Once again we held the summer party in the beautiful garden of John and Carole Wilson. Thank you both for hosting it again. The cooks were excellent, Yvonne’s organisation as good as ever, and 26 members enjoyed a pleasant summer afternoon eating and chatting.
First “Here’s one I did earlier” by Sheila Orford
Second “Indian Eyes are Smiling” by Ann Wright
Third = “Spotted flycatcher, Sardinia” by Keith Mumford
“Steam Punk Lady” by Stuart Frohmaier
First “Do you Love me?” by Bruce Gardner
Second “Sunbeams” by Doris Marjoram
Third = “She said Yes!” by Bruce Gardner
“Omani Mosque” by Doris Marjoram
First “Shadowing the Boat” by Mike Young ARPS
Second = “Great Spotted Woodpecker”
“Cloudburst Droplets shed from the Shard”
both by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB
Best PDI of the Year 2018/19 Trophy winner –
Congratulations to Mike Young ARPS who won the Best PDI of the Year Trophy awarded for “Shadowing the Boat”. Unfortunately Mike was not present to receive the trophy.,
Best PRINT of the Year 2018/19
First “Nuthatch at Witley Common” by Keith Mumford
Second “Do I have to” by Sheila Orford
Third “Honeybee on Thyme” by Keith Mumford
First “I know I’m slurping” by Bruce Gardner
Second “Juvenile Barn Owl” by Yvonne Lindup
Third “Look into my eyes” by Bruce Gardner
First “Gently down the stream” by Andy Mayson
Second = “Grey Heron” by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB
“Japanese ‘Raku’ fired pot” by Grant Dawkins
“Goldfinches on teasel” by Mike Young ARPS
“Macque impersonating the President of the USA” by Ian Rae
Best Print of the Year 2018/19 Trophy winner –
President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented Andy Mayson with the Best Print of the Year Trophy awarded for “Gently down the stream”.
Congratulations to Neil Baker who won the Robbie Morgan Trophy for the most improved beginner of 2018/19.
10 members went to Oaken Wood near Chiddingfold on a guided butterfly walk. Our knowledgeable guide Phil Darley told us what butterflies we could expect to see, and also warned us to be vigilant about ticks which are known to carry Limes Disease in the area.
As is was warm and sunny the butterflies were very skittish, so photographing them was a real challenge.
Here are some of our efforts.
Held on Saturday 11 May 2019 at East Horsley Village Hall
SECOND EQUAL Godalming and Woking
Ludshott did well in NATURE. We came fifth out of 19 Surrey clubs. Last year we came 14th out of 19.
Mike Young ARPS had the winning image of the afternoon – Goldfinch with fledgling (see above)
with a score of 14. This received the cup and medal
Mike also received 13 out of 15 for “Fritillaries meet”, which won a Judge’s medal
We did not do well in the Open section where the results were
SECOND Windlesham and Camberley
We came 21st out of 25. Last year we came 22nd out of 27
The annual club dinner was held at The Royal Exchange on Thursday evening 14 March. 32 members attended, and all agreed that the food and service were excellent.
Unfortunately I forgot to take a camera, so I apologise for the poor quality of the pictures – obviously I need more practice with a telephone, or a better memory!
(Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl)
Held at Woking Photographic Society
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Judge: Don Morley
Autumn in the Park Godalming
Calm before the storm Yateley
Monochrome Nature Portraits Bookham
Tranquil Waters Windlesham
Gannets, Puffins and Arctic Tern Epsom
Calm at Sunset Francis Bryan Yateley
Cheers Mike Wilson Horley
Abstract Autumn View of Waterfall Andi Hargreaves Dorking
Shimla Railway Worker Mike Bromley DPAGB BPE2 Old Coulsdon
Serenity Daan Olivier FRPS AFIAP Windlesham
Incoming Puffin Simon van Orden Epsom
The FOURTH Jim Henson Audio Visual Competition was held on the 4th of March 2019. The judge was David Smith LRPS , who previewed the 16 entries. David commented on each AV, and made helpful remarks on photography, sound and composition after each entry had been screened.
Daan Olivier FRPS and Mike Reed ARPS CPAGB(av) won the trophy with an AV entitled “Dreams and Nightmares” a moving piece on prisoners on Robben Island.
Other results were –
SECOND: Sea Moods by Norman Horsham CPAGB(av)
THIRD The Natural History of Selbourne by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB, who also won the Audience Vote
The Impressionist by Graeme Parker
The Land of Kings by John Baker
Oradour – the Village that died by Ray Higgenbottom and Viv Blewett
Dear Photography Club
I am writing to announce the launch of an exciting new Art & Photography competition your group may be interested.
As part of a host of activities to celebrate its 60th anniversary, Surrey Wildlife Trust is offering a top prize of £500 and the chance to exhibit at Guildford House Gallery from 25th May to 16th June.
The Wild Surrey Art & Photography competition asks artists & photographers to explore the connection we have with wildlife and nature, and submit work which responds to three categories: inspiring nature, wildlife under threat and wildlife adaptation in an urban environment.
The Wild Surrey Art & Photography competition is open to children and young people between the ages of 8 and 17 and amateur and professional artists in the adult category of age 18 and over.
Entry is open until midnight Sunday 14th April 2019. For more details on how to enter and full terms and conditions, please visit our website.
We would be absolutely delighted to received submissions from any of your members, and if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Surrey Wildlife Trust
The annual club dinner will be on 14 March 2019 19.15 for 19.30 at
The Royal Exchange
There is a deposit of £10 per person to be paid to Yvonne Lindup by 6 March, together with your menu choices.
GROUP SET MENU
2 COURSES £21.95
3 COURSES £ 26.95
1 Homemade soup of the day (V) (**) rustic bread
2 Battered tiger prawns rocket salad, sweet chilli and
3 Smoked chicken and bacon paté sun blushed tomatoes,
dressed mixed leaf, toasted potato rosemary bread
4 Grilled goat’s cheese on a roasted mushroom and beef tomato(V)
green pesto, rich tomato sauce, rocket salad, balsamic glaze
1 Beef and St Peters’ dark ale pie
chunky chips, chantennay carrots, red wine gravy
2 Grilled Mediterranean vegetable tart tatin (V)
aioli, dressed rocket, parmesan shavings, balsamic glaze
3 Grilled chicken cobb salad bacon lardons, avocado, lettuce, watercress, boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, olives, blue cheese dressing
4 Battered fresh haddockBrixham Market sourced haddock, thick cut chips, garden peas, homemade tartare sauce
5 Pan fried pork filletGrilled black pudding, tender stem broccoli, garlic roastednew potatoes, mushroom peppercorn sauce
6 10oz Cattleman’s sirloin steak (supplement £5)
thick cut chips, roasted beef tomato, grilled field mushroom
Choice of: garlic parsley butter or peppercorn sauce
1 Sticky toffee pudding vanilla ice cream, toffee sauce
2 Strawberry crème brûlée homemade shortbread
3 Glazed lemon tart raspberry coulis, fresh berries
4 Warm dark chocolate fondant brownie mint choc chip ice cream, chocolate sauce
5 Three Scoops of ice cream Choice of: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, mint choc chip
6 British & classic cheese selections (supplement £3)
fresh grapes, celery, red onion marmalade and selection of assorted biscuits