Club Report, 2nd Open PDI Competition - 10th February 2015.

Tuesday 10th February 2015 saw the adjudication and results of the 2nd Open PDI Competition which was judged by the
vastly experienced and respected Jim Welsh, LRPS, CPGAB from Blyth, who is a frequent visitor to Morpeth Camera Club.
The competition comprised some 63 entries from 22 different members and Jim displayed each image giving considered
comments and suggestions before announcing his selected top five and four highly commended awards.

In awarding First place, Jim commented that whilst night images of the Tyne bridges were naturally prolific in number of
those entered in such Competitions, Mark’s was sufficiently different and attractive. The colourful, panoramic picture exposed
from the high level bridge, embraced all the prime architectural features from the Swing Bridge to an eastern horizon, under
a moonlit, cloudy sky.


Second place was awarded to Pat Wood for her meaningful, close study of a mature couple , featuring the well captured and
detailed depiction of the lady in the foreground and her ‘Enigmatic Smile’. The tonal range and light of this monochromatic
photograph were the prime factors in achieving this high level of finishing.


Third place, ‘Sycamore Standing Proud’ was a composition of what by now must be internationally recognised as the ‘Sycamore
Gap’ in Hadrian’s Wall. This autumn/winter image had been taken from a completely different angle from that commonly chosen,
to produce a more dramatic composition with the wall rising diagonally. The Tree, seasonally devoid of foliage, displayed more interesting detail. Again as with Pat’s, the handling of this monochromatic image by Mark was superb.


It is interesting to note that until recently, monochromatic photographs did not figure highly in numbers of entries in Projected
Digital Image competitions. However, in this event ‘mono’ entry level was high, exemplified by the results: with two of the top
three places, being of that genre. Jim was thanked by Chairman, Stephen McDonald for his excellent contribution to a good club evening; a sentiment applauded by all members present.
                                                                                     Lionel Bryan.

The full results were as follows-
1. Night Tyne by Mark Harrison.
2. Enigmatic Smile by Pat Wood.
3. Sycamore Standing Proud by Mark Harrison.
4. Tour Eiffel by Steve Mcdonald.
5. Fly me to the Moon by Glyn Trueman.

Highly Commended -
Abandoned by John Barnes, Ballet by Mark Harrison, Rv8tors by Peter Hetherington and Sheep may safely Graze by Chris Hills.