The third internal club competition of the 2020-21 season took place on Wednesday 25 November.

As print handling is impracticable in current circumstances, the Committee has suspended all print competitions until further notice. Accordingly, our competitions are being confined to digital images.

So this was an “open” competition for digital images.  As usual, entries covered a wide range of subjects and approaches, as well as many photographic genres including landscape, seascape, nature, still life, creative, close-up, colour, and monochrome, and more.

Our judge for the competition was Micki Aston LRPS CPAGB MCIoJ, a professional stock photographer based in Gerrards Cross.  While she specialises in landscape photography, she will happily shoot any subject that she finds interesting.  Being an extremely experienced judge herself, Micki also helps train CACC judges.

Before commencing Micki explained that each image would be judged against all the other images in the competition – it was all about the standard on the night.

Micki remarked several times on the very high standard of the competition.  She thought the “held back” entries would make “a really good panel of images”.

Marks for this competition count towards the season’s Digital Image Championship (Sections One and Two) – see the Internal competitions, Rules for Entry page of the website for details.

If you missed this competition you can watch the recording, available in the Members Only section of the website.

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PDI Section 1 Competition (44 entries)

Each entry was marked out of 20.  The top performers were as follows:

Joint First Place

(20 Marks)

  • “The Stare” by John Curd

  • “Dovercourt Lighthouse” by Mike Kitchingman

  • “Shield Bug” by Jon Cruise

  • “Progression” by Roger Gage

  • “Brilliant Emerald” by John Curd

Joint Second Place

(19 Marks)

  • “Something to Crow About” by Terry Godber

  • “Nude” by Roger Gage

  • “Sycamore Gap” by Malcolm Guy

  • “Anyone Got a Comb” by Wendy Taylor

  • “Flamingo” by Patrick Linford

  • “In the Half Round” by Carol Curd

  • “Himba Hairstyle” by Chris Warby

Joint Third Place

(18 Marks)

  • “Dangling Fuchsia” by Pam Cruise

  • “Just Before the Rain” by Carol Curd

  • “Swan Down” by Patrick Linford

  • “Autumn Paintbox” by Tricia Meers

  • “Curbar Edge” by Jon Cruise

  • “Under the Boardwalk” by Sally Kitchingman

  • “A Quiet Moment” by Paul Needham

  • “Autumnal Linslade” by Martin Wood

All PDI Section 1 Entries (click image for full size)

PDI Section 2 Competition (15 entries)

Each entry was marked out of 20.  The top performers were as follows:

Joint First Place

(20 Marks)

  • “Tranquillity in Blue” by Val Bolam

  • “Across the Lake” by Sandra Eve

  • “Robin” by Mark Eve

Joint Second Place

(19 Marks)

  • “Grumpy Hen” by Sandra Eve

Joint Third Place

(18 Marks)

  • “Havana Stairs” by Paul Kirkham

  • “Zero Horse Power” by David Saunders

  • “Lady in Pink” by Roger Turner

All PDI Section 2 Entries (click image for full size)