Last night was the second of the two Advanced PDI Competitions of the season and we welcome Lyndsey Green as our judge. Lyndsey, who holds an MA in Fine Art and is Chair Littlehampton Camera Club, has not judged for us before and it’s always interesting to have a perspective on our work from a different source. Andy Dulson scooped the only 10 of the evening with his super image of Vashti Cunningham, caught in a dramatic moment over the high jump. Andy of course has a specialism in sports photography and his access to arenas has provided opportunities to snap many of the athletic greats, including Usain Bolt. This image though was a real gem (you can see it below) full of the drama of the moment and technical competence.
Currently, we only hold two rounds of PDI competitions, but following the discussion at last year’s AGM it was agreed that next season we will trial three rounds and if that is thought to be an improvement, the change will be formally proposed at the 2019 AGM and if agreed will become our practice.
We also heard last night that the forthcoming Sussex Photographic Federation Print Competition has had to be cancelled due to family circumstances for the organisers. The SxPF competitions are reserved by us for our Members from Club and Intermediate Classes, although open to all classes. This ensures all our Members are able to have a wide range of images considered and included in inter-club competitions and despite meaning we compete against advanced members from other clubs we often to very well. Our Selection Committee had chosen the images for submission just last week and so we were pleased to see them during the coffee break. It is probable that the competition will still be judged – further news to follow.
Andy Dulson’s Vashti Cunningham USA scored 10