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Trip to Borough Market and Southwark Cathedral

Headley Venture Group arranged a trip to Borough Market in London on 10 August 2018. Transport was provided by Candy tours in the form of a mini-bus, and 10 members and a friend came along. It is a bustling  part of London, and the quiet atmosphere of Southwark Cathedral next door made a calming contrast.

BBQ 14 July 2018

A few photos from Angus are below. If you have any please send them to me.

Photos below are from Brian and Doris Marjoram. Thanks for sending them in.

Photos below are from Yvonne

LPC Exhibition June 2018

This year we held our biennial exhibition in St Luke’s church rooms. Several visitors expressed an interest in joining after seeing the prints displayed on our boards.  Thanks go to Brian Thomas for organising it, and to the helpers who put up the boards, hung the prints and organised publicity and refreshments.

Visitors voted for their favourite print. The winners were
First                      – Chinese Fuchsia by Jim Henson ARPS
Second equal – Rush Hour by Andy Mayson
                                – Fritillaries meet by Mike Young ARPS

Photos of the exhibition by Jack Crook

Jack Salway’s Garden 29 June 2018

We were invited to visit Jack’s garden again on a beautiful summer’s day. The garden always impresses, and Jack is so welcoming. Thanks again for allowing us to explore your garden with our cameras.

Workshop to Brownsea Island 21 June 2018

Best of year 2018

Best PDI of the Year 2017/18

Entry
First  =                   Spinnaker Tower by Sheila Orford
First  =                   Frosted Umbelifas by Sharon Young
Second  =             Cayman by Yvonne Lindup
Second  =             Textural Diversity by Sharon Young

Intermediate
First                       Beach Activity by Brian Dowdall
Second                 Osborne House by Doris Marjoram
Third                     Spring Flowers by Brian Dowdall

Advanced
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

Entry
First                      Cheetah by Yvonne Lindup
Second                Bean Feast by Simon Fraser
Third                    Coveting the Gauntlet by Sharon Young

 Intermediate
First                     Working on the Scaffolding by Cindy Huntingford
Second =           Shrouded in Mist by Cindy Huntingford
Second =           Can you see my spots? by Bruce Gardner

Advanced
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.

 

Noar Hill Nature workshop 5 June 2018

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.

Bird Photography Workshop

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/walks-events/birding-basics/

The cost of an equivalent commercial course is in the range £120-150 so if you are interested book soon.

Send bookings to keithbetton@hotmail.com

SPA Interclub PDI championship 2018

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_id=2177.  Unfortunately we do not have a winning image.

I have now received the results of our individual entries –