Our judge this year was Rob Millin who holds almost every exhibition based distinction that exists, and to the highest level. He was very decisive, dealing quickly with each print; praise first, then a criticism, then a judgement.
It fitted the situation perfectly. These were prints on their second outing, and our members choices from their year’s entries.
Of course Rob didn’t see any of the other work our members have produced this year and one of my favourites is Paul Hill’s Kelly Hall Tarn, seen here. I hope that the adverse comments made about the picture by another (far less experienced) judge wasn’t the reason that Paul didn’t enter it and it was actually that he has such riches to choose from. Nevertheless it was good to see him win the Best Print for the calming Windermere Reflection, seen on the front page this week.
Ray Hill & Wallace Baxter had the other two section winners and there was much good work snapping at their heels too. An excellent season. We are proud of the super quality of our print work, something which sets club photography apart from internet snaps. There is something special about making a more tangible version of your work.