Print & PDI of the Year 2017
Judge Tim West
Judge Tim West
Previous competition results can be viewed by accessing the links at the bottom of each competition page.
Print of the Year
'Cariad on the Dam'
by Malcolm Barnett
Apparatus: Canon EOS 6D with 24-105mm f/4L at 58mm
Marion and I had a full day's shoot with Cariad in South Wales, mainly outdoor nude shots. It had clouded over and we had a drop of rain so the sky was dull and uninteresting but it did give a nice flat lighting. We had just finished a session on the dam, dodging the showers and walkers, and Cariad had dressed ready to move on to the next location. She looked great in the hooded jacket so I had a quick session with her taking half a dozen images of which this turned out to be my favourite. The unplanned shot can often be the best.
Very little, adjustment of highlights, shadows, colour temperature and a crop.
Eddie Fildes Cup (PDI)
'Light Music' by Val Hedges
Info to come...
PDI of the Year
'Teach you for getting married in August'
by Trevor Staff
Apparatus: Nikon D750
This was a grab shot taken at a friends daughters wedding. As we were all leaving the church to go to the reception, there was short sudden downpour. Everybody, including me, ran for shelter but, as I did so, Lyn looked back, spotted an opportunity and I nailed the shot! The decisive moment.
Cropped to a letterbox and changed to B&W to emphasise the rain or was it hail! I fiddled a bit with contrast and clarity to make sure there was a good tonal range and detail in both highlights and shadows. Note, the professional photographer had abandoned his tripod and run for the hills!
EnPrint of the Year
'Chilling Out' by Fiona Hillier
Camera: Canon 60D
I was lying by the pool people watching when one of the many hunks braved the cold water. I very quickly took the photo whilst his back was turned.