The evening of Monday 9th July saw a competition with a difference. David Kershaw is better known as our General Secretary and one of the key cornerstones of the club but on this occasion he was in charge of this fun, informal evening (as only he knows the rules……) where images from one team are chosen to match up with those of another (and vice versa). Basically there were two teams, each having 24 images. One team put up an image from their “bank” of images and the other team had to put one from theirs that they believed matches it in some way. Those images couldn’t then be used again. Neither team knows in advance the images of the other team. The “matches” proved to be very interesting to say the least! When the teams had used up most of the images, matching became very difficult if not bizarre but they still tried to persuade David of the validity of their match!
David was the judge and awarded points, sometimes for the images, sometimes for comments and sometimes he deducted points for ….. well whatever took his fancy. Normally judging takes place in silence but this is an event where heckling, barracking, boos and cheers are an essential part of the fun. It was a very entertaining and enjoyable night and reminded everyone that photography can be fun as well as art. In the end the result was a narrow win by half a point but the actual score and winning wasn’t the main aim of the evening. It was simply fun.