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Photo Walk at Winkworth Arboretum

Would you like to meet at Winkworth Arboretum at 10:30 on Wednesday 30 October for a photo walk? The autumn colours should be good as they have a large variety of trees, planted to paint a picture in the landscape. Also there are many types of fungus to be found; I hope after all this rain the fungi will have emerged. 

The plan is to meet at the cafe at 10:30 for a cup of tea/coffee, then wander round the arboretum. It is very steep in places, but there are plenty of paths at the top if you don’t want to face the walk back from the lake. 
It would be useful if you could tell us if you will be coming along. If you would like a lift or can offer one please let Yvonne (01483 200525)  or Kathleen (01428 714868) know, or reply to this email.
This is National Trust property, so bring your card if you are a member. Otherwise there is a charge. For more information see
We hope to see you there
Yvonne and Kathleen

Taken at the Arboretum in October 2016

2019 Photo Exhibition at Holme Primary School, Headley


Our annual exhibition  took place on Saturday 21 September 2019 at the Holme Primary School in Headley. As well as over 100 exhibits from the club members this year, four pupils of the school showed off their photographic prowess.

The pupils have been coached by four club members of the club. They borrowed cameras to photograph subjects of their choice, and the best twelve pictures were selected to be shown with the club’s photographs. A wide range of subjects were chosen by
the pupils including Waggoners Wells, Adrian Blyth’s luxury
sports cars, School Life, and the Bordon Enclosure. The children
selected their own photographs and helped with the printing and
mounting and the choosing of tiles.

The exhibition was well attended, and the raffle made £70 for school funds. Refreshments were on sale outside the hall in the beautiful September sunshine.

Thank you Focal Point Venture Group for planning, setting up and running the day, and thanks to the school for their help and co-operation.

BBQ 13/07/2019

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.

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

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.
Winning Set
Autumn in the Park Godalming
Calm before the storm Yateley
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

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

The Impressionist by Graeme Parker

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