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Newsletter NL203 – 11th May 2024

Editor: Derek Godridge with more from the TEAM:

PCC News – Paul Cooper


Last Thursday, 21 PCC members trekked across Cornwall to Portreath to capture a sunset. Saraha dust – tick: Fluffy clouds – tick: Vapour trails – tick: Surfers for foreground interest – tick: Fantastic scenery - we are in Cornwall so no surprise at the tick here.


Lovely red photogenic skies - Meh! What happened?? Lenses of all shapes and sizes, mobile phones and iPads all pointed West and it just became dark, no colourful sunset whatsoever! Come on North Coast, could do better!


Not to worry, we had congregated at The Atlantic Cafe (as we did last year, also receiving a poor sunset). While the chef probably had kittens at 21 concurrent fish and chip orders, after a reasonable wait, filled with laughter and chatter, massive slabs of well-cooked F & C arrived. Two cheerful waitresses flitted about ensuring drinks and condiments were available. Folk remarked on how good the food was and it set us up well for the non-sunset to come.


Don’t forget next week we will be heading to Truro, on Saturday, for the Cornwall Photographic Alliance annual competition. We have 30 entries supplied by 15 members so wish us well.

There MUST be a sunset
“There MUST be a sunset out there somewhere surely !!”
Fish and Chips





As they say in all the TV Quiz Shows

“Here’s what you could have had” !!







PCC Members & Sunset at Portreath (Thanks Karen)
PCC Members & Sunset at Portreath (Thanks Karen)

Image Credits: Karen Burton


More PCC News

WCPF – Members Exhibition – Still on !

I personally saw John Yarrow’s images in this illustrious company (Including his “Selector’s Award”) and so I feel no guilt about keeping this link in the Newsletter. For those of you who can actually go to see the Prints and DPI images, the details are in the WCPF section below. I would highly recommend a trip as it does give you the opportunity to view International standard photography which we rarely see in our part of the country.

John Yarrow – Maldives Anemonefish
Maldives Anemonefish

Image Credit: John Yarrow – Maldives Anemonefish


If you can’t get there all the Winners and Placed Images can be seen here:


Other - Penryn Arts Centre (Methodist Church) –Karen Burton

We have been invited into the Penryn Methodist Church that is now called the Penryn Arts Centre on May 16th from 18.30 till 19.30.

I am trying to get us connected with the Arts Centre so we can hopefully use it for photoshoots and be involved more with our local community.

We can park in small car park in Saracen Way, failing that I will ask if we can use the Doctor's Surgery car park for that evening. Car Park uses Just Park App and takes real money.

We can also wander and get some Penryn images to start a bit of a project. Let me know if you are interested in coming. Karen NB I haven't booked anywhere for drinks after as yet.


PCC Social News – Karen Burton – T: 07724 344420

  • Thursday 16th May – 6.30 – 7.30pmo Group photo shoot of the old Methodist Church o Why not come along and shoot some images.

  • Friday May 24th is going to be an event held at Falmouth Court, Draceana Avenue, Falmouth. 6.30pm till 8.00pm.

o I would like some volunteers to bring some images along to show or put some digitals on a memory stick to show our lovely residents. Please advise if interested in helping make a lovely evening to show our talents and make a connection to the community.

  • Sunday 23rd June - PCC PRESENTATION LUNCH at 12.45 for a 1pm start

o FALMOUTH GOLF CLUB again after much deliberation.

o Don't forget cancellations any less than a week you will NOT get a refund unfortunately.

o There will be a lovely raffle so some donations would be very welcome!

o Many thanks to all members who have paid for our Presentation meal.

o If not already done so, please get your orders in as soon as possible.

  • Summer Outings o Any ideas please let me know!!

o 07724 344420


PCC Diary Dates:


  • Summer Trips - TBA


Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)


  • Saturday 18th May 2024 CPA Inter-Club Competition and Exhibition – Doors open 1.15pm show starts at 2pm.

o @ The Burrell Theatre, Trennick Lane, Truro TR1

o Please CAR-SHARE.


Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF)


Footnote – John Yarrow is working on a possible Summer “Fun” Competition series so watch this space !!


Note: There is no such thing as a stupid question !

But there is such a thing as a stupid answer!!

E.g. “You should know that”


All the best from Derek, Paul, Karen and the Team!

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