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Results of the PAGB GB Cup 2018

We entered two sections of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain’s annual PDI competition. This is a UK wide competition and we enter for the experience with no great expectation to win.

The GB Cup for Nature 2018

We came 69th out of 88 Clubs.
Our 10 Highest Scoring Images
1             Black Backed Jackals At Zebra Carcass   Gordon Rae     11
2             Red Kite               John Price                                                                11
3             Nuthatch             John Price                                                                11
4             Wren Near Nest John Price                                                            11
5             Evening Short Eared Owl               John Wichall                      11
6             Cape Ground Squirrel       Kathleen Bird                                   10
7             At The Rut           John Wichall                                                          10
8             Green Veined White         Gordon Rae                                        10
9             Grey Wagtail Motacilla Cinerea   John Wichall                      9
10           An Inquisitive Eagle          Brian Dowdall                                     9
Total      103

 

The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2018 Open

We came 18th out of 57 clubs, a good result.

Our 10 Highest Scoring Images
1        A Quiet Walk By The Canal            John Dumble                      12
2        Where Is The Coach         John Price                                               12
3        Ownership           John Wichall                                                            12
4        Reflections Of Old Havana            Gordon Rae                          12
5       Where Have All The Young Men Gone   Gordon Rae            11
6       The Up Escalator              Paul Crook                                                  11
7       Sad Times            Brian Marjoram                                                         11
8       Its Raining           John Price                                                                     10
9       Headline              John Price                                                                        9
10     Roof Cleaners    Joan Sims                                                                       9
Total      109

 

Steve Caplin Day

Steve has agreed to hold a full day seminar for us on
Saturday March 24th (10.00 to 4.00pm)
at St Luke’s Church rooms (Timothy room),
Headley Road, Grayshott, Surrey. GU26 6LF

Visitors are very welcome.

Steve is a best-selling author, freelance journalist, artist, illustrator and graphic designer, and  is particularly famous for his photomontage work commissioned by newspapers and magazines around the world.

In his talk he will show us how to get the most out of technology and how to improve our photographic technique. The talk will be largely interactive and predominately using Photoshop. Steve is a very enthusiastic speaker and the subjects covered will include the use of Camera RAW, Content Aware, Puppet Warp, Perspective, Refine Edge, Blur, layers, 3D, and filters. Also some live photographs will be taken and ‘amended’.

Ticket price £17.50 (LPC members £15.50). To book a ticket please contact ludshottpc@yahoo.co.uk

Please note. Tea and coffee will be provided, food can be obtained in the village or bring a packed lunch.

Please see Steve’s website http://stevecaplin.com  for more details.

Headley Down Nature Reserve

25 November 2017

A group of members who live in Headley Down visited this new nature reserve this afternoon.  Angela Jackson, the trust’s chairman, showed us round. The trust  has done impressive work in the 11 months since it began, laying paths, clearing scrub and brambles, and planting wild flowers. They will be putting in benches and play areas to make it attractive to visitors, with wheelchair friendly paths.

We shall be visiting often to photograph progress.

Co-op members can now choose to support Headley Down Nature Reserve as their local project.  Log on to the co-op website.

See their website for more information.
http://www.headleydownnaturereserve.org.uk/#welcome

More photos here

Jim Henson Trophy 13 march 2017

On 13 March 2017 the second Jim Henson AV competition took place. The hall was full, and the 17 Audio Visual shows were well received. There was a mixture of documentaries, humorous stories and photo harmony, making an entertaining evening.

Our thanks go to the Judge Gerald Kitiyakara LRPS who commented fully on each sequence.

The trophy went to Brian Marjoram LRPS for his winning entry “Haunted Houses”.

Other results were –
Second: Three Scottish Border Churches
by Norman Horsham CPAGB
Third: The Perfect Husband by Graham Sergeant FRPS

Highly Commended
The View by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Top Gear by Graham Sergeant FRPS
Purple Rain by Roger McCallum

Commended –
The Password by Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB
Cantiga de Santa Maria by Philip Quarry
The Fan Dance by Derek Tanner

Unfortunately Roger McCullam and Graham Sergeant were not present so their photos do not appear.

Keith Hunt AV Competition 2017

On Tuesday 24 October we entered this competition at Woking Camera Club. We entered 2 AVs,  Flora of South Africa by Kathleen Bird, and Valencia and its Secret by Harold Russell, which received a Hioghly Commended from the judge, Walter Benzie HonFRPS. Congratulations Harold.

Other results were
Winner – Northern Botswana by Jean Hoyle
Second – Two Scottish Border Churches by Norman Horsham CPAGB
Third – Coventry Cathedral by Mike Reed CPAGB

Jack Salway’s garden 15 August 2017

The club visit to this tropical garden was well attended. Jack was most welcoming, allowing us to use his “shed” to make tea and coffee, and to roam around his garden all day. So many of the plants are exotic, growing to a good height in many cases, which gave the garden the feel of a jungle, especially as it was a hot day.  Look at the photos taken by some of the members who visited to get an idea of this  unusual place.

View photos

BBC Gardeners World video of the garden 3:17 mins

Jack’s welcome to us below

 

 

 

Summer Walk 19 July 2017

Brian Marjoram  led our annual summer walk from Watts Gallery Car park to Loseley House and gardens on a pleasant July Wednesday. The walk is about 4 miles with some gentle inclines, and the 6 members who did it had an easy amble in the slightly damp weather. Yvonne and Ken met us for coffee at the Loseley cafe, and afterwards we had a guided tour of the gardens by Doris.

The sandwiches at the cafe were somewhat criticised, but otherwise the outing was successful, with excellent tea and cake on our return to Watts Gallery.

More Photos

Best of year 2017

Best PDI of the Year 2016/17

Beginners
First                       Serval Cat by Yvonne Lindup
Second                 That’s a Big One by Sheila Orford
Third                     Follow my Leader by Davida Cole

Intermediate
First                      Where did all the years go? by Andy Mason
Second  =           Hippo by Grant Dawkins
Second =            La Sagrada Familia by Ian Rae
Third                    Lady in Waiting Common Blue by Ruth Green

Advanced
First                        Where’s the coach? by John Price
Second                 The Proposal by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB
Third  =                 Do I know you? by Angus McKay
Third    =               Old Chapel in Arizona by Brian Marjoram LRPS
Third    =               Angie by Brian Thomas
Third    =               Nuthatc h by John Price ARPS

 

Best PDI of the Year 2016/17 Trophy winner –

 Yvonne Lindup won the trophy, a great achievement for a beginner. Unfortunately she wasn’t present so  President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented  her husband Ken with the trophy for the Best PDI of the  Year award for “Serval Cat”.

 

Best PRINT of the Year 2016/17

Beginners
First                      Rush Hour by Andy Mason
Second               Yukon River Rapids by Bob Cole
Third                    Deja Vu by Andy Mayson

 Intermediate
First                     Cutty Sark at Greenwich by Ian Rae
Second =           Sky Points by Ian Rae
Second =           African Darter by Andy Mayson

Advanced
First                     Short Eared Owl by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB
Second               Temptress by Brian Thomas
Third =                Midhurst before the storm by Paul Crook
Thied =               At the rut by John Wichall ARPS DPAGB

 

President Phil Peddy ARPS APAGB presented John Wichall ARPS DPAGB  with the Best Print of the  Year awarded for  “Short eared owl”.

Congratulations to Bob Cole who won the Robbie Morgan Trophy for the most improved beginner of 2016/17.

Surrey Photographic Association PDI Competition 13 May 2017

 Congratulations to Godalming Photographic Club – winners of both the Open section {222 points) and Nature section (118 points).

Joint runners-up – Open – Bookham Camera Club & Windlesham & Camberley Camera Club
Joint runners-up – Nature – Bookham Camera Club & Richmond & Twickenham Photographic Society

 Open results

Ludshott Photographic Club did not do well in the Open Section. We were joint 13th with an average of only 9.65, which suggests quite a number of low scores. The images are judged out of 15.

Nature results

We came joint 3rd in the Nature section with an average of just over 11 out of 15, a very good result.

Congratulations to Kathleen Bird LRPS CPAGB for winning a judge’s medal. This was awarded by judge  Chris Palmer FRPS DPAGB APAGB EFIAP for “Lucilia Species”, a picture of a green fly taken at Wisley RHS gardens.