Sunday, 19 March 2017

London Salon / Members Night

This Friday 24th March Hoylake Photographic Society have their next meeting which will be split into to halves. In the first half members will be taking a look at the accepted images to the London Salon. Acceptances to the London Salon are through their artistic rather than purely photographic merits which results in a collection of very different and interesting images. The second half of the evening is a "Members Night" where one member of the club will be giving members a digital presentation of their work. For club members, Friday is also the hand-in for the "Annual Competition"

The evening will take place at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby with the doors opening at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. If you can't make the evening you can keep up to date of our activities and events through our Hoylake Photographic Society website or our Facebook page.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

L&CPU Annual Competition

Hoylake Photographic Society is a member of the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) and we recently took part in their annual competition. With competitions in print and digital images the club put in an entry into the digital section and came a creditable 14th out of 44 North-West clubs.

Much thanks goes to Robert Devenish who collected, selected and managed the images for our entry and to the club members who took part. The list of club images and the competition scores are below. Well done all.


Illustrative Competition Results

Friday 10th March was the judging of our last monthly competition of the season which was "Illustrative". Our guest judge Steve Carr must be the most entertaining judge on the circuit as his constant banter and critique of the images on display were both informative and very amusing helping to make it an enjoyable night.

As usual the competition was split into "Print" and "Digital Projected Images" sections with the "Prints" divided into "Mono" and Colour" sub sections. All members competed on an equal basis regardless of their skills and experience and again many members who would have been classified as "Novice / Intermediate" last season gained very creditable awards competing against our most experienced members.

Print

In the Mono print sub section, Noel George did extremely well taking 1st and 2nd places with "Manoeuvres" and "Old Soldiers Never Die" with Paul Anderson gaining 3rd place with "A Child of Immeasurable Poverty"

In the Colour Print sub section, Ian Chantler took 1st place with "Sunset Samba", Paul Anderson was 2nd with "Dawn Fisherman" and Lynette Ryan came 3rd with "Indian Bean Leaf".

Mono Print 1st "Manoeuvres" by Noel George
Mono Print 2nd "Old Soldiers Never Die" by Noel George
Mono Print 3rd "A Child of Immeasurable Poverty" by Paul Anderson
Colour Print 1st "Sunset Samba" by Ian Chantler
Colour Print 2nd "Dawn Fisherman" by Paul Anderson
Colour Print 3rd "Indian Bean Leaf" by Lynette Ryan
Digital Projected Images

In the Digital Projected Images, Cynthia Sadler took 1st place with "That's My Boy" with John Sixsmith coming 2nd with "In Pursuit" and John Gardner 3rd with "Purple"

Digital Projected Images 1st "That's My Boy" by Cynthia Sadler
Digital Projected Images 2nd "In Pursuit" by John Sixsmith
Digital Projected Images 3rd "Purple" by John Gardner
Commiserations to all of our members who didn't catch the eye of Steve Carr on this occasion. The next competition is the annual print and digital projected images competition where all of the six monthly competitions are judged again with different judges. This always throws up some surprises. The annual competition entry form is available on the Hoylake Photographic Society website. You can also keep up to date with the club by visiting our Facebook page.

Our next Friday meeting is on 17th March with Bob Dennis visiting us to present the accepted images from the Bebington Salon. Bob always puts on a good display of photography so it's well worth attending. To view the Salon, we meet at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby with the doors opening at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Illustrative Competition

This Friday is the judging of the final monthly competition of our season which is "Illustrative" I don't know who the guest judge is yet, but you can bet he or she won't like my images. Still there's always the Annual Competition in April to look forward to. If you want to be as disappointed as I'm going to be on Friday then turn up at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. If you're a non member then you're welcome to share in my disappointment paying only £2 on the door. Always look on the bright side of life.