Ravenshead

Photography

Coordinator: Dennis Harvey01623 793371
Web page editor: Glynne Payze01623 798102 / 07968 097308
Meets: 2-4pm Last Weds in monthBrammer Room (Village Hall)
Next Meeting: Wednesday 30th January
Group Full: NoStatus Current

Entries to Glynne by midnight Friday 25th January, please

g.payze.gp@gmail.com

November meeting

There were 14 of us at to-day’s meeting. Thank you for your support on such a miserable day. It was the last meeting of 2018 and the end of our 7th year. Founder members Glynne, Colin, Terry, Alan Walker and myself have been there since the beginning.

We started, as usual, with the competition, which was about “Memory Lane”. We had 13 very good images - thanks to all who entered. First place went to Ken with “Trainspotting” (33 pts). Second was Carol with “Whistle Blower” (23 pts) and joint third were Carol with “168 Years and Still Standing” (11 pts) and Diana with “80 yrs on the Road” (11 pts). Glynne’s Highly Commended award went to Carol’s “Whistle Blower” while Dennis awarded his to Ken’s “Train Spotting”. Winners etc. are to the right and below.

We had some very interesting “extras”. Ken showed a portfolio of steam trains in the North West of the UK and Tony brought images from his recent trip to Bolivia. Sticking with the Memory Lane theme, Glynne had shots of RAF aircraft from the Second World War up until to-day. Please keep bringing your extras, up to 6 shots each, because we are interested in what you are shooting currently.

Glynne presented the results of your choices for our competition themes in 2019. You all had a chance to name your favourites and we have used the top 11 themes that you nominated. Dennis has now organised them into a sensible sequence (see below).

Second on that list you chose was “Night Time” photos. As a precursor to that competition, Glynne gave us an excellent presentation on how to approach the subject, what equipment is needed, how you can experiment to get the best results, what techniques can yield acceptable results and a number of images illustrating his theme. In short, a first class, informative introduction to Night Photography – and he put it all together last night while sheltering from some terrible weather. Who says you can’t shoot when the weather is bad? He will send you a check list as a reminder of his presentation and we say thank you to Glynne and well done! Glynne is available, as usual, for individual advice and consultation on any aspect of photography and his number is on the website.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and, hopefully, a Happy New Year and we’ll look forward to seeing you all in January.

2019's themes
JanuaryPanel/Collage of 3 images
FebruaryNight Time
MarchWinter
AprilPeople/Portraits
MaySports/Action/Motion
JuneBig Outdoors/Wide Landscapes
JulyReflections
AugustUrban Landscapes/Architecture
SeptemberSilhouettes
OctoberBizarre/Abstract/Pattern
NovemberAutumn Colours

For new members, those new to the hobby or simply those wishing to extend their skills...

Get in touch with Glynne (phone numbers above or e-mail) if you'd like individual sessions on

  • Camera basics or advanced controls/techniques
  • Using a digital photo editor (beginner/improver)
  • Computer basics with particular reference to photo use (photo transfer from camera to computer/tablet, folder creation etc.)
  • Assembling a slideshow with soundtrack using a video editor
  • Anything else you might need help with (providing Glynne knows something about it!)

Competition Winners 2018

January: Frost/Snow/Ice
Winner - John Franklin "Brrr" 2nd - Judith Moore "A Snow Angel" 3rd - Jim Phillips "Not the Alps"
Highly Commended - Carol Russell "Going round the Bend"
February: Close-ups
Winner - Carol Russell "Water droplet" Joint 2nd - Tony Wardell "Scorpion fly" and Carol Russell "Window thro a window" Joint 3rd - Terry Moore "Tick tock" and Ken White "Snowdrop"
Highly Commended - Terry "Tick tock" and Carol "Window thro a window"
March: Food & Drink
Winner - Tony Wardell "Banana split" 2nd - Diana Dale "Fruity allsorts" 3rd - Ken White "Fresh fish"
Highly Commended - Ken "Fruity temptations" and Diana "Fruity allsorts"
April: Back garden / Springwatch
Winner - Carol Russell "Here's looking at you, kid!" 2nd - Carol Russell "We all have to eat" 3rd - Ken White "Looking for early bugs"
Highly Commended - Carol "Here's looking at you, kid!"
May: Trees
Winner - Carol Russell "Feeling lonely" 2nd - Jim Phillips "Can't see the trees for the wood" 3rd - Ken White "Lurking in the dark wood"
Highly Commended - Jim "Can't see the trees for the wood" and Judith "Wood and stone"
June: Floral
Winner - Ken White "Blue perfection" 2nd - Carol Russell "Apple blossom time" 3rd - Judith Moore "In the pink"
Highly Commended - John Franklin "Field of remembrance" and Ken White "Paradise beauty"
July - Motion/Blur/Bokeh
Winner - Terry Moore "Tunnel vision" 2nd - Judith Moore "Dandelion clock" 3rd - Terry Moore "Into the light"
Highly Commended - Jim Phillips "I've got my eye on you" and Terry Moore "Into the light"
August: Landscapes
Winner - Judith Moore "A Dorset panorama" 2nd - Terry Moore "Ominous henge" 3rd - Ken White "Across the bay"
Highly Commended - Terry Moore "Ominous henge" and Jim Phillips "Mining country!"
September: Reflections
Winner - Carol Russell "Swan lake" 2nd Judith Moore "Metal meditation" 3rd Terry Moore "Xian by night"
Highly commended - Tony Wardell "Me time" and Terry Moore "Bridge in Guilin"
October: Animals / pets / birds
Winner - Tony Wardell "Dozing tree lion" 2nd Terry Moore "Warning, danger!" Joint 3rd Ken White "Gannet dance" and Tony Wardell "Grey-crowned crane"
Highly Commended - Carol Russell "Daydreamer"
November: Memory Lane
Winner - Ken White "Trainspotting" 2nd Carol Russell "Whistle Blower" Joint 3rd Diana Dale "80 years on the road" and Carol Russell "168 years old and still standing"
Highly Commended - Carol "Whistle Blower" and Ken "Trainspotting"

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