Penrith & District Camera Club

Social photography group for amateur enthusiasts in Penrith & Eden

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Salon Success

Entering national competitions and international photography Salons is a great way to showcase your work and if any of your photos are accepted into a Salon exhibition this counts towards the criteria needed for international distinctions. It’s achievement enough to have your work selected from the thousands of entries from all corners of the globe, but a real honour to receive a medal or award and I’m delighted to share the success of two of our Club members in national & international competitions.

Chris Bate gained a Highly Commended for his sequence ‘The Essential Link’, entered in the L&CPU  AV competition on the 9th February.

Mike Hughes received a Photographic Society of America gold medal for his picture ‘Steam Cycle’ in a Salon held in Serbia, and the same image was also awarded an IAAP bronze medal.

His ‘Choirboy’ image was awarded a PSA blue ribbon in the same competition.

Our congratulations to both members! For more information on Salons, and Salon distinctions, visit the competitions section of our website.

Steve Snaps Up National Photography Award

Steve McLellan has beaten off fierce competition to snap up a National Manufacturing Photography Award. He was named Best Amateur Photographer in the Manufacturing Product category at the final of EEF’s manufacturing photography competition held on Tuesday 20th November 2018 in Westminster.

Steve wowed judges with his eye-catching image of finished jacking pipes manufactured by Barnsley based Naylor Drainage which were awaiting shipment to all points of the globe (Steve is the Managing Director of pipe distributor JDP, a major customer of Naylor Drainage Ltd.). Judges felt the image was original and unique as the display of hidden colour resulted in a strong and interesting image.

Naylor Clayware “Jacking Pipe” is so strong that a machine can push it through the ground beneath a road saving the disruption of closing the road to dig an open trench. This requires a flawless pipe and saves the City and the Civil Engineer both time and money in installation of sewer systems or water management systems. Made for over a hundred years in Yorkshire these pipes have been deployed all parts of the World often being preferred to more locally made pipes because of their quality and longevity.

Two of Steve’s images were shortlisted.  The one below wasn’t selected as the winner, thought it’s actually Steve’s favourite:

Steve’s winning image will be shown on billboards in four major UK railway stations during January, so if you’re visiting Liverpool Lime Street, Charing Cross, Paddington or King’s Cross look out for them!

Charing Cross Railway Station

Our congratulations go to Steve on his very commendable achievement.