To perpetuate the memory of our late member Alice Black, the club has introduced the ‘Alice Black Memorial Trophy’ to be contested each year on a perpetual basis.
At each month’s Aggregate Competition the judge will select an image from all those entered as the monthly Alice Black Image – they will use their own criteria to select the image regardless of the score given. All images submitted in the Aggregate Competition have the potential to become a possible winner of the Trophy as there is no restriction on the grade of the entrant or the medium in which the image is presented.
For December 2017 the Alice Black has been awarded to Margaret Midkiff for her image “Waterfalls are always music to me”. This image was entered in the B Grade Set Subject “Music”. The judge commented that the maker had read the definition well and went beyond the obvious. “Waterfalls and babbling brooks are music to many ears, including mine” he said. While the time of day has made it difficult to capture the balance between the blacks and whites, in good music they are always balanced, and the rock formation on either side of the top water fall reminds me of piano keys. Just decreasing the blacks/shadows a little will make a big difference to the “black notes”.