Penrith & District Camera Club

social photography group for enthusiasts in Penrith & Eden

Image of the Year 2018/19

Another excellent season of competitions, speakers, and contributions from members drew to a close with our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday evening (10th April), and the final competition of the season, the Image of the Year.

Each year, this competition is judged by the members through a blind ballot and is an ever popular event. Congratulations are offered for the winners – and to all participants.

Advanced – PDI

Death of a Legend  by Mike Hughes (winner)

Feeding Swallows by Stuart Edgar (runner-up)

Advanced – Print

Harvest Mouse by Steve McLellan (winner)

The Red Stone by Les Ayres and Heron with Fish by Stuart Edgar (joint runner-up)

Intermediate – PDI

Millennium Bridge by Kath Brown and Spring Posy by Karen McLellan ( joint winner)

Intermediate – Print

Got the Catch by Dave Connell (winner)

Resting on Ragged Robin by Karen McLellan and Red Watch by Kath Brown (runner-up)

Club – PDI

Grasmere Morning by Domonic Robinson (winner)

Las Vegas by Night by Helen May (runner-up)

Club – Print

Fan Vaulting at Wells by Janet Fielden  (winner)

Symmetry by Domonic Robinson (runner-up)

Best in Show

Congratulations to Jo Knight who has been awarded a Gold Medal at an International Salon in Belgium for her conceptual image of a Child Bride.  The photo was also awarded the medal for Best in Show (colour prints) and graces the front of the Exhibition catalogue.

Jo was also awarded a Photographic Society of America highly commended ribbon for her Evacuee picture in the same Salon.  She’s recently visited the Ikea website looking for a bigger shelving unit 😀

International photography Salons are a good place to showcase the photographs you’ve accumulated over the past year (what else do we do with them?!) and to keep your hand in at competitions during the summer break.  You may find that pictures which didn’t do so well in Camera Club competitions may do better in Salons (and vice versa!) as different countries and judges like different styles of images.

There are a variety of categories such as monochrome, open colour, nature, travel, creative or people and you may enter as many, or as few, as you like.  Most Salons are PDI, though a minority are print, and you can enter up to 4 photos per category.  You do have to pay to enter a Salon, anywhere from around £6 right up to £45 depending which Salon you choose and how many categories you enter, so make sure you’re aware of the cost before you commit.  Acceptances into a PSA, BPE or FIAP approved Salon go towards their distinctions.

There is detailed information on Salons, including how to enter, in the Competitions section of our website.

2018-19 League Winners

All of our competitions for the current season have now taken place.  We have seen some truly superb images this year and our congratulations go to the League winners listed below.

Club League

PRINT WINNER:   Ian Casselly, who will now be promoted to the Intermediate League.

PDI WINNER:   Damian May, who will now be promoted to the Intermediate League.

A small selection of our League winners’ images:

 

Intermediate League

PRINT & PDI WINNER:   Dave Connell, who will now be promoted to the Advanced League.

A small selection of Dave’s images:

 

Advanced League

PRINT & PDI WINNER:  Jo Knight

A small selection of Jo’s images:

 

 

Competition: PDI no.3, 2018-19, Advanced Class

Some inspirational images were on display in our final PDI competition of the season, which took place on Wednesday 27th March and was judged by Henrietta Byrne LRPS, DPAGB of Richmond CC.

Top marked entries in the Advanced Class:

Individual member’s scores can be found in the Member’s Section of our website.

Competition: PDI no.3, 2018-19, Intermediate Class

Some excellent photos were on show in our last PDI competition of the season, which took place on Wednesday 6th March and was judged by Henrietta Byrne LRPS, DPAGB of Richmond CC.

Top marked entries in the Intermediate Class:

Individual member’s scores can be found in the Member’s Section of our website.

Competition: PDI no.3, 2018-19, Club Class

Some cracking images were on show in our last PDI competition of the season, which took place on Wednesday 6th March and was judged by Henrietta Byrne LRPS, DPAGB of Richmond CC.

Top marked entries in the Club Class:

Individual member’s scores can be found in the Member’s Section of our website.

Salon Success

Entering national competitions and international photography Salons is a great way to showcase your work and if any of your photos are accepted into a Salon exhibition this counts towards the criteria needed for international distinctions. It’s achievement enough to have your work selected from the thousands of entries from all corners of the globe, but a real honour to receive a medal or award and I’m delighted to share the success of two of our Club members in national & international competitions.

Chris Bate gained a Highly Commended for his sequence ‘The Essential Link’, entered in the L&CPU  AV competition on the 9th February.

Mike Hughes received a Photographic Society of America gold medal for his picture ‘Steam Cycle’ in a Salon held in Serbia, and the same image was also awarded an IAAP bronze medal.

His ‘Choirboy’ image was awarded a PSA blue ribbon in the same competition.

Our congratulations to both members! For more information on Salons, and Salon distinctions, visit the competitions section of our website.