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The Cheat / Carmelita

The Cheat and Carmelita – strange bedfellows, but they represent numbers 40 and 41 in my EFIAP/b quest. Unusually for me, The Cheat has not been processed with textures but is a straight shot from a fisheye lens.  Carmelita has had a minimal ‘touch-up’ but probably still represents a fairly straight-forward shot.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACarmelita

OK – You Can Have Your Dress Back!

I always enjoy sorting out entries for the SRGB Print Celebration BPE Exhibition, as they are the only purely print BPE Exhibition in the UK …. so it takes bit of careful planning. This year, I had six of my pictures accepted and, although I didn’t win any shiny things, it is a pleasure just to be part of the exhibition. OK – You Can have Your Dress Back! is a new picture and this was its first time out – glad the judges liked it.OK - You Can Have Your Dress Back.jpg

3rd Queensland International Digital Circuit

I had 39 acceptances in the 3rd Queensland International Digital Circuit, over 14 pictures, including two awards. Five of the photographs were first-time acceptances into FIAP, which means I now have all the qualifications to apply for my EFIAP/bronze at the end of the year. The new pictures (clockwise from top left) : Only Make Believe, Green Hairstreak, Fag Ash Lil, Lady of the Rock and Crossing the Finishing Line.

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.

Robin Hood’s been good to me …

It’s always nice to do well in local Salon and I’m pleased with my results from the Robin Hood Salon, which is hosted by the Nottingham & Notts Camera Club.  Six acceptances, three of which got awards. Clockwise from top left: Sitting Pretty (Selector’s Award in Mobile Phone Class), Double Trouble (Commended in Mobile Phone Class), Untouched by Time (Commended in Creative Class), The Eyes Have It, Black Tailed Godwits and I Said I wanted a Budgie!

Great British Small Print Circuit

The Great British Small Print Circuit is what it says it is … photographers enter printed photographs no larger than A4 into a circuit of three Salons and then sit back and wait with bated breath to see if they have had any accepted for exhibition … or, even better, if any have achieved an award. This year I had 16 acceptances over the three Salons and three awards – an Honourable Mention and a Judge’s Award for Ill met by Moonlight, and a Circuit Award for Crowning Glory. I also had a new picture accepted, Long Tailed Tit, which is another small step closer to EFIAP/bronze.

Hoylake International

My six acceptances from the Hoylake International Salon included three new pictures, which means I now have 40 of the required criterion to qualify for EFIAP/bronze. With just over six months to go before applications open, I am quietly confident of achieving the magic figure. Reading clockwise from top left, they are: Leap in the Dark (new), Ticket to Ride, Shadowplay (new), Brown Hare, Lady of the Mist (new) and Untouched by Time (Honorable Mention).

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