EAF PDI Championships   5th February 2017

Report by Richard Swinscoe (External DPI Competition Secretary)

 

Linda, Janet and I represented the club at this annual event. There were 33 clubs competing this year, about a quarter of the Federation’s complement. We scored a few more points than last year and lifted ourselves from the bottom of the table by five positions.

The three judges each scored from two to five using electronic machines and the whole process was very fast, as it had to be with 15 images per club in the first round and a further 10 for those making the cut. The judges make no comments just score after a few seconds.

Scores of 15 were rare: only four all day. Even 14s (14) when two judges would have pressed the five button were scare.

These were our entries and scores.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It seems that in this sort of competition, as at Cambridge the other week, sport and wildlife tend to do well when properly executed whereas portraits, gritty mono, composites and exotic landscapes struggle in comparison. Just my impression.  Would you believe the best PDI prize was for a surfer, not mine though.

 

Wining images here http://www.eaf.org.uk

 

Richard

Leadenhall Market

Anne Hinton van’t Hof

11

Three Seven Five

Richard Swinscoe

12

Seen Better Days

Phil Stepney

12

Jemaa el Fna

Chris Lawrence

11

Reflections, De La Warr Pavillion

Linda Paul

10

Proud Engine Driver

Paul Overall

9

Walk of Shame

Michelle Mackie

10

Cutback Off The Lip

Richard Swinscoe

12

Brotherly Love

Gerry Gallott

9

Rosa

Simon Gallott

8

Natural History Museum

Phil Stepney

9

RFC Cook - Stow Maries

Peter Mills

9

Lost

Michelle Mackie

9

Clogher Bay Rocks

David Hall LRPS

10

Sunflowers and Oranges

Chris Lawrence

10