Wednesday 28 February 2018

Tuesday 27th February – Print Competition: Macro

Despite the weather many members turned up for the macro print competition and there were over 60 images for our judge, Howard King, to comment on.
We were delighted to welcome Howard to our club and were relieved that he had made it through the adverse weather conditions. His comments were considered, clear, concise and constuctive.  
Thanks to everyone who entered.

The high scoring images are shown below:

Wasp Spider by Mick Ladner 20/20

Dandelion Head by Suzi Senior 20/20

Aeonium by Pam Rutty 20/20

Looking Back by Graham Frost 20/20

Romanesque by Roy Scrivener 20/20

McCley's Stick Insect by Francesca Shearcroft 20/20

Mating Cardinals by Dave Angood 20/20

A Light Dusting of Pollen by Kim Scrivener 19/20

Lily Stigma by Liz Blake 19/20

Bolt Reflections by Jan Murphy 19/20

Signs of Life by Di Jackson 19/20

Clematis Leaves by Paula Cooper 19/20

Capillary Thread Moss by Di Jackson 19/20

Old Hands by Di Daniels 19/20

Bracket at the Heart by Suzi Senior 19/20

Needle and Thread by Andy Caws 19/20

Lisianthus by Liz Blake 19/20

Whitetailed Bumble Bee by Chrsitne Alcock 19/20

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Sunday 18th February - Historic City of Ely

18 members plus 2 guests met up on an amazingly fine morning to explore the delights of England’s second smallest city.  Ely is compact enough to explore on foot and we all set off in various directions in search of that ‘special’ photo.  Quite a few groups headed straight for the magnificent Cathedral with its famous octagon and stained glass windows others explored the riverside area or the Market Square.  The Market Square proved to be very popular particularly the stall selling the many varieties of pies!

As well as the images below showing various aspects of this very fine small city we will be having a fun competition later giving members an opportunity to show some more of their images. 

Welcome All by Roy Scrivener

The Cathedral by Jan Murphy

The Aisle by Francesca Shearcroft

Cathedral from the Almonry by Roy Scrivener

Angel by David Wilkin

Him and Her by Fred Thompson

Swanning Along by Heather Ryder

Ely Cathedral from afar by Jim McConnell

South Aisle by Geoff Lingwood

Crown Point by Graham Jackson

River Ouse by Christine Alcock

Vaulted Ceiling Detail by Di Jackson

Tied Up by Fred Thompson

The Fisherman by Jan Murphy

Artist at Work by Geoff Lingwood

Down by the River by Andy Caws

Dwarfed by Heather Ryder

Ely Reflections by Francesca Shearcroft

Sausages by David Wilkin

Memorial by Jim McConnell

The Octagon by Di Jackson

Four Candles by Graham Jackson

Thursday 15 February 2018

13th February - Focus on ... Food

Tonight's meeting was set to make us all feel rather hungry as it was a fun competition, Focus on FOOD. As with all the Focus on...competitions each member had to select their top five images. It was not easy as there were a lot of tempting delights on view. The marks were close but the top 10 images are shown below. Very aptly we were treated to fabulous cakes in the break thanks to Suzi and Kim.
Despite the temperature in the hall members seemed to enjoy the evening. 

1st A HEALTHY OPTION by Liz Blake


3rd ONION SECTION by Roy Scrivener

4th ROMANESQUE FOREST by Roy Scrivener

5th= INFLATION by Graham Frost

5th= SUGAR IN YOUR COFFEE by Jack Mitchell

7th= NOT OVEN READY by Christine Frost

7th= FRACTALAPPLE by Andy Lowe

9th BISCUITS AND BERRIES by Francesca Shearcroft

10th SPICES by Francesca Shearcroft

It was a tad cold in the hall tonight!