This weekend, we finally managed to run our annual photo scavenger hunt, after postponing due to threatened bad weather (that never eventuated), then changing our venue at the last minute due to some semi-bad weather…but luckily we had an excellent turnout of members. Even though I greedily demanded a very quick turn-around of images, so we could fit the slideshow into the last meeting of the year, I received a whopping 108 photos, making this the longest photo walk/field trip slideshow of the year – it’s so long, I had to find three totally irrelevant songs to accompany it!
The themes were:
Thanks to everyone who submitted their images so quickly!
The results of the Projected Image Exhibition for 2018 were announced and presented at the meeting on Monday 12 November. The Open Section images were selected by Trish and Alistair McAuslan. They were not present at the meeting, but their comments were read out by Melanie Middlemiss. The Natural History Section images were selected by Craig McKenzie who commented on each of the images as they were projected.
The awards, which are summarised below, were presented by our Patron, Ian Wyllie. Congratulations to all ten members of the Society who had images accepted for the exhibition, and to the six who also received Honours awards. Special recognition went to Andre Koschinowski, who received the Champion Award in the Open category, and to Gary McClintock, who received the Champion Award in the Natural History category. Gary was also awarded the F.H. Williams Memorial Trophy. Special thanks to Trish and Alistair McAuslan and Craig McKenzie for their careful selection and the insightful and constructive comments. Videos of past exhibitions and field trips can be seen here.
Links below to a BBC documentary you should find interesting. The content is from Youtube so may be removed at some point in the future. If you search for ‘Eamonn McCabe’ it should be hosted somewhere else on YouTube.
‘…Eamonn McCabe celebrates Britain’s greatest photographers, sees how science allowed their art to develop, and explores how they have captured our changing lives and country.’
This is a helpful video showing how to mat an artwork/photograph. I don’t have all the different types of tapes that he uses, but I particularly like the way he attaches the picture to the backing board. – Melanie
We always try to have at least one photowalk or field trip each month and when we get back we like to share a selection of photos taken on the trip – to entice other members to join us on the next trip! Here are the slideshows from some recent trips (and a workshop).
Vogel Street Party photowalk: 8/10/16
Light Workshop, starting at Queens Gardens: 31/10/16