Annual PDI Competition

Fishing Heron
Fishing Heron

Roger Evans
Roger Evans
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;
  1. Open
  2. Nature
  3. Record
  4. Portrait
  5. Landscape
  6. Mono

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.

OpenRay GirlingIn Safe Hands
NatureIan WhistonFishing Heron
RecordTom SkecklestonLady Chapel - Liverpool Cathedral
PortraitRay GirlingDavid
LandscapeTom SkecklestonStorm Clouds over Monument Valley
MonoRay GirlingAlex
Overall WinnerIan WhistonFishing 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 or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.

Paul Wilcock
Press & Publicity Officer