Newsletter NL111 – 6th May 2022

Hi everyone and welcome to another edition of our newsletter. Many thanks to Paul for holding the fort and for the brilliant job you did!

Well it was great to get away to Spain for a spell and Jan and I thoroughly enjoyed the change of scenery, the people and the food (and drink!). Here are some images to give a flavour Fuengirola and Malaga. By the way, the trip was all pretty seamless and so long as you have your vaccination certificate there are no further formalities so if you are worried about going abroad .. don’t be !



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Summer Programme – Now we have finished our season we naturally move into our Summer Programme as published by Karen and subject to changes due to weather etc. Last night we were at Argal Reservoir photographing the lake and the surroundings. We had a really good turnout of members so thanks for that and we look forward to more events.

PCC members at Argal

Competitions Next Season

Diary Dates – (From Karen and Paul) PCC

  • Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm – Falmouth walkabout with Blue-Hour opportunity (Karen will confirm)

  • Sunday 15th May from 1 pm – Banger Racing at United Downs. Remember judges like images that are unusual and there are bound to be characters and crashes that are competition candidates. Please advise Karen if you are going. Here’s a map courtesy of Google



Camera settings? This will be weather dependent but I’m planning to leave home with; S mode and set the speed to 1/750th, I may crank it up faster (1/1000?) on the day. 1/250th might work for tracking shots. ISO 400-800 should be good, less if sunny. Shooting mode; Continuous. Metering; Centre-weighted. White balance; Auto or sunny/cloudy depending on the day. A longer lens (200mm+) will beat a shorter lens (70mm-) BUT there will be dust. Focusing through the safety fence will be a NIGHTMARE for most cameras - try and avoid it! Cars coming out of a corner towards you will give the best results.

Penryn Jubilee Celebrations – Monday 30th May to Saturday 4th June. There have been a few changes to the programme and I await the final version coming out any minute. Don’t forget members have the opportunity to join in and support the Penryn Jubilee celebrations – we need more volunteers so just email me if you would like to join in.

PCC Annual Awards & Celebration Dinner – Saturday 25th June – 5.30pm for 6pm Why not enjoy a fabulous evening together, celebrating our splendid achievements for 2022! The menu sent out by Karen shows three choices from each 2 or 3 courses so please advise Karen if you are coming and pay the appropriate fee to our bank account. Bank Account Name: Penryn Camera Club, Account No: 00544956, Sort Code: 30 98 57 Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)Friday 20th May 2022 at 7pm - The CPA Annual Competition is being held at: St John’s Methodist Church, Bodmin Road, St Austell, PL25 5AE


This will be in the main Church which has 2 floors of seating.

There is a kitchen for tea and coffee and lots of room to display the prints.

We will have the use of the screen, projector and sound system.

There is a car park next door to the church and also disabled parking and access.

There will be 11 clubs competing as 2 clubs feel they are unable to join in this year.





Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Member’s Exhibition 2022 • This is a VERY prestigious competition and exhibition which showcases the talent we have in the West Country with prints and digital images shown at the Bovey Tracey Golf Club from NOW to 16th May.


Best wishes Derek, Karen and Paul

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