Two Club members have had great success in this year's Scottish Photographic Federation Portfolios competition. The majority of Scottish photography clubs are represented in this annual event so competition is fierce.
Overall, the Club came 4th in the Monochrome Print section and 6th in the Colour Print section. The awards (SPF Gold Medals) for the best photographs overall in these two sections both went to Club members: John Thom for "Edge of the Storm" and Rob Buchan for "Osprey Fishing".
Here are some of the winning (and runners-up) images from our 4th monthly competition events. Hover over each image for a description, click on each to view a larger version.
Here's another tip from Club member George Hay. This time how to use Photoshop to convert a full colour image into monochrome but also leave an area in its original colour. Click on the images below for a full size version of each figure mentioned here.
Here are the winning (and runners-up) images from the first 3 of our monthly competition events. Hover over each image for a description, click on each to view a larger version.
This is the first year the Club has run the Portfolio of the Year event. The winner is whoever produces the portfolio that is the most coherent, original and creative interpretation of their chosen theme. There are two sections, one for prints and one for digital images (PDI). The awards went to Alistair Birnie for "Windows" and Doug Winton for "Street musicians". The images from one of the winners can be viewed below, click on each to see a larger version.
Since the last post about our fortnightly summer challenges, we've had several more events. Here is a selection of the entries and winning images from these challenges.
(click on the images for larger versions)
Our summer online challenge event has started early than usual this year as our usual programme of events has been suspended for now. Our virtual events run every two weeks with a theme being chosen by the winner of the previous event. The first theme for this season was "Flow" and the first 3 places went to the photos below. Left to right, 1st place "Light flow" from Sandy McIntosh, 2nd place "Overflow" from George Hay, 3rd place "Cloud flow" from John Thom
With the results from our last two monthly competitions of the season now available the overall winners are decided, and here they are:
Results - month 5
1. Wind and water, John Thom, 2. Am Garnh Corrie, Sandy McIntosh, 3. Junbird, Rob Buchan
1. Lutheran church Iceland, John Thom, 2. We don't talk anymore, Doug Winton, 3. Art class day out, George Hay
1. Heron, John Thom, 2. Fishermans' hut, George Hay, 3. Wing walker, Rob Buchan
Results - month 6
1. Mandarin, Julie Adams, 2=. Back lane busker, Sandy McIntosh, 2=. Checking the odds, Rob Buchan, 2=. The wedding party, John Thom, 3. Waterfalls, George Hay
1. The Ashton, George Hay, 2=. Waiting to cross, Doug Winton, 2=. Swiss-Italian border, Sandy Mcintosh, 3. An Aberdeen Christmas, John Thom,
1. Lochnagar, Alistair Birnie, 2. Vienna windows, Alistair Birnie, 3=. Morning light, George Hay, 3=. It's lonely at Christmas, John Thom
1. Sandy McIntosh, 2. George Hay, 3. John Thom
1. George Hay, 2. John Thom, 3. Doug Winton
1=. John Thom, Alistair Birnie, 2. Rob Buchan, 3. George Hay
Here are the results of our 4th monthly competition for prints and projected digital images (PDI).
Sandy McIntosh, Etive Moor 20, 1st place
George Hay, Evening light 19, 2nd place
Doug Winton, Colour in Gourdon 18, 3rd place
George Hay, The Kirkgate Bar 20, 1st place
John Thom, Hole in the wall 19, 2nd place
Doug Winton, The lamb 18, 3rd place
John Thom, Beach Shelter 20, 1st place
Rob Buchan, Tee time break 19, 2nd place
Rob Buchan, Catch of the day 18, 3rd equal
Iain Young, Thoughtful stare, 3rd equal
A few weeks ago one of our members, George Hay, gave a presentation on the art of using the Luminar 3 photo editing application. The photos below show a little of what can be achieved with Luminar with a lot less effort than using the likes of Photoshop. The before versions are on the left and the after versions on the right. Click on each to see a larger version.