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

Monday, November 11, 2019

NOVEMBER MONTHLY PRINT

A LIGHT HEARTED LOOK

It is always good to try something new and last week saw a new method of judging. We now have our very own Regan & Lacey. Our version of the good cop bad cop of photo critiquing Waterman & Bramham. Just as you think you may have a half decent image up comes Gordon to shoot you down in flames. Your artistic masterpiece won't pass the mustard with the judges, because cut something off or something on the edge of the frame, that no one else has noticed keeps drawing the eye.
Gordon introduced a quizz, which was really for anyone well into their seventies.
I don't think our average ages are quite that old. Someone called Arthur somebody, there were several guesses English, Askey, Mullard (he did have hit in 1978 with "Your The One That I Want"  though he was not a singer, if you heard it you would know why)
Turns out it was Tracy. Spencer & Dick's brother. 
The advanced section was back to our usual method, one person commenting. This was Dick's turn to impress us with his knowledge and experience. However, all did not go to plan, after admitting he was not an expert, while talking about an abstract of Brighton Pier. It all went wrong after that, his comments not matching the scores.
Never mind Dick, I had a word with John afterwards, next time you are critiquing he will whisper the score when he puts the print up, so that you can tailor your comments appropriately.  


  

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

METRE CUP & STILL LIFE TROPHY

A LIGHT HEARTED LOOK

The still life competition always has me searching around the house looking for subjects to pose and photograph. It seems that other members do the same, and this gives an interesting insight as to what our members are like. Well the conclusion I have come to is that we are glutinous, alcoholic lot.
Avtar likes to have a little bit of a tipple, although he ensures me that it was cold tea and that he poured it all back after, well I will check next year as I have noted the  levels on the bottles I will take a small amount into consideration for evaporation.
 Then there was Iris's wine glasses, is that what the background looked like before or after she finished the bottle? or was it to do with the magic mushrooms in her other image?
Jean is in denial, and hides her G&T in a flower vase and blames the cut flowers. (Personally I pour mine on the lawn, so that it comes up half cut.)
Although we did get to see another spectacular image of her ashtray collection.
 It appears John Hastings doesn't do much DIY as those screws looked a little bit too shiny for me.
Those of you that were hoping to borrow Sue's Ivory Chess set, make a copy with resin, then grind down the original to sell on the Chinese black market as an aphrodisiac, you're too late, how do you think she could afford all that camera equipment?

Let's Have Another Bottle, the lines might straighten. 
  

NOVEMBER MONTHLY PRINT

WINNING IMAGES

ADVANCED

1st Tenby Beach
by Colin Smith

2nd Out of The Shadows
by Dave Wilcox

3rd Valleta
by Colin Smith

INTERMEDIATE

1st Who Needs Botticelli
by Peter Wills

2nd The Finale
by Peter Wills

3rd Red Rufus
by Peter Wills


Monday, November 4, 2019

Gordon Bramham MPSA2 

Congratulations to Gordon for achieving his MPSA2 (Master Photographic Society of America Level 2) in PSA of America for 2,250 acceptances in international competitions.
Awarded Diamond Level 3 for 2,313 acceptances in International Competitions.

Bear Brawl 2288
Honorable Mention Bangladesh

Mountain Lion 2582
Honorable Mention U.S.A.

 Siberian Lynx 3724
Certificate of Merit India

Bear Brawl 2265
Certificate of Merit India

Bear Brawl 2266
FIAP Gold Medal & GPU (Global Photographic Union) Honorable Mention.


Pelicans Feeding
Gold medal



Friday, November 1, 2019

LANE STILL LIFE TROPHY 

AND 

METRE CUP

WINNING IMAGES

LANE STILL LIFE TROPHY

1st All The King's Horses....
by Sue Waterman

2nd Screw York Skyline
by John Hastings

3rd Shadows
by Iris Donovan

H.C. Refuelling
by Jean Gerrish


METRE CUP

1st Scorpion Fly
by Brian Clark

2nd Pink Lily On Satin
by Iris Donovan

3rd Meccano Helicopter
by John Knight

H.C. Unknown Bug
by Andy Laing