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PrintCompetition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Our second competition last week – prints this time and no set subject. Always a sense of expectancy on these occasions! Our man in the hot seat this time was Roger McCallum – a challenging job being the judge!

 Well, Roger was faced with an excellent array of images –...

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Digital Is Photography's Third Age

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well, we all packed into the village hall on 12th October and it was well worth it ‘cos we had a really interesting evening – Ian Nash (no- not that one – this one was a visiting speaker!) came to give a presentation with the title ‘Digital Is Photography’s...

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Digital Competition No 1

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

What a great evening’s viewing! Last Wednesday saw the first of our competitions for the season. It was projected images – and as per usual we kicked off with no set subject. These are always interesting ‘cos you get such a wide variety of photographs don’t you – and...

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72 Hours In Finland and the Calgary Stampede

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So last week we ventured up into the far north – (no – not Aylesbury!) – Finland – land of the midnight sun!! This was courtesy of Ivor Porter who shared his images of bears with us. Well – he survived and was here to tell the tale …………

So...

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Opening Night

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

And what did we do last Wednesday then? It was back for a new season at our superb camera club #WHCC – that’s what!

Great to meet up and catch up with all our like-minded friends again and look forward to another year of photographic excellence!

Of course – as it’s...

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Curiosities In The Cotswolds

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now that was a curious evening wasn’t it ……… I’m referring of course to last Wednesday’s presentation by our esteemed Chairman  ……. Alan Copeland LRPS APAGB. He took us on a tour of both the picturesque and the oddities to be found just west of here in the glorious...

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Street Photography - My Experience by John Douglass

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So last Wednesday we learnt all about shooting from the hip! No – we hadn’t had a wild west themed evening – it was all about the art of street photography with John Douglass.

We saw examples which John largely produces in gritty black and white in square format giving...

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Monochrome Digital Image Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

And so we all flocked to the village hall last Wednesday – well worth going too ‘cos it was our annual monochrome projected image competition and there were some really great photographs to be enjoyed. The man in the hot seat this year was Gordon Roberts CPAGB who came...

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Ethiopia

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

What a lovely evening we had last Wednesday! A packed house listened to Carole Scott tell us about her adventures in Ethiopia illustrated by her images. Not sure how much I for one knew about this country before last Wed – but I sure know a lot more about...

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Afghanistan - A Tour Of Duty

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Now this was something completely different! Last Wednesday one of our club members, Malcolm Robb, gave us a privileged view inside the armed forces on active duty through his superb images and commentary.

He started by charting his military history from his days in Sandhurst, training to be an officer...

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Picture Of The Year Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

A selection of the best images from our ladder competition this evening ‘cos it was the annual Picture of the Year competition – and who better to be in the hot seat for this than Stan McCartin – he of the Gallic lilt and considerable photographic expertise!

Being the picture...

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Street Photography - My Experience by John Douglass

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So last Wednesday we learnt all about shooting from the hip! No – we hadn’t had a wild west themed evening – it was all about the art of street photography with John Douglass.

We saw examples which John largely produces in gritty black and white in square format giving...

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Street Photography - My Experience by John Douglass

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So last Wednesday we learnt all about shooting from the hip! No – we hadn’t had a wild west themed evening – it was all about the art of street photography with John Douglass.

We saw examples which John largely produces in gritty black and white in square format giving...

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It's All In The Mind by Ken Scott

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Well that was different wasn’t it! Not only that – we had to spend the evening thinking deeply (my brain wasn’t ready for that on a Wednesday evening!). It was, of course, Ken Scott’s new presentation “It’s All In The Mind”.

We hadn’t seen Ken for a while – last...

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Digital Competition No 4 (no set subject)

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

That was it ……….. already!  And in case you’re wondering what …. the last of the ladder competitions for this season – that’s what!

Of course being the last one there was no set subject – so a wide variety of images on show! And the man with the difficult...

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An Evening With Nigel Glover-Wright LRPS

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

So this week we were taken all the way to Namibia (well, virtually, that is!) in the expert company of our very own Nigel Glover-Wright LRPS.

Nigel, as we all know, is a regular traveller to Africa and we’ve always enjoyed his images of areas such as the Masai Mara...

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Print Competition No 4

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Here we are already – the last of the season’s ladder competitions for prints – don’t time fly when you’re having fun – eh?

Being the last comp. there was no set subject so the points were awarded on photographic merit alone – and boy! – were there some great...

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An Evening With Neil Stewart

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Last Wednesday we really witnessed nature in the raw (or even in the jpeg!!) thanks to our very own Neil Stewart.

He took us into the heart of Africa to see the amazing sight of thousands of wildebeest following a primeval urge to travel in a never-ending clockwise circle of...

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Natural History Competition

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

We enjoyed last Wednesday a lot didn’t we! And what was it? Our annual Natural History competition – that what!

In the hot seat was Micki Aston who’d travelled from the wilds of Windsor to be with us. And we were on our best behaviour too! She was presented with...

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Classic Boats Of Scotland

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

What a great set of images we saw last Wednesday! We were visited by Kathy Mansfield who photographs boats. Not just any old boats mark you – serious ocean-going racing yachts!

Kathy’s work is to be found in some of the world’s foremost boating publications so it was a real...

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