Category Archives: Best of Year

Letter from Bruce

Dear Mr President, Committee Members and fellow Members,

I am very “chuffed” to be selected as the recipient of the Robbie Morgan Trophy this year, particularly as the overall standard throughout the year in the Beginners section has been very high, as endorsed by several visiting judges.

However, I do have one main regret and that is I hadn’t joined the club earlier as since being a member, due to the very impressive work submitted by members in the competitions and  presentations conducted by visiting experts, my perception in photography has completely changed for the better. Prior to this, when looking at my results I considered most reasonable and a few good. Now when looking at the same images, the standard has dropped dramatically to the point very few images are worth keeping apart from being a “recorded” image.

Therefore, a sincere thanks to all in setting the example for me and future recipients of this prestigious award to aspire to greater standards and imagination.

Kind Regards,

Bruce Gardner.

Some of Bruce’s photographs.

Best of Year 2016

Best PDI of the Year 2015/16

Beginners
First           Sheila Orford          Worthing Pier
Second     Grant Dawkins       Dragonfly
Third         Bruce Gardner       Fast Track

Intermediate
First             Ken Lindup                    Cruising Down the River
Second       Ken Lindup                    Majorelle Blue
Third           Ruth Greenfield         Looking up on the Ferry

Advanced
First           John Wichall            Short Eared Owl Hunting
Second     Gordon Rae              Mating Marbled Whites
Third  =     Brian Marjoram      St. Wolfgang
Third    =  Brian Marjoram     Transported over the Crest of the Waves

Best PDI of the Year 2015/16 Trophy winner –

  President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented John Wichall ARPS DPAGB with the Best PDI of the  Year award for “Short Eared Owl Hunting”.

Best PRINT of the Year 2015/16

Beginners
First             Grant Dawkins    Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Second       Yvonne Lindup     Barn Owl
Third           Davida Cole           The Tide is Out

 Intermediate
First           Ken Lindup            Is Anybody There?
Second     Ken Lindup           Alersund

Advanced
First                    Brian Bond               Muddy Bottom
Second =         John Wichall           Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)
Second =        David Bird                Cactus (Echinocereus apachensis)                  

Best Print of the Year 2015/16 Trophy winner –

First              Brian Bond            Muddy Bottom
Second        Grant Dawkins   Kudu (Tragelaphus strepsiceros)
Third            Ken Lindup           Is Anybody There?

President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented Brian Bond  with the Best Print of the  Year award for “Muddy Bottom”.

Bruce Gardner won the Robbie Morgan Trophy for the most improved beginner of 2015/16.

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Best of Year 2015

 Best PDI of the Year 2014/15

Beginners
First            Neil Baker                      Hindhead Winter Sunrise
Second      Jeff de Mesquita         Pujara caught Watling
Third           Barry Andrew        Rush Hour

 Intermediate
First             Diana Grant             Swan Preening
Second        Angus McKay        The Great Conservatory at Syon
Third            Angus McKay         The Superhuman

 Advanced
First   = John Gamble LRPS   Avocet in the early morning mist
      = John Wichall ARPS CPAGB     Sandwich terns heading home  Third        John Wichall ARPS CPAGB      Mist on the Thames

Best PDI of the Year 2014/15 Trophy winners –

President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented John Gamble LRPS and John Wichall ARPS CPAGB with the Best PDI of the Year award.

Best PRINT of the Year 2014/15

Beginners
First             Sheila Orford                         Say a little prayer
Second        Joan Sims                             Amaryllis
Third            Jeff de Mesquita                    Apple Blossom

  Intermediate
First             Diana Grant                           Cute Goslings
Second       Brian Thomas                         Artifacts
Third  =       Diana Grant                            Spring is in the air
=       Brian Thomas                         Orange Hair

 Advanced
First    =       Gordon Rae LRPS                  The Face of Wisdom
               =       Brian Bond                      Magnolia Flower
Third           John Wichall ARPS CPAGB    Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Best PRINT of the Year 2014/15  Trophy winners –  Brian Bond Magnolia Flower
 Gordon Rae LRPS  The Face of Wisdom

  President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented Brian Bond and Gordon Rae LRPS with the Best Print of the  Year award.  

 

Jeff de Mesquita won the Robbie Morgan Trophy for the most improved beginner.

Unfortunately Jeff was not present to receive his trophy.