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  • #9064
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    Tom Seaton
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    Wow! Superb. So different and exciting compared to the images presented last week.

    The last two I especially admire with the penultimate one raising the hairs at the back of my neck.

    #9042
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    Yes. a very interesting suggestion and one to which we should give serious thought.

    I like the idea of encouraging members to enter work ‘Judges wouldn’t get..’ Needs a bit of thought though as

    much of our season is taken up by competitions with marks. A paring down would be refreshing.

     

    #8349
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    Tom Seaton
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    Yes I think that portraiture is already well served in our club – could be room for more, I suppose.

    On the subject of  pics for the Chronc. my sister, my sister!   had a photo printed in the Chronc., I think last week.

    I’m most put out – she’s supposed to stick to painting and I ( her big brother) do the photography!!

    Still if you don’t submit anything you won’t get published.

     

    #8324
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    Tom Seaton
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    Yes Ken,  Martin’s portrait which won the latest print competition is superb. It will of course most  likely feature in the prize list for

    portrait of the year later in the season and be a strong contender in our print portraiture competition for the Maurice Ashwin Trophy.

    Should Martin have presented  it as a  PDI it would similarly be up with the leaders for PDI Portrait of the year and in competition for

    the Howard Edwards  Trophy.  Many of the other entries in the latest print competition will also feature in competition for portrait of the year

    including prints from Meg, Dolores, Bob Brown and others. I don’t think we are short of competition for portrait or people pictures and certainly we don’t lack

    opportunities for members to display this type of work, that’s one of the reasons why  our rules welcome  portrait/people photographs in the general sections.

    They may have odd competition from landscapes, abstracts etc but they have their day in the Portraiture competitions later in the season and are recognised and rewarded

    with the presentation of the appropriate trophy.

     

     

     

    #7886
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    Tom Seaton
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    Yes thanks for the post Dolores. An absolute delight. I’ve followed some of the other links – Duffy, Feynman ( my favourite scientist of all time). Great holiday viewing for rainy nights – we are on holiday in Derbyshire.

    I too hope that other members will see them. To see AA actually performing and taking photographs was special. But please also watch Faynman too. He’s very special.

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    Tom Seaton
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    Yes I agree, Ian, club photography seems to be a bit ‘decorative’ and the examples you suggest are ‘decorative’ but I would give my eye teeth to emulate them. (I’m conditioned into producing what the judge ‘wants’ to see!) That’s the stopper to entering photos such as those  by Kandar – even if one could recognise and capture similar subjects. Kandar I particularly like. I’ve seen and admired some of his work before. Moriyama is new to me and a revelation. Most of the images I would not even see and the Chris Killip film is sublime.

    ‘Decorative’ is rather a pejorative description for some styles of photography, however. People respond to beauty in all its forms after all but, as you seem to suggest, one of  those forms, is the story behind the photo, the feeling it conveys, the way it makes you think, the communication of other than the obvious.   We need ideas of how we can encourage more of this into club photography. Sorry I don’t have any at the moment but other clubs must have had similar thoughts on this matter.

    #7319
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    Tom Seaton
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    Thanks for the kind comments. Both were taken with my Fujifilm X-E1.

    Mary suggests that I rephrase the comment about the haughty lady with the steely eyed look – not ‘took her, but ‘took her photo’.

    Her glasses in the original were completely black so I lightened them a bit and low and behold that look appeared.

    The Oilmen was a lucky one in that the chap on the left was quite animated and moving about a lot.

    It did occur to me after posting that I should restrict the size of the longest side, but it was late!

    #7314
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    These two I call  ‘ The Oilmen’

    Also at the flower Show on Saturday. I have a few more but no time to post them.

    It’s taken me lots of attempts to post these two.

     

    #7313
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    Tom Seaton
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    Took her at the Tatton Flower Show on Saturday – she was selling posh sheds!

    #4722
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    Tom Seaton
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    Nice one Peter. Absolutely OK for this season competitions.

     

    #4261
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    Tom Seaton
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    Mortitia – great portrait Dolores, super production. Like the atmospheric background but not the candlestick, especially the white of the candle and the other light spots.

    #2863
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    Tom Seaton
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    I do like John’s idea to reintroduce the ONE IMAGE CHALLANGE. Last time – some years ago – was a big success. We even had one version set to music.

     

    #2407
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    Tom Seaton
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    I’ve been looking through some of the records and though I don’t have any photos I do have a potted history of the club which I put together for the Golden Jubilee.

    It’s in the form of a Newsletter I used to produce for the club in the old pre-digital days.   I’ll bring copies along on Thursday.

    I trawled through the old committee minutes to get the story.

     

    #2054
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    Tom Seaton
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    Not until next year, Ken. This one was a try out as we had had several requests for a set subject to be included in the programme.

    It seems to have been quite a success – 20 images is fairly modest but is way better than previous attempts at set subjects.

    Tom.

     

    #2023
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    Tom Seaton
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    Interesting comments and proposal, Wallace.

     

    First some figures based on last year’s competition entries 2011-2012.

    40 members competed in total.

    17 in PDi competitions only

    2 in Print only competitions

    21 in both PDI and Print competitions

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    10 in Mono Print competitions.

     

    So a disparity does exist (at least last season) between PDI only and Print competitors in the number of images exposed to a Judge’s comments.

    As Wallace says, 9 in League but also a further 3 in Annual competition for PDI only entrants making 12 for a full entry.

     

    For Print workers the same numbers apply but for Colour plus Mono prints. So for a full entry, league and Annual, 12 for Colour and a further 12 for Mono, making a prospective total of 24.

    Then there’s the possibility of an additional 6 for a full portrait entry.

     

    That’s a substantial quantity of comment which is not always of a substantial quality!

     

    However, do we need to change much in our competition arrangements to fill the gap?

    A considerable measure of advice and help can be obtained by assessing a Judge’s evaluation of images other than your own. I know it’s not the same as having your image dissected before everyone but it can help.

     

    Anyway, as Ken says, it’s the fun and pleasure of presenting images for others to look at not the points chasing or what the Judges think!

     

    The notable feature of last year’s figures above is the abysmal number of members who entered Monochrome images. This is the area we should be concentrating on.

    We, CPS, have a reputation for producing fine Monochrome images but they seem to be produced by fewer and fewer members.

    I would be more inclined to support an idea which would encourage more members to take up Mono and I’m afraid that PDIs probably aren’t the best medium for quality Monochrome. But then I’m biased to prints!

     

    Tom.

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