Tuesday, February 19, 2019




1st Man and His Best Friend
by John Hastings

2nd Hare Scratching
by Reg Mellis

3rd Blue Tit
By Reg Mellis

H.C. Great Aletsch Glacier
by Dick Williams

H.C. Man With Turban
by John Hastings

H.C. The Torren Lochan
by John Hastings


1st View From Swing Bridge Yosemite
by Harry Hodgkin

2nd Rock Sculptures Seychelles
by John Baker

3rd Turbine Hall, Tate Modern
by Iris Donovan

H.C. Comron Fisherman
by Joe Travasso

H.C. Blue Hour Lake Bled
by Harry Hodgkin


1st The Little Mermaid
by Andy Brett

2nd The Blue Mosque-Istanbul
by Andy Brett

3rd The Big Mermaid
by Andy Brett

H.C. Lunch Time
by Dennis Goodman

Monday, February 11, 2019



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.  




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


1st The Reader
by Rob Brabner

2nd karim
by Peter Wills

3rd Maria
by Mick Brendish

H.C. Stones & Steps
by Rob Brabner


1st Bahai Lotus Temple-Dehli
by Avtar Mathuru