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Club Report–1st PDI Competition (Friday 25th Sept)

Marjorie Burge writes:

On Friday 25th September our first PDI Competition was judged by Cherry Larcombe EFIAP ARPS DPAGB BPE4*, Chairman of The Isle of Thanet Camera Club.

Even with 92 images Cherry still found time to comment carefully on each and every entry, being careful to reassure the newer members that her comments were meant to both praise and help towards improvement where she felt it necessary. She was looking for ‘a photographer’s eye’ in the composition, wanted images to explain their story, looked for more impact in some images, mentally moved their position in the frame, cropped away unnecessary spaces, and found some titles slightly disconcerting. A difficult task to thin down so many exciting images but the chosen ones were:

Division 1: 1st Martin Till with Bearded Tit, 2nd Philip Hinton with No One Can Stem the Tide, 3rd Martin Till with Reculver at Sunset.

Bearded tit pair

Bearded Tit by Martin Till

Division 2: 1st Mick Gilburt with 100 Metres Hurdles, 2nd Kyle Tallett with Amber in Reflection, 3rd Sean Harding with Ryuichi Kiyonari.


Amber in Reflection by Kyle Tallett

Division 3: 1st Martin Tilling with I’d Kill for a Proper Kitchen, 2nd Gillian Jefferson with Shadows, 3rd Avril Christensen with Trumpets Rain.

SHADOWS by Gillian Jefferson 2nd div3

Shadows by Gillian Jefferson

Next week we have an exciting evening of ‘Best of the Year’ wildlife and landscape images by Robert Canis ( An evening not to be missed. Visitors welcome.