Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

February News

28th:  Projected Image Competition #5  judged with great insight and style by Cat Humphries on her first visit to Harrow.    In the Beginners, 18s were scored by Paul Liu and Sanjay Mistry; 19s by Mike Kass and Sanjay with Sanjay also scoring 20 and the extra point for “Multiple Reflections”.    In the Open section over half the entries scored 18 and above; 20s went to Dave Martin for “Sisters”, “Spring Pasque Flower” and “The Brewer Spiral Staircase”;  Anne Parry for “Two Jack Lake”, Alan Graham for “Snowdrop Trio” and Avril Candler’s “First Light First Walk” which was awarded the extra point.  In the Nature section, Julia Wainwright scored 19 for “Cheetah Family at the End of the Day” and 20s for “Cheetah Cub Connection”, “Wildebeest Facing Certain Death” and “Osprey With Catch” which received the extra point.  Many thanks to Cat Humphries for her excellent judging and to everyone for supporting the evening.

Special Note:  Extra special congratulations to Julia Wainwright for winning Wanderlust Magazine’s  Wild Life Photo of the year with her emotive photograph of the  “Wildebeest Facing Certain Death”.  Well done and well deserved.  To view recent top scoring images, including Julia’s Wild Life Photo please go to our Flickr page.


23rd:  NWFed Finals – although Harrow didn’t make it to the Final, our authors whose work had been starred in the various rounds were represented in the individuals’ Print and Projected competitions.  Julia Wainwright’s “Osprey and Fish Close up” was highly commended.  Congratulations Julia.

21st:  Talk by Ted Kinsey “City Shapes” – comprising projected and print images of Ted’s project work.  It was especially relevant given our upcoming annual Monochrome competition as all Ted’s work is in monochrome.  An enjoyable and stimulating evening so many thanks to Ted.

14th:  Print Competition #3 – this high scoring competition was judged by Jim Nemer.  In the Beginners, Paul Liu gained the extra point for “Street Performer, Soho”;  Alice Kass, in her first print competition scored three 18s and a 20 for “Alium Christophil”.  In the Open section all the prints scored highly, with John Draper’s “Pasque Flower” coming third overall of the evening.  In the Nature section Jim awarded 18s, 19s and 20s with Julia Wainwright’s “Cheetah Family at the End of the Day” coming second and her “Singing Red Winged Lark” in first place.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the evening and a special thank you to Jim for his interesting and informative judging.

7th:  We enjoyed a Monochrome workshop run by Judith Gimber, Avril Candler and Alan Colegrave.  Alan demonstrated the use of Silver Efex Pro, one of the set of filters included in the (free) Nik Collection of software filters.  With our annual monochrome competition coming up in March it was a particularly timely and useful evening.



31st January: Projected Image Competition #4

The well-supported competition was judged last night by Terry Coffey.  It was great to see so many images in the Beginners’ section – with some new members entering for the first time – very successfully.  Congratulations go to Alice Kass who scored the extra point for her “I Can See You”, pipping husband Mike’s 20 for “Another Button”.  Mike also scored 19s for “154” and “Colour”;  Sanjay Mistry scored 18s for “Curves” and “Weathered”.

In the Open (Promoted) section, John Draper scored 20 for “Early Morning Jog” ; Dave Martin’s “Pasque Flowers Rubra” and “Rainbow Roses” also scored 20 with the latter gaining the extra point. 19s went to Dave Martin for “The Kiss”, to Peter Polkinghorne for “Christmas Spin” and “St. Paul’s and The New”, Trevor Alexander’s “I’ve Got You” and Avril Candler’s “White House in a Bubble”.

Nature:  Judith Gimber’s “Mutual Support” gained the extra point and she also scored 19 with “Eyes Right”.  Julia Wainwright’s “Hyena Drool” and “Male Cheetah Going For The Kill” also scored 20.

Top scoring images are available to view on our Flickr page.




January News

We came back after Christmas to our first workshop of 2017 run so effectively by Mark Buckley-Sharp on processing RAW files.

We also enjoyed a wonderful evening with James Burns’ “London from the Rooftops – Two Years On”.

Back in the throes of inter-club competitions, we hosted the second round Rosebowl match and with the third round now completed we are happily through to the final which will be held on 23rd April.  We were not so successful in the NWFed – losing our semi-final match to Hemel Hempstead who will contest the final alongside Amersham on 25th February.  Good luck to them and commiserations to us!  Although we didn’t succeed this year, several of our members’ work will be in the individual print and projected competitions which form part of the Finals’ day.