Club members enjoyed a lovely meal at The Old Forge Toby Carvery this year for their Annual Christmas Dinner.
Ampthill & District CC
Competition Results for
2013 Bedfordshire Invitation Inter-Club
Graham Hodgkiss ARPS MPAGB APAGB AFIAP
|Position||Club Name||Author||Title (Points)||Score|
|1||Leighton Buzzard PC||Clive Rayment||The Breaker (20)||99|
|Dave Cromack||Jackinabox (20)|
|Andrew Turner||Frosty Sheep (18)|
|Roger Gage||Stay Away (14)|
|Bernie Raffe||Musical Camden Market Trader (14)|
|Clive Daniels||Bearded Dragon Feeding (13)|
|2||Stevenage PS||Tanya Warren||Surface Tension (20)||97|
|Elliot Hook||La Vie a la Plage (19)|
|Adele Gibson||Lone Tree, Rydal Water (16)|
|Elliot Hook||Elgol Blue (16)|
|Tom Couch||Cabbage White (14)|
|Wasi Siddiqi||Ruins on the Beach (12)|
|3||Biggleswade & District CC||Ian Gostelow||Encroaching tide (20)||96|
|Chris Davies||Winter fantasy (19)|
|Stacey Purkiss||Marmelade Fly (17)|
|Tim Walton||The Fire Queen (16)|
|Ben Pike||The Bug (12)|
|Chris Davies||In Winters Grip (12)|
|= 4||Shillington & District CC||Peter Turner||Recession (17)||95|
|Shirley Hollis||In The Lead (17)|
|Jose Currant||Mist over Exmoor (16)|
|Naomi Saul||A Night at the Ballet (16)|
|David Randall||Shimbashi Subway (16)|
|Ron Johl||I’m Stuck on You (13)|
|= 4||Harpenden PS||Colin Southgate||THE PINK BAG (20)||95|
|Stephen Pritchard||TO THE NEXT GATE (19)|
|Trish French||PARISIAN STAIRCASE (18)|
|Peter Milsom||HANNAH COCKROFT (14)|
|Sarah Cody||HAPPY HIPPY (13)|
|Angela Williams||CONTEMPLATION (1) (11)|
|5||Gamlingay PS||Stan Saunders||Red Grouse in flight (20)||93|
|Ron Pickford||Mid Winter Fields (19)|
|Stan Saunders||Knapweed Fritillary (18)|
|Paul Langshaw||Moody Dixie (15)|
|John Clark||Let us Out (11)|
|Jackie Bruce||Trees in a Winter’s Landscape (10)|
|6||Ampthill & District CC||Valerie Elliott||Ready to Surf (20)||92|
|Ben Peet||Shell Shocked (19)|
|David Wear||FREESTYLE JET SKIER (17)|
|Graham Frost||A WEE DRAM (13)|
|Ben Peet||PONY PROFILE (12)|
|Louise Brinklow||CHICAGO (11)|
|7||St Albans CC||Peter Tatton||DIVE (19)||91|
|Helen Cullens||KING’S CROSS (16)|
|Helen Cullens||LIGHTS ON THE MILLENNIUM BRIDGE (16)|
|Juliet Morton||A Sienese dawn (15)|
|Chris Drury||CATCHING THE SUN (14)|
|Colin Hicks||LOOKOUT (11)|
|8||Rushden & District PS||Graham Taylor||A Home No More (17)||90|
|Elaine Nash||Teapot (17)|
|David West||Ducks at Dawn (15)|
|Tony Joyce||Carnival Queen (15)|
|Elaine Nash||Interior of St Andrews, Cranford (14)|
|Keith Millard||From Below (12)|
|9||Bedford CC||John Pegram||Bearded Seal (20)||88|
|Steve Ridgway||Pastures New (16)|
|Ian Whiting||Geese At Sunset (15)|
|Ian Whiting||Street Dancing (15)|
|Chris Pike||The End of the Pier Show (12)|
|Chris Pike||Light ReLeaf (10)|
|10||New City PS||Simon Raynor||BLUE DANCER (16)||83|
|Colin Mill||PENMON FLOW (15)|
|Jamie White||PINK LIGHT DISTRICT (15)|
|Don Byatt||REMEMBRANCE (14)|
|Geoff Einon||EUROPEAN BEE-EATER (12)|
|Neil Schofield||A HUMBLE STARLING (11)|
|11||Hitchin CC||Gareth Kitchener||Gerbera (16)||82|
|Tom Salmond||Porth Nanven Dawn (16)|
|Rafe Abrook||Peacock Tree Frog (14)|
|Greg Covington||Chalkhill Blue (13)|
|Isla Knight||Reflections of Colour (13)|
|Andy Hyde||Turning Pages (10)|
|= 12||Park Street CC||Rosemary Wenzerul||Eagle Owl Portrait (17)||80|
|Connie Fitzgerald||Tulips (15)|
|Sue Hipperson||Flood Tide Dawn Thornham Harbour (12)|
|Jeremy Fraser-Mitchell||Pallas Cat (12)|
|Chris Gilbert||Starling Wars (12)|
|Dave Hipperson||Thornham Beach (12)|
|= 12||Letchworth Garden City CC||Gary Neesam||Taking Baby Home (16)||80|
|Rob Fairhead||Recumbent Puffin (15)|
|Dennis Anguige||Lao Boy (14)|
|Peter Freeman||Hellebore (14)|
|Kirsty Gifkins||Sunset Rays caught ‘by the Tide (11)|
|John Dingemans||Brown Hare (10)|
|13||Buckingham CC||Adrian Davies||Natasha (17)||78|
|Adrian Court||Beached (13)|
|Jon Downs||One Day in London (13)|
|Adrian Davies||Glancing Light (12)|
|Nick Biswell||Tough Skinned (12)|
|Jon Downs||Returning (11)|
|14||Kempston CC||Donnie Canning||Head in my Hands (16)||73|
|Donnie Canning||Jaguar (13)|
|Peter Darby||I Have Spotted Lunch (12)|
|Roy Backhouse||Stealth Attack (11)|
|Roy Backhouse||Ram (11)|
|Peter Darby||Raindrop on Mushroom (10)|
|15||Vauxhall & Chilterns PC||Keith Knight||Coming Round (16)||71|
|Graham Owen||Follow me (12)|
|Innes Griggs||Anxiety (11)|
|Stephan McDonald||Three Abstracts (11)|
|Chris Taylor||Arachnophobia (11)|
|Dave Spacey||Constellation of holly (10)|
The Melbourn Trophy 2013
Melbourn CC vs Stevenage PS
At Foxton Village Hall, Hardman Road, Foxton, Cambridge, Cambs, CB22 6RN
Judge – Adrian Stone
All are welcome to attend to cheer on Stevenage.
After the AGM on Monday we presented the trophies and certificates to the worthy winners.
Paul Munns presented the monthly awards
The President’s Shield was presented by President, Don King
Of course, Arthur Ash presented the Ashes Awards
Elliot Hook presented the awards for Portrait Photographer of the Year 2013
Paul Langshaw presented the awards for Photographer of the Year 2013
The Chairman’s Medal was awarded to the member showing the greatest enthusiasm and promise within the club.
Portrait Photographer of the Year & Photographer of the Year 2013
Will now be held on the same night. Monday May 13th. We will have Russell and Barbie Lindsay to assist in the task of choosing the winners. Let no one be under the illusion that this will be easy. There will be a lot of work to do on that night and we will need an army of volunteers. I need you all there at 7:30, please. We’ll get out tables, print stands, the 35mm projector for lighting and the large print stand. We have the portraits there so they can be put up straight away. We will start judging at 8pm on the dot. We may not be finished until 10:30.
The portraits will be put up first. Bring your POTY entries with you and keep them to one side ready for the switch over at the break. Make sure that your name is on each and every print. Russell will judge the portraits and award the slips and cup before the break. As soon as we break, you will need to grab your portraits and take them away. If you are entering Photographer of the Year, you will need to put up your six prints as you want to see them displayed. Do this before you get your coffee or tea so that the judge can check them out before we start part two. You can see that, if you are entering either of these comps, you will need to be there in person if possible.
Tea break will be no more than ten minutes, depending on the number of POTY entries. Like Russell, Barbie will not get much more than two or three minutes on each entry by my estimate. It should be enough. These guys are good and don’t waste words. They know what they are talking about and their constructive criticism is worth it’s weight in gold.
Some members have been asking about the entry conditions for the photographer of the year competition. I have attached a copy of the up to date rules for you to print out and keep for future reference. Your entry will consist of your six best prints. The judge is looking for technical excellence as well as variety and versatility from the author. Your entry does NOT have to be arranged as a panel, like the Arthur Ash Trophy Competition, but some entrants prefer to show their work like a panel anyway. That is their choice, but you will not lose points if you have different coloured mounts or different sized prints within the mounts. The mounts will have to measure 50cm x 40cm as this is the standard size for all of our club comps and the EAF.
Barbie will also be asked to choose the best single image from the POTY for the Jim Lucas Trophy. This can be from any of the sets and does not have to be part of the winning set. Here are the entries from last year to give you an idea of what is required.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me on this address. firstname.lastname@example.org
In July we have an exhibition at what used to be the Boxfield Gallery in the Gordon Craig Theatre. It is now called Pi Bistro. The exhibition will be on the restaurant walls, so it will get even more attantion than usual. We will require your best prints for this exhibition directly after the POTY Competition. We would like to have at least one from everyone in the club if possible. A maximum of three, please. You can add portraits as well. I will have Arthur at the back table by the window to collect them from you.
Good luck on Monday everyone!
Portrait Photographer of the Year
An Evening with Henry O’Dwyer
Henry is a good friend of Ron Pickford. I’m afraid I don’t know much else about him. He has agreed to come and talk to us. I’m sure it will be an entertaining and informative evening. Come down on Monday April 29th and find out for yourself.
Portrait Photographer of the Year
was a total disaster this year due to not having a judge. There seems to have been some sort of mix up and the judge, Russell Lindsay, thought he was coming to Stevenage next Monday. Russell and his wife, Barbie, live in Suffolk and it would have taken too long even if they had set out as soon as they realised. Clearly, we need to ensure that our speakers and judges are reminded by email and that we have contact details for them on the night. It doesn’t happen very often, but it is a real nuisance when it does. I do apologise to everyone who came down to the club expecting an exciting competition. Also to all who entered. We had more entries than ever before. The entries have been boxed up and we are going to try and judge them on the evening of May 13th with the Photographer of the Year Competition. Some members asked if they could add their portrait images to this competition. I have to say no, as it wouldn’t be fair to all those that had their sets ready for last Monday. I would like to thank Gary for going through the programme for next year and explaining what we have to look forward to. David made a collection of “Portrait Cakes”. He was going to send me a picture of them, but I haven’t received anything yet. They were very tasty if the one I had is anything to go by.
Eric Saul ARPS, EFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB
Congratulations to all those below who had images accepted by the EAF Exhibition. Good work, Team!
EAF Exhibition 2013
Stevenage PS acceptances
Chris Thurston – Lone Tree – 12
Chris Thurston – An Alternative Fashion – 11.5
Adele Gibson – Rydal Water Tree – 12
Elliot Hook – Still Waters – 12
Elliot Hook – The Second Severn Crossing – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Gary Nicholls – Lombok Street Carver – 13 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Chris Thurston – Walking the Dogs -12
Chris Thurston – Frosty Teasels -12
Adele Gibson – Symmetry – 13
Adele Gibson – Luskentyre Beach – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Lynne Owen – On a Spin Cycle – 11.5
Gary Nicholls – Storm over Bamburgh – 12
Elliot Hook – Brown Hare – 13 – Highly Commended – (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Jeff Owen – Waiting and Wondering – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Tanya Warren – Surface Tension – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Gary Nicholls – Saved from her Reverie – 11
Paul Langshaw – Iranian Protester – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Chris Thurston – Macabre Night – 12 (Selected to represent EAF in National PAGB Comp)
Chris Thurston – Walking in the Snow – 11
We will be going through the motions on Monday with the delightful Daphne Hanson DPAGB CPAGB judging our work in this, the 6th and final monthly competition of the 2012/2013 season. It will be projected and marked out of 20 with winners of 20’s getting a certificate and scratchcard for their trouble. The deadline for your entries is tonight at midnight. Thursday March 14th. Don’t be a Cinderella. Get your work in NOW!
The theme is “Motion” and I am looking forward to your interpretations of this challenging theme. I’ve posted the one that I didn’t use above. One of my panning shots taken outside the Arts Centre. I shall probably regret not using it on Monday when I get a 12 or something ridiculous for one of the others.
It’s very close at the top. Gary has posted the results so far. I don’t think I am troubling anyone.
Good luck everyone!
Tom Couch is presenting a tutorial on Portraiture on Monday 4th March 2013. This is specifically aimed at Novices and beginners to studio portraits.
Specifically geared to portraits rather than general studio work, and starting right from the beginning.
One of the closest competitions I have ever seen in the Melbourn Trophy knock out stages.
Studio Night has been changed to a Tutorial Night
We begin 2013 with a change of plan on Monday January 7th.