Open Projected Images Competition, and Ten Images in Ten Minutes by Members.
Club member, Don Barker, has an enviable reputation for creating highly imaginative and amusing images on a variety of subjects, in addition to often excelling with the picturesque. He has numerous local and international photography awards to his credit, and again last week he was the winner of the club’s Open Competition with his creative rendering of the classical St Mark’s Square.
The Club’s recent Exhibition in the Nicholson Gallery has become his latest tour de force, Leek Photography Exhibition - see below. Making it a trio, he was also very highly commended for Rudyard Lake in mist. Other attractive Landscape images to gain the Judge’s awards were by Denise Kendall (2nd place), Sonja Haig, and Keith Johnson. Natural History subjects awarded were by Paul Matthews (3rd place), Linda Battersby, Chris Sherratt, Cliff Beardmore, and Dave White.
The Baddelely brothers were awarded for two very different images. Ray’s was a superb view of the interior of Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford, whilst Bob’s featured tubular type furniture in monochrome, which the judge commented was “very well seen”.
We recently had tuition at the Digital Group on camera settings for Night-time Photography, adding an extra dimension to our hobby. In Doreen Graham's "take" below, she has really captured the atmosphere in the all-round glow of the occasion.
At the Members’ Evening the previous week, many skilful photographers each presented ten projected images in ten minutes, describing the conditions when capturing the shots and the techniques employed. It was very entertaining and enlightening, and it provided a lot of incentive to the less accomplished of us to try harder.