Thursday 2nd February

It was a very sad start to our meeting last night to hear of Mem Baybars death last Friday (please see separate news post), and to have Pete Bamforth’s message thanking everyone for their messages of support regarding his son’s illness, which Pete and his family very much appreciated.

There was however good news from David Harris, who is mending well and making good progress.  He will be on crutches for the next 6 weeks, but is now able to get around and is making a sterling job of being our remote Treasurer!

It was a pleasure to welcome back Roger Crocombe, our close neighbour from Bognor Regis Camera Club, where Roger is Chair.  It’s been a while since Roger has been with us as his last planned visit was called of as he was ill, so good to have him again judging the 2nd Club and Intermediate Print Rounds.

Roger is a very positive judge, although quite rightly picking up on technical issues in the Intermediate prints more strictly, and we had a very enjoyable session. It’s always good to have a judge who clearly enjoys the images in front of them, and with lots of advice about cropping, telling the stories in our images, getting the best from mounting, the dangers of over-sharpening and how best to apply effects, an informative evening too.

George Sayer did exceptionally well in Club Class with two 10s and a 9.5, while Sarah Nichol and Sue Watts picked up 10s in the Intermediate round. You’ll find all the results on the ‘competition standings’ pages – and once again it’s thank you to Jeff Owen for getting the results posted before midnight on the evening of the competitions!

Next week’s session is from Jeff Morgan, who will also be presenting at the B&W Group on Wednesday 8th February evening.  Do see the B&W Group page for more information.

George’s Sayers Windmill, Club Class 10 Sue Watt’s Anticipation, Intermediate 10

Sarah Nichol’s The Eavesdropper, Intermediate 10