Visit to Dorchester
Deferred from an icy evening in March, a small group of us at last very much enjoyed a visit to Dorchester Camera Club in their strange but splendid "Hall of the Mountain King" in Poundbury. Penny Piddock and her Dorchester members were very hospitable, a warm and appreciative audience, and they make a really good cup of tea! Sandy Whitton gave a fascinating presentation about astro-photography, Alan Denison explained his movement from geometric, architectural photography to dancers and the female form - with elegant examples of both genres. After the break, Andrew Washington, David Chedgy and Bill Aven showed prints which demonstrated their different, eclectic approaches to photography, and their skill. David concluded the evening with a riff of enthusiasm for the old Polaroids.
All in all, they did us proud - thanks, guys!
Signing Up for St Fagan's and Somerset Speedway
I you still haven't put your name down and want to visit St Fagan's on 29th July or Smerset Speedway on 8th August, please contact Loveday (firstname.lastname@example.org). Full details can be found in Programme
Press Passes for the Frome Festival
David is now working out coverage for events at the Frome Festival. If you can help with this between 6th and 15th July, or if there are events you specially want to cover, please contact David (email@example.com). He needs to hear from you by this Saturday, 23rd, please.
Last Call for Black Swan Café Exhibition
Please ensure that David has your framed pictures of past Festival events by this Friday, 22nd. He is hanging on Monday next.
Photographing Flowers, Wednesday 13th June
After a delightful visit to Mere Down Falconry last Sunday, we must hope for weather as good for our next summer pleasure. We shall be visiting Barters Farm Nurseries at Chapmanslade (BA13 4AL) at the kind invitation of our member Craig Morris, who is manager there. 6pm on Wednesday 13th at Barters Farm. We also have a supper booking for 8 pm at The Three Horseshoes, Chapmanslade (BA13 4AN). If you are coming to the pub, please contact Loveday (L.firstname.lastname@example.org) as she will pre-order for us.
Visit to Dorchester Camera Club, Monday 18th June.
FWCC's planned fraternal visit to Dorchester back in March was snowed off and rescheduled for June. A number of Club members will show and talk about their work. If you would like to go, either to show your work or as a supporting Club member, please contact David (email@example.com).
News of other summer events can be found on our sparkling new website, www.fromewessexcameraclub.com
Enjoy the sunshine, take some pictures!
With next season in mind, the themed competition subjects have been allocated:
7th December - digital - Travel and Places
18th January - print - Monochrome
29th March - digital - Street
26th April - print - Story Triptych
Definitions of the subjects will be included in the 2018-19 Handbook, and given to the judges too.
Around 30 members arrived Sunday morning for the first of our summer visits, despite the scorching sun most of the birds were flying, occasionally stopping to cool down. Thanks to Andrew Washington for organising the event and to Loveday and Phil for the photos below