At the meeting of Fraserburgh Photographic Society, held on March 6, Ian Sturrock DPAGB judged the fifth monthly competition of the season.
Ian has been a member of St Andrews Photographic Society since 1982 and has held various positions on the committee including President twice.
For some years now he has been Scottish Photographic Federation rep for Fife and also Lecture secretary. Ian is now retired and also indulges in his other hobby, golf; he has a handicap of 6. Some of Ian’s images can be found on his Members Page of the St Andrews Photographic Society’s website.
Ian awarded first place and 20 points to Mike Chandler’s image ‘Paws for Thought’. Ian said he liked the square crop, lovely colours and strong composition. The out of focus background was just right.
Second place with 19 points went to ‘Smashing’ by Stuart Fenty. Ian liked the good diagonal composition and the sunlight that lifted the image. He said: ‘A touch of HDR I suspect adds to the shot, maybe a little more space to the left would help.’
Two entries shared third place, each getting 18 points. Commenting on ‘Pre Dawn Glow’ by Stanley Partridge, Ian said: ‘A strong silhouette with a lovely golden sky... the little blur in the wind turbine adds interest.’
‘Black and White’ by Kevin Potter had initial impact for Ian with the subject sharp and good composition.
He said: ‘The monochrome effect suits the subject. The sky was a bit bland. God use of focus.’
At the next meeting of Fraserburgh Photographic Society on March 13, members will be submitting images to the sixth and final monthly competition on the season. They have also been asked to show up to twenty images that tell a story.