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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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AWARDS DINNER

After a superb dinner at the Castle Hotel a happy gathering of members and their guests applauded this years winners.

 

The Competition Secretary

Colin Smurthwaite was on hand to ensure the cups went into the right hands. Vice Chairman Micheal Barron made the presentations to

Maggie Jarry

Overall Club Championship, Colour Print, Mono & Best Print Compertition

Alex Aitcheson,

Best Beginner

John Tully

Sunday Shoot

Ann Christie

Best Projected Image

and

Chris Jarry

Monochrome Competition

At the Annual General Meeting Ian Cartwright was elected as the new Chairman and Annie Watt as Club Secretary.

The post of Treasurer is still vacant. (Volunteer needed)

 

The outgoing Chairman Daryn Ritchie outlined a few of the iterms planned for the next season.

They included:-

'A Fun Knockout event' in which each member can submit up to 3 prints, (no age limit.)

Points will not be awarded but there will be a small prize for the winner.

 

A theme based projected Image competition. The theme to be chosen each year at the AGM.

This year the theme will be "Time" and two images my be submitted by members. (Images will have a 3 year age limit.)

 

A film night will replace the Evening Shoot if the weather is unsuitable.

 

A change to projected image sizes to bring us into line with other clubs was agreed.

The new sizes are  Landscape format                              1400 X 1050 pixels

                              Portrait format    Maximum height                 1050 pixels

                              Square format                                     1050X1050 pixels  

 

Measures to secure the club's funding were considered with an increase in membership fees to £30  

and club raffles being agreed.

ARCHIVE   JANUARY to MARCH 2017

To view earlier reports visit the archive

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THE LAST OF

THE SUMMER SHOOTS

It was a bit of  a race against

the weather but a worthwile evening was spent in the Coronation Park.

AS LONG AS ITS

BLACK AND WHITE

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Speakers Mick Howe and Edward Foster gave an excellent presentation of their images in glorious monochrome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on an image!

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10th October 2017

When colour is removed from the equation monochrome images can be much more powerful.

 

Bob Craig and John Tully demonstrated how the use of filters, in camera, in photoshop or hustorically in processing in the darkroom can dramatically alter the effect achieved.

WHEN LESS IS MORE

25th September 2017

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17th October 2017                                            First Print Competition  2017 -   2018

The first print competition was judged by Mike Allport from the Wooler Camera Club.

 

The results were

 

LANDSCAPE

1st Robin Simpson,    2nd Colin Smurthwaite,     3rd Ken Patterson

 

ARTISTIC

1st Michael Barron,    2nd  Alan Brown                 3rd Ken Patterson

 

ILLUSTRATIVE

1st Michael Barron,    2nd Alex Aitcheson             3rd  Annie Watt

 

PORTRAIT

1st  Alan Brown          2nd Michael Barron,             3rd John Tully

 

GENERAL

1st  Colin Smurthwaite,  2nd  Annie Watt                3rd  Annie Watt

 

NATURE

1st Allan Rogers            2nd  Annie Watt                 3rd John Tully

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24th October 2017

 

 

INDIA OFF

THE TOURIST TRAIL

 

The club was treated to colourful images of happy children when Pamela Wright gave an excellent illustrated talk on the work of the Goodwill Childrens Homes in the South of India.

 

It was humbling to see their zest for life and to appreciate just how hard they study as they strive to acquire income producing skills in  an area where lack of education is at the root of poverty

and the winniing entries were

1st       27    Alex Aitchison

2nd     12    Maurice McNeely

3rd      38   John Tully

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7th November 2017  

     

The Sunday Shoot Competition

The Judge was Ian Cartwright

31st October 2017

 

PANEL COMPETITION            'TIME'

 

The competition was judged by John Tully who selecrted these winning pictures from the twenty nine entered.

First and second place going to Alex Aitcheson and third to Allan Rogers.

Andrew Manley received an honorable mention

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Alex Aitcheson

Allan Rogers

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21st November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Cartwright gave an excellent presentation on  

 

'The Parks of the American

South West'.  

 

Using images taken during three different visits, Ian took us through some stunning scenery and challenging terrain.

Landscape:

1st Colin Smurthwaite,

2nd Chris Jary,

3rd Ian Cartwright

 

Artistic:    

1st Ian Cartwright,    

2nd Colin Smurthwaite,  

3rd Alec Aitcheson

 

Illustrative

1st Michael Barron      

2nd Alec Aitcheson,      

3rd Pamela Wright

 

Portrait      

1st Alan Brown,        

2nd John Tully,              

3rd Pamela Wright

 

Nature      

1st Anne Christie,      

2nd Paul Marshal,          

3rd Anne Christie.

 

General      

1st Anne Watt,            

2nd Alec Aitcheson,        

3rd Chris Jary

The winners in the catagories were;

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28th November 2017

 

The first projected

image competition

for the 2017-18  

season was judged

by Jane Coltman