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MAS - Photo competitions

MAS Photo Competition
The MAS Astro Photo Competition will run every year. The winners (and runner up) images will be posed here.

The Competition for 2021 is now closed, winners are as below. The 2022 Competition is now open. Entries for the 2022 Competition close midnight on 6th November 2022. Winners will be announced at the meeting on 2nd December 2022. Rules :-

The Competition is open to members only, for images taken on their own equipment during the current competition year. All photos must feature an extra-terrestrial subject :-) Further details available on joining (and in the Members (login) section).

Maidenhead Astronomical Society photo competition 2022
 Categories :-
1. Moon
2. Sun
3. Planets / Solar System (including Comets, Asteroids, Meteors etc)
4. Deep Sky
5. 'Art image' (any object with sky or astral object in view. This must be a single frame image and not a composite or edited image)
The winner in each category will be short-listed for the Susan Flinders Memorial Award as 'Overall Winner' to be voted on by the members present at the Quiz Night meeting in December 2022 and awarded during that meeting.
Judging The Photographic Competition 2022 will be judged by an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society.
Rules 1) The image must have been taken by a full member of MAS 2) Each image should be given a description (name, date, where it was taken and what equipment was used e.g. digital camera, scope, mobile phone etc.) in the body of the email (see 4) 3) Images must have been taken between 6th November 2021 and 4th November 2022 4) The image should be submitted as a jpeg or PNG no larger than 5 MB to photo2022@maidenhead-astro.net. Entries will not be accepted in any other medium or to any other email address. At a minimum please name the file as category, image title and your name (for example '1-Lunar-eclipse-Andy-N-Other.jpg') NOTE - the spam filters only accept emails from a members registered eMail address. To update your eMail address, see the Membership Secretary (on the door at our meetings) 5) A maximum of 3 images per category per member 6) The images remain the property/copyright of the entrant 7) The winning images will be posted to the MAS website (at reduced resolution). The Webmaster reserves the right to enhance contrast, brightness and re-crop to enhance appearance and fit the format of the web page. He will (only) add a watermark on request.

All rights reserved, all photos Copyright individual members of MAS

(-)  3 Dec 2021 2021 Photo Competition Winners - (all categories)

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_Winner-Moon-category_David-M.jpgPhoto: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_RunnerUp-Moon-category_Tony-T.jpg
Winner, Moon Category - David M (left)
65mm Refractor + DMK41 (2020-04-03)
The Judge praised the clarity of the image with a small refractor

     (right) Runner up, Moon Category - Tony T, taken 5-Apr-2020

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_Winner-Sun-category_Tony-T.jpg
Judge general comment, there are several worthy winners, this was a difficult choice.

Winner, Sun Category - Tony T (left)
Partial Solar eclipse, taken 10-Jun-2021.
The judge thought this images evocked some deep seated "wonder" at a Natural event not often seen clearly.

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_RunnerUp-Sun-category_David-M.jpg

  (right) Runner up, Sun Category - David M
Mercury transit, using DMK21 in H-Alpha. Taken 2019-11-11.

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_Winner-Planets-category_Matt-L.jpg
Winner, Planets category - Matt L (left)
Mars (adjusted for web)
The judge thought this was a very clear image of a difficult subject.

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_RunnerUp-Planets-category_David-M.jpg

  (right) Runner up, Planets Category - David M
Comet Neowise over Maidenhead, using D7100 + 35mm. Taken 2020-07-11.

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_Winner-Art-category_David-M.jpg
Winner, Art category - David M (left)
Comet Neowise over Brill windmill. D7100+35mm, 2020-07-18.
The Judge enjoyed this composition. The Scene was well focused and exposed. Detail in the cloud, comet and foreground was well presented.

Voted overall winner and recipient of the Susan Flinders Memorial Award

Photo: ../Photo_Competition/photos/2021-12-xx_RunnerUp-Art-category_Matt-L.jpg

  (right) Runner up, Art Category - Matt L
Moonrise from Portmeirion.

This note last modified: 11th Dec 2021 10:06.


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