Penrith & District Camera Club

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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.


NCPF Annual 2018

The long awaited results from the Northern Counties Photographic Federation Annual Competition are now available on their website.   We have had a brilliant year as a Club, with Highly Commended awards in both Colour Print, PDI and Beginners Print alongside several portfolio and alliance selections.  Special congratulations to John Williams and Jo Knight who have both won Trophies.  Awards are as follows:


Federation Challenge Cup: Best Monochrome print
John Williams ‘Laid Up’

Ken Henderson Trophy: Best Human Portrait
Jo Knight ‘Ruby’


Colour Prints:
John Williams ‘Soft Light On Ullswater’
Jo Knight ‘Red Queen’

Dawn Stobbart ‘Grounded Plane’

Beginners Print:
Janet Fielden ‘Forest Nightmares’

“Pictures which, although they may not be competition winners, are interesting as images and which are representative of the kind of work being produced by the clubs of the Federation”. These images will appear on the CD produced of the Annual competition.

Mono Print:
Jo Knight ‘The Stag’s Head’

Colour Print:
John Williams ‘Trees and Mist Yellowstone’
Jane Peet ‘Alone’ & ‘Staring Down Both Barrels’
Linda Farquhar ‘Three Tulips’
Dave Connell ‘Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’

John Tillotson ‘A Rock and a Hard Place’ & ‘Bottled Water’
John Williams ‘Red Grouse Ruffling Feathers’
Jo Knight ‘Silent Spectre’

These images will represent the NCPF in the national inter-federation competitions.

Mono print:
Jo Knight ‘Evening Rain’

Colour Print:
Jo Knight ‘Beneath The Waves’

John Tillotson ‘From the Garden of Pleasant Flowers’


Scores for all our club entries can be found in the Member’s Area of our website.