17th March 2021 - 'Working with Textures' by Jane Lazenby BA (hons) Fine Art, QTFE(2), ASEA, LRPS, CPAGB, BPE3, EFIAP, LMPA
A truly superb evening. I don't think I was the only one who was up late after the talk trying out some textures I had filed away. Lots of great feedback from club members about Jane's easy going style, making her talk easy to follow. Let's hope for a return visit.
Thank you to Market Harborough for hosting this years annual battle, lets hope we can meet in person next year. Thanks also to the Judge, Steven Galvin, especially as Corby won this year but obviously it's the taking part that matters!
Congratulations to Sheila, who's 'Overgrown came 1st
and Malcolm who's 'Little Tern' came 2nd
24th February 2021 Monthly Competition - Subject 'Old & New'
Judge - Steve Walters
Congratulations to Christine Stafford for 1st and 2nd place
1st Christine - 'MOTHER AND SON' 20 points
2nd Christine - 'HEADSTONES' 19 points
3rd Malcolm - 'WALL FOR PEACE' 19 points
Tuesday 2nd March - A 2 way DPI Battle with Market Harborough on Zoom. I hope you will join the meeting and support our club.
'17th FEBRUARY 2021 - 'Mongolia - Eagle Hunters' a presentation by Julian Elliott
What an amazing presentation, a great insight into a lesser travelled part of the world. And if you're feeling like an adventure just visit Julian's website and you could book up and travel with him next time he goes.
Julian Elliott has been a professional landscape and travel photographer for 10 years. Having started writing for a number of British UK photography magazines he started selling his work through the World renowned Getty Images. To date his work has sold in over 40 countries and he has travelled in over 30 countries capturing the world around him. The talk is called Mongolia - From Steppe to Eagle Hunters. Journey from Mongolia's capital to the Altai in the country's far west. See how Julian's journey in this vast country unfolded and hear how he captured the vast landscapes and the people that inhabit them. Watch how Julian switches between from being a landscape photographer to travel to sports when the talk finishes with a look at the Eagle Festival.
February 10th - An Evening with our Chairman Barry Knott 'A Look at the West'
Thank you to Barry for a lovely evening, it was great to look back over his travels to the USA in 1993. Converting these slide images to digital files was a huge undertaking but so worthwhile. Stunning scapes from San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite National Park.
The Mobile Phone Shots evening went well yesterday with 52 images submitted and made for an interesting evening, thank you all who took part. I think we will have some version of this every year.
27th January 2021 Monthly Competition - Subject 'Open'
Judged by Pat Couder CPAGB, BPE1
Congratulations to Christine Stafford for 1st and 3rd place
1st Christine - 'Cosmos' 20 points
2nd Nigel - 'Feeding Otter' 20 points
3rd Christine - 'Sun Setting At Roach End Barn' 20 points
Full results on the website members' page thanks to Andrei.
Thanks to Colin for last weeks presentation, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The amount of wildlife that Colin was able to find in such a small area was certainly impressive and it must have taken a lot of hours to both take the photos and organise the presentation. The tour of Italy that followed was very well done indeed and extremely entertaining. The narration and images were good and the whole thing was very interesting.
An evening to look forward to next Wednesday with another talk by one of our members, Colin Bloor.