In early June twenty two club members, along with partners and some visitors from other camera clubs, spent a delightful week at Sennen Cove. Not only did we have a sea view from our accommodation, but we could easily walk to the beach for a paddle or swim. Although the planned night shoot of the Milky Way above St Michael’s Mount was curtailed by cloudy skies, members found plenty of beautiful places to photograph. The disused tin mines at Botallack proved to be a favourite along with Godrevy lighthouse, St Ives, Porth Nanven and, of course, Land’s End itself.
Highlights included a trip to the famous Minack Theatre to see a dazzling production of “A Swell Party”, a celebration of the life and work of Cole Porter, and an invitation to photograph the launching of the St Ives lifeboat followed by a fish and chip supper. A new venture for the club was a singalong evening during which several members displayed hitherto unknown ability as singers! Click here for the singalong video
An engaging and highly successful part of the trip was a theme-based photography competition. Only images taken on mobile phones were permitted, and participants each nominated one topic. They then went on to judge this and award a prize on our final evening together. Although the weather could have treated us more kindly, this trip was a resounding success both socially and in terms of providing a range of photographic challenges.
This week’s Camera Club news
If you have signed up to be a photographer for the Frome Festival you should have received
an email from David with a link to the closed Facebook page. It is important that you access
this page so that David can organise who will be attending which event.
There is still time to sign up for some of the trips planned for this summer:-
Rosemoor Trip – there are still some seats left for this trip, but please let me know before
the 12 th July if you are interested.
This is planned for 7 th August, the price is £18 per person, food included.
Warner Bros. Studio tour – The making of Harry Potter.
This would be on the 21 st August at 4pm. The price is £45 per person and only hand held
cameras are allowed.
This is proposed but no date set yet, the price for Bristol Zoo is £15.
If anyone is interested in these trips please contact Michelle de Mora
Bristol Harbour Evening Trip – Sunday 11 th Aug. The plan is to take reflections and night
shots in the harbour and surrounding area. Leaving Frome 18:00, car shares to be arranged.
Rendezvous in the Grain Barge, Hotwell Road , Bristol, BS8 4RU. There is parking there
although it is pay and display. The Grain Barge can be the base for the evening as it also does
food. From that area you can take photos of SS Great Britain and it’s a 10 min walk to take
pictures of Clifton suspension bridge. Members can also get help taking night time pictures.
If members are interested, please reply by email to me and I will then forward on to Harvard
who is organising.
And finally –
South Devon Salon 2019
Entries for the South Devon Salon, hosted by Newton Abbot Photographic Club, are coming
in thick and fast. The closing date for entries is Sunday 14 July 2019. Don't miss out, get
your entries in now, only 11 days left! This is the link to enter: http://www.newtonabbot-
This week’s meeting
Penny Piddock, DPAGB, AFIAP, will judge our triptych print competition. This is the final competition of the season, so watch the website afterwards for the P and C league results!
Best of the Best, Print and Digital
Next week’s meeting (the Tri-battle with Norton Radstock and Frome Selwood) is the hand-in date for eligible entries for the new David Chedgy Best of the Best Digital Cup.
Prints eligible for the Patrick Emery Best of the Best Print Cup will the judged cold on the night of the competition (17th May).
The judge will be Leo Rich, DPAGB, APAGB, EFIAP/g, ARPS.
Photographs which were placed in the top 4 in this year’s internal competitions are eligible. You may enter those from the 4 dpi competitions for the David Chedgy Cup, those from the 4 print competitions for the Patrick Emery Cup (i.e. no crossover from digital to print or vice versa). Premier and Club Classes compete together, so potentially we can have 36 entries for each Cup. Take your chance!
Next Year’s Committee
The nomination sheet will be up at the meeting this week, and for following weeks until 10th May. Please give this some thought: the Club at present is thriving, but continued success depends on a strong committee. Check the website for officer “job descriptions”, and ask yourself whether you might enjoy joining the team.
Lacock Positive Camera Club Annual Exhibition
This will be held over the May Bank Holiday, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May.
At Lacock Village Hall, 10 am – 5 pm. Free entry, and refreshments will be available.
As well as nearly 100 prints, the Club will be show-casing photographs which have achieved National and Regional awards. Images from Phil Selby and Sue Power will be on show, as will those of Philip Male, including his September entry in the 2019 BBC Countryfile Calendar.
See you on Friday.
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This Week's Meeting
Judging by her website (https://www.vikspics.com) we are in for a sparkling evening when impressive local photographer Victoria Hillman talks to us about Macro Photography.
Now's the day, and now's the hour
The hand-in date for our final internal competition is next week, 12th April, when we shall enjoy the Bristol Salon show. The subject, a Story Triptych, will be judged on 26th April by Penny Piddock from Dorchester. NB: for this competition, you need to mount or combine 3 images in a single A3 presentation, in the usual sized mount. See www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/2018-19-set-subjects.html for details. You can enter 2 compositions as usual.
See the front o' battle lour
12th April is also the hand-in date for submission for the testing Tri-battle on 3rd May. As a final reminder of the 15 set subjects, please consult https://www.fromewessexcameraclub.com/2018-19-set-subjects.html. Please be proactive in this and help David put a really strong set of entries together.
Our new battle with Devizes will take place on Tuesday 16th April at the Devizes Sports Club, London Road, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2DL Doors will open at 7, and the meeting starts at 7.45. Please come if you can, to swell the ranks and see how your images fare.
Let us do....
* Camera Fair, Sunday 14th April. Help needed, and bargains to be had.
* 24th April, Colin Varndell is speaking at Bridport Camera Club. See https://www.bridportcameraclub.co.uk/TheClub/Upcoming-Programme for details. Tickets (£6) are available from firstname.lastname@example.org. and from the Club Secretary on 07737405474.
* Andrew de Mora is organising a trip to Lundy Island on 23rd May. Please contact Andrew if you are interested.