The experienced and confident judge, Paul Williamson, provided us with a useful introduction to his journey with the camera and his specialisms in architectural and mono photography. Paul then guided us through the 59 colour and 46 mono images selected for inclusion in our third competition of the year, ‘Fauna and Flora’. Paul supported his judgements with thoughtful analyses of the images, direction on how images could be improved, humorous interjections and at times strongly held personal preferences. (poor seal pup!!!) Paul did not pull his punches and was particularly critical of the images included in the mono section. This is an area where he has a particular interest and there was much said that was helpful and could be taken away and applied both in the field and in the digital darkroom.