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Newsletter NL180 – Friday 24th November 2023

Editor: Derek Godridge with assistance from Mandy, Karen and Paul PCC News:

  • In a pretty packed club room last night, our highly experienced judge Bill Hall gave us a fully comprehensive evaluation of the prints and digital images offered up for our latest Ken Farnell competition KF1. The subjects were “Water” and “Open” and in addition to his views on the relative merits of each picture, in the “off-Camera” section he gave members some really useful advice on the technical and compositional improvements which could be made. He also gave many positive accolades before giving us his final decision regarding placings which are shown below. Well done everyone for entering and a special congrats to all the members who were placed in this competition!

  • All of the images can be found on our website at this (safe) link below: o

Ken Farnell competition KF1

Image Credits: DeeGee - “Bill Hall judging KF1”

• PCC KF1 Results as provided by Amanda Hanson:

KF1 - SET SUBJECT PRINTS 1st - Refraction & Reflection - Derek Godridge

2nd - Watership Down - Karen Burton 3rd - Wind Against The Tide - John Yarrow

H/C - Longships - Chris Saint KF1 - SET SUBJECT - DIGITAL 1st - Monkey Hut Wavebreak - Mark Quilter

2nd - Flow - Derek Godridge

3rd - The Power Of Mist - Suze Anderson

H/C - Changes of State - John Yarrow KF1 - OPEN PRINTS 1st - Spring Melt - John Yarrow

2nd - Fair winds - Liz Richardson

3rd - Night Falls Over They Bay - Derek Godridge

H/C - Behind You - Karen Burton KF1 - OPEN DIGITAL 1st - Common Puffballs - Mark Quilter

2nd - John Dory - John Yarrow

3rd - Gt Spotted Woodpecker - Rosemary Yarrow

H/C - Badger At Night - David Lidstone KF1 - OFF CAMERA 1st - Emerald Damselfly - Mark Quilter

2nd - Beau Brummel - Derek Godridge

3rd - Hedgehog Portrait - David Lidstone

H/C - Catch The Breeze - Liz Richardson

PCC Social News

  • Visit to Falmouth University - Photography Institute – Penryn Campus o Tuesday 28th November at 1.50pm for 2pm start. o Tour of the photography department and the extensive studios o More information forthcoming from Karen shortly o The car park is via the main entry which is a number plate recognition barrier o Pay just before leaving at the machines around the site. Falmouth Golf Club SUNDAY 10th - DECEMBER 3pm – Christmas Lunch. o Now 2.30 for a 3pm start

Other Musings: Photography quote from — Diane Arbus: I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”

PCC Meetings

Diary Dates:

  • Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm – Member’s Evening o “ImageImprovement”withBruceHobbs o Bringalongupto3imagesyouwishtobediscussed/critiqued o NB NOT your best images please as this is about how to improve ☺

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

A presentation by Bill Hall

PCC Diary Dates (Contd)

  • Monday 11th December 7pm for 7.30pm 3 Way Battle with Truro and Falmouth at Carnon Downs Village Hall

Carnon Downs Village Hall

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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- o Any queries whatsoever JUST ASK !

  • 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

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

Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question – Just Ask ! All the best Derek and the Team!



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