Monthly Challenge - Scapes 27/01/21

Tonight we had another monthly challenge, this time on the theme of Scapes. Rather than the narrow focus of landscapes alone, the category allows for vistas encompassing a broader range of subjects. This includes the more traditional landscapes we're all used to, plus seascapes and cityscapes.

It is always a popular topic, helped in no small part by so many members being fortunate enough to live in an especially scenic area. This has provided plenty of inspiration during the long months of lockdown. A few lucky snappers were further assisted by a serendipitous snowfall just before the deadline for submission. In total 42 people attended to see work contributed by 28 members, all competing for points towards the Monthly Challenge Prize. This is an award handed out every December for the highest aggregate score in monthly challenges over the year. Perhaps 2021 could finally see someone dethrone serial winner Richard Fulcher?

As ever, the first part of the night comprised feedback from two of our more experienced members. This time we benefitted from the wisdom and insight of Chris Rogers, leader of our Scapes Special Interest Group, and Duke Gledhill, who has proved himself to be one of our more accomplished workers in the Scapes category. Both provided a very thorough and considered analysis of each image in turn, giving the authors lots to think about when they're back out in the field.

Finally, the scores of the club's voting were revealed. The top three images this month were:

  1. Lotherton Hall by Jon Harris with 31 points

  2. Denby Dale by George Fewster with 17 points

  3. Twistleton Scar by Paul Campbell with 14 points

Congratulations to them and everyone who took part.

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