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.
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.
Thirteen members travelled to Southall in a mini bus on 28 August 2019 to do some street photography.
The market was open, but they did not welcome photographers so we made the most of other areas. Some went to the mosque, and others walked along the streets in the shopping areas.
Thanks for organising it Yvonne.
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