What a great success our first venture into the world of 'smart phone' photography proved to be and it was pleasing to see the evening supported by so many people including established & newer members as well as a number of visitors. Thanks must go to Ray Portman, Nigel Reader, Peter Rean & Duncan Turner for putting together such an interesting programme which explored the many and varied aspects of 'smart phone' photography. Several highlights for me were the panoramic images taken by Peter and the drone demonstration by Duncan, however the lasting impression everyone must have taken away from the evening was the superb possibilities that current mobile phones offer even the most experienced photographer. If you missed it, you missed a real treat. Thanks again to everyone involved. As for the competition, there were 30 excellent entries covering a wide range of topics and the winning images were as follows:
1st Place - Edgbaston Atmosphere by Robin Truran - The judges felt that Robin's image of an evening floodlit cricket match captured “the emotion and feeling of the event”
2nd Place - Lower Brockhampton by Dave Hull - The judges commented that the quality of this image was not dissimilar to that taken with a DSLR camera.
3rd Place - New York Minute by Emily Smythe - The judges congratulated Emily for being placed in her very first Club competition entry.
Highly Commended - Starfish by Elaine Portman & Trollies by Sue Biggart.
Commended - Cafe Scene by David Hull; Singapore Evening by Sue Biggart & Lofoten Island by Trevor Hunter
The top three images are shown below. Well done to all entrants and thanks again to everyone involved for such a good night.
Dave Hull, Assistant Publicity Officer