I would like to acknowledge the tremendous help I had when working towards this award from my fellow-members of the P&DCC Distinctions Group and its knowledgeable and helpful leader, Les Ayres. This help ranged from being gently told which images were not up to standard – and how to work on images and print them to best advantage.
Now (at last) to my images. I thought that if I had luck on the day I might just scrape the award.
To get 200 in total I needed an average score of 20 per print – I kept a running total as to how close I was to that.
|1||Bog-bean||22||+2||+2||Les had warned me this was a ‘brave and courageous’ choice.
If my worst one gets 22 – this will be easy
|2||Chapter House ceiling||17||-3||-1||So that’s the one they don’t like.|
|3||Sweeping Spots||20||0||-1||OK – just good enough. At least the plummeting score has stopped.|
|4||Watching over||17||-3||-4||Another one they don’t like – DOOM|
|5||A balanced view||22||+2||-2||Perhaps they are discerning judges after all. Maybe there’s hope.|
|6||Nature’s Clock||21||+1||-1||A previous ‘Dandelion Clock’ image only got 17 – so this is good|
|7||Eastwards and Upwards||21||+1||0||So they like ‘arty-farty’ images|
|8||Is tea ready yet?||24||+4||+4||Yes!!!! Dereliction is still in fashion|
|9||Café in the Colonnade||22||+2||+6||I’m feeling more confident now.|
|10||Evening light at Seahouses||19||-1||+5||Don’t they know this is my best image? Still, it doesn’t matter now, I’ve got it. Yesssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!|
Shortly after the day I got through the post my blue CPAGB badge and my entry-form with the scores on.
I’m told my certificate will arrive soon.
For my own use, I’m going to have an A4 photo-book made containing my images.
You may very well see some of these images again in club competitions.