The Bright Side – A TPS Set Subject Competition

Last night, Paul Parkinson LRPS CPAGB joined us at TPS to judge our set subject PDI (projected digital images) competition for images conveying “The Bright Side.”

We saw some lovely photos and enjoyed an epic Zoom cropping battle for which there was only ever going to be one winner! Our judge called out some image titles for not properly conveying the set subject or explaining the image contents; good advice that’s worth bearing in mind for future competitions, especially those with a set subject.

Thirty-five of our wonderful TPS members took part, giving Paul a substantial judging task. But judge he did and, after some careful reflection, two well-deserved joint winners were announced. Both were selected for their beautiful use of light, creating some magically atmospheric images.


Congratulations to Jan Yardley for her evocative photo “Filtered Sunlight”:

Jan Yardley - Filtered Sunlight

And well done too to our second joint winner John Howard for his magical shot “Evening light on the Taj Mahal”:

John Howard - Evening light on the Taj Mahal


With joint winners, there was just room left for a third place award, which goes to Brian Smith LRPS and his “Projections from the bright side”:

Brian Smith - Projections from the brightside

Well done to everyone who took part. Paul also picked out three images to be Highly Commended and another three that were Commended.

Check out all the award winners in the gallery below:

Don’t forget, we’ve our Not Out & About this Sunday. Contact Dominic if you’d like to take part and visit our special Flickr page for inspiration from recent challenges.

And next week, we’ve a one-of-a-kind talk from our resident judge, expert and travel guru John Nathan, when he’ll be sharing some of his favourite images from the fascinating country of Japan. See you all there in the usual place, 8pm on 18th March 2021. Bring your own snacks and a bottle 😉

One thought on “The Bright Side – A TPS Set Subject Competition

  1. More cracking images for us all to enjoy. Well done to those chosen to dine at the top table.

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