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2015 Thursday July 2nd Alford & Dis. U3A Photography Group Meeting

Apologies: Denise/Linda/Lucy & Ron/Nan/Jan/Margaret Lilywhite/Robert Ibbotson.

Attendance: 16

10.00 am Welcome.

Meeting Notes.

A reminder.

I have been asked to remind the meeting that to take part in any U3A group activity you must first become a member the U3A Yearly subscription 10.

My apologies, I have temporary mislaid the membership renewal forms which I should have brought to the meeting to give out!!

Exhibition of our Photographs at St Wilfrids Church.

August Bank Holiday weekend Saturday/Sunday/Monday

Please bring your prints to the August meeting, or to myself - A4- Mounted preferred.

Due to the available display area (Approx. 70 Photos) - 3 photos per member allowed Please Indicate the order of your print preference and title 1st/2nd/3rd on rear of print.

Please note, no late entries.

At present there is the possibility that we will be able to display & sell cards etc made by members, plus the displaying and selling our 2016 calendars. (Donation to church funds).

We will have the use the U3A display boards plus Bobs display boards

Setting up to be on Thursday & Friday prior to the Bank Holiday weekend.

An excellent opportunity to advertise the work of our group and the Alford U3A

Our grateful thanks for offers of help to set up

Calendar Photo competition Rule Changes.

Bob and I are thinking that the current rules require amending.

To allow calendar entries to be entered in one other competition i.e. Annual/Black & White/PDI. (Projected Digital Image).

August Meeting.

Practical Meeting

Camera, setting and editing problems

Bring your cameras and instruction manuals


10.15 am. The Judging of our PDI (Projected Digital Images) competition.

Entries: Improvers group 18 Advanced group 9 Total 27

Clive introduced and welcomed new Judge Mr Alan Tyrer to the meeting.

Alan commenced by advising the meeting that different judges may not arrive at the same decision even on the same photo!!!

We must also bear in mind that dependant on the equipment used, PDIs will differ from actual prints, stating, that he judges from the images as presented, selecting images with the most impact.

Commencing with the improvers group images, Alan had a thorough preview of all images; this was then followed by a constructive in depth critique of each image, holding back several selected images for a final decision.

10. 50 am. Alan announced his final decision Intermediate Group

Highly Commended:

Alan Hitchcock-Old But Still Turns/Deena Robinson-Ancient Forrest, Galloway/Alan Hitchcock-Morning Mist/Tony Hall-Mablethorpe Lifeboat/Deena Robinson-My Garden with Poppies/John Welborn-Haworth Station/John Welborn-Sunny Side.

Winners: 3rd place Tony Hall - Mablethorpe Lifeboat

2nd Place John Welborn - Haworth Station

1st Place John Welborn - Sunny Side

11.00 am. Coffee break

11.10 am. Resuming after coffee break Alan judged the Advanced Group images, again, with his thorough encouraging critique.

11. 25 am. Alan announced his Advanced Group final Decision

Highly commended:

Bob Platts-Le Chapeau Decore/Bob Platts-Rainy Day in Hong Kong/Peter Grayson-Smugglers Cove/Bob Platts-Up and Away/Clive Sutton-Busy Bee.

Winners: 3rd Place - Bob Platts - Rainy Day in Hong Kong

2nd Place - Bob Platts - Le Chapeau Decore

1st Place - Clive Sutton Busy Bee.

11.30 am. To fill in the remaining time Alan showed the meeting three of his excellent AVs

(Audio Visual Slide Shows)

12 pm. Closing the meeting Bob gave a vote of thanks to Alan for an excellent meeting and to members for entering an excellent selection of prints.

Keep Clicking.

Bob & Clive.