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Newsletter NL183 – Friday 14th December 2023

Season 2023-2024 - Newsletter No. 183 Editor: Derek Godridge

PCC News:


  • Firstly what a fabulous Christmas meal we had last Sunday. It was great to see so many members tucking in to the hearty meal they served us at Truro Golf Club – thoroughly enjoyable. Plus what an amazing raffle we had, with so many prizes. Well done to Karen and team for organizing our little “do”, and I’m sure we are all looking forward to thenext one.

Christmas meal

Image Credits: DeeGee - “Christmas with PCC”


  • In other news our three-way Inter-Club Battle on Monday at Carnon Downs with Truro and Falmouth Camera Clubs didn’t quite go how we planned, but nevertheless it was a good evening for meeting some old friends and it also gave us a lot to talk about !


As per my PCC Member’s Facebook page post the results were as follows: Prints: Truro 181, Falmouth 165, Penryn 155.DPIs: Truro 169, Penryn 168, Falmouth 161Overall: Truro 350, Falmouth 326, Penryn 323.


In other words despite being last in the Prints we were second in the DPIs and most importantly we WON the raffle.


It was a good social evening and lessons were learned so thanks to everyone who submitted work and came and supported your club


  • Finally last night’s meeting was really fun with Mandy’s “Lucky Dip” and the lucky winners were ....

1st - Golden Eagle - UK - John Yarrow 2nd - River of Ruins - Alana Vickery Joint 3rd - Spanish Selection - Derek Godridge Joint 3rd - We Will Remember Them - Julie Bowyer H/C - Bluebell Wood - Wendy Base H/C - Time For Reflection - Allen Burton


PCC Social News


Watch this space !


PCC Diary Dates:


  • Thursday 21st December – Geoff’s Fun Quiz o Bring some food please for a Christmassy get together o Scavenger Hunt Challenge

  • Thursday 4th January – Model(s) Practical Workshop o Bring cameras and tripods

  • Thursday 11th January – WCPF Travelling Critique

  • o KF2 Hand-In – MONO ONLY

  • Thursday 18th January – Member’s Critique o Bring 3 examples for critiquing

  • Thursday 25t0 January – Karen’s Scavenger Hunt o Bring 3 best images


Other Musings:


Photography quotations – Don McCullen

“ If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”


Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)


  • NEW VENUE - CPA Charles Hosken Competition @ The Burrell Theatre, Truro School – Saturday 3rd February – 2pm start, doors open 1.15pm

  • Hand-In - Email to ME by 11th December 2023 – I will collate entries for CPA.

  • Presentation 3rd February 2024.

  • Full Competition Rules here at the bottom of the page: http://www.cornwall-

  • 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.


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

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

  • 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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