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Newsletter NL177 – Friday 3rd November 2023

Editor - Derek Godridge with Wendy Bate, Paul Cooper, Karen Burton and the team:

PCC News:

What a shame we had to cancel this week’s meeting due to the extremely bad weather! Hopefully, we will be able to re-schedule Jeanette’s illustrated talk on Costa Rica.

Obviously, cancelling meetings is never an easy decision to make but we are sure you all understand that many folk don’t fancy the risks involved when there is flooding and flying debris around. Luckily we had a super Inter-Club “Battle” with St Ives CC and hence the following report from the Chair.

REPORT and RESULTS from Monday evening at, St. Ives CC.

A good show of our Members, made the trip to St. Ives, for the Competition with St. Ives CC. There was a very warm welcome from their Club Members to us on arrival with many old friends meeting up with us again.

Bryan Crick, who sadly died earlier this year, was sorely missed by us, as he was a frequent visitor to our club as a Judge and even Presented our awards one year. He was a true Gentleman and true friend of PCC. Having judged our Presidents and Ken Maynard competition the week before at our club, Barbara Jenkin was also the Judge at St Ives CC. Barbara kept the scoring tight, and did a great job speaking about our images, with some fresh remarks.

Prints were shown first, OUR top scorers in this section were; 20 points Karen Burton “ Porthleven at Gunpoint”

19 points John Yarrow “Shifting Perspectives”

Paul Cooper “Greek Flag” Mark Quilter “Boscawen Heron” Now the rest of our Print scores. 18 pts. “Snowy Morning” and “ Ruby Fox”

17 pts “Godrevy Evening Light” and “Climate Emergency”

16pts “Hydrangea”and”ShellSeeker”

15pts “Blea Tarn” and “Langdale Pikes”

14pts ”Looking Back at us”

13 pts “Red Face”

12 pts “Beauty and the Beast” and “ Look Up “ A break for refreshments followed this section and what a lovely array of food was laid out for us by our hosts! Everyone mixed together for a good chat and a lot of laughter, such a lovely atmosphere. The raffle was drawn before we sat for the digital section, and Mark Quilter won the first one, followed by a few more of our members also winning prizes. Jokes were made over this and also, very kind remarks about the food we laid on for them when they came to us at the end of last season, they said that they had never seen so much food and how much they enjoyed it all. So “Well done everyone”.

The Digital Projected Images (DPI) Section followed after the refreshments;

20 points. “Flowering Time” and “Goldfinch” by Mark Quilter.

The Rest of the scores for DIGITAL. 18pts “Angelfish”, ” Netmaker” and “Decay and Growth”

17pts “ King Penguins”, “Offshore Art”, ” Beach Bear” and “ Tiggy”

16pts “ Fallow Deer” and ”Sign of the Times”

15pts “ Barrel Racing”

14pts “Tarn Hows”

13pts “Reflection Ripples” and ”Sheep Dip

Total PRINT scores, St. Ives, 243, Penryn, 245

Total DIGITAL scores, St.Ives, 245 Penryn 249 FINAL TOTAL. St.Ives, 488 and Penryn, 494

Thank you Derek for doing the score sheet for us.

Thank you to our Members for supplying us with extra images for our selection choices - it made our job a bit easier for us having extra ones to choose from.

Our next Competition is against Falmouth and Truro, on Monday 11th December, 7-30pm at Carnon Downs, Village Hall and selection will take place after our KF1, competition.

From Paul Cooper - Website content

  • As you may know, we love to have information about our members, so could existing members please review their “Profile”. Similarly could new members please create a brief profile of themselves and email me.

  • As a Photographic Club we know how much we all love photos so could those of you who do not yet have a photo of themselves (or wish to change it) please send copies to Paul and note that a SQUARE crop works best.

  • Finally don’t forget that you can add up to 12 images into a portfolio – entirely YOUR choice of images – usual sizing

PCC Social News

  • Falmouth Golf Club SUNDAY 10th - DECEMBER 1.30pm – Christmas Lunch. From Karen Burton:

  • Final Calls for the above. I will need to know soon please how many members will be attending and their choices. It is £24.00 for 2 courses 0r £28.00 for 3 courses plus £2.00 tea/coffee I will ask for full payment in CASH (including tea/coffee money to save a lot of confusion) DEADLINE TO PAY WILL BE THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9TH – Money in an envelope with Your Name on please.Please advise any allergies or dietary requirements when you book.

Other Musings:

  • Photography quote from Sally Mann: “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.”

Photography Spaces We now have more locations for exhibition of Photography such as:

PCC Meetings Diary Dates:

  • Thursday 9th November at 7.30pm – Lucky Dip hand in & Fun with Light Trails! o Please bring Camera, tripod, remote, and any lights/flashlights/glow sticks you may have, so we can have fun with long exposure and light trails! o Weather Permitting of course

  • Thursday 16th November at 7.30pm – The Girls In Portugal o A “Show and Tell” with Claire Dougal, Jane Goldsworthy and Sue Bunt

  • Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm – KF1 Results o KF1 Competition Results with Judge Bill Hall

  • Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm – Member’s Evening o It’s YOUR CHOICE so have a think what YOU would like !

  • Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm

Out and about with Bill Hall

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 Unfortunately, this date clashes with the CPA Nature & Wildlife Competition so members will have to decide which one to attend!! o Awards for Best Panels & Best Individual Prints

  • 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

Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question – Just Ask !

All the best Derek and the Team!



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