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3rd rnd PDI Competition (11.Dec)

Neville Marsh writes: 

On Friday evening the third Projected Digital Image competition of the season was judged by Steve Carroll ARPS, a member of Maidstone Camera Club and an accredited judge of the Kent County Photographic Association. Steve had been to the club on three previous occasions, each time as a judge of our prints, the last time in May when he judged our Annual Exhibition.

There were 77 entries in all and each image received a discerning critique. A recurring comment throughout the evening was the need to darken bright foregrounds such as dead grasses or bottom corners of images but it also applied to highlights elsewhere in the image which tended to draw attention away from the main subject. Steve also admitted to a penchant for images with a restricted colour palette, first mentioned when commenting on two brown owls with a very sandy-coloured background.

Division 1: 1st Cheetah with Three Cubs by Bob Devine, 2nd Cuckoo with Caterpillar by Bob Devine, 3rd The Onlooker by Sue Chapman.

Cheetah with Three Cubs by Bob Devine

Division 2: 1st Keeper Spills Chance by Mick Gilburt, 2nd Catalan Coast by Anthony Wright, 3rd Autumn Memories by Marcello Tomasini.

Autumn Memories by Marcello Tomasini

Division 3: 1st Andy Murray Serve at the APT Tennis Quarter Finals by Les Gordon, 2nd On the Hunt by Maria O’Connell, 3rd One Four All and All For One by Suie Tomasini.

On the Hunt by Maria O’Connell

Next Friday, 18th December, is a Club and Social evening when we will be able to spend time together over Christmas nibbles and drinks from the bar, and extend our knowledge of all things general with the Christmas Quiz prepared especially for us by Martin Till.