Monday, February 11, 2019

FEBRUARY MONTHLY PRINT

A LIGHT HEARTED LOOK

Well that was the last monthly print of the competition year. With only the yearly prints left it is time to look at the contenders for the series winners. 
As some of you may be missing the Horse Racing I thought I might use some racing terms so that you do not get withdrawal symptoms

 The Novice Chase (Preliminary)  
With Paul taking the early lead and Peter making a late show half way through the race. It is Avtar coming up on the outside that is leading by a nose in the final furlong. So it is all up to the last two hurdles as to who makes it first past the post.

Selling Plate (Intermediate) 
Martyn who likes to be a front runner is leading by a country mile and is so confident of a win he did not enter the current round. After a being off the pace for a couple of races Peter is starting to come good but may be pulled up before the finishing line.
With Bob, Eric, Sue & Harry a good bet for third place.

The Classics (Advanced)
With Sarah taking the early lead and Dave a length behind, he was pulled up after the first hurdle to concentrate on the Upminster People Plate. With Kevin taking the lead in mid race and Sarah falling several lengths behind and then slowly gaining on Kevin, before Brian getting the whip out and coming on the inside to keep in touch with the leaders. All three are worth an each way bet to win the title.
As for myself, well I made it out of the stalls, only to pull up lame, so it's the knackers yard for me.  

FEBRUARY'S MONTHLY PRINT

WINNING IMAGES

ADVANCED

1st An Amazing Sky Skreda
by Brian Clark

2nd Catching The Light Hamnoy
by Brian Clark

3rd Swan Lake 
by Kevin Sykes

H.C. The Painted Hall
by Sarah Oliver

H.C. Emily
by Eric Bush

H.C. Road Into The Mountains
by Brian Clark


INTERMEDIATE

1st The Reader
by Rob Brabner

2nd karim
by Peter Wills

3rd Maria
by Mick Brendish

H.C. Stones & Steps
by Rob Brabner

PRELIMINARY


1st Bahai Lotus Temple-Dehli
by Avtar Mathuru

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

OUTINGS 2019

WINNING IMAGES

MONO PRINTS

1st Natalie at The Wall
by Dave Wilcox

2nd Smile

3rd The Reader
by Rob Brabner

COLOUR PRINT

1st Paula & Pedley Street Art
by Dave Wilcox

2nd Miss Havisham
by Dave Wilcox

3rd Tulips
by Sarah Oliver

H.C. Bigwig
by Jean Gerrish

H.C. Erosion of Hapisburgh Beach
by Dick Williams

P.D.I.'S

1st The Conversation
by John Knight

2nd Rocking Brick Lane
by Dave Wilcox


3rd Daffodils at Gunton Hall
by Sylvia Williams

H.C. Courtship Damselfly
by Rana Chakraborty

H.C. Ready For Landing
by Rana Chakraborty

H.C. Seal on Horsey Beach
by Dick Williams

H.C. View From Above
by Sarah Oliver

H.C. Musician
by Mick Brendish

H.C. Velvet Lady
by Jean Gerrish

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

JANUARY 2019 MONTHLY PRINT & PDI

A LIGHT-HEARTED LOOK

Just having recovered from a Natural History free monthly print after which I had to lie in a darkened room for 24hrs and then sort through my Christmas Cards for one with an of a Robin on it.
Luckily normal service was resumed last week with our usual variety of birds and wildlife.
I have noticed that some of you have reverted to using long titles again. This is all very well but it will mean the club having to purchase bigger labels and therefore more expense.
Therefore I'am proposing that at the next committee meeting that we limit the number of letters in the titles to 10 and deduct marks if breached, this will make it easier and quicker to write the certificates at the end of the evening leading to less pressure on myself and Sylvia and possibly neater handwriting so that the chairman can read the titles.
I was happy to stand in for Sylvia last week to help Dick, there was a slight problem that when I went to score the advanced work, I was concerned that in the run through the images were not sharp, then I realised that I still had my reading glasses on.
Good news for Jim in that he has now got a super duper hearing aid that makes everything so much clearer. However, Margaret tells me he has to turn it off every Saturday at 5pm. so that he does not have to hear the Norwich City football result.

Minus 50 points








Monday, January 21, 2019

JANUARY MONTHLY P.D.I 

WINNING IMAGES

ADVANCED

1st Chameleon About To Ponce
by David Lund


2nd Azure Winged Magpie
by Reg Mellis

3rd Dinner For Two
by David Lund

H.C. Eilean Donan Castle
by John Hastings

H.C. In The Mist
by Dick Williams

H.C. The Tradesman
by John Hastings

INTERMEDIATE

1st Japanese Macaque Monkeys
by Harry Hodgkin

2nd The Knaresborough Viaduct on The River Nedd
by Mick Brendish

3rd Ming Hi Wu
by Joe Travasso

H.C. Melk Abbey Staircase
by Richard Saville

PRELIMINARY
1st Curlew
by Rana Chakraborty

2nd Bricklane Young Artist
by Steve Christie

3rd Squirrel
by Andy Brett

H.C. Cattail
by Rana Chakraborty

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

JANUARY 2019 MONTHLY PRINT

WINNING IMAGES

ADVANCED

1st Contemplation
by Sarah Oliver

2nd Sundown
by Kevin Sykes

3rd Mara
by Sarah Oliver

H.C. The Lake
by Kevin Sykes

H.C. Portland
by Kevin Sykes

INTERMEDIATE

1st Zip Fastener
by Martin Addison-Smith

2nd Gondola View
by Martin Addison-Smith

3rd Eye's
by Peter Wills

PRELIMINARY

1st Golden Temple, Amritsar
by Avtar Matharu

2nd Taj Mahal, Agra
by Avtar Matharu