Results of the WPG external competitions 2019 / 2020

Kendo Battle

Battles

KCPA Diamond Jubilee

The Kent County Photographic Association held their annual Diamond Jubilee competition at Ditton Community Centre on 22nd February. 34 clubs entered and Whitstable Photographic Group were placed equal sixth. This was a very creditable performance against a wide range of stiff competition. Special congratulations to Kirsty Ralfs, here image "Get a Dog They Said" received 19 points and a certificate of merit.

Results

Whitstable Photographic Group were placed equal 6th out of 34 clubs in the KCPA Diamond Jubilee Trophy. The full results are on the KCPA web site here.

The scores for each of our images were:

Flamingo Closeness, Graham Miles ARPS CPAGB      13

Get a Dog They Said, Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP              19 M

Margat Light, Claire Gilbert                                             15

Moving Day, Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP                             17

Red Huts in the Blue Hour, Rupert Brun                        15

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa Striata), Mike Gould    18 C

Storm over Lock Stack, Claire Gilbert                             15

You Don't Scare Me, Mike Gould                                    15

Total                                                                                 127

 

Mike Gould's Spotted Flycatcher, as our highest scoring image not to get an award, was commented upon by the judge.

Three Way Battle with Deal and Thanet

On 19th February 2020 we won the Three Way Battle with Deal and Thanet. We were slightly behind Deal on DPIs but our prints carried us to victory. Congratulations to Ray Urwin, Kirsty Ralfs and Claire Gilbert for scores of 20.

DPI Round:

Deal 171

Thanet 165

Whit 169

 

Print Round

Deal 162

Thanet 157

Whit 173

 

Overall

Deal 333

Thanet 322

Whit 342

 

DPI Round

Claire Gilbert   Wave Action   16

Graham Miles   Hay Field near Faversham   16

Melvyn Crow   Arriving at Grosmont.  17

Mike Gould   Kingfisher   16

Claire Gilbert   Margate Light   14

Ray Urwin   Back from the Future   20

Kirsty Ralfs   Coming in to land   17

Rupert Brun   Red Huts in the Blue Light   16

Kirsty Ralfs   Moving Day   19

Graham Miles   Sailing in the Mist and Sun   18

 

Print Round

Mike Gould   Spotted Flycatcher   18

Melvyn Crow   St Cosmus and St Damians   15

Kirsty Ralfs   Get a dog they said   20

Graham Miles   Flamingo Closeness   18

Graham Miles Frozen   Tulip   14

Claire Gilbert   Storm over Loch Stack   17

Claire Gilbert   The Captive   20

Melvyn Crow   St Edmunds Church Southwold   17

Kirsty Ralfs   The Reading Room   16

Mike Gould   You don’t scare me   18

Battle with Herne Bay

On 19th November 2019,  Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS judged our work in a battle with Herne Bay Photographic club. We won, with 360 points against their 344 points. Congratulations to Kirsty Ralfs and Rupert Brun who both scored 20, and double congratulations to Mike Gould for two 20s!

Here are the full results

Ross Cup 2019

Whitstable Photographic Group were placed 7th in the KCPA Ross Cup, out of 35 clubs. We were only six points behind the winners, a very credible result. The results are on the KCPA web site here.

The scores for each of our images were:

Becalmed, Melvyn Crow ARPS                                       17

Flamingo Closeness, Graham Miles ARPS CPAGB      17

Get a Dog They Said, Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP              18

Heading Home, Kirsty Ralfs ARPS QGP                        16

Like A Canary in a Coal Mine, Rupert Brun                   16

Orange Tip, Mike Gould                                                  17

Spotted Flycatcher, Mike Gould                                      17

St Edmunds Church Southwold, Melvyn Crow ARPS  15

As our highest scoring image, "Get a Dog They Said" received critique, the judge said she could feel the cold and wet, and the sea made it look windy too. The promenade was wet, perhaps from waves coming over it and the seagulls were a nice touch. She said the picture had perhaps been created from several images* but if so it had been done very well.

* Surely not!