FOR the second time this year, Mervyn’s fantastic creative image, Rising and Falling, has walked away with first place in a Knutsford Photographic Society PDI competition.

The judge, Pat Couder, also a keen club photographer based near London, had a very difficult task critiquing a very strong field of 54 images.

Pat was very impressed by the overall standard of photography on show and created a shortlist of 13 images before eventually choosing her top five.

Mervyn Harrison’s ‘Rising and Falling’, a stunning example of creativity and imagination using dandelion seeds and incense sticks, was a worthy winner.

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Eye on the Gate by Gordon Spruce

Gordon Spruce had two images in the top five, both with a strong sports bias.

His second-placed shot, ‘Eye on the Gate’, was taken at a canoe slalom event in Nottingham.

Third place went to Tony Harvey with ‘First Impressions of the Taj Mahal’ – a beautiful study of this iconic building taken from a different viewpoint.

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First impressions of the Taj Mahal by Tony Harvey

Fourth place was Gordon Spruce with a sports image of a single speedway rider, ‘Belle Vue Ace’.

Fifth place went to Tim Banks with ‘A Swirl of Winter Trees’, a fascinating creativity study within a simple image.

Pat’s demonstrated a strong passion for image manipulation, and club members were impressed by her ability to offer advice on how to enhance their images using widely available packages, including Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Belle Vue Ace by Gordon Spruce

The Zoom platform continues to provide club members with the opportunity to meet on a regular basis.

Although not ideal, online meetings are allowing the club to provide a strong programme of events throughout this difficult period.

Phase one of the club’s online programme runs into December 2020 and phase two begins in January to April 2021.

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A swirl of winter trees by Tim Banks

This second phase builds on the club’s ability to attract high quality presenters covering different genres of photography.

New members are always welcome and further information can be obtained from