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Newsletter NL153 – 24th February 2023

Editor - Derek Godridge and the team: PCC News:

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the KF2 Hand-In last night. Afterwards, we had a superb show by Jeanette Ruberry on her wonderful tour through the island of Cuba. All of our members were entertained by Jeanette’s presentation and repartee!

Cuba is the renowned location for Street Photographers and Jeanette’s images certainly didn’t disappoint us. We saw images from right across this 1000 mile long island which superbly showcased the country and its wide variety of people. Thank you Jeanette for a super show and we look forward to another one from your amazing Globe-trotting adventures.

Jeanette Ruberry on her wonderful tour through the island of Cuba

Image Credit:” Jeanette 1” Karen Burton

News from Paul Cooper: Kingswood Salver progress

Kingswood Salver 10%

The club have decided to enter this competition next November. If you missed the “what’s this” presentation look here. Current action; Members are to supply Paul with themes for five images by five photographers by Feb 23rd.

There is a website “space” to hold images under “Documents” as we build our entry for this competition. To see the subjects so far, and some temporary placeholder images, look here; Click the “Read Me” to see more info on initial options. THESE WILL BE REDUCED to one early in March.

There will be a high rejection rate for images. This is not a comment on the image or the photographer. The competition requires strict guidelines and an excellent image may not fit the other four. All your images can be used for other competitions and we have some interesting photo opportunities. _________ 2023/24 Organisation

It seems strange to be talking about 2024 but our 2023/24 season starts with a bang with both the President’s cup and the Ken Maynard cup romping in within a couple of meetings after we restart in September. You will need to be thinking about this through the summer as you take pictures.

To help there is an article in our Knowledge section “Competition files” which shows you the type of structure that is both helpful to you and to Mandy. For example; on the first competition you copy folder 1 Presidents cup and all its sub-folders and correctly sized and titled images to your memory stick and that is EXACTLY the data that makes Mandy’s life easier.

Competition file structure

If that paragraph is gobbledygook look under our Video section for a video on how to organise your computer. This explains, fairly simply, what a folder structure is and why it is worth the time to learn to use one. Finally, to save typing, you can download the whole structure as a ZIP file from our menu “External”.

Some Musings: • Photographer Quote of the Week: “A good pgotograph is knowing where to stand" Ansel Adams "... and when to press the shutter!" DeeGee

PCC Events


  • Thursday 2nd March at 7pm for 7.30pm – Please assist with laying out the room

    • “Battle” with St Ives Camera Club – Judge is Margaret Hocking from Truro CC

    • PLEASE BRING FOOD – Tea Team will lay up

  • Thursday 9th March 7.30pm Nick Tonkin - Astro Photography talk

  • Thursday 16th March at 7.30pm KF3 Judging & results with Kevin Leah

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • Annual Competition Hand-In – 8th April

  • Annual Competition Show – 13th May @3pm doors open 2pm The Keay Theatre, St Austell – Entry £4 on the door

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Saturday 11th March 2023 – Knightshayes Trophy WCPF Council Meeting & Knightshayes Trophy Bovey Tracey Golf Club, Monks Way, Bovey Tracey TQ13 9NG

10.30 am Council Meeting open to all WCPF Club Members followed by the Knightshayes Trophy Competition judged by Helen Jones ARPS DPAGB President of the WCPF, a double act with Steve Jones - DPAGB, LRPS, EFIAP BPE3* Set subject “Decisive Moment” to win the Superb Knightshayes Trophy for a year. 2.00 pm Afternoon presentation by Fotospeed - Fotospeed Special Offers will be Available - Prints will be returned after the event

  • 2023 WCPF Member’s Exhibition and Competition o I will be forwarding the PCC Print entries to the WCPF and so please contact me if you are entering OR indeed if you want ANY ADVICE whatsoever. o Entries will close on Saturday 11th March 2023. o Display of Prints and Digital show at Bovey Tracy Golf Centre from 7th to 15th May 2023 o There are 3 classes in both the Print and Digital sections and the subjects are the same Open Colour, Open Monochrome, Nature o Entry Classes The entry classes have changed this year with 3 print classes (Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature) and 3 digital classes (Open Colour, Open Mono, Nature). The class definitions will be available on the website and entry system. o Images are uploaded to the web and the full competition rules are as detailed in the following safe link.

Other Events

  • Falmouth Spring Flower Show – Call for Entries see the Facebook Page

  • Entry Forms to The Town Council offices by Sunday 19th March

  • Hand-In WEDNESDAY 22nd March 9am to 5pm & THURSDAY 23rd March 9 to 10 am ONLY.

From Claire Dougal

Falmouth Art Gallery daily until 12th June Exhibition “Unfamiliar Territory” Artists Impressions of Cornwall including Infra-Red images. All the best from Derek and the team !



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