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Tenby win four-way battle

Twenty points: Barn Owl with Prey by Paul Richards
Twenty points: Barn Owl with Prey by Paul Richards

LAST THURSDAY (Mar 9), Tenby and District Camera Club members travelled to the Carmarthen Indoor Bowling club for a 4-way club battle.

The competing clubs were the hosts Carmarthen, Cardigan, New Quay and Tenby and District Camera Club.

This battle entails each club submitting 10 digital images by 10 different photographers to be judged.

Kevin Thomas, MA, FRPS, is a member of Gwynfa Camera Club and was the judge for the evening. Kevin became interested in photography in the late 60’s and his hobby soon became his job, first becoming a dark room technician and then an assistant photographer at the National Museum in Cardiff.

Kevin gave each image his critique, telling the audience that in these battle competitions the composition needs to jump out at you, and photographers should look at the composition from low view points, crop as necessary to focus attention on the main body of the image, with Natural History images it is important that the photographer knows his or her subject allowing you to focus on the important details.

At the interval with 5 images shown, Tenby were in the lead with New Quay in second place.

Following a very enjoyable buffet Kevin continued his judging, again giving a comment to each image, with the last image being shown and being awarded one of the three 20 points.

It was evident that Tenby and District Camera Club came out as clear winners with 183 points, 2nd place New Quay with 168 points and joint third Cardigan and Carmarthen with 164 points.