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Scottish Photographic Federation Annual Portfolios

Somewhat unexpectedly, the results for the SPF Portfolios were published today. The competition is predominantly the end of year inter-club competition for the whole of Scotland, but also has individual awards and acceptances.

Our club entry was based as closely as possible on our club entry to the Angus Cup and John Senior Trophy (adjusted to make up the numbers and replace those who enter national competitions under other clubs), and a few of us put in a handful of additional images as a personal entry. This year, because of the Covid-19 restrictions, Print sections were judged digitally.

Colour Print

We are delighted to report that with a score of 74/80, Brechin were 3rd in the Colour Print section, just a single point off joint first - the best result ever for the club. The four images selected are shown below.

Red Grouse by Jim Carr (Accepted)

Till Death do Us Part by Hayley-Jane Freeman (Accepted)

Black Darter by Ben Freeman (Accepted - Colour Print Judge's Choice Award)

Catching the Wave by James Anderson (Accepted)

Colour Print section results table

Projected Digital Images

In the digital section, we finished joint 15th, with a respectable score of 102/120. In this section we achieved four acceptances out of our entry of six images.

Blue Tit by Jim Carr (Accepted)

Our Future Pasts by Hayley-Jane Freeman (Accepted)

Crossing the Moor by James Anderson (Accepted)

Common Blue Pair by Ben Freeman (Accepted)

Projected Digital Image section results table

Mono Print

In the mono print section we were a respectable 10th= with 67/80, helped by acceptances for Ken Ness and Anne May.

Kettle by Ken Ness ARPS CPAGB (Accepted)

Medicine Man by Anne May (Accepted)

Mono Print section results table

Individual Success

As well as the above, Ben Freeman achieved an additional 4 acceptances, and Ian Hastie, who was part of Bon Accord Camera Club's group entry, achieved a brilliant 9 acceptances.

Special mention has to go to Jim Carr, who achieved his first national acceptances, and Anne May, who also received her first acceptance - at the first attempt - long may the 100% record continue!

Individual Acceptances for BPS members

Congratulations to all involved, and to the whole club. The standard of images when we selected the Angus Cup and John Senior Trophy entry was incredibly high, and the success here is a reflection on all of our members, not only those whose images are featured. Many of the clubs below us in these tables have hundreds of members.

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