Recent Competition Winners.  Congratulations to the authors!

16th March: Virtual Quiz Night – with Alan and Jenn Graham

Many thanks to Alan and Jenn for putting together a thoroughly enjoyable quiz tonight and running it superbly over Zoom – a triumph over technology.   We may have missed out on our usual fish and chips supper but the bon homie and enjoyment more than made up for it.  Thanks too to Julia Wainwright, Paul Martin and Peter Polkinghorne for the behind the scenes organisation and technical support.

The evening was a great success and we look forward to next year’s quiz which may well include those fish and chips!

9th March: Online Still Life Projected Image Competition, judged by Lorraine Robins

Last night’s competition was judged by Lorraine Robins from St. Austell’s Camera Club.  A new ‘voice’ and a very welcome one.   Lorraine gave  instructive and thoughtful critiques across the very varied ‘takes’ on the subject of Still Life.

Many congratulations to John Draper  for winning with  ‘Chinese Lanterns’;  Avril Candler’s “Setting Out to Crochet” was second and Trevor Alexander’s “The Days Before Cad”, third.  Highly commended were “C-M-Y-K” by Mark Buckley-Sharp, “Vintage Spoons and Blueberries” by Dave Martin and “Glass Less Than Half Full” by Avril.

Grateful thanks to everyone for their input into the evening and special thanks to Lorraine for her judging.

All the images may be seen on our Face Book page and in the meantime here is John’s winning image.

Winning Image by John Draper

2nd March: Workshop on Using Filters in Photography – led by Julia Wainwright MPAGB ARPS BPE1*

Many thanks to Julia for another informative and stimulating workshop.  We covered camera filter systems, defining the various types, advantages, disadvantages and creative uses.  We had examples from members showing their images with and without filters such as polarising and neutral density.  After the short break, and before we went through some post-processing filters using some examples of members’ work, we had a fun ‘quiz’ on ‘which filter was used here’…….of course we’d paid attention and got them all right!

Much hard work from Julia and lots of interaction made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Many thanks Julia and contributors.