Monthly Archives: February 2020

No Easy Road

Our February meeting had an open section and a set theme of “Roads”. Our judge, Brian Pere, had hit the road from Duston Camera Club to run the rule over our efforts.

In the open Alan Roffey won out, with his recent upgrade to Photoshop Elements 2020 paying dividends with his composite “Three Times a Lady” taken against  a backdrop of Willen Lake.

Three Times a Lady

1st in Open: “Three Times a Lady” by Alan Roffey

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In the theme Ron Wykes stormed back with an image taken on a Derbyshire road “Between Showers”.

Between Showers

1st in Theme: “Between Showers” by Ron Wykes


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As Ron Wykes was in attendance we were able to present him with the Peter Saul Cup for his open league win in 2019. It was his third win, but unlike football – where Brazil were able to keep the Jules Rimet Trophy in 1970 –  Ron will have to give it back at the end of the year; unless of course he wins it again!

Cup Presenttion

2018 winner Mark Blaber (left) presents Ron Wykes with the the Peter Saul Cup for 2019

Ring in the New

Our first meeting of the new year was a competition evening with an open section and a set theme of “Framed”.

Our judge for the night was Graham Heywood EFIAPp FBPE. Graham gave an informative and amusing commentary on our efforts with many valuable tips as to how images could be improved, even if they were good to begin with.

Boxing Day Dip

1st in Open: “Boxing Day Dip” by Ray Barnes

In the open, braving a beach in Northumberland on Boxing Day rewarded Ray Barnes with the first winning image of the year.

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In the theme, a composite image of people looking out of railway carriage windows gained a laugh and a first place for Alan Roffey.

Frame Frenzy

1st in Theme: “Frame Frenzy” by Alan Roffey

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