As the season draws to its close, we welcomed Jeff Lawrence to judge our PDI of the Year competition last night. Jeff, who holds an LRPS and a CPAGB, was a first-time judge for us, but is a well known and very busy judge across the south.
He gave us an evening of very thorough judging, and we appreciated his careful analysis of our images, along with a thoughtful interpretation of them. I certainly enjoyed his appreciation of the positive aspects of the pictures and he gave a clear and constructive critique on possible improvements.
We had asked Jeff to select the top three images, along with Highly Commended as he thought fit. I’m pleased to report that Lynne Owen took first place with Refusal, John Larry came in second with Otter Eating and Sue Nash took third place with Reminiscing.
Jeff awarded Highly Commended to Dartmoor Cascade by George Sayer, Evacuees by John Howes, Lavender Boy by Liz Boden, No Reported Incidents by Keith Sawyer and Oculus by Jean Brooks.
That concludes the Thursday meetings for this season – with the B&W Group meeting still to come on the 31st May and the RPS meeting on the 20th June. We of course have the Annula Exhibition over the summer, with the Pre Exhibition Meeting on Thursday 27th July (7.30pm at Tangmere) and the Preview on 4th August at 7pm in the Assembly Room, Chichester. This is also the last of the weekly news posts and there will be no regular newsletters over the summer. I look forward to seeing everyone at the exhibition events and when the new season starts on Thursday 7th September with Guy Edwardes and A Professional Approach to Outdoor Photography.
Enjoy the summer!