Ponteland Photographic Society

OPEN PDI 23 October 2017

This year we were very lucky to have Keith Suddaby FRPS MPAGB EFIAP FBPE as our judge for the Open Projected Digital Images Competition. With almost 50 entries Keith certainly had his hands full but still managed to provide an interesting critique of every picture. We were also given an insight into the strange world of judging and how Keith considers every image as a candidate for his exhibition!

The first placed entry this year went to a highly original wildlife photograph taken by Tony McCann on the Farne Isles entitled “Quick! Down the Burrow“.

Second place was also awarded to Tony for something completely different – “Milk Drop with Gels“.

In third place¬†Phil Robson’s spectacular waterfall shot, “Roughing Linn“, was justification for some serious cross country trekking!

We were back to Tony’s pictures again for “Sage at Sunrise” which was awarded fourth spot.

And to complete the top five John Atkinson’s “Steampunk” presented a wonderful character shot in black and white.

Keith also selected nine images as Highly Commended. This, he pointed out, was a high ratio of selected images to the total entry demonstrating the incredible quality of the complete competition. You can see the pictures Keith selected on our Flick webspace here and the full list of entries here