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  • Report - Major Natural History Print & Slide Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 16/03/2006 - 22:16

    Frank Millington ARPS was our judge for the Major Natural History Print and Slide Competitions. Frank is obviously a very experienced Natural History judge and very knowledgeable about the natural world. He judged the print competition first. He gave his awards as follows:- Natural History Print Competition 1st Wild Buzzard - Mick Johnson 2nd Starlings Flocking at Dawn - Bob Hume 3rd...

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  • Report - Major Landscape Slide competition

    Post date: Thu, 09/03/2006 - 17:10

    Major Landscape Slide Competition Hot on the heels of our Major Landscape Print Competition came our major Landscape Slide Competition last Thursday. Our judge was Tony Dudley from Smethwick Photographic Society. After a difficult journey up the M6 he arrived in time to judge our entry of 54 slides. He gave his awards as follows:- 1st Misty Waters - Phil Riley 2nd Dawn in Tuscany -...

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  • Report - Major Landscape Print competition

    Post date: Thu, 02/03/2006 - 17:20

    Major Landscape Print Competition Last week we held our major Landscape Print Competition. Our judge was John Jones ARPS from the Kegworth area, near Derby. There were 59 entries and the judge gave his awards as follows:- 1st Lone Tree in Evening Light Mick Johnson 2nd Hopedale Brian Ross 3rd Windswept...

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  • Report - Major Miscellaneous & Photojournalism Slide Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 23/02/2006 - 16:01

    Our two competitions last week were Miscellaneous slides and Photojournalism slides. We had 41 slides entered into the Miscellaneous and 17 into the Photojournalism. John Pointon was our judge and we are grateful that he was able to step in at the last minute. For the Miscellaneous Competition he gave the first award to Dave White for ‘Misty’. Dave was also Highly Commended for ‘Siesta’ and...

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  • Report - AV's & Major Creative Print Competition

    Post date: Thu, 16/02/2006 - 11:14

    At the last session of our Digital Group, members projected audiovisual shows, ranging from 1 minute to 15 minutes duration. We had a very interesting mix ranging from Racing Cars, The Dordogne, Bolivia, Boston, Snowdon, Egypt, Trinidad and Tobago, Greenland, Paronella Park in Queensland and the First World War. We had a variety of sound tracks to accompany the photographs, some with music in...

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  • Report - Two Major External Competitions

    Post date: Thu, 09/02/2006 - 20:34

    Recently we have been involved in two major external competitions. On Saturday 4th February we were in Braunstone, Leicester, taking part in the Midland Counties Photographic Federation Knockout Championship. On Wednesday and Thursday, 8th and 9th February we were in Poynton taking part in the North Cheshire Photographic Society Digital Print Competition (Wednesday) and a Knockout Slide...

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  • Report - Members' Evening

    Post date: Thu, 02/02/2006 - 21:07

    Last Thursday, 2nd February, we experienced some quite varied sequences. The Members’ Evening is an opportunity for the club to see something different. Starting off the evening was Phil Riley, who is our Slide Competition Secretary. He showed a selection of some of his best and favourite photographs, explaining where and how they were taken. He enjoys photographing Rudyard Lake in all its...

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  • Report - Second Open Print Competition

    Post date: Thu, 26/01/2006 - 15:45

    Tony Redford of North Cheshire Photographic Society is a really skilled judge so he was undaunted by the task put before him last Thursday. With 83 prints entered into our second Open Print Competition Tony managed to find time to comment on each print individually as well as whittling them down to a second round of 36 prints and then selecting his final 12 which were given awards. Although...

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  • Report - Themed Slide Competition, Water

    Post date: Thu, 12/01/2006 - 17:39

    Last Thursday we had an excellent entry of 60 slides for our competition on the theme of Water. Water was shown in many situations – including floods, waterfalls, babbling brooks, water fountains, lakes, canals, rivers and the sea. Some of the photographs had a human interest as well. Malcolm Kus gave his awards as follows:- 1st Catching the Moment - Dave White 2nd Trafalgar Square -...

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  • Report - Brian Ross, Lands End to John O'Groats illustrated talk.

    Post date: Thu, 05/01/2006 - 16:36

    In spite of the very wintry weather we had a super turnout last Thursday when Club member Brian Ross ARPS gave his illustrated talk on his trek from Lands End to John O’Groats. The evening was both informative and entertaining. Brian had rationed his use of film to about one film a week but was able to capture some key images to illustrate his walk. Our thanks go to Brian for starting our New...

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