Dwyfor win First Place in the 6 way battle
On 17th Nov a number of us attended the 6-way battle in Bangor which was a great evening due largely to the entertaining and constructive judging provided by Tom Dodd.

Dwyfor entered the following images

PDIs Score
Pwllheli Lifeboat Smashing through the Waves Andy Green 19
Stepping Towards the Light Dave Custance 19
Search for Inspiration Gareth Jenkins 20
Birth of a Butterfly Peter Baumann 18
Shetland Pony Grand National Tony Jones 20


Rough Racing Andy Green 19
Pressing Work Dave Custance 20
Cobbles In the Mist Fran Blackburn 18
The Revolutionary Gareth Jenkins 18
Bron Aber Tony Jones 18

Tie Break (not needed)

Hit for Six Tony Jones

A Brilliant set of scores I hope you agree. This gave us a total of 96 points for the PDIs and 1st in that section, and a total of 93 points for the prints which gave us an equal 1st in that section. Our total points were 189 and we were 1st overall beating Caernarfon & Llandudno who tied for 2nd place with 182, a great result
The Societies of Photographers
Please refer to the website Public Competitions page for details about a competition.
Computer clean up
I've just found and removed 720 threats on the club computer! These must have come in on peoples memory sticks.
Please check your computer and download the following FREE computer clean up programmes which will remove any threats and nasty stuff on the computer. The threats which are called malware and slow up your computer are clever and bypass your firewall and your antivirus programmes.
These programmes are
1) Ccleaner from Piriform -
2) Malwarebytes from -
Ignore all the promotion stuff and go for the free download.
I suggest you download and run Ccleaner first as it removes the left over bits from your internet browsing - Ccleaner stands for crap cleaner! Then download and run the Malwarebytes programme.
The Ccleaner warns you that its about to permanently delete stuff but don't worry about that. They are both easy to follow and I suggest you run the programmes about once a month.
Crap cleaner won't take long, but if you're using a well used desk top computer, Malwarebytes could take a long time, ie hours!
New link to Lens Buying Guide
See Links Page for this post.
Extreme Macro Photography
A link to this subject has been added to our Links page
Audio Visual Page
We now have another new page for Audio Visual information.
Guide to Monochrome
Fran has now prepared an article to help us improve our monochrome images.
Mount Cutting and Frames
A local framer will cut you mounts and make frames at a very reasonable price
CONTACT: David Parkinson, Tan y Fynwent Llaniestyn
Tel (01758) 730 762.