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Newsletter NL188 – Sunday 28th January 2024

Editor: Derek Godridge with more from Karen Burton


If members have any prints for the WCPF Knightshayes Trophy please get them to me ASAP at 35 Old Well Gardens Penryn TR10 9LF and I will forward them to Lorraine Robbins. Similarly for any prints going to the WCPF Members Exhibition.


PCC News – Karen Burton:


Last Thursday night we all brought in our “Christmas Scavenger Hunt” offerings to be shown on the screen for us to vote with marks out of 5 with 5 being the highest and 1 the lowest. Big thanks are due to Mark Gilbert for stepping into Paul's seat in front of the laptop.


The images ranged from cute, to spooky, creative and fun!It is always great to think outside the box and as usual we had an array of different images presented to us to critique in a fun way. It was intended to be a fun evening, with a light hearted take on Christmastime. Many members had fun creating images which used Photoshop in various ways to enhance the photo.


The winner was John Yarrow with 58 points for his atmospheric ‘smokey’ angel which he had cleverly set up in his garage. This was followed very closely by John Yarrow for his circular image of a skier in the snow. It has to be said that John has managed to start a craze off within the club, to manipulate the photo into a circle using a few simple steps in Photoshop (Details on our website of course!) It was certainly a great night for John as he won both 1st and 2nd places with 57.5 points. In close third place with 56 points was Mark Qulter with a photo split into 9 small images. It was a very creative composite of various decorations from the same tree.


Thank you to everyone who took part and we loved the cute pink fairy and the cute knitted penguins and Santa. The Christmas Presence Bear was creepy but well thought up Carina! It’s great to have unique ideas and I hope you had fun and we can try another one later in the year.


Next week our close friend Kevin Leah will be inspiring us with his wizardry! Wishing all our poorly members a speedy recovery and looking forward to seeing you next week!Karen


PCC Social News – Karen Burton


I have booked The Trelowarren Pub in Budock Water on March 17th 2024 for Sunday Roast 12.30pm. Prices range from around £13-16 depending on what size roast you would like.Please let me know if you are interested in joining us. I need to know numbers as soon as we can please.


PCC Diary Dates:

  • Thursday 1st February – Presentation by Kevin Leah. Bound to be something creative!

  • Thursday 8th February – KF2 Results with the judge Pam Robertson

  • Thursday 15th February – KF3 Hand-In – Open o PracticalEvening

Other Musings:


Photography quotations – Imogen Cunningham“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.”


Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)


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

  • CPA Inter-Club Competition and Exhibition @ The Keay Theatre, (Cornwall College) St Austell. May 2024 – Date TBC

  • Hand-in 3rd April to allow for selection and submission to CPA.o Rules on the websiteo http://www.cornwall-photographic-alliance.co.uk/cpaannualcompetition.html


Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)



  • Saturday 4th Feb 2024 - Inter-Club Championships - DPIC & Print Competition Sunday 4 February 2024 at the Corn Exchange, Exeter, EX1 1BW (Doors Open 9.30 competition from 10.30 to 4.30)

  • Sunday 3rd March 2024 - Knightshayes Trophy and Council Meeting

o All WCPF Club members may enter up to TWO mounted prints, there is no Fee for entering Knightshayes and Admission on the day is Free

o Closing date for Entries 4th February at the Exeter Corn Exchange but if you wish to hand them to me BEFOREHAND I can get them to Lorraine who will forward them.

o West Monkton Village Hall, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8NE (just off M5 junction 25)

o Council Meeting and Knightshayes Trophy (10am for 10.30 am)"Arctica" a Talk by Eddy and Pam Lane on their recent trips to the Arctic and Antarctica at 2pm.

  • 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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