Club Meeting Report, Members PDI Knockout - Tuesday 1st April 2014.

On Tuesday 1st April, Morpeth Camera Club held its annual Projected Digital Image Knockout evening.
Fifty four images were submitted, members having been invited to submit four digital images of their choice.
Mark Harrison our digital projectionist, entered the photographs into the FFP software programme that randomly selects
two images and projects them on screen at the same time. The audience then view and choose which image goes into
the next round and images are "knocked out" until only two are left. In the event of a draw, the Club Chairman has the
casting vote, no marks are awarded and entries are anonymous until the final two images are declared.
As usual, there was a very varied range of interesting subjects including pebble stacks, Buddha’s, driftwood, stairwells,
portraits, sweeping landscapes and coastal scenes, surfers, reflections, dramatic highland scenes, waves, cityscapes
and many more previously unseen images.
This is a very vocal evening, groans as favourites are knocked out, laughter when a lone voter raises their arm, declaring
themselves to be the author, tension mounts as it becomes more and more difficult as each round commences especially
when two excellent images are pitted against each other.
At the end of the evening two images remained, " Defender " a dramatic shot of storm waves at Tynemouth Lighthouse
taken by John Thompson and " Three Zebras " a striking graphic nature image taken by Yvonne Fisher.
The audience selected for the last time and in a close vote " Defender " was declared the winner of the members Projected
Digital Knockout Competition 2014. Steve McDonald, Chairman, thanked all who took part; the raffle and coffee followed
another good evening with a varied selection of images produced by members.

1st. " Defender " by John Thompson.

2nd. " Three Zebras " by Yvonne Fisher.