Tonight (21st Nov) we had two knockout competitions a PDI battle based loosely on a theme of “steel” and a smart phone challenge which had had to be postponed from two weeks previously due to computer problems.
There were 41 entries for the PDI battle with a very wide range of subjects. The final four images were, Locked, Looking up to an angel, Train wheels and Drive shaft. The winner was Drive shaft by Bill Stephens, second place was Locked by John Ridley. Third equal were Train wheels by Peter Moody and Looking up to an angel by tom Wilson.
For the smart phone challenge there were 30 entries, slightly less than the PDI battle perhaps showing that members are more likely to use their cameras rather than their smartphones to capture images. The final four images were Bridge of sighs, Quayside sunset, Smallholme Tower and Yellow Rose. The winner was Quayside sunset by Lauren Dunn, second place Yellow rose also by Lauren Dunn. Third equal were Bridge of Sighs by John Ridley and Smallholme Tower by Bill Meikle.
Many of the choices in rounds of both competitions were very close indeed and there were some excellent images to see. Thank you to all the members who contributed to an enjoyable night.
Iain Chambers ( PDI Secretary )
Winner PDI Battle "Drive Shaft". Bill Stephens
Winner Smartphone Challenge. "Quayside Sunset" Lauren Dunn