The Hermanus Photographic Society had a disappointing result with the Cwm Rhondda Battle as we finished 21st out of 26 clubs with 62 points out of 80.
The winning club was Tenby (from Wales) with 77 points and the runner up was the Catchlight Club from Belfast with 74 points.
While we thought we were the only club from South Africa, also competing was the Camera Club of Johannesburg where Mark Geldenhuys took the trophy for best Colour with “ Maximum Regret in 321” that obtained the maximum 20 points. The winner of the Best Mono shot was from the event winner Tenby with their entry “The Orphanage” with maximum points.
“Cwm Rhondda” took place on 13 November 2021 and is a photographic battle with 26 clubs participating from the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man, Malta, South Africa, USA and Canada. Hosted by Rhondda Camera Club in Wales it was be judged by Leo Rich ARPS, EFIAP/gold, DPAGB, BPE3* HonPAGB, who has over 30 years experience as a judge. Clubs could enter four images and each was scored out of 20.
Our selected images were
- Redundant Windpump by Elizma Fourie Score 16/20
- Reflecting by Charles Naude Score 17/20
- Flight Home by David Wilson Score 17/20
- After the Fire by Daniel Reddie Score 12/20
The event can be viewed at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bwjkVy12Vw