2nd PDI Merit Competition

By | 12th December 2019

Once again we had a very successful evening with a total of 81 PDI entries for our second competition of the season, and we were very pleased to welcome our judge for the evening David Eastley. David, who has attended the club on many occasions, started with the beginners’ entries and had a quick preview of each image before commencing his critique, praise and invaluable advice. He then went on to judge the Intermediate and Advanced groups. The subject matters of the images were wide and varied, which prompted very useful comments on composition, content, cropping and other photography techniques. David also gave hints and tips on removing distractions, i.e. brightly toned areas, which detract from the main subject, as well as giving darker images a thin light outline around the edge, which will give perspective. Another main issue was ‘cropping’ an image to remove unwanted areas which held no interest, as well as other useful hints and tips along the way.

Thank you David for such a useful, entertaining, and enjoyable evening and I am sure everyone will take something away to enhance their photographic journey. The results of the evening are as follows:

The ‘Best of the Evening’ went to Jackie Tourle for ‘The Misty Wood’.

The winners from each group category were:

Beginner: Mia Frost – ‘Coastal Surveillance’

Intermediate: Jackie Tourle – ‘The Misty Wood’

Advanced: Gerry Slack – ‘Decaying Gracefully’

All the results from the night can be found on the ‘Competitions’ tab/Results 2019/20.

Grateful thanks also go to Rob for compiling so many images, Mike Gibbons for ensuring the smooth running of the projector, and Gerry Slack for announcing each image as presented. Thanks also go to the unsung heroes of the evening for setting up the room, serving refreshments, and for clearing up afterwards.