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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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  • Report - Travelling Portfolio & Brian Ross's Land's End to John o'Groats summary

    Post date: Thu, 15/12/2005 - 16:52

    On the 15th December we saw the travelling portfolio. This contained a super selection of prints representing many of the photographic clubs in the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF). The quality of the prints was excellent and the slides were good, but as they had been copied for circulation the quality had lost some of its punch. We always appreciate the opportunity to see work...

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  • Report - Christmas Dinner & forthcoming events

    Post date: Thu, 08/12/2005 - 13:08

    Last Thursday, 8th December, we met for our Annual Christmas Dinner at The Rudyard Hotel. Members and wives, husbands and friends enjoyed a festive meal at the Carvery. This Thursday 15th December we are hosting the traveling Portfolio, which has a slide section and a print section. Photographs for this are selected from entries into the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF)...

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  • Report - An Evening with John Cruttenden & Three of a Kind Slide Competition

    Post date: Thu, 01/12/2005 - 16:21

    This week, Thursday 8th December, we will be enjoying our annual Christmas Dinner at the Rudyard Hotel, so we are having a break from meeting in the Nicholson Institute. Local photographer Jon Cruttenden stepped in at short notice on 24th November. All the digitally projected photographs he showed were new to us and he included photographs that he had taken at the Rededication Ceremony of the...

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