February 2024 1st PDI Competition

February see’s the start of the Outlaws league competition year and the first competition is a projected digital image (PDI), over the course of the year there will be a further four PDI’s, these are interwoven with a separate print competition on a bi-monthly basis.

This month’s competition had sixteen entrants (many new entrants) all wanting to take the tittle of Outlaw of the Year off the current holder Lester Woodward.

The judge for the evening was Stephan from Newark Camera Club. 

There were two categories for Stephan to judge, the Open category and the Themed which for February was “Abstract”. In total there were thirty submission entries in the Abstract section and twenty-eight in the Open.

As is usual the Open competition attracted many genres of photography from architectural, nature, sport, portrait, long exposure through to composite images. The themed competition equally had a wide variety of images and after Stephan’s initial WoW! (following the initial run-through) he gave detailed critique before scoring the images presented to him.

Theme Abstract

The Themed PDI also had a wide variety of images and Stephan said he would be holding many of them back for a second look. All were of a high standard and Ten images were held back for final scoring and the winner was Chris Houldsworth with his image entitled “Concrete Abstract”

Themed winning image Concrete Abstract by Chris Houldsworth

Patrick Wallis, Paper Swirls, Lester Woodward, Bubble Sunset, Nigel Stewart, Reflections In The Style Of Gaudi, Steve Roper, Kaleidoscope Mill & Andy Gibbons, Pontoon Patterns all scored 17 points. Malcolm Nabarro, Looking Down To See Up, Steve Roper, Fantasy Flight & Nigel Stewart Nottingham Contemporary Embracing A Cloud both scored 18 points. Andy Gibbons scored 19 points with Museum Mayhem and the winner with 20 points was Chris Houldsworth with Concrete Abstract – congratulations go to Chris.

Open category

In the open category eleven images were held back for final judging

Open Winning Image Zebra Stare by Ray Andrews

Lois Webb with two entries, That Tickles & Wink Wink, Sally Herbert, Monkeys Grooming, Lester Woodward, Take That all scored 17 points. Malcolm Nabarro scored 18 points for both of his entries, The Israeli Paradox & Six Legs, Sue Jackson scored 18 points with The Long Walk, Lester Woodward, The Blue Dancer and Sue Jackson, Signs of Life both scored 19 points and twenty points went to Ray Andrews with his winning image Zebra Stare – well done Ray.

The Outlaws would like to thank Stephan for providing everyone who entered with a constructive set of comments and appreciation of their works.

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