint – 17 marks
  • 3rd – “City Vista” by Hilary Clarke – 17 marks
  • 3rd – “Lake Te Anau” by Malcolm Guy – 17 marks

Section One PDIs (34 entries)

  • 1st – “Bend in the River” by Roger Clarke – 20 marks
  • 1st – “Time to Drink” by Chris Warby – 20 marks
  • 1st – “Dawn at Peniscola” by Carol Curd – 20 marks
  • 2nd – “Flamingos” by Carol Curd – 19 marks
  • 3rd – “Olive Grove Patchwork Quilt” by Tricia Meers – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “The Bosphorus” by Martin Wood – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “Langdale” by David Bolam – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “Grand Pier at First Light” by Paul Needham – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “Grasmere from Allenbank” by Roger Gage – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “Panorama” by Dave Cromack – 18 marks
  • 3rd – “The Waterloo Battlefield” by Martin Wood – 18 marks

There were no Section Two Prints entries.

S1 Prints


Marks for this competition will also determine this season’s Print Championship (Sections One and Two) and the Digital Image Championship (Sections One and Two) – see the 2017-18 LBPC Handbook for details.



S2 PDI’s


S1 PDI’s