The Internally judged "members" PDI competition results were announced following the AGM meeting on the 18th of April, this year the competition theme was "My North East" and for the first time members were able to "like" 3 images in addition to awarding their choice of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Scores were calculated as follows:
- Each image was allotted 3 points for every first place vote, 2 points for second place, and 1 point for third place.
- A total score was calculated for each image and images ranked by total score.
- The top five images will then be allotted first through fifth place and the next 3 images highly commended.
- Likes do not score any points.
Details about participation and the results are below:
- 15 Photographers Submitted 29 images
- 12 Members judged the images submitted
- There were clear First & Second place images looking at the points
- Third to Highly commended were much less clear with just 2 points separating 3rd down to the HC images
- As a result, I had to use the number of “likes” to separate the 4th & 5th Places
- Also, to avoid having 6 joint HC’s (each with 3 points) I have limited this award to the HC’s with 3 points and likes.
The results are as follows:
|1st (22 Points - 0 Likes)||Summer Storms||Kenneth Rennie|
|2nd (10 Points - 1 Like)
||Tyne Spotlights||Gerry Stephens|
|3rd (5 Points - 1 Like)
||Dunstanburgh Castle||Kenneth Rennie|
|4 (4 Points - 4 Likes
||Howay the lads||Geoff Chrisp|
|5 (4 Points - 1 Like)
||And a river runs through||Dave Tuck|
|HC (3 Points - 2 Likes)
||The snapper snapped||Dave Tuck|
|HC (3 Points - 1 Like)
||Planetrees view||Dave Strother|
|HC (3 Points - 1 Like)||Sunrise on The Tyne||Sue Lee|
|HC (3 Points - 1 Like)||Sage panorama||Bill Ferguson
Congratulations to the photographers whose images placed above, and thanks to all members who submitted images or took part in judging. A gallery of images with details of points, likes and any feedback given for placed images can be viewed below:
0 points - Bamburgh by Duncan Burridge (0 - Likes)
0 points - Pennine Pastures by Stephen Smith (0 - Likes)
0 points - Truckers Run by Graham Bradshaw (0 - Likes)
0 points - Elsdon by Dave Best (0 - Likes)
0 points - Is it deep enough yet by Dave Strother (1 - Likes)
0 points - North East Humour by Stephen Smith (1 - Likes)
0 points - Pheasant Fight by Kev Hilton (1 - Likes)
0 points - Tyne Siren by Geoff Chrisp (1 - Likes)
0 points - View to Blyth from Seaton Sluice by Duncan Burridge (0 - Likes)
1 points - As the Crow Flies by Kev Hilton (0 - Likes)
"Fantastic lines and textures depicting a fine northern scene."
1 points - Favourite riverside by Val Johnston (0 - Likes)
"Favourite Riverside. I have been rather selfish in my choice of the picture as it is one of my favourite places. It is sharp and clear and depicts a really tranquil scene with the ducks in the foreground."
2 points - Holy Island by Val Johnston (0 - Likes)
"I really like the aspect of this photo and the sharpness from the whole photograph."
2 points - Late of Tyne Brewery by Angus Reid (1 - Likes)
"The one and only northeastern beer, the photographer has captured an element of time with the different labels on the bottles. Good original idea that has been well captured."
3 points - Champion by Barbara Austin (0 - Likes)
"Excellent composition of a true northern event."
3 points - Crowning Glory by Graham Bradshaw (0 - Likes)
"The Crown Pasada on a quiet night. One of the few Newcastle pubs not to have changed in decades, reminding me of my years as a student. This image captures that memory well in monochrome."
"Crowning Glory- A place of great memories, and an atmosphere you can feel"
0 points - Shire Sunset by Barbara Austin (2 - Likes)
1 points - Corbridge by Dave Best (4 - Likes)
"A drone's eye view of Corbridge. Well chosen viewpoint, of particular interest to those of us who know the town."
0 points - Great North Run by Gerry Stephens (4 - Likes)
2 points - St Mary's sunrise by Angus Reid (5 - Likes)
HC with 3 points - Sunrise on The Tyne by Sue Lee (1 - Likes)
"A wonderful sunrise at Hexham on a cold and frosty winter morning. It makes you feel cold just viewing the image."
"Nice atmospheric shot, good composition with a leading line created by the riverbank and the trees"
HC with 3 points - Sage panorama by Bill Ferguson (1 - Likes)
"sage panorama- a combination of old and new structures"
"The Sage is a North Eastern icon and I like the wide angle and composition of this shot. Shaarp and colourful. Tells the story."
HC with 3 points - Planetrees view by Dave Strother (1 - Likes)
"This photo has the appeal of showing the northeast countryside at its best. The use of mono has in my view enhanced the subject."
HC with 3 points - The snapper snapped by Dave Tuck (2 - Likes)
"St Mary's conjures a great image of the northeast. It is shown here on a pleasant day with great clarity and a calm, restful composition."
"An unusual angle of a familiar landmark. With a huge amount of interest throughout the photograph."
5th place with 4 points - And a river runs through by Dave Tuck (1 - Likes)
"And a river ran through- a classic view, which the whole world recognises."
"A tranquil scene on Newcastle quayside; perhaps not typical of a Friday night but lovely lighting."
4th place with 4 points - Howay the lads by Geoff Chrisp (4 - Likes)
"To an 'incomer' this is a perfect interpretation of the North East; Football and a Toon Army recruit on a bike."
3rd place with 5 points - Dunstanburgh Castle by Kenneth Rennie (1 - Likes)
"A classic view. Polarising filter has accentuated the sky detail which balances the texture of the stones. The photo has been exposed well to create a smooth surface to the water"
"And again, not an original concept but well delivered."
2nd place with 10 points - Tyne Spotlights by Gerry Stephens (1 - Likes)
"A classic view of the Tyne, but the spotlights at night add an extra enchantment to the image."
"A good twist on a classic view, very colourful and perfectly exposed."
"Tyne Spotlights. Captures the vibrancy of the Newcastle quayside at night. Love the colours which have been well caught."
"So many different colours caught very well in the image. Plenty for the eye to explore. Nice light reflections on the water. The author has chosen a good vantage point to capture many well known Quayside landmarks"
1st place with 22 points - Summer Storms by Kenneth Rennie (0 - Likes)
"Summer storms. Very atmospheric. Like the way the light hits just part of the picture and the very dramatic sky. The view draws you in."
"Beautifully exposed. Central brightness focuses your eyes on the distant rain It captures the inclement weather very well. The weaving line of wall draws the viewer in"
"Hadrian's Wall is iconic for the North East, but to capture it with the drama and light of a coming storm is a winner for me."
"Hadrian's Wall conjures up my notheast for me and it is well photographed with lots of atmosphere. Composition, dof, sharpness etc all excellent.."
"Not an original viewpoint but the composition and lighting are so evocative of Hadrians Wall and the Northumberland weather."
"Again, not an original image but moody, encapsulating the atmosphere often encountered on the Wall."