Friday, January 24, 2020

OUTINGS 2019-20

WINNING IMAGES

PRINTS

COLOUR

1st Steelworks Seascape
by Andy Shorey

2nd Kate
by Andy Shorey

3rd Sussex Dawn
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. Devils Dyke
by Dick Williams

H.C. Dragon Boat Race
by Colin Smith

H.C. Lauren
by Iris Donovan

MONOCHROME

1st Stall Holder, Cambridge
by Iris Donovan

2nd Whizzing Past
by Iris Donovan

3rd Ice Cream Time
by Jean Gerrish

H.C. The Rat Catcher
by Iris Donovan

PDI'S

1st Into The Storm
by Dave Wilcox

2nd Tintern Abbey
by Andy Shorey

3rd Chihuly Glass
by Jean Gerrish

H.C. Katie
by Peter Owen

H.C. Dancers Maldon Car Show
by Iris Donovan





Thursday, January 16, 2020

JANUARY 2020 MONTHLY PDI

WINNING IMAGES

ADVANCED

1st Fish Eagle About To Pounce
by David Lund

2nd The Moroccan
by David Lund


3rd Glencoe
by John Hastings

H.C. Wild Golden Eagle
by Reg Mellis

INTERMEDIATE

1st Puffin With Sand Eel
by Rana Chakraborty

2nd Blea Tarn
by Andy Shorey

3rd Rutting Time
by Rana Chakraborty

H.C. Alleyway in Bellagio
by Andy Shorey

H.C. Paddling
by Jean Gerrish

PRELIMINARY

1st Taking The View
by Peter Owen


2nd Dog Days of Summer
by Malcolm Hines

3rd The Eyes Have It
by Peter Owen




Sunday, January 12, 2020

JANUARY 2020 MONTHLY PRINT

WINNING IMAGES


ADVANCED

1st Botany Bay
by Stephen Deer

2nd Tobermory
by Colin Smith

3rd Take Flight
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. I Wanna Be Like You
by Colin Smith

H.C. The Beatles
by Andy Laing

INTERMEDIATE

1st Get Back
by Peter Wills

2nd Toning Up
by Jean Gerrish

3rd Mime Artist
by Iris Donovan

H.C. Santa's Little Helper
by Andy Shorey

PRELIMINARY

1st Cereal Killer
by Bob Weir

Monday, December 16, 2019

SAFARI EVENING

A LIGHT HEARTED LOOK

The evening started well with John H confusing a television show with a very British beverage.
Fleabag, a dry-witted woman, known only as Fleabag, has no filter as she navigates life and love in London while trying to cope with tragedy. The angry grief-riddled woman tries to heal while rejecting anyone who tries to help her, but Fleabag continues to keep up her bravado through it all. 
Tea Bag, a dry perforated bag, also known as Tetley, PG tips, Twinings, Ty-phoo & Yorkshire. Navigates hot water through tea leaves to help the consumer to cope with the tragedy of life with a nice cup of tea. Even those that reject it for a Latte or Cappuccino. But keeps up it's bravado especially in Yorkshire, well someone has to keep Michael Parkinson in work.

The second round saw, what was probably the most irresponsible comment from a judge that I have ever heard. One of the pictures showed some machinery with part of a red notice, the judge suggested that the notice should have been cloned out. This sign was actually a Health & Safety Notice, removing it could have caused serious injury or death. Someone could have their eye out. I think judges should keep their comments to moving to the right a bit or stepping back a bit that way only the photographer ends up in danger.

After two rounds a bit of a pattern was emerging, the final image in both the  first two rounds were given a ten. I heard murmurings around me, with people hoping that there image was not going to be the last in the next round, there were audible sighs of relief when an image came up in the middle of the set, only to be disappointed when it was given a ten, annoyed that they had been lulled into a false sense of security.

The tea break came with the usual comparing of points. "I've got two tens, luckily the rest are sevens"

Dick realising that his team were doing better than expected tried to miss out a round luckily there were some observant members that noticed.

The eventual winners were that well known firm of solicitors Ellis, Saville & Travasso.

             

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

DAGENHAM INVITATION TROPHY

For the second year running we have won the Dagenham Invitation Trophy and one of our members has won the best print.
Congratulations to Eric Bush for his image of, yes you guessed it Southwold Pier.





Thursday, November 21, 2019

NOVEMBER MONTHLY PDI (TRIPTYCH)

WINNING IMAGES.

ADVANCED

1st Brighton
by Martyn Addison-Smith

2nd Three Daffodils
by Dick Williams

3rd Autumn Leaves
by Martyn Addison-Smith

H.C. The Universe in a Soap Bubble
by Dave Wilcox

INTERMEDIATE

1st Whitby Silhouettes
by Iris Donovan

2nd Delightful Dahlias
by Sue Waterman

3rd Start To Finish
by Rana Chakraborty

PRELIMINARY

1st Brick Lane
by Steven Christie

2nd By The Thames
by Peter Owen

3rd Early Morning
by Peter Owen