Down Your Way
PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY: The society welcomed Kirsty Ralfs to judge the 2017 projected digital images final. Beginners: 1, Raindrops aren’t falling on my head by Linda Busby and winner of the Swallow Cup, the composition of umbrellas having good control of exposure and sharpness. 2, Keeping in touch by Dee McNabb, an image of a period musician with his mobile phone giving a touch of humour. 3, The Eye at night, with the illuminated pods of the London Eye creating a prominent graphic image. Intermediate: 1, and the Sussex Shield, Everest base camp by moonlight by Alan Pearce. The combination of illuminated snow, glow from within the tents, clouds and pin points of light from stars in the dark sky made this a stand-out winner. 2, Watching and Waiting by David Philips, a kingfisher perched on a lichen covered branch that had all the attributes of a good natural history image with sharpness, eye highlight and separation from the background. 3, Getting away from it by Alan Pearce, an exotic beach scene that could hold its own with any holiday brochure photograph. Advance: 1, and the Albert Hillman Trophy Seeing colours of the Atacama by Peggy McKenzie. A landscape image that had excellent control of light that drew the eye into the picture and the all important group of people to provide scale. 2, Cowslips - Primula veris by Janice Payne ARPS, an atmospheric, misty image with sparkling dew drops. 3, Lisianthus by Janet Monk, a beautifully sharp flower portrait with complementary background. Highly commended: Eileen James, Peggy McKenzie, Sean Keen, Janice Payne, Ray Beckwith and Alan Bousfield. Chairman, David Mills thanked Kirsty for her considered and constructive comments and congratulated all the members whose photography had made the evening one of quality, variety and interest.