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A Mountaineer's Eye View of South East England

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So we all wondered what a 'Mountaineer's Eye View of South East England' was all about ... could Box Hill be a sudden contender in the mountain stakes ... or closer to home - what about Streatley Hill???? Of course, could be images taken from on high...

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Digital Competition No 4

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So there it was - the last of the ladder competitions for this season - Digital Competition No 4 - and no set subject - plenty of scope then! And some poor soul has to be in the judge of this which will also decide the winner of...

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Print Competition No 4

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So there we were all ready for the last of our ladder print competitions this season. As per usual this had no set subject - hurrah! Means lots of good, varied images to enjoy! Of course someone has to be in the hot seat and make comments on the...

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Hunting The Northern Lights

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So to start April off we went on a virtual trip to Norway in the company of Stan Hill. The title of his presentation was 'Hunting the Northern Lights' which gives you a bit of a clue as to the aim of his journey doesn't it!

So this was done...

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Flowers Of The Altai Mountains

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So on 7th March the entire club was sent to Siberia! Well - don't take that too literally - because in fact we were taken on a virtual visit to the Altai Mountains in Southern Siberia by Barbara Lyddiatt. None of your wind- blown icy wastes then -...

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Project 100 (1)

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

There we were on 21 February for the first of our Project 100 (aka Chairman's Challenge) evenings. This is the one where unsuspecting members volunteer to take two images a week over the year (2017 in this case) and then whittle these down to 100 to share with the...

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Ivor's Winter Mixture

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So it was the middle of February (exactly so being the 14th) and we all flocked to the village hall for a presentation appropriately called 'Ivor's Winter Mixture' - courtesy of Ivor Porter from the Oxford Photographic Society. And no - it wasn't a dose to be taken three...

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6x4 Competition and Discussion Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

The 7th February and our annual 6x4 Competition. Has a historical pedigree this one - harks back to the time when we all had film cameras and when we sent our films off to be developed we got these things called enprints back - and yes - they were...

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My Projects -The Arcades of Paris and the Arches of London

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Our last meeting in January - on the last day of January too! So we all flocked to the village hall at Whitchurch-on-Thames for a trip over to Paris and back to London - all in the space of an evening!

This was courtesy of Ted Kinsey who visited...

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My Experience In Publishing Photobooks

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was a useful meeting - the one on 24th Jan when local man Jim Donahue came to talk to us about his experiences in publishing books of his images.

He went through the various ways into this - from the Blurb publications to Lightroom Book and Apple.

Some of...

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Print Competition No2 Three of a Kind

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So here we were - well into January and our first competition of 2018!

What was it? ........ Print Competition No 2 with the title 'Three of a Kind' that's what!

We had all of 41 superb prints to look at - the man at the sharp end being Terry Coffee...

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Digital Audio-Visual Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was a good way to run up to Christmas wasn't it - yes - the Camera Club's annual seasonal bash that is - on 20th December - as close as possible to the Day itself!!

Well - it was our Audio Visual Competition - that bit of seasonal...

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Digital Competition No 2 Three Of A Kind

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

There we were - the last meeting in November - and it was the first of the digital competitions with a set subject - 'Three of a Kind'. And the man in the hot seat - for the very last time at our club - Stan McCartin LRPS CPAGB...

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Taste Of Cappadocia and Journey To The Coast

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So on 22 November - only a month before Christmas - and there we were talking Turkey - yes - the country - not the poor unfortunate birds what'll end up on the dinner table!

We went on our virtual tour in the expert company of Mark Buckley-Sharp ARPS CPAGB...

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Forgotten Heritage

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

We had a great - and very different evening on 16th November when Reading-based photographer Matt Emmett took us into places that - well - we might never have seen otherwise!

Matt's caving background has got him into some dark and mysterious places - so what better than to then...

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Svalbard - Kingdom Of The Ice Bear

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

What a great way to start November! What was? Our trip up to the far north - inside the Arctic Circle to have a close encounter with polar bears!

All by means of digital images of course - courtesy of Eddy and Pam Lane who came all the way from...

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Print Competition No1 Open

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Enter the article hereSo on the 25th October (only two months' sleeps till Santa!) we all trooped along to the village hall for the first print competition in this season's ladder! Like the digital one two weeks before - no set subject - so lots of variety! Another...

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Digital Competition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

11th October and our first ladder competition of the season. The excitement begins!

It was Digital Image Competition No.1. The subject - Open - so a nice wide range of subject matter to add to the excitement! And a new person in the hot seat too - Damon Guy who...

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A Bug's Life and Fabulous Fungi

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now how about that for an amazing evening then! It's last Wednesday I'm talking about when we were visited by Andy Sands with two of his presentations 'A Bug's Life' and 'Fabulous Fungi'.

Now this is a man who is not only passionate about his wildlife photography but who has...

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Selection Evening

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So we all flocked into the village hall last Wednesday for our annual Selection Evening - when our members get to choose the images which will represent the club in external competitions.

And didn't we have a great selection to choose from!

We started as always with the prints - each...

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