April’s theme had the potential to confound us but it was good to see so many attempts at interpreting Nostalgia. It appears that judge Chris Baldwin was also pleased, holding back 8 of the entries, but it was Phil Earle that stole the show taking both First and Second place. Apparently the Leica in the picture belonged to his father-in-law and was rescued from obscurity by Phil.
The Open images continue to be a good selection despite the constraints of lockdown. Some members clearly have a vast back catalogue of the past two years from which to select a couple of pictures, whilst others turn to Mother Nature hoping that she will supply the winning shot. And this month’s winning shot was supplied by Ron Wilks, one of three he had placed. At a Good Clip is yet another abstract painfully created to bring energy and colour to the screen.
It was pointed out that if you want to be placed Highly Commended or above in the Open league, your first name has to begin with an ‘R’
Feedback from Chris was comprehensive. He had downloaded the images and actually tried some of the changes he suggested, himself. The big message was to make more use of cropping to avoid unwanted or distracting items or colours. He also stressed how important a title is, something that became very clear in the Theme competition.
Our next event:
Monday, 10th May
Annual General Meeting, followed by
Mike Sharples “Iceland: A Sole Journey”
If non-members would like to join the evening please use the contact form to ask for Zoom details.
Meetings are currently held via Zoom conference usually on the 1st Monday of the Month except some bank holidays when usually meetings are held the following Monday. Usual start time 7.30pm.
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