Devon Clubs' Print and Digitally Projected  Battle May 2008

We hosted the Devon Clubs' Photographic Battle on Saturday 17th May at the Public Hall, Budleigh Salterton. The event went very well, over 100 people attended. There were no hicups and it ran very smoothly with thanks to the helpers of Exmouth Photo Group. 13 Clubs from Devon entered the Battle and the standard was very high. The day started at 11 a.m. with the "helpers" setting up the Hall and preparing the buffet for the evening. Representatives of the entering clubs arrived at 12.30 to set up their boards and there was a short meeting held to discuss the future of this particular event. Nigel Cheffers Heard, the judge, arrived around 2 p.m. to critique all the prints and projected images. 

Fotospeed came along and set up a stand ready for when the doors opened at 4.30. I have since heard from John and Jan Herlinger and they were very pleased and in their own words " It was such a great day at Budleigh Salterton last Saturday – we really enjoyed being there.Fotospeed would like to make a proposal to all the Camera Clubs which would both a benefit all club members and make a financial contribution to the club itself." 

Judging started at 6 p.m. and Nigel gave an excellent analysis of all the Print Panels interspersed with his witticisms. After half time when members partook of the excellent buffet Nigel continued with the Slides and Digital images. It was then time for the raffle and presentations.

Print Panels - Crediton came first with their Panel called Primary Reflections, Exmouth second with Curvature, Axminster 3rd with Fruit of the Loom and Newton Abbot got Highly Commended for their Hoodies Panel. Best Prints of the Day - John Perriam from EPG came first with his Print called Cardiff Stairwell, Paula Graham from Newton Abbot came second with her Night Hoodies, Marion Pollinger came third with her print called Blue Reflections and Sheila Banks from Honiton had a Highly Commended for her print called Turbulence. 

Set of Projected Images - Paignton came first, Exmouth came second (see below) with images from Peter Kilminster, Sheila Haycox, Dave McHutchiso and Paul Hepple; Plymouth was 3rd and Ivybridge gained a Highly Commended

Best Overall Projected Image - Pam Sherren from Paignton came first with her Two Goths, Marion Pollinger from Crediton came 2nd with her Forest Quietude, Matt Roach from Kingsbridge with his Oh Brother came third and John Widdows from Plymouth gained a Highly Commended for his Tinside Pool.

Print Panel - Curvature

Panel

Spiral Fountain by Sheila Haycox

Bicton Palm House by Cecil Hatfield

Sydney Opera House by Sheila Haycox

Brushing Machine by John Perriam

Stairwell Shadow by John Perriam

Digital Images

Parallel Lives by Paul Hepple

We Can Make It by Dave McHutchison

Church of St Primoz by Sheila Haycox

First to Corner_Dave McHutchison

All-Fired-Up

Presentations - Nigel Cheffers Heard presenting Tophies and Certificates to various club representatives

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