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[13Nov19] Weekly logs are taking too long and so will be abbreviated.


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[7th Dec ] Pos 1,867 -100; 119,843 points -5,887. Still drifting, still not bothered.

[30th Nov] Pos 1,764 -99; 125,730 -3,856. Not many entries and not many scores. I'm losing interest again.

[23rd Nov] Pos 1,665 -275; 129,586 points -12,147 so something big dropped off the 12 week list. Nothing recent to report.

[16th Nov] Pos 1,390 +176; 141,733 points +8,685. Kev in the cupboard, 10% and commended for 12,270 in Contained.

[9th Nov] Pos 1,566 -12; 133,048 points -722. 10% for pink hat in Politics, 5,684 points.

[2nd Nov] Pos 1,554 +46; 133,770 points -326. A few minor awards to keep things ticking over.

[27th Oct] Pos 1,600 +231; 134,096 points +12,606. 2 Judge commended for Bing and cyclops in the same comp, Pictures That Include You for 10,776 and 7,724 points respectively.

[19th Oct] Pos 1,831 -2; 121,490 points, no change. Nothing to report.

[12th Oct] Pos 1,811 +150; 121,490 points +8,233. A 10%er for Leicester is Street Art, 5,212 points and a judge 1st for Badly Boiled Egg in Food Gone Wrong for 9,500 points.

[5th Oct] Pos 1,961 -19; 113,257 points -750.

[28th Sep] Pos 1,942 + 148; 114,007 points +6,208. Boosted by a 10%er in Brickwork for 7,822 points.

[21st Sep] Pos 2,090 -121; 107,799 points -4,897. The fall was inevitable as my only #1 Things in Boxes, good for 11,000 points dropped out of the 12 week count. The same picture is back in Domestic Cats and Kittens (no people), a 10%er for 5,518 points. Back to exactly where I was the week before last.

[14th Sep] Pos 1,969 +121; 112,696 points +4,989. Commended for the demo image in Hear That! for 7,306 points. Nice to get into the 1,000s again before my #1 drops out of the reckoning.

[7th Sep] Pos 2,090 +77; 107,707 points +3,524. The Eltham church wood carving came in 23rd, top 10% in Wood Carvings for 6,370 points.

[31st Aug] Pos 2,176 +280; 104,183 points + 7,770. This week saw a commended (thanks again Ange) for an image from Aldburgh in Straight Lines. Although only a 50%er from the crowd, that's good for 8,407 points and last week's Barbican image came in with 7,818.

[24th Aug] Pos 2,447 +194; 96,413 points +8,274. A few results this week, 10% for the poppy in Flower Seed Pods for 5,046 points. 10% and 13th for a Barbican shot in Brutalist architecture today but no points yet..

[17th Aug ] Pos 2,641 +78; 88,139 points +3,871. A 10%er for the Partridge Family Bus in Vintage or Retro Toys.

[10th Aug] Pos 2,719 +6; 84,268 points +3,146. A 10%er for K in a basket in Peek-a-boo worth 4,875 points.

[3rd Aug] Pos 2,725 -25; 81,122 points -4,011.

[27th July] Pos 2,690 + 67; 85,133 points +1,278. Nothing to report.

[20th July] Pos 2,757 +61; 83,855 points + 2,832.

[13th July] Pos 2,818 -60; 81,023 points -424.

[6th July] Pos 2,758 + 95; 81,447 points +2,434.

[29th June] The first #1 - Things in Boxes, Kev, of course
Good for 11,000 points, resulting in pos 2,853 +268; 79,013 points +10,232.

[22nd June] Pos 3,121 +3; 68,781  points +1,992. Nothing to report.

[15th June] Pos 3,124 +27; 66,789 points +1,470. Nothing to report, inexplicable rise: perhaps others have sunk.

[8th June] Pos 3,151 +8; 65,319 points +3,464. A 10%er for the pseudo Brandt SP, 8,544 points.

[1st June] Pos 3,159 -32; 61,855 points 1,005. Highest piece, 7,992 for Egg.

[25th May] A temporary uplift bouyed by a Commended for Badly Boiled Egg and a 10%er with Rietveld.
Pos 3,126 +191; 62,860 points +6,989.

[18th May] Pos 3,318 +63; 55,871 points +3,083.

[11th May] Pos 3,381 -13; 52,788 points +2,714.

[4th May] Pos 3,368 -106; 50,074 points -358.

[27th Apr] Pos 3,262 -358; 50,432 points -9,945

[20th Apr] Pos 2,904 -80; 60,377 points -3,357.

[13th Apr] Pos 2,824 -20, 63,734  points +78. No recent scores.

[6th April] Pos 2,804 -318; 63,656  points, -9,927. Sinking ever closer to 3,000. Hardly any entries now being submitted. It has been fun, but I have lost interest. I wonder this year's APoY will survive the virus.

[30th March] Pos 2,486 -54; 73,583 points, - 2,159.

[23rd March] Pos 2,432 -265;75,742 points -9,357.

[16th March] Pos 2,167 -94; 85,099 points, -5,374.

[9th Mar] Pos 2,073 +6; 90,473 points +432.
APoY has started again — I'll probably try to enter every round, but without much gusto.

[2nd Mar] pos 2,079, -94; 90,041 points, -3,154

[24th Feb] pos 1,985 -79, 93,195 points -3,937.

[17th Feb] As expected, down 509 to pos 1,906. Down 27,832 points to 97,132. I have entered a couple into GuruShots today.

[10th Feb] and down again, pos 1,397 -17; 124,964 points -1,219. No scores of note.

[3rd Feb] still easing up, not sure why - pos 1,380 +23; 126,183 points +164. No events of significance.

27th Jan - crept back up: pos 1,403 +51; 126,019 points, +1,503. A 10% for Kev in a box and commended for Kev at the window. Cats do it every time.

20th Jan - pos 1,454 down 153; 124,516 points down 10,346. Few comps being entered, drift is inevitable.

13th Jan - Pos 1,301 up 42; 134,862 points, up 1,400 on a judge commended for a beer can on Brighton beach in Objects with Simple Beauty, worth 7,850 points.

6th Jan 2020 - Pos 1,343, down 5: sinking more slowly than expected. 133,462 ranking points. A 10%er for Kev in a basket in Hidden but Peeking Out.

30th Dec 2019 - Pos 1,338, down 28. 134,772 points, down 3,921. A Judged 10th for self portrait after Bing in Reflections in Black and White, good for 6,702 points.

23rd Dec - Pos 1,310, up 22. 138,693 points, up 3,118. A 10% for Kevin in the box in Cats, no people.

16th Dec - Pos 1,332, down 154. 135,575 points, down 12,025. No significant awards. It would have been pleasant to have crept over pos 1,000 for a week, but now let's gently settle down to pos 2,000.

9th Dec - Pos 1,178, down 71. 147,600 points, down 7,067. No significant awards this week.

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2nd Dec - Pos 1,107, up 3, 154,667 points. Top 10% (33rd) for Telephone Boxes. Highest score this month, 13,801 for Kevin on a bookcase.

25th Nov - Pos 1,110 up 343, highest ever (just). Judge commended for The Scallop in Art with Metal (6,384 points); Colloquy in Made from glass (9,608  points).

18th Nov - Pos 1,453, up 45, commended for Kevin on a bookcase (13,801 points).

11th Nov - Pos 1,502, down 90.


Every year, Amateur Photographer holds a competition which lasts from around March until December. Here's some information on the matter. [10Mar18] The 2018 competition has now started. And now 2019. see 21st Oct

This led to other Photocrowd competitions, (most no longer) including GT, some not.

Photocrowd: Highest position 1,127, 28Oct19
1,173, 07Oct19 1,281, 30Sep19 1,315, 23Sep19 / 1,479, 16Sep19 / 1,583, 26Aug19 / 1,656, 19Aug19 / 1,743, 12Aug19, 1,758 27May19 1,804 20May19 / 1,838 6May19 / 1,941, 29thApr19 / 1,993, 22Apr19 / 2,078, 15Apr19 / 2,174 (8Apr19) / 2,531 (1Apr19) / 2,595th (18Feb19) / 2,732nd (13Aug18 )

Highest point score 151,901, 28Oct19
146,488, 21Oct19 144,040, 14Oct19 143,774, 07Oct19 133,978, 30Sep 19 131,330, 23Sep 19 / 121,301, 16Sep 19 / 112,040, 26Aug19 111,772, 19Aug19 / 106,719, 12Aug19, 100,550, 22Apr19 / 99,595, 15Apr19 / 92,395 (8Apr19) / 88,436 (22Oct18).

Highest entry position 10th (17Dec18) 10th in Funny Portraits.

Best 3 points scores:
1. 20,172 Baby snail on sunflower in Close-ups of flowers, 1,013rd of 4,969, 25% and Expert Commended, 12Aug19
2. 14,413 Kev in a cupboard in Contained, 46th of 883, 10% and commended. 15Oct18.
3. 11,147 Kev in a basket in Hidden animals, 33 of 1,004, top 10% and commended, 28Oct19.
3.9,717 Carving, Eltham church in Wood 718 of 2,091 and commended 07Oct19
3. 9,557 Knightsbridge drainpipe in Architectural details, 545 of 1,983, 50% and commended 23Sep19
3. 9,373 Rietveld Chair in Furniture, 289th of 1,319, 25% and commended 16Sep19
3. 8,540, Tower Bridge pano in Urban Landscape, 1,754th of 4,670 entries, 50% award 10Sep18
3. 7,624, Rietveld Chair in Plastic, 446th of 580 but a judge's commendation 6Aug18
3. 6,626, Kev in a cupboard in Cats, 95th of 957, top 10% (just) 23Jul18
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It will be noted that there are no GTs there: the highest GT is with a Henry Moore in Tate Britain in Selective colour, 4,276 points, 263rd of 992, top 50%, 9Ju18.


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Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
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Rank 4th Nov
Rank 4th Nov

4th Nov

Week #78 / 132,412 points ↓ 19,489 / pos 1,412 ↓ 285

Sunflower with tiny snail has departed, taking with it 20k points.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
4Nov
1
13
1
11
45
119
190
 
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
4Nov   Cats 890 1,827   50% Kev, box
4Nov   Plastic 287 1,117   50% Rietveld chair
4Nov   Veg 361 1,277   50% red cabbage

Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
Oct28   Hidden animals 33 1,004 11,147 10%, commended K, basket
Oct06   Wood 718 2,091 9,717 50% and Com Eltham church
23Sep   Architectural details 545 1,983 9,557 50% Knightsbridge
16Sep   Furniture 289 1,319 9,373 25%, commended Rietveld
23Sep   Architectural details 852 1,983 8,350 50% Salisbury
Oct21   Signs 111 1,992 6,768 10% Pink hat
Oct21   Photographers 75 1,154 6,103 10% Lavender
16Sep   Circles 110 750 5,932 25% spinning coin
Oct14   Flowers 747 3,424 5,314 25% baby snail
23Sep   Abstract 111 554 5,142 25% Red cabbage
13Aug   Street Furniture 157 1,270 5,125 25% Berlin
4Sep   Unusual PoV 432 2,274 5,044 25% Brighton pier
14Aug   Cats 210 1,428 4,839 25% K box
18Aug   Distorted Humans 89 741 4,742 25% single eye
Oct05   Protests 47 418 4,381 25% Climate
Oct14   Sculpture 344 1,543 4,255 25% Canary Wharf
16Sep   Painted artworks 70 500 4,120 25% Leicester
9Sep   Performers 195 885 3,635 25% Barb Thompson
16Sep   Furniture 380 1,319 3,327 50% another Rietveld
23Sep   Yellow and green 552 1,637 3,223 50% Charing X
23Sep   Cityscapes 568 1,018 3,213 50% Tower Br
Oct21   Signs 704 1,992 3,097 50% anti-Brexit
Oct04   Souvenirs 168 585 3,063 50% Partidge fam bus
Oct28   Flowers 1,145 2,706 2,945 50% Tulip

Rank date 28th Oct
Rank date 28th Oct

28th Oct

Week #77 / 151,901 points ↑ 5,413 / pos 1,127 ↑ 68

We're still waiting for the Big 20k pointed to drop, is what we're doing. Until that happens, we continue to trend marginally upwards. This week, one combined 10%er and commendation.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
Oct28
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13
1
11
45
116
187
 
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
Oct28   Flowers 1,145 2,706   50% Tulip
Oct28   Hidden animals 33 1,004 11,147 10%, commended K, basket
Oct28   Spherical 316 1,000   50% half crown
Oct28   Spherical 316 1,000   50% half crown

Rank 21Oct19
Rank 21Oct19

21st Oct

Week #76 / 146,488 points ↑ 2,448 / pos 1,195 ↓ 20

I have at last broken free of the APoy tyranny. Working GT into their hackneyed caegories was becoming a chore. I cheated in the Street round, and was preparing another pasted cheat for Weather, round 7, but missed the deadline which seemingly happens before midnight on the designated day. I haven't bothered with Night which ends in a few days. So it goes.

This week, two 10%ers and the Big One (baby snail) is still there, so a small uplift in points and a small drift in position.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
Oct21
1
12
1
10
45
113
182
 
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
Oct21   Photographers 75 1,154 6,103 10% Lavender
Oct21   Signs 111 1,992 bounced 10% Pink hat
Oct21   Signs 704 1,992   50% anti-Brexit

Rank 14 Oct 19
Rank 14 Oct 19

14th Oct

Week #75 / 144,040 points ↑ 266 / pos 1,175 ↓ 2

Stable — until the big one drops out. Next week?

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
Oct14
1
10
1
10
45
112
179
 
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
Oct14   Animals resting 935 2,047   50% K curled
Oct14   Sculpture 344 1,543 4,255 25% Canary Wharf
Oct14   Flowers 747 3,424   25% baby snail

Rank 7 Oct
Rank 7 Oct
Rank 7 Oct
Rank 7 Oct

7th Oct

Week #74 / 143,774 points ↑ 9,895 / pos 1,173 ↑ 108

Another good week for awards, but the high scoring sunflower with snail drops out soon.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
Oct07
1
10
1
10
43
111
176
 
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
Oct04   Souvenirs 168 585 points 50% Partidge fam bus
Oct04   Souvenirs 268 585 points 50% Flying bear
Oct05   Protests 18 418 5,661 10% Pink hat
Oct05   Protests 47 418 4,381 25% Climate
Oct06   Wood 718 2,091 9,717 50% and Com Eltham church
Oct06   Wood 866 2,091   50% Brighton pier

Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
12Aug   Close-ups of flowers 1,103 4,969 20,172 25%, Exp. com baby snail
Oct06   Wood 718 2,091 9,717 50% and Com Eltham church
23Sep   Architectural details 545 1,983 9,557 50% Knightsbridge
16Sep   Furniture 289 1,319 9,373 25%, commended Rietveld
23Sep   Architectural details 852 1,983 8,350 50% Salisbury
12Aug   Close-ups of flowers 1,251 4,969 7,576 50% blue flower
16Sep   Ginger cats 256 581 6,998 50%, commended Kev, basket
16Sep   Circles 110 750 5,932 25% spinning coin
Oct05   Protests 18 418 5,661 10% Pink hat
23Sep   Abstract 111 554 5,142 25% Red cabbage
13Aug   Street Furniture 157 1,270 5,125 25% Berlin
4Sep   Unusual PoV 432 2,274 5,044 25% Brighton pier
14Aug   Cats 210 1,428 4,839 25% K box
18Aug   Distorted Humans 89 741 4,742 25% single eye
Oct05   Protests 47 418 4,381 25% Climate
16Sep   Painted artworks 70 500 4,120 25% Leicester
22Jul   Neon 99 526 3,989 25% BetjEmin
1Sep   People at work 512 1,817 3,655 50% Lavender
9Sep   Performers 195 885   25% Barb Thompson
16Sep   Furniture 380 1,319 3,327 50% another Rietveld
23Sep   Yellow and green 552 1,637 3,223 50% Charing X
23Sep   Cityscapes 568 1,018 3,213 50% Tower Br
Oct04   Souvenirs 168 585 points 50% Partidge fam bus
23Sep   Brutalist 131 500   50% Barbican

Rank 30Sep19
Rank 30Sep19
Rank 30Sep19
Rank 30Sep19

30th Sep

Week #73 / 133,978 points ↑ 2,549 / pos 1,281 ↑ 34

A quiet week, yet still we rise. I'm not sure how that came about.

A promising start for Pink Hat, fig. 1, 5th on the first day.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
30Sep
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
30Sep   Water 172 500 points 50% Barbican

Rank 23 Sep 19
Rank 23 Sep 19
Rank 23 Sep 19
Rank 23 Sep 19"

23rd Sep

Week #72 / 131,330 points ↑ 10,029 / pos 1,315 ↑ 164

Two commendations on the same comp, both on 50% entries means another rise and another all time high.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
23Sep
1
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
23Sep   Yellow and green 552 1,637 3,223 50% Charing X
23Sep   Landscapes 489 1,266   50% Tower Br
23Sep   Cityscapes 568 1,018 3,213 50% Tower Br
23Sep   Architectural details 545 1,983 9,557 50% Knightsbridge
23Sep   Architectural details 852 1,983 8,350 50% Salisbury
23Sep   Brutalist 131 500   50% Barbican
23Sep   Brutalist 153 500   50% National
23Sep   Abstract 111 554   25% Red cabbage

Rank 16 Sep
Rank 16 Sep
Rank 16 Sep

16th Sep

Week #73 / 121,301 points ↑ 15,841 / pos 1,479 ↑ 252

Two commendations this week resulted in a large points rise and a new high placing record.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
16Sep
1
9
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7
41
99
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
16Sep   Circles 110 750 5,932 25% spinning coin
16Sep   Church exteriors 648 2,035 3,627 50% Ezra, Salisbury
16Sep   Furniture 289 1,319 9,373 25%, commended Rietveld
16Sep   Furniture 380 1,319 3,327 50% another Rietveld
16Sep   Painted artworks 70 500 4,120 25% Leicester
16Sep   Ginger cats 204 581   50% Kev, box
16Sep   Ginger cats 256 581 6,998 50%, commended Kev, basket
16Sep              

Rank 9Sep19
Rank 9Sep19
Rank 9Sep19

9th Sep

Week #72 / 105,460 points ↓ 4,360 / pos 1,731 ↓ 103

Still slipping.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
9Sep
1
9
1
9
38
95
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
4Sep   Unusual PoV 432 2,274 5,044 25% Brighton pier
5Sep   Bricks 239 1,429 4,596 25% Knightsbridge
7Sep   Alone 1,057 2,590   50% Lavender
9Sep   Performers 195 885   25% Barb Thompson

Rank 2Sep19
Rank 2Sep19
Rank date

Rank 2Sep19

2nd Sep

Week #71 / 109, 820 points ↓ 2,220 / pos 1,628 ↓ 45

A promising start for this snap on Brighton pier, unlikely to last.

Date Top 10 Top 10% Exp. Commended Jdg. Commended Top 25% Top 50% Total
2Sep
1
9
1
5
35
94
145
 
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Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
27Aug   Psychedelic 60s 283 573 points 50% Partridge Family bus
1Sep   People at work 512 1,817   50% Lavender
2Sep   Children in colour 632 1,487   50% London Pride


Date   Comp Pos Entries Points Award Notes
12Aug new Close-ups of flowers 1,103 4,969 20,172 25%, Exp. com baby snail
12Aug new -do- 1,251 4,969 7,576 50% blue flower
20Jun   Orange 176 2,216 6,758 10% curled K
13Aug new Street Furniture 157 1,270 5,125 25% Berlin
11Jun   Landscape 725 2,305 4,881 50% Tower Br.
8Jul   Window 106 975 4,860 25% Kev
14Aug new Cats 210 1,428 4,839 25% K box
18Aug new Distorted Humans 89 741 4,742 25% single eye
13Jun   Abstract 462 1,500 4,250 50% red cabbage
16Jun   Smiling BW 166 888 4,002 25% pink hat mono
22Jul   Neon 99 526 3,989 25% BetjEmin
1Sep new People at work 512 1,817 3,655 50% Lavender
12Aug new Straight Lines 569 1,488 3,535 50% Brighton pier
10Jun   Music 326 1,221 3,482 50% Thompson
24Jun   Chairs 183 732 3,315 25% Big chair
12Aug new Circles 584 1,601 3,008 50% half crown
    Memorable 734 1,970 2,947 50% armistice
5Jul   APoYR4 207 450 2,920 50% after Bing
12Aug new Sculptures 753 1,947 2,835 50% Purcell
26Aug new Architecture 1,241 2,486 2,814 50% Salisbury
1Jul   Three 1,060 2,525 2,776 50% sepia headstones
    Abstract 787 1,546 2,556   Volvo