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  • #14799
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    Tom Seaton
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    Woops! This article is in the wrong section. It is now also in the Crewe PS section where I intended it to appear.

    #13575
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    Yes, well done indeed Wallace. A really fine photograph. I remember your presentation to the club some time ago about the couple of days you

    spent at the event. You arrived, you said, a complete novice in at the deep end but determined to learn. How you learned!

    A prize winning photo after just two days. You are a genius.

     

    #12047
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    Success. Niks are now untwisted!

    I followed a path through Martin’s   ‘check the manufacturer’s website for latest version’ to  ‘plug-in trouble shooting’ to ‘third party plug-in help’ to a tip

    which identified the exact location you should use to install you Nik collection and it worked first time.

    #12042
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    Like the sound of your solution Martin. Like everyone else I had trouble with my Nik and Topaz software and the CC2015.5 update. I managed OK eventually to install my Topaz group. I’ve tried a version of your solution for Nik but no luck so far.

     

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    I did that too John – added a password. Blasted nuisance.

    I’m relying on Defender on our computers but just read in ‘Which Computing’, June issue, that came in today, that it is not as good as commercial products such as Norton or Kaspersky.

    The June issue of ‘<span style=”font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;”>Which Computing’ has major features on Windows 10 -well worth a look.</span>

    #11875
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    Yes, I’ve not had any problems with Windows 10 on any of our computers – yes Mary’s allowed me to install 10 on her computer! Her only complaint is she hasn’t been able to link up with all her bridge contacts yet.

    I’ve heard that if you wait long enough 10 will install itself whether you want it to or not! Lots of methods online to circumvent and reverse this.

     

     

     

     

     

    #11452
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    Yes CC is a good deal. I’ve been subscribing for a while – £8.95 I think and the cost hasn’t changed yet.

    For that I get Lightroom and Bridge of course.

    #10582
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    I do agree with you Wallace. John is a very skilled organiser but who is going to replace him next year?

    So far no one has volunteered or even hinted at serving. Come on CPS members step up to the plate!
    By the way, I won’t be volunteering, it’s a job for a younger person – I’ll be 80 next season!

    Ken, all judges are flawed and most of them admit it. But I don’t let it bother me when they trash my work I just keep on enjoying myself making pictures!

    Just keep on entering work – we’ll appreciate it even if they don’t.

    #10244
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    Scrapping the league! What would we do with all the trophies?

    All that work during the season to get the sums right…….mmmm  you may have something there Ian!

    Scalpels out. It may be time for that major surgery.

     

    #10241
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    Very similar to our own scoring system for the Annuals which works OK. Many judges already seem to separate out entries into three groups which could be called Gold Silver and Bronze. A difference is we award 1st 2nd and 3rd places plus highly commended and commended awards.

    I don’t think it would work in our league competitions without major surgery.

    #10198
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    I viewed the discussion late last night – I need to have another look now I’m more awake.

    I find it has a stimulatingly (if that’s a word), disturbing effect on how I view my own limited photographic experience!

    Where on the spectrum – given that there is one – does club photography sit?

    #9588
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    I’m with you Ian, they are startling rather than stunning Nature images – highly processed to make them appear so

    and nothing really wrong with that but not as competition work or, more critically, as representations of ‘natural nature’.

    In that respect less admirable than anything Bob, Paul, Ian, the Hills etc. produce every season.

    But nice to look at and try to work out how they were done!

    #9440
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    Your provisional list of elements covers most of what I thought of as a portrait, Ian and  if we really wished to have a ‘specifically portrait competition’ it could fill the bill. Unfortunately I think a competition along these lines would attract fewer entries and put us back to former days when entries for the Maurice Ashwin Trophy were very few and far between. Gradually, over the years, a wider interpretation of ‘portraiture’ has been accepted, resulting in very a welcome enthusiasm for portraiture and a health increase in the numbers of entries.

    To foster this enthusiasm I’m attracted by the Macclesfield classification of ‘People and Portraits’ as being more like our present arrangement – although with tighter definitions of what is permissible than we have at present.

     

    #9424
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    I must admit I was a bit surprised by the entry to our portrait competitions. Many were ‘people’ pictures by my old fashioned definition and most

    of them I’d have given my eye teeth to have made, by the way.

    Ian mentioned several photographers I associate with what I’ve always thought of as true portraiture – as Peter says, a representation of the character

    of the ‘sitter’. It’s the main reason I don’t do portraiture as I don’t think I’m capable – at least from efforts I’ve made in the past!

    However if it’s people pictures which compete then I have plenty, though nothing as good as the print winner last Thursday.

    I agree with Ian, a good idea would be to refine our definition of what we expect a portrait to be for our competitions – if most members agree, that is.

    (A subject for an Open Night discussion perhaps.)  The definition need not be too technical just an indication of what qualifies as a portrait for our competitions

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    #9066
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    Tom Seaton
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    Just finished looking at the web site galleries, Ian, stunning as you say. Fantastically inventive and emotive.

    Both the two galleries you commend are superb. Female X is ‘interesting’ but another I liked was ‘Peru’, especially the

    pictures of the people. Thanks for the reference, the best hour I’ve spent for some time – I was supposed to be remounting my prints

    for the Annuals!

     

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