Club Night Summary #123

Open PDI

Another busy week for the club, with both Internal and external competitions taking part. On Wednesday we took part in the first round of the prestigious ‘Rosebowl’ competition on Zoom. We were pitched against three other Camera clubs to compare our Images with. The judge on the night was Colin Harrison a well seasoned and respected judge for this competition. We fielded a well balanced set of strong Images produced by our talented membership. Every Image from our team scored well and as a result we won this first round of the competition. Alan Rhodes scored 20 for his excellent Image ‘One man and his dog’ In addition, the judge had two star ratings of which this Image was awarded one star. Congratulations Alan! A tremendous team result and well worthy of the convincing victory.

The final results were;

  • Croxley 266 points
  • Stoke Poges 258
  • Hemel Hempstead 256
  • Whitchurch Hill 245

On Thursday we had a league PDI ‘open’ competition in the hall. This was judged by Martin Patten a very good photographer and experienced judge from Watford CC. We had 48 entries offering a wide variety of subjects with some really excellent Images. Thank you to everyone who entered and Congratulations to the higher scoring authors on the night.

We now look forward to this week’s members evening in the hall, where we have Invited everyone to bring along one or two favourites prints and give us a short presentation on why it’s their favourite. For example things like, where taken and why, the emotional connection, Influences, conditions etc. Doesn’t matter what the print scored, if entered into competition, or when produced, it’s just personal to the author to share with the very receptive, appreciative group. If we have time we will also have an open short debate on Improvements to your club. How can we entice/recruit more members and what can we do to ensure all existing valued members are happy with the club.

Look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday