68th Southport National Open Exhibition, 2015

As Spring approached BPE is getting into full swing (note to self, to enter more this year!).  Six DAPA members entered this exhibition and achieved 11 acceptances and 3 awards.  Dave Shrub’s gorgeous natural history image Clarkes Anemone fish with Bubble Coral, was awarded Silver  in the Nature section and Jon Baxter’s stunning landscape, Woolacombe Rocks achieved a PAGB ribbon and also recently achieved his BPE1.  Harry Wentworth’s creative image also achieved second place with Working Girl.    Well done to all who entered.

Clarkes Anemone fish with Bubble Coral by Dave Shrubb

Clarkes Anemone fish with Bubble Coral by Dave Shrubb

Woolacombe Rocks by Jon Baxter

Woolacombe Rocks by Jon Baxter

Working Girl by Harry Wentworth

Working Girl by Harry Wentworth

 

 

37th Solihull Open Exhibition of Photography 2015

A new year and a new season to start collecting BPE distinction points.  Five DAPA members entered this exhibition and came away with 12 acceptances and one award.  Very well done to Dave Shrub who was selected for the Malcolm Ranieri Medal for Clarkes Anemones fish with Bubble Coral in the Nature section.  Dave’s image was scored 14/15, plus he received another 4 acceptances  in addition to his medal.  Dave, who has been diving and taking underwater photographs since 2007 was, ‘a bit chuffed’!  And so he should be.  We hope you like his picture as much as we do.

Clarkes Anemone fish with Bubble Coral by Dave Shrubb

Clarkes Anemone fish with Bubble Coral by Dave Shrubb

 

Bebington Salon 2015

As Christmas approaches it’s easy to forget we still have salon results arriving in our inbox.  The results for DAPA are 13 acceptances and 2 awards.  Roger Evans won Bronze in the Colour Section for Paulina Mantila on Ferro S  and a Highly Commended for Spellbinding.

Paulina-Martila-on-Ferro-S By Roger Evans

Paulina-Martila-on-Ferro-S By Roger Evans

Spellbinding by Roger Evans

Spellbinding by Roger Evans

 

2014 Guernsey Salon of Photography

Twenty-eight acceptances and one award for DAPA members in this Salon.  Roger Evans was awarded Honours for his monochrome portrait Man of Steel.  Richard Walton FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP, BPE3 was the judge who had the difficult task of viewing the thousands of images entered.  Well done to all the award winners and those who entered.

Man of Steel by Roger Evans

Man of Steel by Roger Evans

 

Yardley Photographic Society 3rd BPE Exhibition 2014

Any one that’s entered BPE for a few years will know interest waxes and wanes, along with productivity and results.  However, within any large group there’s always someone who’s on the up.  We seem to take it in turns at DAPA!  At the moment Roger Evans ‘managed to keep the flag flying’ for us with two awards at Yardley.  Other members achieved 14 acceptances.  Roger was Commended for Head in the clouds and Highly Commended for Emerald Damselfly Triplet.

Head in the clouds by Roger Evans

Head in the clouds by Roger Evans

Emerald Damselfly Triplet by Roger Evans

Emerald Damselfly Triplet by Roger Evans

 

Dingwall Exhibition 2014

After entering BPE Exhibitions for a few years, it’s great to have the new challenge that comes with a newly themed photography section.  This gives niche photographers a chance to shine in their own right too.  The addition of the Photo Travel section in Dingwall 2014 did just that, well done Dingwall!

DAPA member Roger Evans was Commended for Splashdown and Spellbinding.  Spellbinding is a personal favourite of Roger’s: ‘it’s so great that it got an award with it’s first outing’, he tells me.  And great too as the acceptance for the Colour Section was high at 13 points.  Alan Ranger was Highly Commended for Poppy Seed Head.   Geoff Reader received the Selectors Award chosen by David Hay Hon SPF for Sheena of Corran.  ‘Sheena was born in the small village of Corran on the Scottish West Coast’,  Geoff tells me.  ‘ I cycle from Glenelg each year, a tough ride the rises from sea level to 1200 ft and back down to sea level at the other!… She has a little Tea Hut where  back-packers and people seeking the end of the road stop for a cup of tea and home made cake. I believe the image portrays her hard but satisfying life.’

In total 16 acceptances with 4 awards were achieved by DAPA members.

Poppy Seed Head by Alan Ranger

Poppy Seed Head by Alan Ranger

Spellbinding by Roger Evans

Spellbinding by Roger Evans

Splashdown by Roger Evans

Splashdown by Roger Evans

Sheena of Corran by Geoff Reader

Sheena of Corran by Geoff Reader

 

20th Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition 2014

A mixed bag of results for some DAPA members at Shrewsbury.  But as with all things BPE we move on to the next exhibition hoping for better results.

That said, congratulations to John Baxter who won a Blue Ribbon, Commended for Rainy Day Sunset and Harry Wentworth who was Highly Commended for Working Girl.

Rainy Day Sunset by John Baxter

Rainy Day Sunset by John Baxter

Working Girl by Harry Wentworth

Working Girl by Harry Wentworth

 

Great Barr Exhibition 2014

At times we have fallow period in our photography, some at DAPA are experiencing this, as I’m sure many others at camera clubs across the country are.  However, when some are in the fallow, there’s always other we can follow… for inspiration.  Only 4 DAPA members entered Great Barr this year, but achieved an amazing 39 acceptances and 4 awards.  Congratulations to Tony Cluley who achieved his BPE1* with this exhibition.    And also to Roger Evans for his 4 awards – Eyeballing the serve and Megan Chant vault were Commended in the DPI section.  In the print section Roger was also Commended for Floating Over and won the Gold for Splashdown.

Splashdown by Roger Evans

Splashdown by Roger Evans

Eyeballing the serve by Roger Evans

Eyeballing the serve by Roger Evans

Megan Chant Vault by Roger Evans

Megan Chant Vault by Roger Evans

Floating Over by Roger Evans

Floating Over by Roger Evans

 

Beyond Group 7th National Exhibition 2014

Beyond has always been a tough nut to crack with incredibly high standards, this year hasn’t been any different.  That said we wouldn’t have it any other way, as acceptances and awards mean so much more when they’re not easily achievable.  DAPA Group members are please to announce we were awarded 41 acceptances and 4 awards.  John Powell was Highly Commended for Andy Capp.   Roger Evans was Highly Commended for Shoulder to Shoulder and Commended for Silver Studded Blues. Cherry Larcombe was Commended for her print, Copper Underwing Amphipyra Pyramidea.

Andy Capp by John Powell

Andy Capp by John Powell

Shoulder to Shoulder by Roger Evans

Shoulder to Shoulder by Roger Evans

Silver Studded Blues by Roger Evans

Silver Studded Blues by Roger Evans

Copper Underwing by Cherry Larcombe

Copper Underwing by Cherry Larcombe

 

2nd SRGB Print Celebration 2014

We all love prints, but not many of us enter print competitions these days.  We’re glad however that Darrell, Roger and Jacqui did – with 13 acceptances and 3 awards, they did DAPA proud.  Darrell Oakden won Silver with Lost in Music and received a certificate for Psychological Collapse.  Roger Evans was Commended for Splashdown.

Lost in music by Darrell Oakden

Lost in music by Darrell Oakden

Psychological Collapse by Darrell Oakden

Psychological Collapse by Darrell Oakden

Splashdown by Roger Evans

Splashdown by Roger Evans

 
 
 

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