March Competition

Good Morning Everyone

Last night was the judging and, probably more importantly, the critiqueing of out March Competition, Open and High Key/Low Key by Ginny Cambell

It was interesting to see different interpretations of this subject and how they agreed/disagreed with Ginny's interpretation, there were some great and inventive images. The Open Competition provided the usual wide range of subjects and some more great and interesting images.

But the night belonged to Peter Elliston!! Not only did he achieve the difficult and unusual feat of having all four of his entries 'held back' and so in the top 10, but he also took first place in both sections with 2 very different but both fab, studio shots. At the end of the evening Paul showed us the 'League Table ' which shows that Peter has a seemingly unassailable lead, as there is only one more competition in this season. Huge Congratulations to Peter - a force to be reckoned with!! It was good to see Paul Carter back entering the competition again and featuring in the awards. Also, great to see that 25 different members have now entered competitions this year. The competition result are on our Facebook page and on the website.

Open Competition Results
1st Still Rockin by Peter Elliston
2nd Whoops by Martin Cumper
3rd Not Enticing for Bathers by Debbie Hammond
HC A Chaplin Romance by Peter Elliston
HC Autumn Glow by Nick Farnham
HC Battle on the Beach by Martin Cumper
HC Striding past the Coffee Drinkers by Polly Knowles
TT Autumn Leaves by Huw Thomas
TT Courting Grebes by Paul Carter
TT Jetsom by Debbie Hammond

Themed - High Key/Low Key
1st Fallen Angel by Peter Elliston
2nd Last Train Home by Nick Farnham
3rd View from Storridge Hill by Andrew Bosier
HC Crocus by Debbie Hammond
HC Tern Takeoff by Paul Carter
TT Dad Again by Rod Wyatt
TT Gangster by Peter Elliston
TT Impending Storm by Keith Jennings
TT Feeding Time at the Swannery by Polly Knowles
TT The Fighter by Nick Farnham

Congratulations to everyone who entered.

Our April competition is a print one, (Themed - Food) - see website for details. Paul asked how many people would be entering prints, if you did not put your hand up last night or were not at the meeting, please let me or Paul know if you intend to enter prints in the competition. Prints are an important part of photography and the end product. It would be a shame if this side of photography does not continue - it's so important as a way of showing and sharing your images. If you would like any help with printing or mounting images, please let me know and we'll be able to arrange some help for you.

Peter T reminded us that we have secured the Pop Up shop in Wellington for a week in August and that we would like to display some images of Wellington, he asked that we all went out and found some interesting shots to take before then.

He also repeated the request for more committee members who would be willing to take on some of the duties that the retiring members will leave vacant. He also stated that if these positions (Web master, Competition Secretary and Vice Chair) are not filled, the club will not be able to continue in its current form - a serious situation.

Next week's meeting on Wednesday 29th March is a Zoom meeting - we have Ric Gillams - 'Self Drive Safari To Namibia' - talking about his travels in Namibia, from the sand dunes in the south to Spitzkoppe, Cape Cross and the Etosha National Park. By truck - with tents on the roof. I will send out the link later in the week.