The competition was tough in this exhibition with many DAPA members drawing a blank – will it disillusion them? No! They’ll be creating and tweaking as I type and will live to enter another day. DAPA members achieved 11 acceptances and 3 awards. Harry Wentworth received a PAGB Ribbon for Working Girl, Dave Shrubb was Highly Commended for Up on the Rings and Alan Ranger for Front Runner.
Entering panels is a very different animal to selecting single images for an exhibition, as one must ensure that each image works well with the company it travels in. Over the years only a couple of DAPA members have entered this exhibition, so it gives me great pleasure to announce that David Meredith achieved two acceptances, and was awarded Silver for his panel, Dandelions.
Many thanks to John Cartlidge EFIAP/p APAGB BPE4*, Bob Dennis CPAGB AFIAP APAGB and Mike Edwards ARPS BPE5, for judging this BPE Exhibition and to South Birmingham Photographic Society for organising. It takes a huge amount of volunteers and man hours to keep BPE exhibitions running smoothly, so well done South Birmingham. Onto the results… 24 acceptances for the seven members that entered, plus Working Girl by Harry Wentworth was awarded a PAGB Gold. David Meredith and John Powell were both awarded a PAGB Ribbons, David for Isabella and John for Life! Back on the Streets.
Another day, another set of results. Well done to all DAPA members who entered. Twenty-eight acceptances were achieved by the six members who entered. A special mention for member Dave Shrubb, who not only won an award for the stunning image shown below, but achieved his BPE1* at this exhibition also – congratulations Dave. And also John Powell who’s acceptance tally has risen to 471 (no that isn’t a typo) with this exhibition. Dave Shrubb was Highly Commended for Clarkes Anemone Fish with Bubble Coral. Last but not least, member Alan Ranger was awarded Bronze for Hartland Dusk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.