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BEST OF YEAR 2019

Entry
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

Intermediate
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

Advanced
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

Entry
First                      “Nuthatch at Witley Common” by Keith Mumford
Second                “Do I have to” by Sheila Orford
Third                    “Honeybee on Thyme” by Keith Mumford

 Intermediate
First                     “I know I’m slurping” by Bruce Gardner
Second              “Juvenile Barn Owl” by Yvonne Lindup
Third                   “Look into my eyes” by Bruce Gardner

Advanced
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.

Butterfly Outing 24 May 2019

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.

 

SPA Inter-Club PDI Championships May 2019

Held on Saturday 11 May 2019 at East Horsley Village Hall

NATURE RESULTS
FIRST Epsom
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
FIRST Richmond
SECOND Windlesham and Camberley
THIRD Yateley

We came 21st out of 25. Last year we came   22nd out of 27

Summer Garden Party and BBQ

Saturday 13 July 2019 at 13:00.

John and Carole Wilson have once again offered us the use of their garden for our Summer BBQ.
Partners are welcome,  Please bring your own picnic table and chairs, as well as your own plates, cutlery etc.  
Club Members have always generously contributes to the buffet.
Beef burgers, bread rolls and sausages will be provided.  I would like donations of salads,,deserts, a small cheese board.
I will plan a menu within the next few days, however, if you have a favourite dish you’d like to bring along, let me know soon, so that I could include it in the menu.
Please let me know,as soon as possible,if you are able to join us on the day.
Address and a map to the garden will be provided
Sent with very best wishes
Yvonne

Club dinner 2019

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!

Rosebowl competition 2019

 
Surrey Advertiser Challenge Trophy
(Surrey Advertiser Rosebowl)
Held at Woking Photographic Society
Tuesday, 12th March 2019
Judge: Don Morley
We didn’t win (unfortunately) but l think the panel was well received. Some weaknesses in individual images may have let us down a little. There were, of course, some stunning pictures and panels from other clubs. 18 clubs entered.
Grant Dawkins, Harold Russell and Gordon Rae were our selectors, thank you for your efforts.
Results:
Winning Set
Autumn in the Park Godalming
Runner-up
Calm before the storm Yateley
Third
Monochrome Nature Portraits Bookham

Highly Commended
Flowers Cheam
Tranquil Waters Windlesham
Gannets, Puffins and Arctic Tern Epsom

Best Picture
Calm at Sunset Francis Bryan Yateley

Runner-up
Cheers Mike Wilson Horley
Third Place
Abstract Autumn View of Waterfall Andi Hargreaves Dorking

Highly Commended
Shimla Railway Worker Mike Bromley DPAGB BPE2 Old Coulsdon
Serenity Daan Olivier FRPS AFIAP Windlesham
Incoming Puffin Simon van Orden Epsom

 

Jim Henson Trophy 2019

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

HIGHLY COMMENDED
The Impressionist by Graeme Parker

COMMENDED
The Land of Kings by John Baker
Oradour – the Village that died by Ray Higgenbottom and Viv Blewett

Art & Photography competition

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.

Best wishes

Sophie

Event Manager

Surrey Wildlife Trust

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Club Dinner 14 March 2019

The annual club dinner will be on 14 March 2019 19.15 for 19.30 at
The Royal Exchange 
Liphook Road
Lindford
GU35 0NX

There is a deposit of £10 per person to be paid to Yvonne Lindup  by 6 March, together with your menu choices. 

Please let Yvonne know if you are coming, the number in your party, and your menu selections. You can do this by email (ylindup@gmail.com), telephoning me on 01483-200525 or when you see her at the club. She will need to collect £10.00 per head in advance. The restaurant will set up individual tabs for your food and drinks, and the £10.00 deposits will be credited to these tabs. You will need to settle your tabs at the end of the evening.

GROUP SET MENU
2 COURSES £21.95
3 COURSES £ 26.95

Starters

1  Homemade soup of the day (V) (**) rustic bread
2  Battered tiger prawns rocket salad, sweet chilli and
             coriander sauce
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

Mains

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

Desserts

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

Rachael Talibart Workshop

“Where Land Meets Sea”

Saturday March 23rd 2019  From 10:00  to 16:00 

We were wowed and enthused by Rachael’s talk. She is an excellent photographer, that goes without saying, but she is also a top class speaker, relaxed and in tune with her audience. Those who didn’t come to this event missed a chance to see some inspiring photography with plenty of useful tips. 

Thank you Rachael.

 

 

Rachael’s website: https://www.rachaeltalibart.com