Our September competition saw members trying their hand at Minimalist photography – creating images with the smallest number of colours and subjects.
First place went to Darren Worthy’s optical illusion of an egg on a precipice – it’s actually an egg and three pieces of coloured card!
Allyson’s Evans monochrome shot from a UK beach came second.
Third place was taken by Nick Wheat’s image from the black sands of Vik in Iceland.
June’s ‘Fauna and Flora’ print competition, as always, saw some amazing images entered.
First place went to Allyson Evans’ photo of a Hercules beetle.
Second place was shared between Neil Frith’s photo of a hedgehog and Mike Hawkin’s Halloween Pennant Dragonfly.
June’s Fauna and Flora print competition, as always, saw some wonderful images entered.
First place went to Martin Satur’s macro shot of a bee.
It was a good month for Martin, as his shot of pine cones took second place!
Allyson Evan’s photo of purple poppies came third.
We had a wide variety of images entered into our Shapes and Patterns projected image competition in May.
First place went to Pam Fisher’s hotel corridor.
Three images scored the same to share second place! Darren Worthy’s photo of oil bubbles on water, Paul Beckett’s vertigo inducing staircase and Ian Smith’s minimalist restaurant seating.
April’s monochrome print ‘double trouble’ competition a wide variety of entries.
The first image is Darren Worthy’s photo of two kittens who are surely up to no good.
Dave McLeavy’s image of a motorist finding himself on the wrong side of the law came second.
Third place went to Ian Smith’s photo of lottery ticket sellers.
April’s colour ‘double trouble’ competition saw a variety of interpretations of the theme in the prints entered.
First place went to Allyson Evans’ painterly double portrait image.
Nick Wheat came second with a photograph of two planes almost touching mid-flight.
Third place was shared by Neil Frith’s relaxing tigers and Nick Wheat’s face-masked statues.
March saw our annual Images of People competition take place. This year as a projected competition.
First place went to Darren Worthy’s monochrome image of our very own chair, Nick Wheat.
Nick’s photo from a recent shoot at Barrow Hill roundhouse came second.
Moving slightly further afield, Ian Smith’s image of a Budhist monk in Myanmar took third place.
February’s colour ‘cold’ competition saw a plethora of landscape images entered.
First place went to Don Jackln’s image of the icy Flyders in Wales.
Nick Wheat came second with a photograph taken a little closer to home – near Holmesfield.
Third place went to Pam Fisher’s mountainous image.
February’s monochrome print ‘cold’ competition saw what we think is a first for the club – a four way tie for first place!
The first image is Ian Smith’s image looking down towards Ladybower reservoir.
Allyson Evans had two images in first place. The first was of a cold Niagara Falls.
The second was a frozen fern.
And the final image in the first place (!) was Tony Godwin’s photo of a solitary tree.
Our competition year began with the annual AGW Open projected image competition.
First place went to Paul Beckett’s image capturing the atmosphere of the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau.
Second place was taken by Ian Mateer’s beautifully minimalist image of Sycamore Gap near Hadrian’s Wall.
Third place was shared by Darren Worthy’s colourful close-up of a pencil and David Barnett’s close up of small fungi.