Due to lockdown members of Keswick Photographic Society have been unable to meet in person over the recent weeks. In an attempt to remedy this, here is our first attempt at a virtual meeting via Zoom. Members were invited to submit images and these have been appraised on line by our own experienced member, Keith Snell. We are also trying to set up a virtual inter club competition with Lancaster Photographic Society in June, judged remotely from Belfast!!
Keith’s appraisal of the submitted images can be viewed in almost its entirety:
Our club enters two competitions run by the Photographic Society of America; the PID Open Interclub Competition and the Nature Interclub Competition. These competitions are entered by clubs mainly from North America but a significant number from Europe and other parts of the world. Despite being a relatively small club, over recent years we have managed to move up into the top leagues of both competitions. This year in Group A of the Nature Competition after 3 rounds we came 5th out of 28. In Group A of the PID Open Competition we came joint 3rd out of 26 clubs. Both are extremely creditable results.
In the final round of the Open competition Sue Rugg received an honors award for “Luskentyre Ponies”:
And in the final round of the Nature competition Ronnie Gilbert and Alan Walker both received honors awards for “Goshawk Plucking Hooded Crow”:
and “Dalmatian Pelicans Dropped Catch”, respectively
Additionally, Ronnie’s image of the Goshawk was also one of only eight images chosen for the annual Best of Best Awards for the Nature division, receiving an Honourable Mention.