This year's SCPF Finals Day took place on 9th May via Zoom.

The top scoring images from the 56 clubs who participated in this year's PDI League were eligible for the competition. As Beaulieu Camera Group had two images which scored equal marks over the course of the eight rounds, they were both included in the total of 61 images.

These were "Danger, Flooded Ford" by Paul Gray and "Silver-studded Blues and the Voyeur" by Ian Hutchinson.

The judge for the event was Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE5*, an incredible photographer with an array of awards in National and International exhibitions as well as four Fellowships with the Royal Photographic Society.

Roger's appraisal of the images was excellent and he remarked on the superb quality of all of them. He held back 17 images and awarded a Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal, seven Highly Commended Certificates and seven Commended Certificates. 

The Gold Medal was awarded to "Danger, Flooded Ford" by Paul Gray.

Paul Gray Danger Flooded Ford

 Ian's image was awarded a Commended Certificate.

Ian Hutchinson Silver studded Blues and the Voyeur

Many congratulations to Paul and Ian. This is a tremendous result for Beaulieu Camera Group and just shows that we can compete successfully against the mighty clubs in the Federation.

To see the full list of images with the accompanying Club and photographer and the awards given please click on the link below:

pdfSCPF PDI Finals Day 2021 Results

Sue Dunham - Chairman

 

This year's Fordingbridge Challenge Trophy took place on 28th April with Louis Rumis EFIAP MPAGB returning as the judge. The competition has been running since 2009 and Beaulieu CG has been taking part since its inception. Eight clubs competed, each with an entry of eight PDIs which had to be of images not used previously in an external competition. Sadly, Poole Camera Club, which was one of the original clubs, folded last year, and their place was filled by Highcliffe and Infinity PC.

The standard of images was extremely high and Louis had a hard task in separating the marks. 

Beaulieu Camera Group had a very successful evening, finishing in 3rd place overall with 70 marks and with two of our entries chosen in Louis' top three. These were "Eyes on the Apex" by Paul Gray and "Grey Phalarope Eyeing up a Bug" by Ian Hutchinson.  

Congratulations to all the BCG members whose images represented the Group in this competition, all of which achieved excellent marks against an array of superb images from the eight competing clubs.

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The winning club was Ringwood Camera Club with 71 marks.
To see the full scoresheet, please click on this link: pdfFordingbridge Challenge Trophy 2021 Scoresheet
BCG's entry of eight PDIs can be seen in the Gallery: Fordingbridge Challenge 2021 BCG Entry

 Sue Dunham - Chairman

Due to the Covid restrictions, this year's Newbury Plate consisted of PDIs rather than the usual prints. The competition, hosted by Newbury Camera Club, took place on 25th March via Zoom. Seven clubs competed for the Plate with an entry of eight PDIs each, Beaulieu Camera Group has taken part in this event since its inception about 20 years ago.

The judge for this year was Chris Hutchinson of Yately Camera Club. The quality of images from each club was excellent and this was reflected in the marks with the final results being very close indeed.

Beaulieu Camera Group had our best ever result, finishing in 3rd place with a total of 71 marks. The winners of the Plate were the hosts Newbury Camera Club with 72 marks and Alton Camera Club came 2nd with 71.5 marks.

Many congratulations to Alan Price whose image "Metropol Parasol" achieved the maximum mark of 10 and to Hilary Flaxman for "The Prize" with a mark of 9.5. Two images also scored 9, Bob Abbott's "Looking for Shelter" and  Sue Dunham's "Black and Blue".

BCG's entry of eight PDIs can be seen in the Gallery: https://beaulieucameragroup.co.uk/galleries/2021/2021-external-competition-entries

To see the final scoresheet with all the marks and totals, please click on this link: pdf2021 Newbury Challenge Plate Final Scoresheet

 Sue Dunham - Chairman

 

This year's SCPF Championships took place on Sunday 21st March and due to the Covid restrictions, was for PDIs only. Alton Camera Club hosted the competition via Zoom and the whole event was run with great efficiency and took advantage of all the benefits of Zoom. The event was recorded and also shown as a live stream on Utube.

The three judges all had vast experience in both national and international competitions and were from outside the SCPF region. The panel consisted of Howard Tate MA(Photo)ARPS AFIAP APAGB, Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB EFIAP and Rosemary Wilman Hon.FRPS. Thirty four clubs entered the competition with 15 images each, giving a total entry of 510 and were marked in the range of 2 to 5 by each judge, giving a possible total of between 6 and 15. 

New Forest Camera Club finished in 1st place with a whopping total of 182 marks. Yately Camera Club were 2nd with 172 marks and Bracknell Camera Club came 3rd with 168 marks. The gold medal for best image was awarded to John Bogle of Havant Camera Club for "Crested Tit in Snow" 

SCPF PDI Championships 2021 BCG Entry

 

Beaulieu Camera Group had a very good competition  finishing in 14th place with a total of 154 marks. We finished above clubs such as Salisbury CC, Wimborne CC, Highcliffe and Infinity PC, Lymington CC and Reading CC.Our entry can be seen here with the scores to the right of the text.

Congratulations to Ian Hutchinson whose image "Silver-studded Blues and the Voyeur" was given a score of 14 and both "Green-veined White" and "Juvenile Willow Warbler with Lunch" received a score of 12.

Congratulations also to Paul Gray for a score of 12* for "Dirty Games" (one judge gave it a mark of 5) and a score of 12 for "Danger, Flooded Ford".

Hilary Flaxman's image "The Prize" also scored 12, so many congratulations to Hilary too.

 

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 Please click on this link to visit the SCPF website where the table of all the clubs results can be seen:

SCP FPDI Championships 2021 Club Results and Medal Winners

 Sue Dunham - Chairman

We wish all  our members a Happy New Year.

Our Events page has now been updated for 2021 with details of the competitions, lectures and other events.

These will take place via Zoom meetings until we are able to meet again at the School hall and members will be kept up to date with when this may happen. 

It is hoped that the restrictions will be relaxed during the Spring. We will then be able to meet up again in small groups and enjoy taking photographs together to help and inspire each other again.