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The Spike or Victoria College Review 1946


page 20


The judge for the photographic competition was Mr H. Farmer MacDonald. His general comment was that he would have liked to see fitting titles given the pictures, as they sometimes act as a liaison between the artist and the person who contemplates his picture. At the meeting he remarked that the standard of work had improved since he last judged one of our competitions. He said, however, that considering the entries as a whole he had expected a little more originality of subject and conception in photo-praphs [sic] originating from a University. The awards were as follows:—

1st, C. J. Bramley "Spike." Subject well dramatised. Better viewpoint would have separated top of monument from branch of tree.

2nd, Duncanson "Old Devon." Pleasing geometrical arrangement of light and shade. The man against wall is badly placed; he would have been better rounding the corner at foot of ally, in the sun.

3rd, J. M. Ziman—"Upon that Mountain." I think not! Better title would have been "Upon that Shoulder"—where malignant growths inspire pity and frustrate restful contemplation of beauty of distance.