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Newsletter NL138 – 11th November 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge and contributions from Paul, Wendy and the team:

PCC News –

  • Last night’s talk by local photojournalist Colin Higgs was a really interesting look at Cornish Life over the last 20 years or so. It included great photos of quite humble events such as Agricultural Shows and demos, but also focused on the people such as “The Veg Men”, Cornish miners and Flora Day characters. Additionally, Colin surprised us with some very stunning Cornish landscape scenes taken at the Lizard, Lands End, St Agnes and around the county.

Image Credit: DeeGee shot of Colin Higgs “Longships Lighthouse”
Image Credit: DeeGee shot of Colin Higgs “Longships Lighthouse”
  • Just reminding members that our new website is up and running so in order to move us up the “search” rankings Paul asked all of us to take a look at it and stay for at least 5 minutes at different times of day over the next week. Whilst there you might want to think about getting your own Portfolio and member photo within the “Portfolio” section (7th Tab from the left). Just send your images to Paul at... andrewpaulcooper@hotmail.com Here’s our safe Website Link https://www.penryncameraclub.co.uk/

  • You may remember me asking for YOUR photo stories and as I have been up and down the West County over the last couple of weeks I thought I would give an example below: On my way back from Devizes after visiting my 94-year-old Mum I thought I would pop into the amazing National Trust property at Stourhead in order to photograph the wonderful Autumn colours.

National Trust property at Stourhead 1
  • It was quite a contrasty day and so using the raw file I lifted the deep shadows using Photoshop Elements (as demonstrated last week) and then saturated some of the trees.

  • Photo Credits: DeeGee

National Trust property at Stourhead 2
  • I had a go at framing the famous Greek Temple with a bit of judicious cropping.

National Trust property at Stourhead
  • I haven’t been a big exponent of the Square Crop but I am trying it a little more now. Feedback is always welcome!

National Trust property at Stourhead
  • Finally, I met this lovely family from Amesbury and after taking their portrait on mum’s iPhone (other phones are available!) I asked if I could make a portrait for me and they were very happy to. Just love the braids! So the lesson with this one is that it’s always good to ask, they can only say No !

PCC Social Events

  • Saturday 17th December at 5.30pm – Xmas Meal – Falmouth Golf Club o New LOW Price ! See Menu sent out by Karen - £28 £22 for 2 courses, £32 £26 for 3 courses, 10% deposit needed. If you have already paid the old price please claim your partial refund from our treasurer Chris.

PCC Diary Dates

  • Thursday November 17th at 7.30pm o Results KF1 – Judge Bruce Hobbs

  • Thursday November 24th at 7.30pm o Chasing the Northern Lights With Simon Van Orden

  • Thursday December 1st at 7.30pm o 3 way battle at home with Falmouth & Truro Judge Barbara Jenkin

  • Thursday December 8th at 7.30pm o Lucky Dip Competition and Results

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)


  • Wildlife & Nature Competition o Competition results - Saturday 19th November 2022 – doors open 2pm at The Keay Theatre, St Austell entrance £4 on the door. o NB A couple of seats are still available for members to obtain a lift please contact Derek.

  • Charles Hosken Competition o 7th January 2023 Hand-In o 11th February Presentation at 3pm (doors open 2pm) ▪ Keay Theatre St Austell – entrance £4 on the door

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Saturday 12th November 2022 - Kingswood Salver Judging and Talk LIVE at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9NF 10.30 am for 11.00am Start – Talk 2.00 pm - Close 4.00 pm Awards for Best Panels & Best Individual Prints https://www.thewcpf.com/kingswood-salver-2022

  • Saturday 11th March 2023 – Knightshayes Trophy Subject is “Decisive Moment”

2022 WCPF DPIC Competition image SlideShow available here https://photoexhib.com/wcpfdpic/results-2022/open_gallery.htm

All the best Derek and the team

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