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February 23, 2015 at 7:49 pm #9066
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!February 23, 2015 at 6:49 pm #9064
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.February 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm #9042
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.December 8, 2014 at 9:46 pm #8349
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.December 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm #8324
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.October 1, 2014 at 11:05 pm #7886
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.August 29, 2014 at 6:40 pm #7644
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.July 30, 2014 at 10:41 am #7319
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!July 29, 2014 at 11:27 pm #7314
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.July 29, 2014 at 11:16 pm #7313
Took her at the Tatton Flower Show on Saturday – she was selling posh sheds!July 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm #4722
Nice one Peter. Absolutely OK for this season competitions.May 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm #4261
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.January 24, 2013 at 10:25 am #2863
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.December 18, 2012 at 7:25 pm #2407
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.November 16, 2012 at 10:47 pm #2054
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.