Wednesday 26 September 2018

Tuesday 25th September – "A Moment Captured" an illustrated talk by Shirley Hollis

We were delighted to welcome Shirley Hollis to our club meeting tonight. Shirley came all the way from Dunstable to give a talk entitled " A Moment Captured". Shirley has an ARPS and AFIAP and after a brief biographical journey she proceeded to share many of her award winning prints. Throughout Shirley stressed that she aimed to capture that fleeting moment of light, emotion or action. In the break members had a chance to see her ARPS Panel of 15 images, all taken in Ashridge Forrest and all ICM. 
After the break we were treated to an  audio visual presentation of images from Iceland. 
Members very much appreciated the hints and tips and suggestions about how to capture some good images and found Shirley's talk very inspirational.

Sunday 23 September 2018

Kentwell Michaelmas - Saturday 22nd September 2018

Another season of club events started with a welcome return to Kentwell Hall providing a chance to catch up with their amazing Tudors.  They certainly paint a very vivid picture of what life must have been like in the 16th century.  In character all the time and full of fascinating facts about local and national history.
We watched food preparation both in the Hall's kitchen for the Gentry and outside for the Estate workers before enjoying our own excellent lunch in the cafe.

Some images from the day are shown below:

Family at Prayer by Roy Scrivener

Plucking Doves for Lunch by Diana Graham

Alchemy by Nick Akers

Good Woman Baker by Christine Alcock

Ladies at Lunch by Roy Scrivener

Spinning a Yarn by Dawn Osborn

Mischief by Graham Jackson

Preparing the anti moth mixture by Francesca Shearcroft

Peeling the Onions by Andy Caws

Keep Your Powder Dry by Christine Alcock

The Shy Embroiderer! by Di Jackson

Kitchen Maid by David Wilkin

Dr. Lee by Di Jackson

Shot Maker by Francesca Shearcroft

Pottage Mass Production by Nick Akers

Mealtime at Kentwell Hall by Diana Graham

Players by Andy Caws

Kentwell Kitchen by David Wilkin

The Alchemist by Dawn Osborn

Relaxing by Graham Jackson

Preparing the Potage by Di Jackson

Tuesday 11th September – Welcome back and Summer Challenge

The hall was buzzing with much conversation as members caught up with each other after the summer break. Subs paid, forms completed and we settled down to watch this year's Summer Challenge entries.
The judges, Michael Paddison, Liz and Nick Akers, had no easy task scoring all the images from 24 entries which ranged from Architecture to Wildlife and from Monochrome to Double Exposures. All the scores were handed in and the results will be announced on 9th October.
Thanks to all entrants and to the judges.