- PAN & TILT -

February 2018


6th February
‘PIMS’ a Digital Presentation - by Ian Brash BPE1* Selsdon CC and Pat Couder CPAGB

This particular evening was going to be different. It was a demonstration of thhow the three members of ‘PIMS’, Pat,Ian and Mike Shaw set about interpreting numerous challenges they had set themselves over the previous year. They wanted to see see who could come up with the best or most varied interpretation. About one third of the way through the challenge Mike Shaw conceded to Pat and Ian, so for the latter part there were only 2 comparisons.

When they showed their various solutions to the challenges you could see their competitive natures come out. In the year they had set themselves 27 challenges, the variations on the themes set made for a very interesting evening especially as they both described how they had achieved their final results.

A very good idea and well presented thoroughly enjoyed by the members. I wonder if any body in our club might try something similar.

13th February
Series 6 - judged by Mick White LPRS
No Report available

13th February
SLF Semi Finals at Carshalton - judged by Roger Force FRPS DPAGB APAGB

Last night’s Semi-finals were held at Carshalton with Roger Force as judge, we were featuring in the PDI round. - I’m afraid we did not win. Beckenham featured in all three and won all three. We at least came closest to them, our 68 to their 71, so a creditable showing. In the Colour prints it was Beckenham 71 and Carshalton 67, in the Mono prints it was Beckenham 73.5 and Croydon 65. Polina Plotnikova and Cathy Roberts got all six Certificates for the evening. This means that we meet Beckenham in the Final of the Colour prints on 21st April.
It was an interesting evening but in some ways a bit depressing, but clearly the right results. Roger is an idiosyncratic judge but was consistent in his views and scoring. Very fussy about highlights being just held or lighter areas detracting from the “subject” of the image.

The Competition Results:
Mono PrintBeckenham73½
Colour printBeckenham71
.West Wickham68

Our individual scores for the DPI competition were:
Returning from School:Bob Zwolinsky
Whatever the WeatherJon Cowdock
No Time to PonderMike Spurway LRPS8
Walking the U Bein BridgeRosemary Spurway
Inle FishermanMike Spurway LRPS
Vox Pop on the DemoMartin Ridout LRPS8
Walking on the EdgeInna Karpova
Barn OwlMartin Ridout LRPS

Sunflower Head: Inna Karpova – Tie Break not shown.

Better luck next year!

20th February
Hosts – SLF Plate Final for DPI, Mono and Colour Prints - Judged by Keith Evans FRPS DPAGB

This year it was our turn to host the SLF Plate final. The judge Keith Evans is not that familiar to members of this club, so they were not sure what to expect. Like a lot of judges he spelt out what he would be looking for in the nights pictures as well as expressing his preference’s in what he liked.

The colour prints were the first to be judged. This was to be contested by Cheam and their close neighbours Mitcham, where Mitcham came out top 70pts to 65½pts.

Next it was our turn in the Mono Print final. Our opponent’s were Old Coulsdon. The outcome I am afraid was not good, being beaten this time by 72pts to 66pts.

After the break it was time for the DPI final, this time between Selsdon and South London. This was to be the closest of the evenings contests, with South London easing out in front 69pts – 66pts.

It was good to see six different clubs challenging for the three trophies.

The SLF Plate Final Results:
Mono PrintOld Coulsdon72
.West Wickham66
Colour printMitcham70
DPISouth London69

Our individual scores were:
A Winter RunMike Spurway LRPS
Preseli Ridge from FoeldrygarnJon Cowdock LRPS
HonningsvaagBob Zwolinsky
Palma Del MallorcaMick Valentine9
Stormy weather ApproachingMartin Ridout LRPS8
Study With AnemoneInna Karpova9
A Quiet SmokeMike Spurway LRPS
The LighthouseJon Cowdock LRPS9

A good evening hosting wise, but not I am afraid trophy wise.

27th February
Print Heat 4
Cancelled due to the weather.