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First Acceptances towards Gold …

Just in from Foto Klub Novi Sad, the first acceptances of new images towards my FIAP / Gold accreditation. The model here is Mason, first in Peaky Blinders mode in Time Gone and then in Penance, a loose interpretation of the Atlas myth.

 

And this is Devonn in Through a Glass Darkly, part of a modern gangster set.

Through a Glass Darkly

Finally, the really versatile and professional model, Rachelle Summer, as a Cabaret Dancer.

Cabaret Dancer

A handful of my older images also got accepted with a couple of awards, but they don’t count towards Gold, so will now be retired after a year’s hard work on my behalf.

The End of the Silver Trail

On 1st November, I finally acquired the last of the accepted pictures I needed to apply for my EFIP/silver. These are the final seven images of 2017. Now the long wait until June 2018 until I can start entering Salons again in a bid for Gold!
From the top left, clockwise: The Cheat Unmasked, Shady Lady, Hidden Charms, Double Trouble, Painted Lady, Rebel Without a Cause and Reed Warbler in the Reeds.

On the Road to Silver

Well, it’s been quite a good couple of weeks for me. I finally achieved my BPE5* and was notified that I had been successful in achieving my EFIAP/bronze. (explanations of acronyms here). So, I’m off on my journey towards EFIAP/silver, and these are the first acceptances along the way. They went to the UPSA Exhibition in California as Monochrome prints and all four were accepted. Only three count towards the silver, as Crowning Glory is an older picture, but I’m up and running (well, crawling really). I have yet to make up my mind whether to pursue any further accreditation with the BPE.

From top left, clockwise: Behind the Mask (which won a Ribbon), Stoned, The Neck Corset, Crowning Glory.Behind the Mask

 

End of Year at Beeston Camera Club

Tonight was the final leg of our yearly competition. The Neck Corset scored 20/20 in the monochrome print section and I was placed first overall in the year. Split Personality scored 20/20 in the colour print section and I was placed third overall in the year.  Into the Light scored 20/20 in the digital monochrome section and I was placed first equal overall in the year.
The Neck CorsetSplit PersonalityInto the Light

Girls in Scarves

the-girl-in-the-red-scarfthe-girl-in-the-blue-scarfthe-girl-in-the-pink-scarfModels (from the top): Hannah, Rachelle, Tanya
Studio: Studio 3 by Severn, Longeaton, UK
Processing: Lightroom, Photoshop, with added textures.

Solihull Open Exhibition

Well, January has been very nice to me, with The Sorceress picking up its second award  in the Colour Print section at the BPE Solihull Open Exhibition. Nine acceptances in all from Solihull – four in Print (below, clockwise, The Sorceress, Fag Ash Lil, Wild Child and Aphrodite)

and five in Projected Digital Image (below, clockwise from top left, OK You Can Have Your Dress Back, Crowning Glory, Leap in the Dark, What Lies Beneath and Ariel).

9th International Salon Varna

Very happy with my results from the 9th International Photographic Salon Varna 2016 … 14 acceptances, including five new images (below) and a Gold Medal for old favourite, Desolation. Clockwise, from top left: Wild Child, Mara, The Red Balloon, Medusa and Please Come Home.

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