And so we arrived at the grand climax to the 2021-22 season – our annual Digital Image of the Year competition took place on Zoom on Wednesday 22 June with members invited to submit their best work of the season.
As set out in the competition rules, members may enter up to two digital images that have “previously been entered … in one of that season’s six club league competitions”.
Our independent judge this year was Lloyd Moore DPAGB BPE4*, a Past-President of the Watford Camera Club and a very experienced CACC judge.
After a quick run through all the images, Lloyd remarked that they were all good images with no technical issues – “so it just comes down to the ones I like the most”.
41 images were entered for the competition. They covered a wide range of genres – landscape, seascape, architecture, candid/street, portrait, flowers, wildlife, still life, abstract, motorsport, composite, and more. And Lloyd provided a helpful critique of each image.
After Roger Gage had graciously withdrawn his “Design Icon” entry as ineligible, the results were
1st place – “TOGETHERNESS” by Patrick Linford
2nd place – “44 LEADS ON THE TRACK” by Terry Godber
3rd place – STEPPING OUT” by Tricia Meers
Highly Commended – “A BREATHE OF AIR” by Chris Warby
Highly Commended – “DIMMING OF THE DAY” by David Bolam
Highly Commended – “HAWKER HUNTER” by John Curd
Highly Commended – “WINDOWS” by Carol Curd
Commended – “DO YOU EVER GET THAT FEELING” by David Manning
Commended – “MOUNT KILIMANJARO” by Chris Warby
Commended – “AQUILIGA” by Wendy Taylor
Commended – “PEEKABOO” by Sandra Eve
Congratulations – and the Trophy – to … er … Patrick!?