Beaulieu Camera Group's PDI of the Year competition took place on 4th December. Our judge for this special event was Jon Mitchell who had the unenviable task of choosing a 1st, 2nd and 3rd and four Highly Commended images from the 83 PDIs which had been awarded a Seal of Merit in the competitions during 2019. Jon's appraisal of each image was succinct with an interesting narrative and helpful comments and he agreed that the quality of the images did make choosing the winners very difficult.

1st Place was awarded to Paul Gray for "Nature's Wrath"

PDI of the Year 1st Place Paul Gray Nature's Wrath  

In 2nd Place was Jacky Daniel with "Woody"

PDI of the Year 2nd Place Jacky DanielJacky Daniel Woody 

3rd Place was awarded to Ian Bateson for "Canyonland Morning"

PDI of the Year 3rd Place Ian BatesonIan Bateson Canyonland Morning

Four images were given Highly Commended status: Ian Bateson "Icelandic Lights", Alan Cooke "Wheel Reflection, "Hilary Flaxman "Towards Last Light, Hatchet Pond" and Paul Gray "An Early Start".

Ian Bateson Icelandic LightsAlan Cooke Wheel Reflection

 Hilary Flaxman Towards Last Light Hatchet PondPaul Gray An Early Start

 Many congratulations to the award winners and to all those members whose images were awarded Seals of Merit during the year.

 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

Many congratulations to Maggie White who was successful in gaining the Credit Award of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (CPAGB) on Saturday at Watford. Maggie has worked very hard to achieve this distinction and all her efforts have paid off.

Here are four images which were part of her successful panel of ten PDIs:

Maggie White Its My PeanutMaggie White Velsheda

Maggie White ArchieMaggie White Archie

Our Print of the Year 2019 Competition took place on 6th November with Tony Oliver ARPS CPAGB BPE3* as the judge for the evening.

Thirty eight prints, which had been awarded Seals of Merit during the year, were eligible for inclusion and vied for the title. Tony's judging was enjoyed very much by the BCG members. He gave an excellent critique of each image and held a number of them back to make his final selections.

1st place was awarded to Paul Gray for "Heart Beat"

PRINT of the YEAR Paul Gray 2019 1558 Paul Gray Heart Beat 

In 2nd Place was  Ian Bateson with "Triathlon Chaos"

 Ian Bateson Triathlon Chaos

 3rd Place was awarded to Bob Abbott for "Highland Stag"

Print of the Year 2019 Bob AbbottBob Abbott Highland Stag

Two prints were awarded Highly Commended honours, "Meadow Brown" by Sue Dunham and "Wheelie Good" by Paul Gray.

Congratulations to the award winners and to all those members whose prints were awarded Seals of Merit during the year.

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

The second inter-club match between Beaulieu Camera Group and New Forest Camera Club, hosted by BCG took place on 9th October. The judge for the evening was Leo Rich ARPS EFIAP/g DPAGB HonAPAGB, who gave an excellent critique of each of the ten prints and ten PDIs submitted by each club. It was a pleasure to welcome a good number of New Forest Camera Club members to Beaulieu.

The Print section was won by Beaulieu CG with a total of 87 marks, with New Forest CC achieving a total of 83 marks. Congratulations to Ian Bateson whose print "Triathlon Chaos"and  Sue Dunham whose print "The Next Generation" were awarded the maximum score of 10 and Bob Abbott whose print "Highland Stag" was awarded a score of 9.5. (The authors of NFCCs entry are not shown for privacy reasons).

                                                 PRINT SCORE SHEET

 

Title

 Name

Club

BCG

NFCC

1

Broad-bodied Chaser in Flight

 

NF

 8.5

 

2

Triathlon Chaos

Ian Bateson

BCG

10 

 

3

Kestrel at Goatee Beach

 

NF

 

8

4

Heart Beat

Paul Gray

BCG

8.5

 

5

Hiding in Plain Sight, Kruger

Jo Lock

BCG

8

 

6

Female Common Darter

 

NF

 

8

7

Winter Rushes By

Cathryn Baldock

BCG

7.5

 

8

Thistle

 

NF

 

7

9

It’s My Peanut

Maggie White

BCG

8.5

 

10

The Printer

 

NF

 

9.5

11

Serendipity Dips

Alan Price

BCG

8

 

12

The Lookout

 

NF

 

7.5

13

The Next Generation

Sue Dunham

BCG

10

 

14

White-tailed Sea Eagle

 

NF

 

9

15

Heads Up

Ralph Ellis

BCG

8

 

16

Do Hurry Up

Hilary Flaxman

BCG

9

 

17

Oscar

 

NF

 

8

18

Highland Stag

Bob Abbott

BCG

9.5

 

19

Don’t Feed the Animals

 

NF

 

8.5

20

Black Skimmer

 

NF

 

9

 

 

 

 

87

83

 The PDI section was also won by Beaulieu CG with a total of 86.5 marks with New Forest CC close behind with a total of 85 marks. No tens were awarded, but congratulations to Hilary Flaxman whose print was awarded a score of 9.5.

                                                     PDI SCORE SHEET

 

Title

Name

Club

BCG

NFCC

1

Reflections of Love

 

NF

 

9

2

Archie

Maggie White

BCG

8.5

 

3

Exercise Class

 

NF

 

9

4

Packing Lunch

 

NF

 

9.5

5

The Man in the Red Jacket

Alan Cooke

BCG

8

 

6

Millenium Bridge

Alan Price

BCG

8.5

 

7

Holi Hues

 

NF

 

9

8

Abandoned by the Tide

Hilary Flaxman

BCG

9.5

 

9

Chapter House

 

NF

 

8

10

India’s Future

Neil Hardy

BCG

8.5

 

11

Nearly There

 

NF

 

8

12

Oyster Catcher in Flight

 

NF

 

8

13

Atlantis

Cathryn Baldock

BCG

9

 

14

Mission End

 

NF

 

7.5

15

Step Assymetry

Gordon Garrett

BCG

8.5

 

16

Eyes on the Apex

Paul Gray

BCG

9

 

17

Holy Man

 

NF

 

9

18

Occulus World Trade Centre

Ian Park

BCG

8.5

 

19

Back to the Future

Sue Dunham

BCG

8.5

 

20

Bald Eagle Calling

 

NF

 

8

 

 

 

 

86.5

85

This is a great result for Beaulieu Camera Group. Thank you to all those members whose images helped to achieve our excellent marks for this match.

The images of the Prints and PDIs used by BCG for this competition can be viewed in the gallery.

 Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary

This year's Beaulieu Village Fete took place on Saturday 20th July and Beaulieu Camera Group were once again invited to exhibit prints from our members. After a light shower of rain in the morning, the weather in the afternoon was dry and bright with a little breeze. Prints from twenty five different members were on display with a total of 81 images. The fete was opened by Adrian Hall who played Jeremy the boy in the film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and he arrived in the actual car. Adrian was asked to choose his favourite print and he selected "Walk to the Lighthouse, Northumberland" by Hilary Flaxman who was presented with a bottle of champagne. The general public were also sked to vote for their favourite print and 330 people handed in a voting slip, a record number. The print with the highest number of votes was "Homeward Bound" by Paul Gray, who will be presented with the Bob Grier Trophy at our first meeting after the Summer break. Many thanks to all the members who supplied prints for the Exhibition and also to Hilary Flaxman, Neil Hardy, Greg Holmes, Paul Gray and Alan Price who helped set up the stands and put the prints up and the many members who visited the Fete in the afternoon and helped give out the voting slips and talk to the visitors.

Hilary Flaxman with her print "Walk to the Lighthouse, Northumberland"

Hilary Flaxman with her print "Walk to the Lighthouse, Northumberland" which was the choice of guest judge, Adrian Hall, pictured with Adrian and Lord Montagu.

Paul Gray with his print "Homeward Bound" winner of the Bob Grier Trophy

Paul Gray with his print "Homeward Bound" the winner of the Bob Grier trophy for the most votes by the general public at the Beaulieu Village Fete.

Adrian Hall in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Print Display 1Print Display 2 2Print Display 3 2

To see the full list of votes cast at the Village Fete please click on the link below which will take you to the Members Section:

https://beaulieucameragroup.co.uk/members/members-news/207-beaulieu-village-fete-2019 

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary