Wednesday 20th March saw our Annual Battle with Monmouth which we hosted.
There were some lovely images from both Clubs and at the half way stage Ross were pulling away with the Prints, with a score of 162 to Monmouth at 145.
At the end of the evening Ross scored 159 for the dpi's and Monmouth at 148.
Totals for the evening 321 Ross
Two images really stood out and there were Pen Y Fan and A Break in the Weather by Brian Griffiths both scoring 20.
Stairway to Platform 4 by John Crowland scored 19
Mute Swan Taking Off by Fran Walding scored 17
The evening was Judged by David Southwell from Bristol and he gave a good spread of marks to both Clubs.
Whispering Across the Centuries
We have been involved in "Whispering Across the Centuries" and had been asked to photograph Brampton Abbas Church before renovations commenced. A body of work has been submitted to the Hereford Diocese and can be viewed on the following dates.
Hereford Cathedral - Sat 4th May - Friday 1st June (We will give an April date for gathering works together.)
St.Mary's, Ross - Sat 8th June - Sat 29th June
5 Genre Battle with RFoD Camera Club.
Wednesday 30th January saw the club attempt its first 5 Genre Dual Battle.
Leigh Woolford was the Judge for the evening and gave an excellent critique of the images. There were five sections, Open Colour, Open Mono, Scapes, People and Flora and Fauna. A total of 80 images were submitted for the evening. The idea behind this was to get as many authors as possible from each Club to take part. Ross had 24 authors, so a good representation from the members. The standard of photography was high and in four sections the results were very close. It was the Mono Section that Ross pulled away with high marks. In the end Ross Photographic Society won with a total score of 675 to 661 for Forest of Dean. A total of 9 marks of 20 were given in the various genres for both Clubs. Leigh picked one image as his favourite from each genre and a panel of 5 images were represented by Ross Photographic Society.
An excellent evening was enjoyed by all. Here are the images below.
John Crowland has had his image 'Iron Man' Accepted into the Smethwick International. This was a mounted Print and increases his print acceptances in FIAP to six. He requires another six. It also gives him another country called England.
This may only be one image but it increases the countries he has acceptances in to fifteen.
After our annual weekend away, a few of us entered the Elan Valley Calendar Competition. Three of us have been shortlisted in various categories and we are in the final 3. Hopefully one of us will get chosen for the Calendar.
Well done to those who entered.
The images are
Steve Betts - Mist over Pen-y -Garreg
Martyn Duggan - Sunlight through Oak Tree
Sandra Walding - Early Morning at Caban Coch
First Battle of the season.
Wednesday night saw our first Annual battle with Beacon and Newent.
Vince Pentecost, AWPF, judged the competition for us. They were some fantastic images and it was very close at the half way stage especially with Newent on 173 and Ross on 171. The final results were Beacon 364, Newent 338 and Ross 343. Our congratulations go to Beacon on winning the Battle.
First meeting of the new season.
Barbara Nash (President) choose Simple Pleasures by John Crowland as Presidents Choice from the Exhibition at St Mary's Church, Ross. Well done John.
Barbara also presented Ian Binns, who has stepped down as Treasurer after 12 years with a gift on behalf of the Club. A big thank you to Ian for keeping our accounts in order for so long.
Last meet of the season
Our last meeting of the season ended with a carvery and skittles evening at The Walwyn Arms. The evening was well attended and everyone joined in the spirit.
Keith Sharples managed to win a box of chocolates for his fast bowling. Well done Keith
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