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4th PDI results

Report by Marjorie Burge.

On Friday 17th January our 4th PDI League competition was judged by Zoe Garnham-Archer of Invicta Camera Club. Not quite as many entries as we usually have - perhaps people were still recovering from Christmas when it came to hand-in – but a good variety of excellent images from those who did enter.  Zoe commented on all images – she seemed to have a liking for mono over colour, felt some areas were soft, some areas too bright, and encouraged cropping, she was inexperienced in some techniques used by our photographers but was always conscious of the difficulties facing the photographer in capturing the final image. Because of the quality and variety of images, Zoe had great difficulty in choosing the winners in each section, holding back eight images in Division 1 before settling on her final choice. Two more PDI competitions before the end of the season, so plenty of time for us to take and enter.

Division 1:

1st Garry Shorter with Wheel to Wheel

2nd Phil D…
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The Ross Cup is the Kent County Photographic Association's annual print competition. Each club in the county may enter eight prints - with no more than two from any one photographer. Each print is assessed by the judge and awarded a score out of 20.

Of the thirty-five clubs that entered, Ashford Photographic Society scored 139 points, two ahead of second placed Sevenoaks. This year's judge was Caroline Colegate APAGB, ARPS.

Our individual scores were:

Dorset Coast by Anthony Wright - 19
Henry by Zuzana Valla - 17
Polar Sunset Over a Frozen Forest by Phil Drury - 16
Sailing in the Sunset by Sue Chapman - 19
Sculptural Nude by Anthony Baines - 17
The Rising of Emily Rose by Nicholas Hill - 16
The Tate Modern Question Mark by Anthony Baines - 17
You Don't Always Have to Make Eye Contact by Kyle Tallett - 18

Further congratulations go to Anthony Wright who received a Merit award for Dorset Coast, pictured below jointly holding the cup with Club President, Katrina Devenport.