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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

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

The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2019

The PAGB GB Cup for PDIs took place in January. We selected our entries in December, and sent them in to be judged with clubs from throughout the UK.. We came 45th out of 87 clubs in the Nature section, and 45th out of 56 in the Open section. Below are our results out of 15.

The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2019 Open

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1 Concas Cobbles Mike Young 11
2 Through The Doughnut Paul Crook 10
3 Atrium Ian Rae 10
4
The Red Arrows At Dunsfold 2018
Paul Crook 10
5 Steady Skipper Brian Marjoram 10
6 Snowdrops Reflected John Wichall 9
7 Reflections On The Riverbank John Price 9
8 Footprints In The Snow Brian Marjoram 9
9 Autumn Birches Kathleen Bird 9
10 After The Rain Gordon Rae 9
Total 96

The GB Cup for Nature 2019 Nature

1 Goldfinch With Fledgling Mike Young 12
2 Knapweed Fritillary Mike Young 12
3 Longhorn Beetle Mike Young 12
4 Shaggy Inkcap John Price 11
5 Red Deer At Dawn John Wichall 11
6 Red Admiral Caterpillar On Nettles John Price 10
7 Cormorant Juggling A Carp John Wichall 10
8 Sociable Weaver Birds Gordon Rae 10
9 Squabbling Goldfinches John Wichall 10
10 Protecting The Lair John Gamble 9
Total 107

Women in Photography – New exhibition at The Lightbox

Please find below information about an exciting new exhibition opening 30 January 2019 at The Lightboxmuseum and gallery in Woking, and further details about its associated events.

Women in Photography: A History of British Trailblazers

30 January 2019 – 2 June 2019

This new and unique Lightbox exhibition will for the first time in over 30 years present a comprehensive historical survey of the achievements of female photographers working in Britain. The exhibition features around 70 works including Turner Prize winners and nominees and Venice biennale exhibitors such as Helen Sear, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Hannah Collins, Gillian Wearing and Jane and Louise Wilson.

The photographs included date from the mid-19th century through to 2009 and will chart progressions in style, techniques and popular subject matter. Early notable photographers include Julia Margaret Cameron, Lady Hawarden and Queen Alexandra. Works have been generously lent by many leading museums and galleries including by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection, Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Arts Council Collection, British Council Collection, National Portrait Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Lee Miller Archive.

Associated Events

Some of the events below require advance booking, please visit thelightbox.org.uk/ or call 01483 737800 for more details.

 Talks 
 In Conversation: On the Royal Roadwith Jayne FincherFri 8 March 2019, 7.00pm£20 Adults | Fundraising event Pioneering Women Photographersin the Royal CollectionThurs 28 March 2019, 7.00pm£6 Adults |  £4 Friends
 Julia Margaret Cameron:The Pursuit of BeautyTues 2 April 2019, 13.00pm£10 Adults | £8 Friends Her Stories in Photographywith Fast Forward Women in PhotographyThurs 30 May 2019, 18.00pmFree event | Pre-booking required
 Tours 
 Exhibition TourWed 6 February 2019, 12.30pm
Day or Annual Pass | Under 18s Free
 Exclusive Behind-the-ScenesExhibition TourWed 15 May 2019, 10.00am£10 Adults | £8 Friends

Visit The Lightbox for an inspiring day out

A group visit to The Lightbox includes a tour of your choice, with the options of refreshments on arrival and delicious lunch packages to be enjoyed in our canal-side Café. Time can also be built in to explore our exhibitions. Complete your visit by browsing for a gift or souvenir in our Shop.

Groups are priced at just £5.50 per person (minimum group size of 8 people). This includes a Day Pass to visit all of our exhibitions, a tour of your choice. For just £2.50 extra per person, upgrade your group’s Day Passes to Annual Pass.

Click the link to plan your visit to The Lightbox!

Alexandra Corneanu

Marketing Assistant