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.

Leek Photographic Exhibition

Leek Photographic Exhibition

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”.

Christchurch Cathedral Oxford, by Ray Baddeley

Christchurch Cathedral Oxford, by Ray Baddeley

Watching Brief, by Bob Baddeley

Watching Brief, by Bob Baddeley

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.

Keeping Warm by Doreen Graham

Keeping Warm by Doreen Graham

 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. 

The Roaches, by John Wakefield

The Roaches, by John Wakefield

John Wakefield was one of the presenters, taking us back to the 1940’s with images he had captured on his travels.  The townspeople where he visited were in the dress, uniform and with accompaniments of that era.    Engulfed in nostalgia, and impressed by the realism that had been created, we felt we had been time travelling. 
On 17th December we have recorded lectures by Irene Froy, Chasing the Light, and by  Ian Platt, Creative Colour.   These promise to be both enjoyable and informative. Commencement is at 7.30pm in the Dove Room, SMDC offices; visitors are very welcome and the entrance fee is £2 including refreshments. 
Report by Ann Sharratt

 

 

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