Open PDI competition – February 2018

Blea Tarn outfall (3)

Our judge for the evening was Graham Walton DPAGB. Intermediate 1st Stonechat Alastair Gorton 2nd Coniston Pier Ian Smith 3rd Three Shires Head Alastair Gorton Highly commended Crested Grebe David Hulme Highly commended Packhorse bridge at Three Shires Head Alastair Gorton Highly commended Mercaderes meeting Ian Smith Commended Old Havana rooftops Ian Smith Commended Hovering Gannett Alastair Gorton Advanced 1st  Blea Tarn outfall David Slade 2nd Alone with a friend Jim Stupples 3rd Cottons Wendy Irwin Highly commended Morning mist at Llyn Crafnant Paul Way…

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AV competition – 29/01/18

For a few years the number of entries for this competition had been disappointing. This year the number of entries were up, 12 in total, although there were only 5 entrants. The scope of the entry ranged from slideshows of photographs to music through to full audio-visual presentations with narration and a story. Some of the entries were about a ‘day out’, some about inspirations and some reminiscing. There was even a sing-a-long entry !. I didn’t know if ‘audience participation’ was within the remit…

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Mount board and other art supplies

After Webberley’s closure getting small quantities of Mount board in Stoke-on-Trent has been somewhat more difficult. ‘The Range’ at the Stoke end of the road from Fenton has some art supplies. Normally when I go ‘up-anley’ I’m dashing around to get back to the train station within the hour. Last Saturday I had more time and on my way from Piccadilly down to that red logoed supermarket I came across ‘The Art Department‘ in the location of the old Sk8er shop. Dahler and foamcore in…

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Landscape Competition results 2018

morning mist at llyn crafnant

Our judge for the evening was Darrel Oakden, his first time at the club.. Unusually there were significantly more entries in the Advanced category than the Intermediate. I think that this is the first time this has happened. The winner of the Landscape of the year competition was Alastair Gorton with Dunstanburgh Castle. Intermediate 1st Dunstanburgh Castle Alastair Gorton 2nd Ancient mariner Alastair Gorton 3rd Havana peddle taxi Ian Smith Highly commended Uluru sunrise Graham Salt Highly commended Beagle channel daybreak Graham Salt Commended Talacre…

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Landscape competition and AV competition 2018

Just a reminder that we restart on January 8th 2018. The Landscape / Seascape competition is the following week so entries need to be in on the 8th. The AV competition is on 29th January so finishing touches, or, in my case, earnest creation, needs to be underway. One of mine has the working title of ‘Merlin to broomsticks via St Petersburg’. Another involves me doing some cooking !. WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people.

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Open Print competition – 20th November 2017

Brighton Pier

Our judge for the evening was David Venables DPAGB BPE4, someone who is quite used to knowing what a good competition image requires. His critique was focused and forward moving for each photographer who entered. Thank you David. This was the first competition of the year for new prints. The two previous competitions were ‘Best of the rest’ for last season’s prints that were not placed in the top three and a PDI competition. It was refreshing to see that all of the images were,…

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Open PDI competition – 16th October 2017

rideing the waves

Judge: Peter Siviter EFIAP DPAGB Place Title Photographer 1st  Grey Heron  Alastair Gorton 2nd  Heacham Groynes  Alastair Gorton 3rd  Blowing in the wind  Christine Lovatt Highly Commended  Energy  Ian Smith Highly Commended  Perch Rock Lighthouse  Michelle Brooks Commended  Then I said to her ……….  Denise Hartley Commended  The Ploughman  Alastair Gorton   Advanced Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Riding the waves  Paul Way 2nd  Twr Bach lighthouse  David Slade 3rd  Venetian boats  Wendy Irwin Highly Commended  Running Grebe with Perch  Paul Way Highly Commended  Morning…

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Best of the rest’ competition results 18th September 2017


Judge: Stephen Clifford CPAGB BPE2 This was Stephen’s first time judging at the club. Not only was he concise and clear but there was also a remarkable consistency in most of his comments with those made by judges last year when the same images were originally presented. If only the same could be said for Football referees !.  Intermediate Category Place Title Photographer 1st  Gannett – Morus Bassanus  Alastair Gorton 2nd  Luke Mossey ( British Superbikes )  David Bourne 3rd  Squirrel  Steve Copeland Highly Commended  Laura…

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‘Best of the rest’ entries

Remember to bring your ‘best of the rest’ competition entries along tonight ( 11/09/17 )with a completed entry form. This competition is for PRINTS that were entered last year but did not get placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd. Points from this competition do not count towards the ‘points winner’ over the season. Also if you have any PDI images that might be considered for external inter-club competitions please be providing Christine with these. WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and…

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PAGB PDI entry requirement change

Along with some others the PAGB has changed the image size requirements for PDI competitions. This is now 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high. File size is a maximum of 2 mb or 2048 kb. Colourspace is still sRGB. More details on PAGB website WillVice-chairman and ‘Webmaster’ with a preference for photography involving drama, stories and people.

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