Thursday 28th November 2013
Theme Competition - "Three of a Kind"
Monday 9th December 2013
"Three of a Kind" Theme Competition. 3 Prints or 3 digital projected images (not both)
A Random Photo from our Members Gallery
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. Why not visit our linked Flickr site.
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.
JB’S ON THE RIGHT “TRACK”
Club member John Bagshaw, ably assisted by his friend Jared Thomson, projected a host of “first class” images of preserved steam and heritage traction to a good size audience.
John began with a 5 minute audio/visual before narrating on scores of shots taken at various locations throughout the country. These included locomotives at The Great Central Railway at Loughborough, The Sussex Railway, Bluebell Railway, Butterley, and Leen valley Railway to name a few. There were close up images in the Barrow Hill sheds, and we saw a prototype locomotive The Duke of Gloucester. There were also a few diesel engines shown. He included shots of drivers and firemen at trackside and working in the sheds, along with his excellent sunset and afterglow images, ending the first part with the spectacular Ribblehead Viaduct scene.
The highlight of the second half had to be the rare capture of the recent great gathering of the 6 A4 locomotives at York Museum. Prior to this we saw the “new” A1 class Pacific Tornado completed in 2008, having taken 18 years to build, costing £3million pounds, on its maiden voyage from York to King’s Cross. There were also many shots from his photo charters, and more famous locomotives like The Princess Margaret Rose and Elizabeth and The Duchess of Sutherland in it’s red and Brunswick green liveries. We were taken down south to The Swanage Railway and the waterside at Torbay and then up north to the 7 Valley Railway at Bewdley and picturesque snow scenes at Butterley.
John concluded his show with another audio/ vision depicting notable atmospheric shots from a night-time photo charter accompanied by “haunting” Van Gellis music.
Our thanks to John and Jared for their presentation, showing outstanding quality images, and for sharing their experiences.