The club submitted 24 images to the MCPF for the annual Photfolio competition and we have had 8 acceptances. This is a great result for the club and thanks go to the excellent photographers that allowed us to use their images.
We held our annual Battle with Monmouth Camera Club. 20 images from each Club were presented to Colin Walls, our Judge for the evening. Colin was an excellent Judge and fair to everyone with his critique. All images were of a high standard, so both Clubs gave the Judge a hard task. Ross pulled away to win the evening with a score of 351 to Ross and 328 for Monmouth. Thanks to Monmouth for taking part over the Zoom portal. Four of our images scored 20/20 and they are shown below.
The New Season is Starting.
We will be meeting from 9th September 2020 for the start of an exciting new season. Our new programme can be viewed here[LINK]. We are still undecided as to whether we will be meeting at Walford Village Hall, on Zoom or by a combination of both. We will make a final decision on this towards the end of August. Either way – the club will be running from 9th September including the project group, the bi-weekly Zoom group and other activities as and when announced. We look forward to seeing you.
The AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th July at 7pm. This will happen as a Zoom teleconferencing meeting. Please watch out for email telling you how to join.
During the Lockdown
During the Coronvirus lockdown 20 of our members regularly meet on Monday afternoons via the internet to produce work to a given theme.
This has proved to be great fun and everyone embraces the spirit of the given themes. During the last ten weeks over 300 images have been produced of work to a very high standard. There has been great fun and brilliant thinking from my 'Zoom Bunch'. It has also provided much needed social contact for us all. Its great to see everyone, catch up, have a laugh and then get down to the more serious stuff at hand.
We are going to continue with this for the time being, but will probably change from weekly to bi-weekly meetings as the lockdown lifts and members start to get back to 'normal'.
As Chair, I am stunned by the incredible quality and effort that goes into the work that is produced week on week. I just hope we can keep coming up with ideas to keep going for a few more months yet.
Thank you everyone who takes part.
Sandra Battle with Monmouth
Friday 20th March should have seen us hold our Annual Battle at Monmouth, but due to the Coronavirus outbreak the competition was held on line. Martin Cooper judged the event for us and gave some excellent critique on all images. (Copies of his critique and the scores have been sent to all members). It was a close battle and Ross just won with 338 to 332 for Monmouth. There were some excellent images produced and the standard very high. Thanks to Keith & Lynda Sharpes and Brian Challis for making it all possible.
In particular lovely images from Gareth Nutt with Symmetry and John Ryland with contained, both scored 20, Fed Up, Tired out with 19 by Sandra Walding. All other images scored between 15 - 18.
A strange way to hold a battle, but well worth it.
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