Penrith & District Camera Club

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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.

 

Western Area Battle 2018

This year’s Western Area Battle was hosted by West Cumbria Photo Group and took place on Saturday 27th October at Distington Community Centre.  The Battle is an annual competition between Penrith, Dumfries, Carlisle, Keswick, Morton, Copeland, West Cumbria and Workington Camera Clubs, who together form the Western Area of the Northern Counties Photographic Federation.  Six mounted prints and six projected digital images were submitted by each club and had to include a minimum of 1 Landscape, 1 Portrait, 1 Creative and I Nature.

The event commenced at 2.30pm when we were honoured with a talk by Elena McTighe, FPSA, MPSA, President of the Photographic Society of America who showed us wildlife images taken in Florida, followed by the presentation of PSA awards obtained by photographers from our area.  We were then treated to a buffet before the Battle began, with images judged by Elena who started with the PDI section.


Penrith & District’s PDI Entries

Several PDI images from across the Clubs were awarded 20 points and Elena chose a photograph of a flower from Dumfries Camera Club as her overall favourite shot.  After adding all the scores together, the top three Clubs in the PDI category were:

  • 1st: Workington
  • 2nd: Copeland
  • 3rd: Keswick
  • with Penrith coming a respectable 4th just 1 point behind.


Penrith & District’s Print Entries

In the print section again Elena awarded more than one top mark of 20 points, including to our very own Les Ayres, and her overall favourite image of a Fox in snow was taken by a member of Keswick Camera Club.  After adding all the scores together, the top three Clubs in the Print category were:

  • 1st: Keswick
  • 2nd: Penrith
  • 3rd: Carlisle


Scores for both sections were then added together and the final result of the Battle was:

  • Winner: Keswick (212 points)
  • Runner-up: Penrith (207 points – our best result for some considerable time!)

Individual scores for each of our Club’s entries are available on the Inter-Club Competition Results page in the Member’s section of our website.

Competition: PDI 1 2018/19 Advanced Class

Wednesday 10th October: PDI competition no.1 – the first digital image competition of the season was judged by Mavis McCormack ARPS of Hexham PS.

Top marked entries in the Advanced Class.

 

Competition: PDI 1 2018/19 Club Class

Wednesday 10th October: PDI competition no.1 – the first digital image competition of the season was judged by Mavis McCormack ARPS of Hexham PS.

Top marked entries in the Club Class.

 

Summer Challenge 2018

The competition season kicked off this week with our Summer Challenge, judged by Club member Jo Knight.  Photographs had to have been taken during our summer break and there was a set theme of Motion.

The top marked entries were:

It’s not Aira Force, 18 marks, John Williams
Speedy Commuter, 18 marks, Russell  Bulman
Whorled Wire, 18 marks, Chris Cox
Arctic Tern, 19 marks, Damian May
Busy Square, 19 marks, Les Ayres
Ambulance Chasing, 19 marks, Mike Wheelan
And congratulations to Steve McLellan who scored 20 marks with the winning image Swoop.

A full list of scores is available in the Member’s Section of our website.