• Online PDI Competition No.6

    As a means of introducing variety to our online competitions, it was decided this time to set our members the challenge of submitting up to five entries, each of which had to be a two-in-one diptych image displaying an original image as shot by the camera along with the edited final image after any processing.

    On this occasion, thirty-six images were submitted by eight club members covering a very wide range of subjects as can be appreciated from the slide show on our home page. As before, we decided upon the democratic approach in which all club members were invited to act as judge and jury by recording what they think about each image and to give a mark to each one between ten and twenty. (Their own entries had to be marked with a zero).

    Following the competition deadline, the marks for this diptych competition were averaged for each image resulting in the following three equally top placed images:

    With an average score of 18.50 came:

    BREITLING X FACTOR by Dick Read and THE WATERCRESS BELLE and SICILIAN COASTLINE both by Tony Storey

    Congratulations to all the members who entered images and participated in this sixth online competition and very well done to our winners Dick Read and Tony Storey . The overall standard of entry was very impressive and it was certainly a pleasure viewing them all and appreciating the techniques our members applied in processing the original images to produce the final versions.

    As you know, we would love to hear from anyone with ideas and suggestions for future versions of this competition.

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  • Online PDI Competition No.5

    During this prolonged Covid-19 closure of the club, it was decided to hold a series of online digital competitions in order to keep our members involved with the club as well as maintaining their interest in photography.

    On this open competition, forty-six images were submitted by ten club members covering a very wide range of subjects as can be appreciated from the slide show on our home page. In a change from our usual club competitions, when we invite an accredited judge to comment and mark members’ pictures, we decided upon a more democratic approach for online competitions in which all club members would be invited to act as judge and jury by recording what they think about each image and to give a mark to each one between ten and twenty. (Their own entries had to be marked with a zero).

    Following the competition deadline, the marks for this open competition were averaged for each image resulting in the following three top placed images:

    In equal second place with an average score of 18.33 came

    THE WATERCRESS BELLE by Tony Storey

    and

    STARLING SUNSET by Dick Read

    And our winner this time with an average score of 18.78 was

    THE REDS by Dick Read

    Congratulations to all the members who entered images and participated in this fifth online competition and very well done to Dick Read for achieving two of the top three places on this occasion.

    I felt the overall standard of entry was very impressive and it was certainly a pleasure viewing them all. As you know, we would love to hear from anyone with ideas and suggestions for future versions of this competition.

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