It seems a long time since the last competition meeting at the beginning of April. In between we have had our AGM and here we are now in the middle of the year with a re-invigorated membership. For the first time since before lockdown, entries for both sections of the competition exceeded 20 images – in fact 24 in both Open and Theme. Add to that that the quality was very high and that every member attended, it does look and feel like SPG is getting back into its stride.
The one thing that could not be put in place was an external judge so Brian Pere very kindly stood in at the last moment. He was clearly impressed with the overall quality as well, as he held back 12 in the Open and 14 (!) in the Theme. Unfortunately some then fell by the wayside but it was clearly a difficult set of images to judge.
The Theme this month was Reflections in Water which clearly many people enjoyed the opportunity to photograph images in some lovely places, members asking where such-and-such was taken and making a note of the good times to go. Francis seems to be a regular fixture of the top places these days and this was no exception with both First and Second, a tough decision for Brian but the squirrel Nearly Camouflaged won out in the end.
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However, two can play at Francis’s game and new member John O’Reilly gained a First and Second place in the Open category with a very evocative Misty Morning, Harringworth Aqueduct (First) and Brixworth Church. And to keep it in the family, John’s wife Sue gained Third place with an excellent image of a starling.
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The next meeting is the annual walk with West Haddon to be held on Monday July 4th.
If non-members would like to join the next evening please use the contact form to ask for details.
Meetings are currently held in the Hunter Hall of Spratton Hall School 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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