Canterbury Photographic Society
June Sharpe ARPS and former member of the club agreed to judge our last league print competition of the season.
June always delivers a fair and honest critique and highlights similarities of styles and genres with many famous names in photography prompting members to explore the works of others. Sometimes her given examples were to draw likeness to members images whilst other instances were given to guide the members in a stronger direction.
The set subject was ‘Historic Canterbury in Monochrome’.
There were a variety of images taken within the city. Some members chose to capture detailed images of architecture while others depicted the more iconic images of the city.
Wendy Kennett LRPS won the category with a slow shutter creative monochrome image of the cathedral cloisters captured during last summer’s graduation ceremony titled ‘The Passage Of Time’.
John Howard received a Highly Commended certificate for his image the ‘Cathedral from the Memorial Garden’ as did Barry Amos for his view of ‘Ye Olde Beverley Inn and Manwood Hospital Arm Houses.’
Following the break June continued to comment on the prints entered into the Open section and elaborated on the aspect of neuroscience and how the brain reacts to colour combinations and the direction of lines within an image.
Two more slow shutter images achieved good scores. Wendy Kennett’s images ‘High and Dry’ and ‘Cobbold Point’ received first place and highly commended respectively. Steve Presnell gained two Highly Commended certificates. The first was for his now famous series of images taken in Somerset ‘Alderman’s Barrow No6’ and another Monochrome image ‘Alone in the Mist’