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2015 November 5th Alford & District U3A Photography Group Meeting

10 am Welcome

Apologies: Nan/Jan/John/Tony/Linda/Brian

Attendance: 17

Meeting Notes.


E-mails: With a positive reply, Clive asked the meeting if they were still receiving forwarded updates on Nan.

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An excellent Christmas present!!

Next week November 12th Meeting

Basic Photoshop Elements editing group. 2 pm.

Subject/s - Youre Suggestions/ Difficulties etc. Please advise me ASAP.

December 3rd meeting 10pm to 12pm - plus?

First Hour - Bring up to three photos and Talk (Image/s on a USB pen please)

5 mins max talk on ea. photo

Second hour - As per several members requests A Christmas social

Coffee and mince pies Christmas sweets All FOC (May last a little longer than 12pm?) If time allows a Manor house vintage slide show.

If you all approve, Bob has volunteered to play his keyboard for: Background music/ Carols/Sing song /Dancing.

Please reply Yay or Nay as this will involve Bob bringing a keyboard from Cleethorpes.

If we dont hear from you Ney we will take it that you approve Bob to bring his Keyboard.

10.20 am. Annual Photo Competition Judging

Firstly, Bob and Clive conveyed grateful thanks to members for their entries and also for continued support, especially for photographic improvement Little difference between the two groups now!! - Merge? Very encouraging indeed.

Entries: Improvers group: 15 prints Advanced Group: 12 Prints


Clive introduced and welcomed Photography Judge Lynn Haith.

Lynn commenced by stating that due to several factors projected images can vary from the actual print, also judges individual opinions do vary on the same print!!

Commencing with the Improvers group first, Lynn gave a thorough encouraging critique to each photo, holding back 9 selected photos for her final decision.

10.50 am.

Lynn announced the winners of the Intermediate group.

Commended: John Welborn Little Gem

Highly commended: Tony Hall Sea Shell Beach

3rd Place: Frances Hitchcock Summertime

2nd Place: Alan Hitchcock - RAF 158 Squadron Memorial - Lissit

1st Place: Frances Hitchcock Shut-eye Time

11. 00 am - Coffee Break.


Resuming after coffee break Lynn continued by judging the Advanced Group prints, giving the same thorough encouraging critique of all images, holding back 8 images for her final decision

11. 25 am

Lynns final result of the Advanced Group prints

3rd Place: Peter Grayson Canded

2nd Place: Bob Platts Misty Morning

1st Place: Bob Platts Tri-valve

11.30 am.

To fill in remaining time Lynn showed a varied selection of her photos to the meeting.

12.00 pm.

Closing the meeting Bob gave a vote thanks to Lynn for an excellent, enjoyable and informative meeting.

Keep Clicking.

Bob & Clive