Monthly Competition Results

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Our third PDI competition took place on Thursday 18 May with guest Judge Justin Garner.

Justin Garner is a professional freelance photographer based in Manchester, and he is also the competition secretary with Sale Photographic Society.

There were 80 images for Justin to consider, and the first 30 were in the Club Level. After the initial run through he held back 6 images, and awarded the full 20 points to “Bridges of Castlefield” by Dave Liggett, and to “Who’s There” by Tracy Calderbank.

Bridges of Castlefield Manchester           Whos there

        "Bridges of Castlefield" By Dave Liggett            "Who's There" by Tracy Calderbank


The Intermediate section comprised of 32 images, of which Justin held back 7 images. As the standard of images was so high, Justin took full advantage of our adaptable scoring system and awarded the full 20 points to four images. They were “The Last Lift” by Ken Bradley, “The Traveller” by Eric Grindle, “Spillway” by Nina Thomasson, and “Awestruck” by Alan Bromiley.

The Last Lift                     The Traveller

                                                  "The Last Lift" by Ken Bradley                                           "The Traveller" by Eric Grindle


Awestruck                     Spill Way Nina web

                                            "Awestruck" by Alan Bromiley                                                                 "Spill Way" by Nina Thomasson


The Advanced section contained the remaining 18 images, and five of these were held back. The top marks went to “Male Bullfinch Calling” and “The North Sea Returns” both by Phil Durkin.

Male Bullfinch Calling

"Male Bullfinch Calling" by Phil Durkin

Our thanks go to Justin for all his constructive comments and scores.

The scores can be seen on the pdf attachments below. 

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