Annual PDI Competition
The Annuals are upon us and we kick off with the first being the annual PDI competition.
Following on from feedback last year a rule change means the total entry is a little smaller; this year 104 images are to be reviewed and critiqued by our judge Mr Roger Evans (MPAGB, EFIAP/b, FBPE). Having judged a staggering 165 images in the same competition last year it was only fair we invited him back but with a smaller cohort of images.
Roger needed no introduction; a regular at Mid-Cheshire Camera Club - he has presented talks on sports photography photographing the Olympics and has also previously Judged a number of our competitions. The members showed their appreciation with a round of applause. Roger, a member of Wrekin Arts Photographic Club in Telford, is still very much immersed in sports photography. His presentations are always educational and insightful. I hope he manages to make it back to MCCC next year.
The new rules meant that members could only submit up to 8 images across six sections, being;
The keen-eyed amongst you would notice we no longer have a Creative section in the Annual PDIs due to a lack of take up.
Roger did spend some time critiquing the images and the message he repeatedly raised was one of cropping. He felt a lot of images could have been cropped smaller thus shifting the focus more on to the subject rather than distractions in the negative space. Roger worked fast spending less than a minute on his review and critique making supportive comments, scoring and moving on. Eventually, Roger scored the last image and the results were in.
|Open||Ray Girling||In Safe Hands|
|Nature||Ian Whiston||Fishing Heron|
|Record||Tom Skeckleston||Lady Chapel - Liverpool Cathedral|
|Landscape||Tom Skeckleston||Storm Clouds over Monument Valley|
|Overall Winner||Ian Whiston||Fishing Heron|
Congratulations to all the winners, the overall winner and all members who received accreditation for their work. Can I offer a big thank you to all the members taking part and a final big thank you goes to our Judge – Roger Evans, who worked tirelessly across a significant sized field providing sound and honest feedback throughout the whole evening. We look forward to seeing him again next year.
For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit its website www.midcheshirecameraclub.org or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.
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