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3rd rnd PDI Competition (11.Dec)

Neville Marsh writes:
On Friday evening the third Projected Digital Image competition of the season was judged by Steve Carroll ARPS, a member of Maidstone Camera Club and an accredited judge of the Kent County Photographic Association. Steve had been to the club on three previous occasions, each time as a judge of our prints, the last time in May when he judged our Annual Exhibition.
There were 77 entries in all and each image received a discerning critique. A recurring comment throughout the evening was the need to darken bright foregrounds such as dead grasses or bottom corners of images but it also applied to highlights elsewhere in the image which tended to draw attention away from the main subject. Steve also admitted to a penchant for images with a restricted colour palette, first mentioned when commenting on two brown owls with a very sandy-coloured background.
Division 1: 1st Cheetah with Three Cubs by Bob Devine, 2nd Cuckoo with Caterpillar by Bob Devine, 3rd The Onlooker by …

Rochester Dickensian Festival Outing (05.Dec)

Philip Hinton writes:On Saturday eight of us braved the cold wind and grey skies to go to Rochester for The Dickens Festival and we were rewarded with a  large variety  of friendly individuals dressed in Victorian costume as characters from Dickens novels there were also musicians and steampunks all happy to be photographed.  The parade through the High street was a photographic challenge and the funfair and market in the grounds of the castle gave up more photographic opportunities.by Graeme Andrewsby Anthony Bainesby Sean Hardingby Philip Hintonby Suie Tomasini

Rural Landscape Competition (04.Nov)

Linda Thackeray writes:On Friday 4th December David Silk, from AG Mono and Isle of Thanet Camera Club, was our judge for the John Wigmore Rural Landscape Trophy Competition and Chris Rogers, taking the evening in the absence of our Chairman, banged the gavel precisely on time to start the evening.  David, a member of the RPS for 40 years has been judging now for ten to fifteen years and informed us that he had taken a great deal of time looking at the PDI's, (of which there were over 70), to the extent of downloading them into his Dropbox so he could examine them in detail. He had much to say on each image, was impressed with the overall quality of the club's efforts and remarked on the outstanding quality of some of the prints on show. He came across as very professional, articulate and knowledgeable. David professed to a liking for the more natural image; he did not enjoy the HDR effect so much and thought some of them were 'overcooked'.  He did mention a couple of t…

Stuart Thompson LRPS CPAGB

Stuart has been a member of Ashford Photographic Society since 2008 and is well regarded within the club.  Having already gained his LRPS from the Royal Photographic Society he has now been awarded the CPAGB from The Photographic Alliance of Great Britain.  This involved Stuart submitting 10 prints, with each one being marked individually.  Below are the 10 images Stuart used in gaining his award.Congratulations Stuart, well deserved!