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Newsletter NL179 – Friday 17th November 2023

PCC News: Kingswood Salver At this week’s meeting, yours truly took the opportunity to explain the background to our Kingswood Salver entry which was judged this last Saturday and was given a “Commended” award. The “Themed Panel” concept of the Salver was explained along with the journey that we took as a club selection team ably led by Paul Cooper. Also how the six subject options came about and how we whittled that down to a 2 subject shortlist with a final selection and why we settled on the “Cornish Engine Houses through the Seasons”.

On behalf of the Club, I attended the event in Bovey Tracey being judged by Leo Rich and saw the judging and listened to his remarks regarding all of the 16 panels. There was a tremendous variety of work and in terms of how they worked and ours certainly stood on its own merits and truly deserved the “Commended” award. A big “Thank You” to all members who entered images for the various subjects and congratulations to the Club for winning this accolade – the first time in our history.

More here on the WCPF FB Page:

Cornish Engine Houses through the Seasons

The Girls In Portugal Last night’s “Show and Tell” with Claire Dougal, Jane Goldsworthy and Sue Bunt worked out really well and after explaining the running of the Photography Workshop we were shown various images from the Faro area of Portugal. A nice mix of Travel images and Information.

The Girls In Portugal
The Girls In Portugal

Image Credits: DeeGee - “Portugal Photo Workshop Presentation”

PCC Social News

  • Visit to Falmouth University - Photography Institute – Penryn Campus o Tues 28th or Wednesday 29th November To Be Confirmed by Karen Tour of the photography department and the extensive studios

  • Falmouth Golf Club SUNDAY 10th - DECEMBER 3pm – Christmas Lunch. o Now 2.30 for a 3pm start

Other Musings: Photography quote from Pablo Picasso:

“Two of the most frustrated trades are Dentists and Photographers – dentists because they want to be doctors and photographers because they want to be painters”

PCC Meetings

Diary Dates:

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

  • Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm – Member’s Evening o “Image Improvement” with Bruce Hobbs

  • Thursday 7th December – “Out and About – Again” o A presentation by Bill Hall DPAGB EFIAP FBPE

A presentation by Bill Hall DPAGB EFIAP FBPE

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • CPA Charles Hosken Competition@ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall College) St Austell o Hand-In - Email to ME by 11th December 2023 – I will collate entries for CPA. o Self-Select your own images. o ONLY Images not previously entered to be used. o Up to 6 images @ £1 each. o Entry fees to Chris Hamshaw please and confirm to me you have sent them. o Presentation February (Date TBC) 2024. o Full Competition Rules here at the bottom of the page: http://www.cornwall- CPA Inter-Club Competition and Exhibition @ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall College) St Austell. May 2024 – Date TBC o Hand-in 3rd April to allow for checking and submission to CPA. o Rules on the website o

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)

  • Friday 1st Dec 2023 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC & Print Competition Open for Entries

  • Saturday 6th Jan 2024 - Members Exhibition Open for Entries

  • Monday 8th Jan 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - Print Competition Close for Entries

  • Sunday 14th Jan 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC Competition Closing date for Entries

  • Saturday 24th Feb 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC & Print Competition o

  • Sunday 3rd March 2024 - Knightshayes Trophy and Council Meeting o Closing date for Entries o Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy (10am for 10.30 am) o "Arctica" Talk by Eddy and Pam Lane (2pm) o West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8NE (just off M5 junction 25)

  • Saturday 9th March 2024 - Members Exhibition Closing date for Entries o

  • Sunday 5th May 2024 Executive Meeting & Opening of Members Exhibition o

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

All the best Derek and the Team!


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