‘Golden Plover Calling’ by Paul Hill

Judge Colin Douglas ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE4* awarded Paul Hill’s ‘Golden Plover Calling’ top marks in the Nature section of our first PDI competition of the new season. Colin liked Paul’s clever use of differential focus to sharply sandwich the bird between to out of focus zones. Paul’s timing was spot on to capture the Plover with it’s beak open calling. It’s small details like that that make a big difference and make it a much more interesting photograph. The gentle lighting helps to retain the fine details and Paul’s thoughtful composition makes the picture well balanced.

To see the photographs that Colin awarded 18 and over to click here

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Next Meeting: 29 October.
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NEW Crewe Photographic Society won the Robertshaw Trophy in our first external Competition of the season. See the results in our Results Page.

NEW Members have the opportunity to say what competitions they want after Christmas on the Forum.

NEW See the marks Judge Colin Douglas ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE4* awarded during our first PDI Competition in our Results page.

NEW Ian has found videos about Lightroom’s and Photoshop’s latest updates. See LR here. and See PS here.

NEW Martin McGing recommends viewing the 1.3/4 hour ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ video. see it here.

♦ Les has found the winners of the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2020 See them here.

♦ Enter Crewe Town Council’s ‘We Love Crewe’ Competition See details here.

♦ Ian McNab has informed us of a firmware update for FujiFilm X-T3 users. See details here.

♦ October’s Monthly Theme is ‘Twilight’ which fits in nicely with our on-going theme . Share your pictures here.

♦ Ian has found some excellent Luminosity Mask actions to bring out details in PhotoShop. See ADP Lumiflow’s website.

♦ Ian recommends the versatile freeware Faststone Image Viewer which can quickly view and organise your photographs. Download it here.

♦ Our Competition rules have been updated with details of the Nature rules. here.

♦ Martin McGing has found this informative video on using bounced flash .View it here.

♦ Ex- CPS member and Vlogger, Paul Compton is selling his landscape 2021 Calendar for £21:99. Email Paul at paulcompton69@hotmail.co.uk See his videos here.

♦ Use Daniel Cook’s used equipment search tool to find what you’re looking for here.

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♦ Robert Frank – The photographer who showed the Americans who they were, has died aged 94. Member Ian McNab wrote an article about him Robert Frank – is Ian’s latest piece.

♦ Some CPS members have their own websites. Have a look at   – Carl’s, Stephen’s, Wallace’s and Peter’s, websites.

Be careful what you wish for  is a personal account of art photography since 1970 by Ian McNab.

♦ If you can’t find what your looking for it may have been moved to the Links page.

On the Forum

♦ Why not share your lockdown photos with fellow members? Members can post them here

♦ Do you have a ‘Golden Oldie’ photo with special memories you’d like to share with members? Members can post them here

♦ John Royle has found some excellent videos on macro photography

♦ What we have been viewing: Wallace found some portrait photographs., Ian Whiston found a test by Blake Rudis of the new AUTO button in Lr and Camera Raw, John found some marvellous large format landscapes by John Davies and Ken found a film about Ansel Adams

♦ A wonderful array of classic work can be found here.

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Here are the images that judge Colin Douglas ARPS AFIAP DPAGB BPE4* awarded 18 and over marks to in our first PDI competitoin.

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