Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
We welcomed Peter Wells from Wakefield to judge our first online competition via Zoom. Peter did a grand job working his way through 79 images offering helpful comments and suggestions before scoring each one. When judging images in our Members class, he said some were worthy of the Members Advanced class. He had a tough job judging the Members Advanced images and held back 25 before deciding on the final scores.
Thanks to Peter for ensuring that our first online competition ran smoothly.
Here are the top scoring images.
In the Members class:
|CASTING AT THE SUN by John Laing (20/20)|
|GOLDEN SUNRISE by Les Thwaites (20/20)|
|EVENING LIGHT AT KYNANCE COVE by Daphne Lingwood (19/20)|
In Members Advanced:
|BALLERINA RED by Liz Blake (20/20)|
|ANEMONE STUDY by Christine Frost (20/20)|
|LITTLE EGRET by Tony Smith (20/20)|
|CANTLEY DAWN by Roy Scrivener (20/20)|
|AUTUMN REFLECTIONS by Kim Scrivener (20/20)|
|KING PENGUIN COURTSHIP by Dawn Osborn (20/20)|
|PREENING AVOCET by Dawn Osborn (20/20)|
|HEADING FOR THE PIER SHOW by Liz Akers (19/20)|
|APPLECROSS BAY by Geoff Lingwood (19/20)|
|SCAR FACE by Donna Smith (19/20)|
Friday, 25 September 2020
Zoom meetings continue in these strange times and this week Diane Seddon came along from Lincolnshire to give a presentation about "Odd Things".
The poster says it all......
Many favourable comments from members and visitors alike. So hopefully in the weeks and months to come we will see some more creative images and members thinking out of the box. Thanks Diane for a great evening.
We were delighted to welcome award winning photographer Polina Plotnikova to our Zoom meeting this evening.
Polina's presentation was in two distinct parts, the first half was all about her stunning flower photography whilst the second half focussed on her still life pictures. Most of the images were taken in Polina's home studio with minimal kit which she was only too willing to share with us. her creative flower images were excellent and certainly provided much food for thought.
Rather than take notes at the time Polina one some after thwarts which gave all the relevant details about the artists who had influenced her, the kit she used and her workshops.
Additionally she would be happy to return and give us a talk bout Lensbaby lenses, for which she is now an ambassador.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Although his focus is mainly on portraits Ross shared a number of images from other genres and included in his presentation many hints on tips on a variety of photographic topics.
In the second half Ross focussed on editing and using Photoshop and Nik, demonstrated how to process a number of the images he had previously shared.
In addition to Ross we welcomed along Margaret Salisbury from Fotospeed who helpfully answered some questions about paper choice.
Some of Ross's images can be seen on his website: https://www.rossmckelvey.co.uk/about.html
In addition Ross has a YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPt9fm1RtwqdzvaJBrHUCwA/videos?view_as=subscriber
where there are many helpful tutorials.
Sunday, 16 August 2020
Jenny was very enthusiastic about all the birds and mammals that could be found along the river bank family close to home. Dippers were a firm favourite but in the second half we were treated to some award winning images of voles and others amongst other creatures.
It was obvious that Jenny had researched her animal/bird behaviour and knew when and where she would find the images she was after, frequently getting wet and lying on muddy banks till she got the shot.
Many members were really inspired by her photography and were keen to seek out some dippers when in a suitable location!
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
To see some of Glenys images please check out her website: http://www.ggcreativeimages.co.uk
Thursday, 16 July 2020
Les Forester had previously delivered his presentation this way so was used to not actually seeing everyone as he spoke.
Having had a dry run of zoom the day before so members were familiar with how the platform worked, we had a really good turn out.
Les not only shared his brilliant photos but also aired some very useful information as to why he took them and also gave us composition and editing suggestions. Many members later emailed to say that they had been given some ideas to go and try.
His images certainly gave a new take on some familiar places.
Thanks Les for a great and inspirational evening, I suspect the first of many zoom meetings.
Sunday, 21 June 2020
Thanks to those who took part and to Robin for organising.
|1st OUT OF THE FRYING PAN by Stephen Gregory|
|2nd STRAWBERRY SPLASH by Francesca Shearcroft|
|3rd SMELL THE SIZZLE by Robin Orrow|
|4th BERRY FLOWER by Pam Rutty|
|5th WORKING LUNCH by Graham Jackson|
|6th PEPPER FUNGI IN A BROCCOLI FOREST GLADE by Robin Orrow|
|7th BUILDING THE MUNCHIES PYRAMID by Roy Scrivener|
|8th GOOD FOR YOU by Liz Blake|
|9th LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE by Jan Murphy|
|10th FAVOURITE FRUITS by Christine Alcock|
Saturday, 23 May 2020
The top 10 images are shown below.
|1st To the Wind by Christine Alcock|
|2nd Falling by Christine Alcock|
|3rd Freedom by Steve Gregory|
|4th Dandelion from Seed to Flower by Robin Orrow|
|5th It's Raining Floaties by Jan Murphy|
|6th World in a Flower by Francesca Shearcroft|
|7th Flamingo Lily by Di Jackson|
|8th Isolation by Francesca Shearcroft|
|9th Dandelion Twirl by Diana Graham|
|10th Garden and Sphere by Vanessa Robertson|
Wednesday, 15 April 2020
Congratulations to Christine Frost whose image Anemone Study was the winner. The top 10 images were:
|1st ANEMONE STUDY by Christine Frost|
|2nd BEE ON DAMSON BLOSSOM by Tony Smith|
|3rd GOLDFINCHES ON TEASELS by Graham Frost|
|4th SONG THRUSH WITH SNAIL by Di Jackson|
|5th DANDELION SEED HEAD by Jan Murphy|
|6th= FEMALE PHEASANT by Tony Smith|
|6th= HOVER FLY by Jack Mitchell|
|6th= MOON AND BLOSSOM by Stephen Gregory|
|9th MAGNOLIA by Christine Alcock|
|10th= BEE FLY ABOUT TO LAND by Jack Mitchell|
|10th= WHITE CRAB SPIDER ON ROSE by Robin Orrow|