Congratulations again to Ron Abbott
North &East Midlands Photographic Federation 3 rd Audio Visual and Photo Harmony Championship
The final commended certificate awarded in the Narrative section went to Ron Abbott (Pinchbeck Photo
Group) for his sequence Salamanca.
“The images for Salamanca were all taken on one day. The images follow the day from bright sunlight to
darkness; locations were rearranged to follow an historical progression from the Roman Bridge to the
Cathedrals, the University, and the Plaza Mayor. The musical track moves from reproduction Roman music
via Cathedral organ to classic Spanish guitar, held together by a contemporary composition Salamanca
desde el cielo. A diversion from buildings was provided by the storks who nest in the city. Spain’s colonial
past was featured both in the Cathedral and Christopher Columbus visit to the University. The carving of
an astronaut on the Cathedral exterior was shown briefly before the ending revealed it was carved in
FROM THE ARCHIVES
LPA Individual PDI competition Nettleham Sunday 26th January 2020.
Three members of the PPG entered images.
In the Open section, two members had an image held back.
35 images were held back of the 129 entered.
John Kinchin ‘Watching the Aurora’
John Roberts ‘Anzac Medic’
The judge gradually eliminated images to end up with ten before awarding Commendeds and selecting 1st , 2nd and 3rd.
He got that number down to 4. and agonised.
He took some time looking at ‘Fairy Pools Sgurr an Fheadain’ from NELPS and ‘Anzac Medic’ before making his decision.
‘Anzac Medic’ was the final image to be awarded Commended, which means John’s image came 4th out of 129.
The winners were:
First Sherlock Mike Bennett – Grimsby
Second Buffalo Drinking Party Steve Kilpin – Grantham
Third Fairy Pools Sgurr an Fheadain Dave Turner – NELPS
Our third entrant didn’t come away empty-handed. Ron won a pack of pot-pourri in the raffle. Like the New York woolly hat at the Awards Buffet, it was the last item left on the table!
Congratulations to our Secretary Ron Abbott who gained 2 awards at the LPA AV competition in the Narrative section held at Nettleham
Salamanca was Commended
Leeds Castle was Highly Commended