Melbourn Trophy

Unfortunately, we lost the competition to St Ives.
The scores were: St Ives 403, Royston 383.

Our images entered and individual scores were as follows:


Filename Authors Score
Rialto Bridge.jpg Andrew Colgan 14
Sky Rider.jpg Andrew Fox 16
An afternoon drive.jpg Bob Coote 15
Emperor dragon fly.jpg Bob Coote 19
Robin feeding.jpg Bob Coote 17
Do not disturb.jpg Lyndsay Lees 18
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird.jpg Martin Johnson 18
Mating Swallowtail Butterflies.jpg Martin Johnson 19
Migrant Hawker Dragonflies Mating.jpg Martin Johnson 19
Kingfisher, Lackford Lakes.jpg Pat Flicker 13
St Paul’s Late Afternoon.jpg Paul Cooley 17
Autumn Colours by the Cam.jpg Peter Andrew 18
Interior,-Beverley-Minster.jpg Peter Andrew 14
Elephant strips and eats tree bark.jpg Phil Gravett 17
Flying Impala.jpg Phil Gravett 14
Pied kingfisher with catch.jpg Phil Gravett 18
Green Woodpecker.jpg Richard Schramm 14
Friends.jpg Sam Orchard 13
Galloping Horses.jpg Stephen Malcolm 18
The Equus Eye – The Grey’s Eye.jpg Stephen Malcolm 14
Wings.jpg Stephen Malcolm 14
Row Row Row Your Boat.jpg Steve Rao 15
Pensive pose.jpg Terry Hartga 12
Northern lights, Iceland.jpg Tim Somervell 17


Breaking the Rules – Rules

As you know, later this year we are having a competition called ‘Breaking the Rules’.
To clarify what is expected, we have created some points to help:

  • This is a standalone competition which is informal and fun!
  • The objectives are to be creative and to encourage a different approach to photography.
  • Digital competition (see standard format rules for digital comp).
  • Each member may submit up to 3 images.
  • The photograph does not have to have been captured within two years of the competition date.
  • Open theme (images may be of any topic).
  • Images can be either colour or monochrome.
  • The title of the image needs to describe or indicate the photography rule broken.
  • Image needs to break one or more of the generally held photographic composition rule; such as (but not limited to):
    • The Rule of Thirds
    • Cutting off limbs / body parts
    • The rule of odds
    • Viewpoints
    • Lead-in Lines
    • Leaving space (breathing room and implied movement)
    • Focus rules

To assist with some of the rules above, check out this page or search on the Internet. There are many resources there to assist with all areas of photography.

2014 – 2015 Competition Subjects

To allow as much time as possible to get your images taken and sorted, here are the subjects for next year – so no excuses! The subjects are in order of when the competitions will be held, but the dates are not confirmed yet.
Dates and Rules will be confirmed by the AGM.
Please remember when you pick a subject for the Lucky Dip, that you are responsible for creating the rules, so give it some thought before you pick a subject. Continue reading