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Chairmans Blog 18th January

At our meeting on Thursday we all appreciated the sensible and perceptive judging of one of our favourite guests to The Club, Ken Scott. He was quite critical of technical faults in the Advanced Print Competition but in reality did not find very many. He managed to pull out the best images from Lorna Brown

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Peter Rocchiccioli

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and Ross Laney

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and give excellent feedback on the other images.

We have just finished our Advanced Workers Annual Exhibition at North Mundham which was well visited with over 500 visitors. The feedback confirmed that the photographer’s work that was displayed was of the highest standard ever and showed a variety in both presentation and subjects. It was encouraging seeing so many of the photographic cognoscenti from near and far complementing the work on show. The PDI show on the TV screen was particularly appreciated.

The AV program by Graham Sergeant and Carole Speight who have dedicated many hours to produce was a great entertainment. The quality of the work and the humour and involvement of natural actors from the club made this years program an added attraction from our club.

Iain McGowan with the help of Joy Whiting were brilliant in mobilising something like a hundred of our members to enjoy contributing to all the tasks to ensure the exhibition was a triumph

The dinner on Saturday was a special success and got off with a good start thanks to Heather Coulson’s mulled wine and we all were well fed by Bill McKnight and his delicious dishes. It was a great pleasure to have our guest of honour Walter Benzie to be so welcome as part of our family in the club and we all support him and wish him luck in the reforms he has initiated within the RPS. We welcome him off our waiting list to join the fun in the club when his period in The RPS is over.

The efforts of Sheila Tester with all the volunteers in organising and keeping the catering going using the new kitchen and cafeteria area was impressive and was enjoyed by all in front of and behind the counter.

The engagement of Ann and her raffle ticket sellers was made all the more successful because of the superb images being raffled so all ticket buyers and winners were suitably excited.

The Tombola and variety of prizes meant that many won things they would never have thought of ever owning.

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The sales table was filled with a museum of items from every stage and era of photography and how Jon and Joan Barham kept cool and handled all the keen purchasers and got their money was remarkable. The variety and generosity of the members who provided so much tempting goods will be well appreciated when the money that benefits The Club is added up.

Luckily for the club there is a dedicated pool of strong volunteers who manhandled all the panels and stands from Tangmere on Friday and back on Sunday in what I think is record time.

Thanks to everyone involved.

Let us look forward to The Spring Exhibition on 23rd and 24th April 2016.

Jan Davis

2nd Advanced Print Competition

Here are the scores:

First Name Last Name Title Score
Ray Acland Abandoned 8
Ray Acland Reminiscing 7.5
Ray Acland Bow-Fiddle-Rock 9.5
Frank Adams Rain Clearing Inch Strand 7.5
Frank Adams Serpentine River 8
Frank Adams Madonna Arundel Cathedrial 7
Don Baldwin Touch of the Blues 5.5
Don Baldwin The Sawyer 7
Don Baldwin Dianne 2 7
Jonathan Barham The View Remains 8.5
Jonathan Barham Goose in a Spin 7.5
Jonathan Barham Sand and Feather 8
Lorna Brown The King’s Shilling 10
Lorna Brown Across Dingle Bay 8
Lorna Brown Chrysanthemum 8
Michael Davison Keep Up ! 9
Michael Davison Birdman 9.5
Michael Davison Memory Lane 7.5
Andy Dulson Racing to Win 7.5
Andy Dulson Richard 8.5
Andy Dulson Handout 8
Ronnie Hall Silver Birch in Sun 8.5
Ronnie Hall Rodrigo Sanchez 8
Ronnie Hall A Pair of Pumpkins 9
David Harris Blue-Tailed Damselfly 9.5
David Harris Textured Clematis 7
David Harris Hares-Tail Seed Head 8.5
Ross Laney When the Boat Comes in 7.5
Ross Laney A Suitcase of Memories 8
Ross Laney The Midas Touch 10
Jeff Owen Eau 6.5
Jeff Owen Concentration 7.5
Jeff Owen Mosely the Fisherman 8
Lynne Owen Palm Leaf 8.5
Lynne Owen Speechless 7
Lynne Owen The Picture Window 7.5
Peter Rocchiccioli Power & Wealth 10
Peter Rocchiccioli Green for Go 8
Peter Rocchiccioli Health & Safety 8.5
Keith Sawyer The Plan 8.5
Keith Sawyer Tango 8.5
Keith Sawyer The Inner Life 7.5
Ken Stanhope Take Off 8
Ken Stanhope Icelandic Splendour 8.5
Ken Stanhope Voles Beware 9.5
Sheila Tester A Group of Mycena with Spider 9
Sheila Tester Skirting the Discussion 7.5
Sheila Tester Fungi Emerging from Fallen Tree 8

This Thursday is Deadline for 2nd Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition

This Thursday the 14th January is the deadline for the 2nd Beginners and Intermediate Print Competition.

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Here are a few tips that should be noted, if you need help or have any questions just contact anyone in the club or use the feedback box below this post.

Upload instructions

Here are relevant extracts from the completion rules in the members Handbook on this link  Members Handbook:

4 Not more than three prints may be entered in any one competition. Entered prints should be consecutively numbered to show the entrant’s preferred sequence of selection for competition since acceptance of all prints submitted cannot be guaranteed.

Check that the PDI versions of your image are sRGB colour space and the cropping is the same as the print.  Also follow these guidelines that are for PDI club competitions.

2  Image file requirements:

  1. a) The maximum size of the image is 1400 pixels horizontal by 1050 pixels vertical, this is resolution of the projector so these dimensions will give optimum viewing
    b) Images should be in JPEG format (maximum quality) and each file must have a jpg extension.c) The working colour space should be sRGB. Images with missing or incorrect working space will be automatically converted to the correct working space but if this needs to be done no responsibility for any resulting colour changes can be accepted by the competition secretary.

Load screens etc on Friday afternoon at Tangmere

We will be helping load screens etc on Friday afternoon at Tangmere to take to North Mundham. I am hoping we can start taking the equipment out of the store rooms about 2.45 before the van arrives after 3.00.  Hopefully there will be enough strong helpers.  Also for taking down returning all to Tangmere on Sunday.

Thanks

SCPF Awards for The Club, George Atkins and Keith Sawyer

Friday night grand opening of The Southern Counties Photographic Federation exhibition and awards presentation.

Presentations by Tony Oliver SCPF President.

Peter Rocchiccioli receiving certificate for the Club second position in the PDIs

George Atkins getting his Silver medal for second place in the print section.

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Keith Sawyer gained a certificate for his ‘Mind Games’ as Highly Commended PDI.

Well done