Ponteland Photographic Society

Open PDI – 29th October 2018

Open PDI Competition 29 October 2018
Our judge, Catherine Ball, was very entertaining and her style of judging – appreciative and insightful, rather than overly critical, went down particularly well with members. She was really good at making suggestions aimed at revisiting our images to get even more out of them, without denigrating what had already been presented. Unusually, she tended to give quite a lot of weight to the aptness of (witty) titles in sign-posting how the photographer interpreted his or her subject!
Phil Robson claimed first and second place on the night with two great wildlife shots. First was a squirrel study entitled Forest Friend – although who was studying who was debatable!
1st Phil Robson - Forest Friend
Phil’s second placed picture, Where Eagles Stare, was the total opposite – this bird wasn’t interested in the photographer at all!
2nd Phil Robson - Where Eagles Stare

In third place was Sunset by Les Dodd. An excellent image over the Irish Sea captured at Port Patrick in Dumfries and Galloway.3rd place Les Dodd - Sunset
Catherine selected four images as Highly Commended. Just Hanging Around and Plastic Field, both by Helen Bradley. Primitive Pane by Hank Craggs and Pyrenean Scene by Bill Norfolk.
All of the images entered for this competition are available to view on our Flick webspace – click here.