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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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  • Report - Open Projected Images Competition

    Post date: Thu, 17/11/2005 - 20:17

    Last Thursday, Peter Cheetham, from Rolleston-on-Dove, was our judge for our very first Open Projected Images Competition. Entries for this competition could be either in digital form or slide form. They were projected alternately, using two projectors. The digital images stood up well alongside the slides. The careful planning by members of the club ensured that the competition was a great...

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  • Report - Close Up Competition

    Post date: Thu, 10/11/2005 - 10:54

    On Thursday 10th November we held our Close Up Competition. We had a varied entry and Tony Keeley was our judge. He gave his awards as follows:- 1st Paul Matthews Bee Covered in Nectar 2nd Paul Matthews Rue leaved Saxifrage 3rd Paul Matthews Common Darter. As you can see Paul put in some super images and he is one of our members who tries to make sure that every photograph that...

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  • Report - Themed Competition, Robertshaw Trophy & Brian Pierce FRPS

    Post date: Thu, 20/10/2005 - 13:21

    On Thursday 20th October we held our first set subject Competition - Windows, Doors and Gates. Our judge was Tony Middleton and he gave his awards as follows 1st A Dhobi with Door and Window Dave White 2nd No Parking Rob Povey 3rd Glazier Needed Margaret Walker Very Highly Commended Town House Rob Povey Ancient Woodwork Dave Graham Highly Commended Internal Decor Brian Ross Anybody In? John...

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  • Report - Open Print Competition

    Post date: Thu, 13/10/2005 - 09:43

    Website We are really pleased that we now have a new website. Robert Povey has really inspired us all and has set up our web site and agreed to be our Webmaster. So if you want to find out more about us and can access the internet then go to . You will be able to find out about our programme and we are still building up a Gallery of members’ photographs. Our first...

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  • Report - Jon Cruttenden & Malcolm Sales

    Post date: Thu, 06/10/2005 - 09:42

    Our speaker on 6th October was local photographer Jon Cruttenden. He talked us through his progress from his early days when he used a Ricoh camera up to the present, where he now uses digital cameras. His programme was very varied. We saw images taken in Turkey, animals, beaches, Cumbrian scenes and local landscapes as well as a section showing photographs in Monochrome. He finished with a few...

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  • Report - Mark Wood

    Post date: Thu, 22/09/2005 - 09:35

    This Thursday 29th September Malcolm Sales, who is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS), will visit us. His show will consist of examples of personal landscapes and also he will be showing us professional portraits from recent digital work. The first half of the evening will be prints and for the remainder he will digitally project his photographs. Jon Cruttenden is our speaker...

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