The set subject was “Intimate Landscape”. This was further described in the Programme as follows.
“An intimate landscape is one in which you’re selecting and isolating one small part of a scene that captures your interest and presents an ‘intimate feel’. It might be a smaller part of a wider scape, it might also be a smaller composition that focuses on shapes, lines, colours, textures or patterns. It is a view of a scene in which any object of focus, is surrounded by its context. We encourage the celebration of the beauty of the natural world. Thus, the scape can be land, sea, water or city but, whatever the content, it must be an ‘intimate’ scene. The challenge encourages creative submissions – close up and macro; black and white or colour; multiple exposures and other creative techniques.”
And, no coincidence, this is also the brief for the forthcoming (March 2022) Tring Interclub Intimate LandScapes Competition.
As usual, entries displayed a wide variety of approaches, styles, and subjects. There were plenty of close-ups (fungi, ivy, flowers, reeds, pebbles, barnacles, coral, and the like), as well as woodland scenes (perhaps the epitome of intimate landscape), waterfalls, and other water features (including reflections).
As a definition of the genre, though, the description of “Intimate Landscape” above leaves plenty of room for debate. Unfortunately, several entries were considered by our judge not to meet the brief and these were not marked.
Our independent judge for the competition was Colin Southgate LRPS DPAGB, a very experienced photographer (over 40 years) and judge, with a self-confessed fondness for monochrome. (See https://csouthgate.wixsite.com/colinsouthagte) He is also a member of the Harpenden Photographic Society.
Colin had been sent the images in advance. He was therefore able to base his judging on the original digital files as submitted rather than how the images appeared on Zoom.
Each entry was marked out of twenty.
Marks for this competition count towards the season’s Projected Digital Image (PDI) League Championship (Sections One and Two) – see the Internal competitions, Rules for Entry 2020-21, page of the website for details.
Each entry was marked out of 20. The top performers were as follows:
For details of the competition rules CLICK HERE.
If you didn’t know, you can also post your comments at the bottom of the page. Engage with other Members and share your thoughts on the entries and judging.
NB: Members can watch the competition in full on the ‘Members Only’ section of the website.