Friday, 24 August 2018

Dianne Davies Memorial Trophy: Nature | Open - August 2018 Competition Results

Hello everyone!

Here are the competition results for August 2018.  The subjects for this month were 'Nature' and 'Open'. In total, we received 96 entries from 21 members. Our judge for the night was David Rowlands, whose first comment on seeing the first section of PDI Nature images said 'this is going to be hard; there are some really good images in that group'..

The number of Print entries were a little better this month, with 24 prints being judged. As much as I personally love the ease of digital entries, there is still something special about looking at a good print!

Congratulations to Graeme Stokes & Helen Lewis on winning the Dianne Davies Memorial Trophy Nature: PDI & Print, respectively. Extra special congratulations to Helen Lewis on clean sweep in Nature Prints - 1st, 2nd & 3rd places!

Winning images - 1st, 2nd & 3rd - in each category are showcased below.

Please visit our Facebook Page Photo albums or our Website to see further images from our members that have gained Merits in this competition.

Subject: Nature

Graeme Stokes - 'Remarkable' - PDI Nature FIRST

Kim Petersen - 'Rufous Night Heron' - PDI Nature SECOND

Georgios Tsiminis - 'Early Bird' - PDI Nature THIRD

Helen Lewis - 'Dusky Wood Swallows' - Print Nature FIRST

Helen Lewis - 'Gibbon' - Print Nature SECOND

Helen Lewis - 'Major Mitchell Cockatoo' - Print Nature THIRD

Subject: Open

Cathy Cates - 'Early Bird' - PDI Open FIRST

Georgios Tsiminis - 'In Between' - PDI Open SECOND

Karen Tregoning - 'Modern Girl' - PDI Open THIRD

Wayne Hough - 'Bourton-on-the-Hill, UK' - Print Open FIRST

Janet Harbottle - 'Oscar at Home' - Print Open SECOND

Tony Jones - 'Rebel' - Print Open THIRD

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PACC Photo Challenge - open to everyone!

Image Credit:  Tim Colgan
Do you enjoy getting out and about and taking photos with like minded people?

The PACC will be holding an exciting Photo Challenge on Sunday, 26th August 2018, in one of the best diverse photo locations of our city ... Semaphore!

Friends, family and the public are most welcome to participate and enter this competition. You will have 2 hours to interpret a list of 5 keywords. Have a go!
Be creative! It's up to you to interpret each keyword as you wish.

There's a prize for the winner of each keyword theme.

Winners of each section will be announced and photos shown at the Club meeting on Tuesday 4th September 2018. That night we'll also have a Fun Foto Forum. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to come, especially as YOU COULD BE A WINNER :)

Please see our Facebook Events page for further details.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Fun with Professor Otto Focus

We had a fun lighthearted night with Professor Otto Focus attempting to explain to our members the 'Circle of Confusion' (as well as some other subjects) on our most recent club night.

Everyone brought their cameras, tri-pods and their sense of humour :-)

Although the night went longer than anticipated, and poor Professor Otto Focus ran out of time, I am sure the members were suitably entertained and hopefully, managed to learn something on the night.

Here are a selection of images from the night.