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Summary of club activities during the 2018-19 season

25 October - Roy Williamson judged the first of our PDI and mono print competitions. Roy had a hard task having to critique thirty four mono prints and thirty PDIs in a single evening. He scored five mono prints 10 and two 9½ and in the PDI section scored two 10 and two 9½.

On Saturday 20 October a very good turnout of half the membership braved an early start for our visit to Petworth Park and, after the mist cleared leaving brilliant sunshine to warm our backs, the clicking of multiple shutter buttons could be heard as the roe deer stags, with their hinds looking on, rutted and manoeuvred for our benefit.

Below are samples of the flora and fauna seen during the visit.

deer landscape flora ann smith

 

18 October - David Southern’s passion for the natural world is reflected in much of his photography and his work has featured in a number of books, magazines and exhibitions, including WWF publications, diaries and calendars. He is an experienced public speaker and a member of the Parhelion Photography Collective and has won competitions, including Outdoor Photographer of the Year and The Scottish Nature Photography Awards. David gave a terrific presentation of his wildlife and Surrey landscapes photographs and included a few recent Northumberland images for good measure. Being an early riser his images clearly demonstrated the advantages of the quality of early morning light especially when a mist is present.

11 October - David Smith, LRPS, CPAGB, the current President of the SPA, judged the first Colour Print competition. There were forty entries and, in what was a closely fought competition, he awarded the maximum score of 10 to five images and 9½ to six others.

4 October - Miles Thompson chaired our third meeting of the season and, along with the more experienced club members, critiqued projected images and made suggestions on how they might be improved and how to submit PDIs for competition.

27 September - Our second meeting was an informal print critique. Prints were displayed on the illuminated easel and critiqued by the more experienced members who offered helpful advice on possible ways of improving the image.
Also during the evening, Mike Harrison demonstrated a method for mounting prints for competition.

20 September - We started the new 2018-19 club season with a relaxed and informal opening meeting. Members brought along recent prints of photographs taken during the summer break with each author providing a brief narrative. Some were opportunistic images, some out of character with the particular member, and some were experimental. However, it was an opportunity to share with others images which were not necessarily taken with competition in mind. During refreshments members mingled with prospective new members and discussed the prints.

5 July 2018   –  - We had an excellent turnout of members and partners for our evening walk along the banks of the River Wey from Shalford to St Catherine's lock. The tranquility of a beautiful warm summer evening, broken occasionally by people walking, cycling and having fun in boats, gave plenty of photo opportunities. We rounded off the day with welcome refreshments at a local hostelry. The following images capture some of the atmosphere of the walk.

 

 

 

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