Held on Wednesday 15th September, the annual Summer Challenge attracted fifty images from members.
The competition was judged by Dave Stewart and was something of a unique occasion, since it involved both members attending the Deepings Community Centre, plus others who joined via Zoom.
The winning images are shown below. Congratulations to Geoff Cowley for taking First Place, Steve Coomes for Second and Pete Lawrence Third.
Geoff Cowley - 88 points
Steve Coomes - 87 points
Pete Lawrence - 85 points
Club member Geoff Cowley has come up with an idea for a new club based activity.
As we all acknowledge, Zoom meetings are not especially good for meeting people and socialising. In fact, hall based meetings offer only limited opportunity for getting to know other club members as we mainly sit in rigid rows, facing forward with the lights out.
Geoff's idea is to facilitate outings, where the purpose is photography, but the atmosphere is social; an opportunity for club members to get to know one another. This may appeal to both those who are new to the club as well as longer term members who wish for a more social experience.
The outings are not intended to be formal training exercises, but where more experienced members are on hand, help will always be available and those present can share experiences and tips.
The initial idea is to meet perhaps monthly to explore a local venue. As a start, Geoff proposes a nature-based theme at Dole Wood near Thurlby on the morning of Saturday 25th September.
An email to all members will go out shortly, containing further details and a contact email address for those that wish to register their interest.
Earlier this summer, 37 of the country's top clubs competed in the PAGB Inter-Club PDI Championships. Deepings Camera Club represented NEMPF.
The event was judged over two rounds with each club entering eight images for each round; each image being scored out of fifteen points, with the top-scoring eight clubs going through to the final.
Deepings Camera Club came equal 9th place in Round One, with 95 points. We then came equal 27th place in Round Two, with 85 points. Overall, we were placed 17th in the final.
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