Thursday 26th March 2015
THEMED Projected Image Competition Round 1
Arnold is approximately five miles north of Nottingham city centre. We are a group of amateur photographers and enthusiasts dedicated to promoting photography within our area. Our members range in skill from the beginner to the accomplished amateur.
Meetings are held at Pond Hills Lane Community Centre. A typical club night begins at 7:30pm with the programme event starting at 8:00pm. We have a coffee/tea break about 9:00 pm and close around 10:00-10:15pm. The first two visits are free and thereafter a nominal entry fee is charged.
The Club holds, for members, competitions for projected images and prints with trophies (shields) awarded to the winners at the end of the year. The competitions are in two sections, one is 2 rounds of themed images and the other is 2 rounds of open images, so everyone has a chance of winning. There is also an annual print competition and a trophy is awarded for the winning print. This competition forms the Annual Exhibition which is usually displayed in the Arnold Library each year. Members are also eligible to enter external competitions under our affiliation with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain and the North & East Midlands Photographic Federation.
The Club is now well equipped thanks to Lottery money awarded in 2007 from Awards For All. This has enabled us to offer even more to our local community and members. Digital audiovisual shows are now a regular part of our annual programme. We are now well placed to pass on our expertise in all aspects of digital photography as well as traditional film based techniques.
The Club is very grateful to Awards For All for this huge boost to help with ongoing and future projects.
PETER DISPLAYS HIS PRINTS
Peter Yeo FRPS,DPAGB,APAGB showed a good size audience a huge collection of his excellent work. He covered a wide selection, and told many a good story along the way. (some of which, is below)
He began with wildlife scenes at Donna Nook and the Humber estuary, and then on to a complete contrast, Fantasy Island at Skegness. We saw high quality infra’red images of “The Deep” at the old docks in Hull, before moving on to buildings, street scenes and ghettos of Poland, showing war scenes in old barrack blocks. The salt mines were also exhibited, depicting the amazing statues, carvings and the underground cathedral. By contrast again he ended the first part of the evening with well seen “pattern” pictures of ice scenes in the Lincolnshire dykes.
Peter continued after the break showing much more of his admirable work. He began with landscapes of Norfolk and Derbyshire followed by aircraft and railway scenes at RAF Coningsby and Barrow Hill respectively. Then we witnessed more old war shots from a P.O.W. camp at Brigg, Lincolnshire, highlighting monochrome treatment of the shower blocks, toilets, and the cookhouse.
The latter part of his talk featured landscape shots of the islands Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. These make up the largest island in Scotland, and the third largest single island of the British Isles, after Great Britain and Ireland. Peter highly recommends a visit. Here we witnessed wide angle shots of the Callanish Stones being 3,500 years old, together with stunning beach sunset scenes.
Many thanks to Peter, from Newark Camera Club, for putting on a notable demonstration of his outstanding work, and for sharing his knowledge with inquisitive members throughout the evening.