Penrith & District Camera Club

social photography group for enthusiasts in Penrith & Eden

3 Way Battle 2019

On Wednesday 20th February, Crosthwaite Parish Rooms in Keswick hosted the annual 3 Way Battle between Penrith, Carlisle and Keswick Camera Clubs.  It’s a friendly annual contest, full of good-natured banter, and consists of 15 PDI images from each Club, which this year was judged by Richard Speirs DPAGB, BPE2* of Morton CC.

Penrith have always felt it’s important to enter images from a wide range of members, including beginners, and we only allow 1 image per author.  A small committee then chooses which photographs will represent our Club and this year’s entries can be seen below:

 

And the winners were:

  • 1st Keswick with 266 points.
  • 2nd Penrith with 254 points.
  • 3rd Carlisle with 246 points.

The Judge’s favourite image of the evening was ‘The Aracari and The Fly’, by a member of Keswick PS.

Our very own JDT won the raffle, bringing home a small book of Ansel Adams pictures, and a good night was had by all!

For those club members chosen to take part in the Battle your image scores can be found in the Members’ Section of our website.

Competition: Print no.2, 2018-19, Advanced Class

The second print competition of the season took place on Wednesday 6th February and was judged by Jack Bamford DPAGB, AFIAP, APAGB of Keswick PS.

Top marked entries in the Advanced Class:

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

Competition: Print no.2, 2018-19, Club Class

The second print competition of the season took place on Wednesday 6th February and was judged by Jack Bamford DPAGB, AFIAP, APAGB of Keswick PS.

Top marked entries in the Club Class:

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

Steve Snaps Up National Photography Award

Steve McLellan has beaten off fierce competition to snap up a National Manufacturing Photography Award. He was named Best Amateur Photographer in the Manufacturing Product category at the final of EEF’s manufacturing photography competition held on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in Westminster.

Steve wowed judges with his eye-catching image of finished jacking pipes manufactured by Barnsley based Naylor Drainage which were awaiting shipment to all points of the globe (Steve is the Managing Director of pipe distributor JDP, a major customer of Naylor Drainage Ltd.). Judges felt the image was original and unique as the display of hidden colour resulted in a strong and interesting image.

Naylor Clayware “Jacking Pipe” is so strong that a machine can push it through the ground beneath a road saving the disruption of closing the road to dig an open trench. This requires a flawless pipe and saves the City and the Civil Engineer both time and money in installation of sewer systems or water management systems. Made for over a hundred years in Yorkshire these pipes have been deployed all parts of the World often being preferred to more locally made pipes because of their quality and longevity.

Two of Steve’s images were shortlisted.  The one below wasn’t selected as the winner, thought it’s actually Steve’s favourite:

Steve’s winning image will be shown on billboards in four major UK railway stations during January, so if you’re visiting Liverpool Lime Street, Charing Cross, Paddington or King’s Cross look out for them!

Charing Cross Railway Station

Our congratulations go to Steve on his very commendable achievement.

Millennium Trophy 2018-19

Our annual Millennium Trophy competition took place on Wednesday 16th January and was judged by club member John Williams MPSA EFIAP/b DPAGB.  The Trophy is open to all club members – there are no leagues and beginners are judged alongside more experienced photographers.  This year’s competition was a PDI with a set theme of ‘an image to advertise a timepiece, footwear or a drink’

It was rather disappointing to see a fairly small number of entries, however the images on display showed skill and creativity and John narrowed the selection down to the top six.

In joint 3rd place were:

Kath Brown with ‘Rock the Luxury in Blue Suede’
Jo Knight with ‘Red or Dead’ and
Karen McLellan with ‘Almond Milk’

 


In joint 2nd place were:

Jo Knight with ‘WKD Berry’ and
Mike Hughes with ‘Time After Time’

 

 

And alongside his 2nd place was a 1st place for Mike Hughes with ‘Fre’ Girders’ – many congratulations to our winner!

By Mike Hughes

Competition: PDI no.2, 2018-19, Advanced Class

The second PDI competition of the season, with a set subject of ‘Town or City-scape’, took place on Wednesday 5th December and was judged by Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP of Morton PS.

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.2, 2018-19, Intermediate Class

The second PDI competition of the season, with a set subject of ‘Town or City-scape’, took place on Wednesday 5th December and was judged by Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP of Morton PS.

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.2, 2018-19, Club Class

The second PDI competition of the season, with a set subject of ‘Town or City-scape’, took place on Wednesday 5th December and was judged by Gerald Chamberlain DPAGB, EFIAP of Morton PS.

Top marked entries in the Club Class:

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

 

Distinction Success

Twice a year, in April and November, the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) hold Adjudication days for photographic merit at various locations around the country.  This weekend the awards were held in Pontefract and two members of our Club were successful in gaining PAGB distinctions.

Huge congratulations to Dave Connell who achieved CPAGB.  A small selection of Dave’s images are below and you can see the rest of his ten images on our website.

 

Congratulations also to Jo Knight who achieved DPAGB.  Again, a small selection of Jo’s images are below and you can see the rest of her fifteen images on our website.

We’re hoping to find time at an upcoming Club meeting for Dave and Jo to show their images and talk about how they found the process of preparing for their distinctions.  General information on PAGB distinctions can be found here.