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PEOPLE CUPS….PSCC…..25.11.2021…Judge…… Rojer Weightman
Posted on Fri 26 Nov 2021

The entries were rather thin particularly in the ‘virtual’ prints section. Why this should be when they are effectively PDIs at the moment alludes me. Possibly most plump for entering three of their allowed five in the PDIs. However there were certainly enough to make a night of...

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STORY BEHIND THE PICTURE
Posted on Fri 19 Nov 2021

The talk by Cliff Hide took us into the world of Photojournalism.

It was illustrated by many stunning images he took during his time as a press photographer, as he now works as a picture editor.

Forget well composed and technically excellent images. In his world,...

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N.W. Fed. Round 1 ….. Park Street v Harrow and Ealing - Judge Colin Southgate -11.11.2021
Posted on Sat 13 Nov 2021

The good run continues. Up against Harrow and Ealing we at Park Street might have felt somewhat out gunned at the first North West Fed. round. However once again our judge, in this case Colin Southgate found in our favour and this time he wouldn’t have seen any of our images...

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PARK STREET’S - FIRST ROSE BOWL….Judged….Martin Patten…..4th Nov 2021
Posted on Sat 6 Nov 2021

Victory by a huge margin! Actually the biggest I can ever recall in a Rose Bowl round. Helped by our esteemed judge spreading the scores intelligently - that is, ours high and everyone else’s low - but nevertheless an encouraging start.

Many judges talk of not nit...

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London Photo Outing 28 October
Posted on Thu 4 Nov 2021

On Thursday, 28th October 2021, David Butler, Jeremy Fraser Mitchell and Terry Day showed images that they had taken a couple of weeks earlier in London. We started from Blackfriars on South Bank, crossed over the Thames near Jubilee Gardens and ended up having lunch at the Sherlock Holmes Pub....

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THE PSCC LANDSCAPE COMPETITION…Judged by Dr Tom Peck. 21st OCTOBER 21
Posted on Sat 23 Oct 2021

I am just a competent photographer. I come from an engineering /journalism/competition background. I like clear definitions and hard and fast rules and specs. It was a revelation to me a decade ago when I witnessed and then realised how one could, actually quantify our photographic branch of art...

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STEVE HEDGES at PARK STREET CC…..14th OCTOBER 2021
Posted on Fri 15 Oct 2021

A break from competitions for a while and we were entertained by Steve Hedges with his presentation on Landscape Photography. With our current focus on this particular genre’s definition inspired by the approaching interclub Landscape event and the inevitable annual furore that this creates, it...

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SECOND PRINT EVENT….PSCCC…..Judge Mark-Buckley Sharp….7th October 2021
Posted on Sat 9 Oct 2021

A rather depleted entry even by our standards and sadly some rather poor quality images too. Mark Buckley-Sharp, our judge, did well to contain himself on some occasions. From the couple of dozen, Mark still managed to find five to hold back and in the main they were the best. His remarks on all...

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PSCC PDI No2…AMANDA WRIGHT (EALING)….30 SEPT 2021
Posted on Sat 2 Oct 2021

The third competition of the season already! Fear not, next year the plan is to reduce the intensity a bit at the start, particularly as so many of us go away in early September.

Our run of excellent judges continued with Amanda Wright from Ealing who is already well know to us....

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First Print Comp….PSCC…..Judge Kevin Day (Stoke Poges)…..16.9.2021
Posted on Wed 29 Sep 2021

Prints is possibly a slight misnomer. Entries having now to be made through our Website, to simplify the issue of cut-off times, these images had, out of necessity, to be the standard 1600x1200 size. Therefore they were really no different from standard PDIs. Is hoped to get back to proper print...

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TALK ON DIGITAL CREATIVE TECHNIQUES-JOHN HUMPHRIES- 23RD SEPTEMBER
Posted on Fri 24 Sep 2021

TALK ON DIGITAL CREATIVE TECHNIQUES-JOHN HUMPHRIES- 23RD SEPTEMBER

If any one was not certain what creative photography was all about, John's superb lecture gave a great insight into some of the digital techniques available to take an ordinary image to a stunning creation.

He started...

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First 'Print' Comp….PSCC…..Judge Kevin Day (Stoke Poges)…..16.9.2021
Posted on Sat 18 Sep 2021

Prints is possibly a slight misnomer. Entries having now to be made through our Website, to simplify the issue of cut-off times, these images had, out of necessity, to be the standard 1600x1200 size. Therefore they were really no different from standard PDIs. Is hoped to get back to proper print...

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PDI First Round… PSCC….9.9.2021…Judge Damon Guy. (High Wycombe)
Posted on Fri 10 Sep 2021

A good start with a reasonable number of images bearing in mind the size of our club. An encouragingly even standard as well, which is confidence building for club moral but of course more difficult for the judge to separate out. The man in question this night being Damon Guy who managed the job...

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PSCC PRIZEGIVING 2nd September 1st SEPT. 2021
Posted on Wed 8 Sep 2021

Things like this can easily go wrong. What with the depleted programme this year and the problem with face to face meetings of any kind it might have been expected that the Park Street annually prize presentation could have been a bit of a damp squib. The fact that it wasn’t was much due...

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Park Street Camera Club meeting at The Gate yesterday evening
Posted on Fri 30 Jul 2021

Chance to catch up and to collect and review prints for the Greenwood Gardening Club Exhibition on 14th August.

 

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THE PARK STREET BARBECUE…1st JULY… at Jeremy’s
Posted on Tue 6 Jul 2021

Thanks to the magic of Zoom it was easy to forget that some of us hadn’t actually see each other in the flesh, as it were, for a year and a half. In the case of Leon no one had ever seen him in person and up until recently your reporter thought he was actually in Australia so was doubly...

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MEMBERS NIGHT at PARK STREET CC…….17.6.2021
Posted on Fri 18 Jun 2021

What should have been our prize presentation night was handed over to a couple of club members to entertain us. First Ron Brown showed us what he had been up to in the last year. Very much singing the praises of the Olympus E-M1 Mk II camera he explained the potential of it with tele-converters...

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PRINT OF THE YEAR….PSCC….Judge Martin Patten…..10th June 2021
Posted on Sat 12 Jun 2021

Due to practical limitations we did not have a full programme of prints this year. Indeed at one time it looked like we might be having none at all so we slipped in a few successful ‘Set Subject PDI’ comps instead. However rather imaginatively it was suggested that we should...

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PDI of the Year……PSCC….judged by Peter Prosser………..3.6.2021
Posted on Sat 5 Jun 2021

One might expect from a man as experienced at judging as Peter Prosser that he would have started occasionally to sound just a bit jaded or even bored when faced with yet another huge mountain of images to sort through. However no matter how many we throw at him he seems to be able to shrug of...

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Treasure Hunt
Posted on Sat 29 May 2021

THE TREASURE HUNT….PSCC………27.5.2021

Perhaps a slight misnomer but it had of course originally been planned as an outdoor club activity evening so this title was close enough. Contestants were asked, in effect, to take one shot in a series of twelve set subject competitions. Pretty...

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TED KINSEY on LARGE PROJECTS at PARK STREET CC…THURSDAY 6th MAY 2021
Posted on Sun 9 May 2021

Large projects indeed but the sub-title to this talk -‘It’s a lot more than clicking the shutter’ didn’t do it justice. Ted Kinsey brought us inspiration to take on photographic projects the like of which I have not heard before. He detailed three of his ‘works’ in ascending order of magnitude...

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Round 3 Prints 29th April 2021
Posted on Fri 30 Apr 2021

Again, this was for high resolution projected images, but allowed for more scrutiny if necessary.

Our judge, Alan Taberer was confronted with a wide range of subjects. Like all our judges he was asked to give marks between 12-...

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LANDSCAPE PDI…PARK STREET CCC…..with Michael Lurie…..15.4.2021
Posted on Thu 15 Apr 2021

It shouldn’t be astonishing when a visiting judge for a set subject night actually works to the specification we supply him. It shouldn’t be but it is and it was! Michael Lurie who came to us for our Landscape Night simply did as we had asked even down to the scoring range. Didn’t seem to strain...

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Easter Social Evening Experiment…PSCC…..1st April
Posted on Fri 2 Apr 2021

Why not? We had become so conversant with zoom it seemed illogical to stop just because there was s public holiday around the corner. The club members were therefore invited to come along as usual and have a natter. This interaction works pretty well because we can see...

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Steve Williams’ talk on Street Photography for the PSCC …. 25.3.2021
Posted on Fri 26 Mar 2021

I wasn’t counting so I have no idea how many images Steve showed us on this night but it seemed a constant flow for well over 90 minutes so possibly many hundreds! Pictures from all sorts of places and of varying success but that was the point. By its very nature...

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ROD BIRD’s Talk on OFFA’S DYKE for PSCC on 4th March 2021
Posted on Fri 5 Mar 2021

It makes a pleasant break to be reminded what we actually have cameras for. Recording things that we want to look at in the future whether its places we have been to or people we have met or know. So it was that Rod Bird visiting us via Zoom once again brought a taste of the outdoors with...

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MICKI ASTON - JUDGING OUR FOURTH ROUND PDI for PARK STREET C C 17.2.2021
Posted on Fri 19 Feb 2021

Our PDI event 4th round was judged by Micki Aston. She can be relied upon for spotting bits you have missed but not quite as reliable regarding spreading the scores realistically. Slightly suprising that no club up until now had explained to her the possibilities of the annotation tool. Jeremy...

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Rosebowl 3rd Round - Park Street Joint 1st place
Posted on Wed 17 Feb 2021

Scores:  Park Street              261   Well done to Angela McCarty for her starred image of Kestrel

             Leighton Buzzard   ...

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PARK STREET CREATIVE NIGHT 4th February 2021 - Sarah Sands
Posted on Fri 5 Feb 2021

THE PDIs

Sarah Sands is our regular judge for the Creative night. I believe we are the only club she judges for. One might think that that could mean she might become detached for the principles of the process and lose her way a bit. This is not the case. In fact on...

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Paul Burwood judging Peoples Cup Park Street on Thursday 28th January
Posted on Fri 29 Jan 2021

As usual a Zoom arrangement and Paul Burwood our judge for the night was back again after his last visit in April. Throughout he was most observant. Not critical for the sake of it, just observant and there is a subtle difference. His manner was also very non judgemental which also sound like a...

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PARK STREET –CHRISTMAS PICS- 21.1.21
Posted on Sat 23 Jan 2021


Most of the World is discovering how effectively companies, businesses, groups, families and clubs
can stay together keep in touch and keep operating during the current circumstances with the use of
Zoom conferencing. We photographic clubs are possibly amongst the most lucky as...

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PRINT COMP (Rnd. 3) Judge Colin Southgate
Posted on Tue 19 Jan 2021

 A reprieve for the Print competition! For the interim they are being run as full resolution PDI events. This was the first such experiment and saw the return of the ever welcome Colin Southgate. To many he might have come as a breath of fresh...

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Park Street win Round 2 of Rose Bowl by 1pt
Posted on Wed 13 Jan 2021

Park Street  270pts

XRR 269pts

Hemel Hempstead 257 pts

St Albans 253pts

Both Star Images also from Park Street  -  Low and Fast by Angela and Dalmation Pelivan by Jacqui

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THE JOHN WOODWORTH TROPHY….PARK STREET C.C……..JUDGE LEZ SPITZ (Pinner)
Posted on Sun 20 Dec 2020

We didn’t over inundate him with entries. Really we should have done even just to the memory of a
really fine fellow John W. who we lost a year or two back and to whom this competition is
dedicated – hence the wide variety of subject matter – he was a bit of an all-rounder.

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ANDY SANDS at PARK STREET – Thursday 26th November. 2020 By Dave Hipperson
Posted on Sat 28 Nov 2020

I have been in Andy Sand’s kitchen. It’s something out of the 22nd Century and that’s before he assembles the colossal concoction of gismos and gadgetry he finds necessary to take his macro photography to another level. By his own admission it all went this way with the advent of...

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PSCC Round No1..PDIs 10.9.2020…Judge Steven Galvin. (LRPS) by Dave Hipperson
Posted on Sun 15 Nov 2020
Report by Dave Hipperson
After some practice with remote Zoom Conference based PDI nights at the end of last season the
technique was firmly in place for the opening event. We had booked Steven Galvin, a judge that we...
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PSCC…… SUMMMER PICS…..3.9.2020 By Dave Hipperson
Posted on Sun 15 Nov 2020
Report by Dave Hipperson
What is sure to be a rather unusual, hopefully unique season, started off with a comparison of some
of our recent holiday shots just to get us into the swing of things. All done effortlessly via...
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Projected Image of the Year: Judge Peter Prosser APAGB (Harrow CC) 4th June 2020 by Dave Hipperson
Posted on Sat 14 Nov 2020

Projected Image of the Year: Judge Peter Prosser APAGB (Harrow CC) 4th June 2020

First a comment about the standard of images. We might have been expecting it to be high but on this occasion Park Street excelled itself. Sure the event takes from all our best authors and in...

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Zoom
Posted on Sun 1 Nov 2020

All meetings until at least the end of 2020 will be held by Zoom. The situation will be reviewed for the rest of the current season depending on the Covid risks in due course. All print competitions in the programme are subject to change.

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