On Friday 23rd September our 1st PDI competition was judged by Paul Dunmall CPAGB, a member of Steyning Camera Club, and previously Distinctions Officer with the KCPA. Paul is a good friend of APS and judged our Portrait Competition in 2015. Images in all divisions were carefully considered and commented upon. Paul was impressed with the high quality of Division 1 entries and leaned towards what he termed ‘brave’ entries, where photographers had taken a step outside the basic rules. In all divisions he felt there were good images which could have been improved by post-processing. At the end of the evening Paul said it was always a pleasure to be asked to judge at APS because of the high standard of work, and he felt that he too was able to learn from looking at our images.
Division 1: 1st Garry Shorter with Both Sides of the Coin, 2nd Sue Chapman with Petunia Details, 3rd Neil Owen with Follow the Leader.
Petunia Details by Sue Chapman
Division 2: 1st Graham Salt with Avro Tutor at Old Warden, 2nd Sean Harding with Tim, 3rd Chris Yates with Elmley Swan.
Avro Tutor At Old Warden by Graham Salt
Division 3: 1st Peter Skynner with Room With a View – Martindale Valley, 2nd Avril Christensen with Impressions of China, 3rd Avril Christensen with Alien City.
Room With A View – Martindale Valley by Peter Skynner
Next Friday, 30th September, we have Andy Smith LRPS CPAGB with his talk ‘Building on the Basics’ and it will be time to enter for the Janet Morris Memorial Trophy Record Competition covering both digital and print. Visitors always welcome.