November 2017 Alice Black Award – “No caption required” by Geoff Adams

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 November 2017 the Alice Black has been awarded to Geoff Adams for his image “No image required”.  This image was entered in the B Grade Set Subject “No caption required”. The judge commented that nothing here needs explanation, a maniacal cat dreaming of feasting…foiled by a damn window pane! Love, Love this image. The photographer has caught this at such a perfect moment, paid attention to the framing, position of the cat and grabbed the look which speaks a thousand words! The catchlights in the eyes and tongue protruding slightly make this image for me. The selective use of DoF here keeps enough in focus to understand but separate the hero of the image from the scene. This is almost the perfect ‘no caption required’ image.

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