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Newsletter NL169 – Wednesday 16th August 2023

Editor - Derek Godridge and the team:

PCC Social News:

Tall Ships tonight!

Yes Karen is leading our party to tour around 1 or 2 Tall Ships so if you haven’t got a ticket and still want to go, speak with Karen.

Also on the calendar is the Tall Ships Parade of Sail which is scheduled for FRIDAY 18th August at 3pm. BUT the weather may well intervene so keep a close eye on the local news. Many roads around the Bay are scheduled to close so select your transport carefully !!

West of England Steam Rally

This is on Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August and will feature not only miniature and full sized Traction Engines but also vintage and classic cars, hand crafts, demos and of course the Funfair ! More details here:

Penryn Fair Day

Just to remind members that Penryn Fair Day is on Saturday 26th August and we are preparing prints for our exhibition so please keep the date free in your calendar – especially if you have signed up to help out!.


Some of you may remember back in the Summer (haha) when club members were kindly hosted by The Fire Brigade, well they would LOVE to have some of our photos for their social notice board as it all helps to show their interactions with the local community so if you have any please send them to Paul.

2023 Boardmasters ‘ Newquay:

I’m practicing what I preach here so we haven’t been far this Summer and so I thought I would post a few images from this year’s Boardmaster’s Event at Fistral Beach Newquay. As some of you will know I go there most years mainly for the BMX and Skateboarding competitions so imagine my dismay when I turned up this year and there was only surfing!! Grrr.

Anyway I thought I would try and make the most of it and photographed the surfers from the clifftop. Not ideal as even at 400mm they looked like flies on a windscreen. Naturally I persevered and in post-processing I cropped and interpolated the photos and got a reasonable result. By the way the event last Thursday was the Longboard or “Malibu” board event where the main idea is for the surfer to hang ones toes over the front of the board.

One foot and five toes and it’s a “Hang Five” and more difficult is two feet is a “Hang Ten”. I always used to wonder what that phrase meant so I thought I would share it with you.

2023 Boardmasters ‘ Newquay: 1
2023 Boardmasters ‘ Newquay: 2

PCC Meetings

Thursday 7th September at 7.30pm

  • Our opening meeting is a “Welcome Back” social evening so please bring 3 DPIs to show and tell us where you’ve been.

  • If we have time yours truly will give a short demo on mounting your prints whilst Paul will remind you how to use folders and the allocated Pen Drive to store COPIES of your work for hand-in.

  • The 2023-24 Programme is on our website.

Kingswood Salver progress

  • If you missed the “what’s this” presentation look here.

  • Current action: Members are taking pictures and sending them to on Tin Mines, Birds in flight and Emergency Services in action. Tall Ships, Gaff Riggers and Reservoir Dogs are all awaiting summer dates. Use to send whole folders. Good-quality historic images are welcome unless used in previous WCPF competitions.

  • Scroll down Raymond’s Tin Mines section for examples! Remember to title your images <title> - <your name>.jpg e.g. Rinsey Head 1 - Karen.jpg

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • 2023 Kingswood Salver - Saturday 11th November 2023 Judging and Talk LIVE at Bovey Tracey Golf Centre, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9NF 10.30 am for 11.00 am Start – Talk 2.00 pm - Close 4.00 pm o Awards for Best Panels & Best Individual Prints o Closing Date – Hand in Prints at AGM Saturday 7th October 2023

  • DPIC & Print Competition Open for Entries 1/12/2023 TBC

  • Members Exhibition Open for Entries 6/1/2024 TBC

  • Print Competition Close for Entries 8/1/2024 TBC

  • DPIC Competition Closing date for Entries 14/1/2024 TBC

  • DPIC & Print Competition 24/2/2024 TBC

  • Knightshayes Trophy Closing date for Entries 24/2/2024 TBC

  • Council Meeting & Knightshayes Trophy 9/3/2024 TBC

  • Members Exhibition Closing date for Entries 9/3/2024 TBC

Other Events

  • 21st August – Bodmin Camera Club Free Event

Bodmin Camera Club Free Event

All the best from Derek, Karen, Paul and the team !



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