The sixth and final club league competition of the 2021-22 season took place on Wednesday 20 April on Zoom. As print handling was impracticable in the circumstances pertaining at the start of the season (Covid etc), print competitions were suspended. All our competitions this season have therefore been confined to digital images.

The set subject was “Minimalism”.  To this the Club Programme added – “Minimalist photography is a form of photography that is distinguished by extreme, austere simplicity.  It emphasises spareness and focuses solely on the smallest number of objects in the composition process.  For this competition we are looking for images with the expression of ideas through simplicity, using one particular subject, rather than an abundance of colour, patterns and information.”

The entries encompassed a wide variety of subjects, approaches, and styles – including seascapes, landscapes, architecture, still life, travel, low key, high key, infra-red, colour and monochrome, and more.

Our independent judge for the competition was Johnathan Vaines LRPS CPAGB AFAIP, an experienced photographer and judge who has both judged and critiqued at LBPC on several occasions.  He is also President of the Cambridge Camera Club and a regional organiser for the RPS.

Jonathan had been sent the images in advance.  He was therefore able to base his judging on the original digital files as submitted rather than how the images appeared over Zoom.  And he indicated that he didn’t “pixel peep” as he wouldn’t be able to do that if he was judging PDIs live at the club.

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

Marks for this competition count towards the season’s Projected Digital Image (PDI) League Championship (Sections One and Two) – see the Internal competitions, Rules for Entry 2020-21, page of the website for details.

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

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PDI Section 1 Competition (38 entries)

  • 1st place – “CUP AND SAUCER” by David Bolam – 20 marks

  • 1st place – “TWO STICKS” by Mike Kitchingman – 20 marks

  • 1st place – “WINTER” by Martin Wood – 20 marks

  • 2nd place – “AT THE HEART OF THE BUILDING” by Martin Wood – 19 marks

  • 2nd place – “JUST STROLLING” by Chris Warby – 19 marks

  • 2nd place – “PINK BUTTON” by Sandra Eve – 19 marks

  • 3rd place – “ETERNAL SPRING HOPES” by John Curd – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “SAIL AWAY” by Mark Eve – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “ONE MAN AND HIS DOG” by David Manning – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “STEP UP” by Stuart Brook – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “DARCIANA” by Carol Curd – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “DAHLIA” by Terry Godber – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “BEADED MOSS” by John Curd – 18 marks

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

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

PDI Section 2 Competition (8 entries)

  • 1st place – “FLYING BUTTRESS” by Rob Delahunty – 20 marks

  • 2nd place – “WINDOWS” by Rob Delahunty – 19 marks

  • 3rd place – “I SEE THE LIGHT” by David Saunders – 16 marks

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

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