Mono PDI Competition 1 – 30th November 2022

by Dec 3, 2022

On Wednesday night, 30th November, we welcomed Faith Lee as our judge for the above. Faith is a member of the Camping and Caravan Club – Photography Division, I presume, as I missed the opening exchanges between her and our fine host for the evening, Alfred C.

From what I did get, I think Faith lives somewhere near the Sussex coast.

We had 40 images entered and chose to treat them as one set for the purposes of this competition. It was good to see that large number so a big thank you to all that entered work.

Faith did not hang around in her appraisals of each image. The occasional “Maybe crop…” or “…a bit more depth in the shadow areas…” showed that she had assessed what she was seeing, albeit without the more finely observed comments that we have been used to from other judges. Skies certainly caught her eye and I think all who work in monochrome recognise that the sky can play a huge part in making the mono edit work.

Faith fairly rattled through the images and used a full set of marks all the way up to 14, err…sorry 7. 😊. She chose to hold back 9 images and here they are:

Our winning image of the night is this great, wonderfully subtle capture of a horse from Dave S. Congratulations!

Photocraft Camera Club - In the Shadows by Dave S
In the Shadows by Dave S – Advanced Class – Winner

We had two more 10s:

Photocraft Camera Club - Guy Fawkes Night  2022 by Roshan R
Guy Fawkes Night 2022 by Roshan R – Advanced Class – Highly Commended
Photocraft Camera Club - Starburst Dahlia by Kevin B
Starburst Dahlia by Kevin B – Standard Class – Highly Commended

Well done Roshan and Kevin.

On to our 9.5 awards:

Photocraft Camera Club - Contorted by Dave S
Contorted by Dave S – Advanced Class
Photocraft Camera Club - Storm Franklin 2022 by Roshan R
Storm Franklin 2022 by Roshan R – Advanced Class
Photocraft Camera Club - Basket case by David P
Basket case by David P – Advanced Class

Great work from Dave S and Roshan again and they were joined by David P.

Finally, those scoring 9

Photocraft Camera Club - Churchill by Chris R
Churchill by Chris R – Advanced Class
Photocraft Camera Club - Abergavenny clock tower from castle by David M
Abergavenny clock tower from castle by David M – Advanced Class
Photocraft Camera Club - Exhibition Worthing by Alfred C
Exhibition Worthing by Alfred C – Advanced Class

Well Done to Alfred, David M and Chris R.

Hmmm, I’ve still got around 55 minutes to fill…

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