Author archives: Alan Duggan


Club Competition - PDI 2 Results 2018

As some of you may be aware I am a member of the Poulton Photographic Society. During each club year they host internal competitions for PDI (Projected Digital images) and prints. Each year we get the chance to enter 3 images per PDI competition, so, over the year that is a total of 9 images. You can score points for having an image that gains a commended (2 Points), highly commended (4 Points), 3rd (6 Points), 2nd (8 Points) or 1st place (10 Points). This year I am trying to retain the trophy for the 'Advanced Colour Class' PDI which I won last year. Last night (11th January 2018) [...]

Five-Way Success

Poulton Photographic Society emerged the winners in this year's annual five-way Projected Image Competition against the other societies on the Fylde Coast. The judge was Nick Hilton DPAGB EFIAP BPE5* of Manchester and Poulton were the host society. The full results can be seen below. Three images from Poulton scored maximum marks, they were 'Banded Demoiselle' from Alan Storey, 'Four Spot Chaser, Drying' from Paul West and 'The Look' from Alan Duggan. Below are the two images of mine that were used in the competion. 'Lady of the Manor' scored 19 out of 20 'The Look' scored 20 ou[...]

Studio Shoot - Millwood Photographic Studio

Millwood Studio Information Millwood studios is set over 3500 sq feet and two floors, resurrected from the remnants of a Victorian factory is a fusion of the modern and old. Lovingly restored and retaining many of it's original features Millwood Studio's offers beautiful surroundings for those in pursuit of photographic excellence. Located at the foot of the Pennines, Millwood studios is ideally located within 10 minutes drive of the Manchester Ring road and only 5 minutes from Stalybridge train station offering easy access for clients far and wide. 3 Studios including self containe[...]

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Construction began in 1882, 135 years ago at the time of my visit in 2017. The current estimated completion date is 2026 - 2028 but this will more than likely change. Information In 1882 construction of Sagrada Família commenced under architect Francisco Paula de Villar until 1883, when Gaudí became involved when Francisco resigned as the head architect. Taking over the project, Gaudí transformed it with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. Gaudí devoted his last years to the project, and at the time of his death at age 73 in 192[...]

High Royds Lunatic Asylum

High Royds Lunatic Asylum Visited with: Alex & Klare Visit Date: February 2015 Please Note: Entry is always through an open access point and not by forcing our way in….. We are explorers, not vandals. History - Courtesy of High Royds, Psychiatric Hospital 1888 - 2003 After years of construction the new Asylum was to take in her first 30 female inmates on the 8th October 1888, all transfers from the overcrowded Wadsley Asylum, Sheffield. Elizabeth Johnson was first woman to enter the Asylum in October 1888, She died on February the 15th 1904 and was la[...]
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