Wednesday 27 May was the occasion of our now annual ‘One from Each’ PDI Battle with Loughton Camera Club. The host Club alternates and this year it was Loughton’s turn. Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings we could not meet in person, therefore the competition became a ‘Zoom’ event.
The format of this battle is different from most battles in that entries should comprise at least one image from every competing member of each club. It is designed to include those who may not that often get work selected for battles. Loughton have a slightly larger membership than Edmonton and, as a result, some Edmonton members had two entries in on the night. The judge on this occasion was Gordon Bramham ARPS MPAGB EFIAP/D1.
A total of 76 images were projected. There were a diverse range on view, encompassing every genre of photography, with images both in colour and monochrome. Gordon gave his take on the images and indicated how, in his opinion, the image could have been presented to better effect. Sometimes this was by changes in composition, with others by tweaks in post-processing. Each image was marked out of 20.
At the conclusion Loughton took the honours with 661 points to Edmonton’s 652. Loughton secured five maximum scores of 20 to Edmonton’s one. Ours was ‘Mandrill Portrait’ by Sue Webster.
Edmonton had a raft of images scoring 19 points. These were by:
Clive Bevan – Forest Fires, Respite at Daybreak’
Hatim Bharmal – ‘Chilean Blue Eagle’
Bob Ludlam – ‘Howzat’ – The opening image to this item
Malcolm Rapier – ‘Cranes and Tracks’
Robert Snary – ‘Tiger with Cubs’
Mike Steward – ‘A Standing Ten in Hand’
Sue Webster – ‘Barbary Macaque with Her Baby’
We look forward to next year when, hopefully, we will be able to host the event at Millfield House and reverse the result.