Devon Clubs' Battle 2012

The Devon Clubs' Battle was held on the 26th May at South Brent Village Hall which was hosted by Plymouth Camera Club. The event went well with 11 clubs entering the battle. Brian Galbraith, the judge, done an excellent job and as usual he came up with witty comments.

Our print panel of Mono Monoliths came second, yes second yet again, we will have to try harder but I must say we were very pleased as there were some good panels. Kingsbridge & District Camera Club were the winners with their Upfest Panel and Phoenix Camera Club, Holsworthy were third. The best individual print overall was won by Linda Wevill from Plymouth, Christine Hales from Kingsbridge received second place and Sheila Haycox received third place for Oz.

Our panel of prints were produced by John Wickett, John Perriam and myself and I will bring the prints to our first meeting so that all the members can see the panel. We would like to enter the Kingswood Salver again and we did well last year with our Steam Train and this panel has potential. However we do need two more members to add to the panel to conform to the rules.

Plymouth Camera Club were the winners of the best set of projected images, with Paington Photographic Club coming second and we were third.

Mono Monoliths - Print Panel 2nd Place

Nemo by Sheila Haycox

Oz by Sheila Haycox (Third Best Print)

Atradius by John Perriam

Brum by John Wickett

Opera by John Wicket


Below the Digital Entry (Third Best Digital Set)

Salisbury Cathedral by Mo Martin

Rock Detail by Sheila Haycox

Sunflower by John Wickett

Gannet Landing by Dave McHutchison


Below are the winning panels, sorry for the poor quality, conditions not that easy to take photos.

Winning Print Panel from Kingsbridge & District

Second Place Print Panel from Exmouth Photo Group

Third Place Print Panel from Pheonix Camera Club Holsworthy

Best Individual Print Overall - Linda Wevill

Second Placed Individual Print - Christine Hales

Third Placed Individual Print - Sheila Haycox

Visitors in front of our panel

We used the above panel prints for the WCPF Kingswood Salver - 10 November 2012

The Kingswood Salver was held at Clyst St Mary Hall on Saturday 10th November 2012. As we entered the hall we were amazed to see that we were one of twenty-six clubs who had produced panels. Each panel of 5 images had to be taken by 5 different photographers. Our panel, ‘Mono Monoliths ’ Nemo by Sheila, ‘Valencia’ by Mo, ‘Point’ by Derrick, ‘Atradius’ by John P and ‘Brum’ from John W. The judge, Don Byatt liked images ‘kept simple’ and ‘enjoys people pictures’. We were the first club up and, in hindsight this was probably not to our advantage as he definitely spoke at greater length about each panel image as he warmed up. We certainly met the ‘simple’ criteria and Don said ours was a ‘good panel to start with’ and ‘the presentation, uniform mounting and order was very good’. He particularly liked John W’s Brum image and felt the 2 outer images (JW and Sheila) worked well with the curves both ends matching. He didn’t like the sky in the centre image (Derrick) and felt it took the eye out of the picture. He didn’t make any comment about JP and Mo’s images!

We were hopeful when it was time for the results but unfortunately our Panel was not placed. The Panel from Zenn (excellent, simple mirrored nature images) was 1st with Dorchester (mono people images) 2nd and Backwell (musicians) 3rd. Highly Commended were Phoenix, Hannam and Frome Wessex.   

Our next challenge is to decide on our theme for next year and get planning early, so get your thinking caps on.