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Club Report – 6th PDI Competition (Friday 10th Apr)

Marjorie Burge writes:

Richard Walton FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE3*, a Premier KCPA judge, from Invicta Camera Club was at APS on Friday 10th April to judge the 6th Round of our PDI Competition. Richard is a member of the LRPS and ARPS Distinction panels, is a Permajet lecturer and a PAGB judge and lecturer. Richard is a good friend to APS and always welcome. Check out his website ( to find out more about him as there is not enough space here to list his many achievements in the world of photography. A visit to his gallery shows Richard’s own personal style of photography – although he did mention during the evening that he wished he had taken up nature photography. His comments on the 74 APS images in the competition were encouraging and relevant, and he pointed out that what he offered was mostly an observation not a criticism. He had a sharp eye for ‘fringing’, urged us to double-check the edges and the sharpness of images, and stressed that they should have ‘lasting appeal’. His chosen winners were:

Division 1: 1st Bob Devine with Great Grey Owl Hunting, 2nd Philip Hinton with Bright Eyes and Painted Face, 3rd Neville Marsh with Heather Watson – Eyes on the Ball.

HEATHER WATSON - EYES ON THE BALL by Neville Marsh 3rd  place Div 1

Heather Watson – Eyes on the Ball by Neville Marsh

Division 2: 1st Chris Yates with High Level Fly Past, 2nd Chris Rogers with The End of the Day, 3rd Graham Salt with Xtremeair SBACH 300 at Dunsfold Airshow.

XTREMEAIR SBACH 300 AT DUNSFOLD AIRSHOW by Graham Salt 3rd  place Div 2

Xtremeair SBACH 300 at Dunsfold Airshow by Graham Salt

Division 3: 1st Martin Tilling with Full Throttle, 2nd Linda Thackeray with Port Lockroy Antarctica, 3rd Linda Thackeray with Swaledale Morning Mist.

SWALEDALE MORNING MIST by Linda Thackeray 3rd Div 3

Swaledale Morning Mist by Linda Thackeray

Next Friday, 17th April, is our AGM - members need to be there – and entries for the Panel Competition must be declared.