Watford Camera Club 2015 Annual Exhibition – Intu Centre Watford

The Watford Camera Club 2015 annual photography exhibition kicks off on Saturday the 24th October and runs daily until the 1st November. As usual it is located in the Watford Intu Centre in the upper gallery. This is at the north end of the shopping centre close to Marks and Spencer, one floor up from upper shopping level. The grand opening will take place on Saturday the 24th at 2.30pm where Chairman of Watford Borough Council and Liberal Democrat Councillor, Kareen Hastrick will declare it open and present the prizes and trophies. All are encouraged to attend if you can.

Print Winner - Cormorant Fisherman on the River Li by Sarah Walker

Print Section winner, Cormorant Fisherman on the River Li by Sarah Walker.

We would like to extend a big thank you to Mr Paul Keene, our judge, who gave up a Saturday morning to view our entries and pick out the winners. In all there were 108 prints and 129 PDIs submitted by 27 club members. We would also like to thank all those involved in the organisation, the logistics, the framing, the stewarding and any other aspect of the exhibition. Lastly our thanks also go out to our sponsors for the prizes, SRS Microsystems and Aquafortis.

PDI Winner - Chewing the cud by Peter Xerri

Overall exhibition winner of the PDI Section, Chewing the cud by Peter Xerri

Please come along and take the time to visit the exhibition, tell your friends and families and generally promote the event through your contacts and social media. The more successful it is the easier it will be to stage events and attract sponsors in future. If you haven’t already volunteered for some stewarding, please contact Sarah Walker or just come along and help out when you can.

Big congratulations go out to this year’s winners,

Print winners:

  • Best Print: Sarah Walker, Cormorant fisherman on the river li
  • Second: Michelle Circkel, Cat and mouse
  • Third: Bob Long, Dragon fly
  • Best Wildlife: Carrie Eva, Attack mode
  • Most Original: Jaffer Bhimji, Bremer winter scene –
  • Best Mono: Martin Patten, Cuban candid cuties
  • Best Portrait: Debbie Ram, Ice maiden

Highly Commended Prints:

  • Charlotte Dwyer, Day dream dancer
  • Martin Patten, Fishy escalators
  • Charlotte Dwyer, Fresh tea
  • Donna Howard, Politie
  • David Marsden, St Albans cathedral presbytery
  • Jaffer Bhimji, The great war tribute

Commended Prints:

  • Martin Patten, Cuban car
  • Lloyd Moore, Double yolk
  • John Macadam, Hotel
  • Lloyd Moore, Labradorable
  • Elaine Rushton, Sophia rose
  • Elaine Rushton, Spell casting

PDI winners:

  • Best PDI: Peter Xerri, Chewing The Cud
  • Second: Lloyd Moore, Tour Eiffel La Nuit
  • Third: Elaine Rushton, Misunderstood
  • Most Original: Jaffer Bhimji, Evil Eye
  • Best Portrait: Lloyd Moore, Ice Maiden
  • Best Mono: Neetha Atukorale, My Bed For The Night
  • Best Wildlife: Martin Patten, Rat Catcher

Highly Commended PDIs:

  • Peter Xerri, Anaconda
  • Carrie Eva, Common Toad
  • Michelle Cirkel, Distress Call
  • Lloyd Moore, Seeing Red
  • Stephen Grant, Smoky Eyes
  • Charlotte Dwyer, Warrior Princess

Commended PDIs:

  • Jaffer Bhimji, Paloma
  • Rod Eva, Puma Stare
  • Jamie Irwin, Sweet Tea
  • Martin Patten, The Tunnel
  • Richard Wilson, Traffic Over Traffic
  • Martin Patten, Warming Coffee

Opening times are as follows:

Saturday 24th October   10.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday 25th October     10.30am – 4.45pm
Monday 26th October    10.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday 27th October   10.00am – 5.00pm
Weds 28th October       10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday 29th October 10.00am – 7.00pm
Friday 30th October       10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 31st October   10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 1st November   10.30am – 4.30pm