Thanks to the wonders of technology, it was possible for the club to
conduct two simultaneous Zoom session last night. One meeting covered
the third round of the Interclub event hosted by Hebden Bridge Camera
Club, live, with Sue Gibson taking a leading role there. Whilst, back at
base, James acted as compare for a session he had organised in which
some 20 members gave their scores for 50 images selected from a
previous Interclub competition.
The number of seats at the live event was limited to ten seats for each
participating club. However, Sue has written this account of the events at
Hebden Bridge Camera Club:-
The second of our evenings events was the Interclub 3 rd Round, hosted
via zoom by Hebden Bridge Camera Club.
The Judge for the evening was Stephen Dean LRPS, APAGB, who was
challenged to judge 50 images in several genres; Set subject – Abstract,
Set Theme Travel and General images.
There were high quality images from all clubs and the eight 20’s awarded
overall were from several clubs.
Stephen’s judging was concise, helpful and demonstrated his knowledge
and skill in judging several genres.
Suffice to say that we as a club was very surprised with our result on the
night of 96 points and for the final round on the 2 nd April it is very much to
play for in keeping the trophy!
Meanwhile back at the ranch HPIC members first reviewed the images
and, in teams in separate rooms, aggregated their scores with a view to
providing an average score for their top four. Time was against us and
technology limitations did not help on the night. James recorded the
teams’ average scores and then revealed how close we were to the
judge’s assessment. As expected, there were one or two occasions when
we wondered at the divergence of our scores and that of the judge.
Members seemed to enjoy the experience and the divergence of scores
stimulated interesting discussions.