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Devon Photographic Clubs' Print & Digital Battle 2011

This was hosted by Paignton Camera Club and held at St Paul's Church Hall, Preston, Torquay on Saturday 14th May. The event went very well and the standard was very high. Exmouth entered both a Print Panel and Digital images. There were 11 Print Panel entries and 13 Digitally Projected Images and the results are as follows:

Print Panels: 1st Ebb and Flow by Plymouth Camera Club; 2nd High Dynamic Railway by Exmouth Photo Group; 3rd Dartmoor in Black and White by Kingsbridge and Highly Commended was Wet Wet Wet by Proteus. The Best Overall Print was awarded to Sheila Haycox for Deep in Thought.

Digital Images: 1st Newton Abbot; 2nd Plymouth; Joint 3rd Exmouth Photo Group and Paignton Photographic Club. The overall Digital Image was by Alan Bootham of Newton Abbot.

EPG Panel being judged

The judge, John Tilsley, said our panel was very arresting and dynamic. He said the title says it all. He particularly liked the flush mounted prints and it was well presented. He liked its intensity. He then commented on each individual print. What he liked was the gritty feeling to each print, the treatment had brought out all the details on the paintwork and other parts of the images. We nearly made first position but he felt the steam one didn't have the same power. It was very, very close.

We will try again next year. So its a call to all you members, try and think of an idea, get into groups, produce an idea for a panel. We need ideas and participation.

Below a selection of photographs taken of all the print panels, but I have put at the front our Final Print Panel together with individual copies from this panel and our five digital images. If you wish to get some idea of what was shown on the day - panels only - then Dave took pictures of the panels in situ, not the easiest to do with people milling about. Hopefully they will give you some a feel of the entries submitted. If you wish to view the Digital images from the other clubs then please go to the Paignton Photographic Club site

I would like to thank John Wickett for giving us the idea to process the images in HDR, they certainly brought out the detail in the images and made them very dramatic and powerful. Thank you John for doing the processing, by giving them to you for the final processing we could guarantee that all the images would have the same treatment thereby giving uniformity to the panel. Also thanks must go to Steve Currie for mounting the prints. It's thanks to Dave for photographing the panels and audience. 

High Dynamic Railway

Deep in Thought by Sheila Haycox

On the Lookout by John Perriam

All Aboard by Dave McHutchison

So what 'appened was… by John Wickett

Labour of Love by Mo Martin

Digital Images

A Class Apart by Dave McHutchison - 9.5 points

Meditation by Trevor Cullen - 9 points (Joint 3rd place)

At Night at the Opera by John Wickett - 9 points

Windmills by Sheila Haycox - 9 points

Grangemouth by John Perriam - 8.5 points

Print Panels from other clubs.

Print Panels from other clubs

1st - Ebb & Flow by Plymouth

3rd - Dartmoor in Black by Kingsbridge

Recreational Photography by Ivybridge

Wild and Free by Paignton

H/C - Wet Wet Wet by Proteus

Wet Noses by Barnstaple

The Black Swan by Phoenix

Leading Lines by Plymstock

Steam Gala by Newton Abbot

Signs by Honiton Camera Club

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