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Club Report – PDI Theme Competition (Friday 10th Mar)

Marjorie Burge writes:

On Friday, 10th March our judge for the PDI Theme Competition was June Sharpe LRPS of Isle of Thanet Camera Club, on her first visit to APS.  June explained that she had very definite views on judging, and liked to judge images as they were presented, not upon what perhaps the photographer could have taken had circumstances been different. Even so, she had a difficult task before her, as it was clear that members had put a lot of work into this competition both outdoors with their cameras and back home with their computers. We have some very serious photographers at APS. June commented on each image individually and also as a ‘themed panel’, pointing out where the weakness or incompatibility of an image upset the balance as a whole. I think June mentioned that she was a teacher and she certainly taught us quite a lot, with extra details and stories about the images before her. An excellent competition evening at APS. 

1st Anthony Wright with Shallow Depths, 2nd Sue Chapman with Talliston House, 3rd George Pearson with Birds on Ice Shelf.

Shallow Depths by Anthony Wright

Talliston House by Sue Chapman

Birds on Ice Shelf by George Pearson