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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 31st October
Group Full: NoStatus Current

Entries to Glynne by midnight Friday 26th October, please

g.payze.gp@gmail.com

September meeting

There were 9 of us at this month’s meeting. The competition subject was “Reflections” and we had 15 very good entries. Carol came first with “Swan Lake” (22 pts), Judith was second with “Metal Meditation” (10 pts) and Terry was third with “Xian by Night” (7 pts). Glynne awarded his Highly Commended to Terry’s “A Bridge in Guilin” and Dennis gave his to Tony’s “Me Time” image.

We had “extras” from Tony, Terry, Sue, Judith and Glynne – please bring your extra shots because they always provide a point for group discussions. It’s your group and we like to hear your opinions and ideas. Tony’s images were of nature and several were shot in his back garden – you don’t always have to travel far to get some interesting pictures. Tony told us about nature reserves at Netherfield and Quarry Lane, Mansfield which are local and accessible to us all. Terry's and Judith's reflected their travels to China, and Sue to New Zealand.

Glynne’s extras this month came from his very recent trip to South Africa and we saw shots of lions, leopards and cheetahs mostly at close range (that birding lens comes in useful when shooting wildlife!). He also included an example of a “merged” image. That is a double exposure or combination of two images as pointed out by Terry last week in his e-mail to us.

Competition subjects for 2019 were discussed briefly and we would be grateful if you could bring your ideas to October’s meeting – we can then finalise them at our November meeting. If there were subjects you particularly did, or didn’t, like in 2018 please let’s hear about them. If you are away in October please e-mail your 2019 competition theme ideas to Glynne or Dennis. Thanks. October’s subject is “Animals and Pets” and images of birds are eligible.

In the second half Glynne gave us his talk labelled “The Use and Abuse of Flash”. He advised us against the use of flash except on a small number of occasions when it can moderate a wide dynamic range (e.g. high contrast in bright sunlight) to one which the camera can manage.

As always, Glynne is happy to provide help on all your photographic queries and problems. Give him a call to arrange a mutually suitable time.

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!)
Remaining themes for 2018
October: Animals / Pets
November: Memory Lane

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"

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Birders Book Reading Group 1
Book Reading Group 2 Bridge for Beginners
Canasta Chess and backgammon
Computing Country and Folk Dancing
Craft Workshops Creative Writing
Cryptic Crossword Current Affairs
Family History French Conversation
French Conversation 2 Gallery and Museum Visits
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Hikers (5 - 8 miles) Knitting and Crochet
Latin Local History
Luncheon Group Mahjong
Music Appreciation Groups Occasional activities
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Science and Technology Scrabble Cribbage
Spanish Table Tennis
test The Weekenders
Thursday Walking Group Wednesday Walking Group
Wine Group Yoga (Improvers)