On Wednesday 7th November 2018, as a Members Evening, we held an informal internal competition with a bit of a twist – no post-processing.

Essentially, the idea was to go back to the 1960s and see what people could achieve without all the gizmos.

So, members were invited to submit two PDIs that were totally unprocessed.  They were allowed only to creatively crop and straighten the horizon.  That was all.  No other post-processing (eg, Lightroom, Photoshop, Topaz, Affinity Photo, GIMP, etc) was allowed.

The subject for the competition was “Open”.  And judging was by way of our tried and tested “knock-out” methodology – the PDIs were projected in pairs and one of each pair was chosen by a vote of the assembled club members to go through to the next round.

The vote counting was run by chairman Mike Kitchingman and David Marlow.  And, as ever, the whole process swiftly descended into chaos and farce.  Nevertheless, four images eventually progressed to the semi-finals.

The results were as follows:

  • Winner – “Tiger” by Terry Godber
  • Runner-up – “Black Rock Cottage – Glen Coe” by Keith Weil
  • Losing semi-finalist – “Ice and Mist” by Steve Knight
  • Losing semi-finalist – “Fjordland” by Steve Knight

“Congratulations” to Terry who again gets all the glory.
(Terry was also the winner of last season’s Knock-out Competition.  Does he know something the rest of us don’t?)

If you didn’t know, you can post your comments at the bottom of the page. Engage with other Members and share your thoughts on the entries and judging. 

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