Headley Venture Group is planning a trip to Borough Market in London. Transport will be provided by Candy tours, and will take place on 10 August, departing Grayshott at 9:15, and leaving Borough Market at 3pm. We will be travelling in a 16 seater mini-bus.
Best PDI of the Year 2017/18
First = Spinnaker Tower by Sheila Orford
First = Frosted Umbelifas by Sharon Young
Second = Cayman by Yvonne Lindup
Second = Textural Diversity by Sharon Young
First Beach Activity by Brian Dowdall
Second Osborne House by Doris Marjoram
Third Spring Flowers by Brian Dowdall
First Pair Bonding by Mike Young ARPS
Second = Dewy Fritillary by Mike Young ARPS
Second = Where have all the Young Men gone?
by Gordon Rae LRPS CPAGB
Best PDI of the Year 2017/18 Trophy winner –
President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented Mike Young ARPS with the Best PDI of the Year Trophy awarded for “Pair Bonding”.
Best PRINT of the Year 2017/18
First Cheetah by Yvonne Lindup
Second Bean Feast by Simon Fraser
Third Coveting the Gauntlet by Sharon Young
First Working on the Scaffolding by Cindy Huntingford
Second = Shrouded in Mist by Cindy Huntingford
Second = Can you see my spots? by Bruce Gardner
First Goldfinch with Fledgling by Mike Young ARPS
Second White Rose by David Bird
Third Wren near nest by John Price ARPS
Best Print of the Year 2017/18 Trophy winner –
President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented Mike Young ARPS with the Best Print of the Year Trophy awarded for “Goldfinch with fledgling”.
Congratulations to Yvonne Lindup who won the Robbie Morgan Trophy for the most improved beginner of 2017/18.
Seven members went to Noar Hill on a cool overcast morning. Insects were scarce, flowers were abundant but difficult to photograph in the wind. We had a most enjoyable morning, learnt a few things and had lunch at the Selbourne Arms.
The Hants Ornithological Society is organising a Bird Photography Workshop which will be given by 3 wildlife professions on 28 July at Littleton near Winchester. Limit is 45 places. There will be an indoor tutorial session 10-13h, followed by outdoor practical sessions.
Price to non-members is £52 which includes the annual subscription of £12. Full details at http://www.hos.org.uk/home/
The cost of an equivalent commercial course is in the range £120-150 so if you are interested book soon.
Send bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org
The SPA inter-club PDI competition was held on the 12th of May. We did not do very well, coming 14th out of 19 in nature and 22 out of 27 in the open class. Judges that visit us always comment on the high standard of our photography and yet when we enter SPA or PAGB competitions we do not do well.
The winners can be viewed at http://surreypa.org.uk/?page_i
I have now received the results of our individual entries –
On 15th August 2017 Jack invited us to photograph his tropical garden hidden in a Surrey valley. He has kindly invited us for a return visit on 29 June 2018, and if you would like to go along please speak to Yvonne Lindup (see Social Calendar page).
There are videos and information from last year here.
SPA BIENNIAL EXHIBITION of Prints and Projected Digital Images
(The Exhibition has been accorded PAGB patronage)
GUILDFORD HOUSE GALLERY
155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ
07 April 2018—28 April 2018
Open 10.00 to 16.45 Monday to Saturday
(Gallery not open Sunday)
Congratulations to Ludshott members who have gained 18 accepted images in the exhibition. The exhibition is well worth visiting as it shows the best of Surrey’s photography. Our results are below.
SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition Print Colour
John Price ARPS had 1 acceptance
John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB had 3 acceptances with 1 commended
SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition PDI Open
Gordon Rae CPAGB, LRPS had 1 acceptance
SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition Print Nature
John Price ARPS had 2 acceptances with one commended
John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB had 3 acceptances with 2 selectors’ awards
SPA 2018 Biennial Exhibition PDI Nature
Gordon Rae CPAGB, LRPS had 3 acceptances
John Price ARPS had 1 acceptance
John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB had 3 acceptances with 1 selectors’ awards
Kathleen Bird LRPS, CPAGB had 1 acceptance
Nature Print , selector Dr Anne Sutcliffe FRPS EFIAP PPSA
Short-eared Owl in Late Afternoon Sun John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB
Nature Print, selector Gordon Jenkins APAGB
Greenshank with Ragworm John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB
PDI Nature, selector Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5*
Fishing at Speed John Wichall ARPS, DPAGB
The third Jim Henson Audio Visual Competition was held on the 5th of March 2018. The judge was Graham Sergeant FRPS , who previewed the 16 entries. Graham commented on each AV, and made helpful remarks on technique and sound as the evening progressed.
Paul Crook LRPS won the trophy with an AV entitled “In Memoriam” a moving piece which used Rupert Brooke’s poem “The Soldier” for the narration.
Other results were –
SECOND: Upholder by Mile Reed CPAGB
THIRD The Monarch islands by Norman Horsham CPAGB
VERY HIGHLY COMMENDED
Petra Rose Red City by John Baker
Waverley Abbey By David Bird and Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Good bye Upton Park by Paul Crook LRPS
Llangollen to Montgomerie canal trip by John Wilson
Hunter by Harold Russell
Northern Botswana (For photo harmony) by Jean Hoyle
A Load of Old Bollards by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB
Flying Machines by Grant Dawkins
Chocs by Harold Russell