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Club Report – 5th PDI Competition (Friday 20th Mar)

Marjorie Burge writes:

Kirsty Ralfs LRPS, a KCPA accredited judge from Whitstable Camera Club, judged our 5th PDI Competition on Friday 20th March. Kirsty gave detailed positive and helpful comments on lighting, cropping and colour saturation, and it was clear that she looked for some feeling in the images. There was a good entry in all divisions and Kirsty commented on how well travelled the APS members were. It was a difficult competition to judge with so many high quality images and Kirsty’s chosen winners were:

Division 1: 1st Martin Till with Bellowing Red Deer, 2nd Richard Nutter with Little Owl on Watch, 3rd Philip Hinton with Fagin

FAGIN by Philip Hinton 3rd place div 1

Fagin by Philip Hinton

Division 2: 1st Chris Yates with Friningham Manor Stairs, 2nd Marcello Tomasini with Grand Canal View, 3rd Sean Harding with Lee Jackson.

GRAND CANAL VIEW by Marcello Tomasini 2nd place div 2

Grand Canal View by Marcello Tomasini

Division 3: 1st Linda Thackeray with Architecture in Abstract, 2nd Steven Baker with Looking at You, 3rd Steven Baker with Intercity Wildlife.

ARCHITECTURE IN ABSTRACT by Linda Thackeray 1sr place div  3

Architecture in Abstract by Linda Thackeray

The results of the 4th round of the Small Print Competition (judged by our own members) was 1st Lesley Parker with Wheelbarrows, 2nd Lesley Parker with Wasp on Flower, and 3rd Alan Britton with At St Mary In The Marsh.

I can reveal that next Friday, our Mystery Speaker is Alan Chapman (, a Fleet Street photographer who has produced a book of the many famous people he has photographed over the years. He will be giving an illustrated talk on his life as a news photographer and will have copies of his limited edition book, which he will also sign for anyone who wishes to buy one at a discounted price of £35. A great value evening not to be missed.  Visitors welcome.