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DPI 2 Competition 24.11.2020 – Winning Images

Staffordshire Inter-Club Competition (Lea Hall) held on 11 November 2020

The club entered the Staffordshire Inter-Club Competition (Lea Hall) held on 11 November 2020.
A big thank you for all who submitted images.
We scored 143 point and came 8th.
Here are images:-
Abandoned Chapel – Jane Rowbottom 14 points
Mr. Green – Tony Dudley
16 points
Leading Fence – John Simpson
13 points
 
Hot and Steamy – Tony Dudley
16 points
Going for Gold – Tony Dudley
17 points
Autumn sunset Burnham on Sea – John Simpson
13 points
A Day at the Beach – Jane Rowbottom
11 points

Snow Play – Lynn Paterson
15 points

Competition Print 1 (now DPI) Themed Competition – Unloved 20.10.20

Advanced Colour: 1st – Bearly Remembered – Lynn Paterson
Advanced: 2nd – Boat Scrapyard – Andy Bridge

Advanced Colour: 3rd – Lunch – Bob Thomas

Advanced Colour: Highly commended – Abandoned Boat – Pam Bennett

Advanced Colour: Commended – Unloved Shield Bug – Bob Thomas
Advanced Mono: 1st -Looking for Company – Lynn Paterson
Advanced Mono: 2nd – The Abandoned Swing – Jane Rowbottom
Advanced Mono: 3rd – The Broken Window – Pamela Bennett
Advanced Mono: Highly Commended – Lynn Paterson
Advanced Mono: Commended – Mr Grumpy Bob Thomas
Intermediate Colour: 1st -Tyred Out – Julia Brooks
Intermediate Colour: 2nd The-not-so-itsy-bitsy-spider! – Angie Miles
Beginner’s Colour: 3rd – Garden Cart – Peter Jones
Intermediate Colour: Highly Commended – Mexican Blood-Leg Tarantula – Peter Wilk
Intermediate Colour: Commended – Rain-on-a-summers-day-out! – Angie Miles
Intermediate Mono: 1st -Love on its way – Martin Knight
Intermediate Mono: 2nd – No Longer Needed – Julia Brooks
Intermediate Mono: 3rd – Smile -Martin Knight
Intermediate Mono: Highly Commended – The Naughty Step – Sharron Hill
Intermediate Mono:Commended – Discarded – Angie Miles
Beginner’s Colour: 1st – The Ruin – Roisin Chambers
Beginner’s Colour: 2nd – Abandoned – Matthew Hoa
Beginner’s Colour: 3rd – Garden Cart – Peter Jones
Beginner’s: Second – Stood Up – Matt Hoar
Beginner’s Colour: Commended – Abandoned – Roisin Chambers
Beginner’s: 1st – Shield Maiden – Matthew Hoar
Beginner’s: 2nd – Magpie Mine – Matthew Hoar
Beginner’s: 3rd – Lockdown Misery – Peter Jones
Beginner’s: Highly Commended – Fences – Peter Jones
Beginner’s: Commended – Sitting Pretty – Brenda Appleyard

Progress DPI -1 Winning Images

Beginners Colour

1st – Mull Boats –  Roisin Chambers
2nd – Chanel – Matthew Hoar
3rd –  Shades of Pink –  Matthew Hoar
Highly Commended –  Foggy Trees –  Roisin Chambers
Commended – Tractor Moat –  Peter Jones 

Beginners Mono

1st – Shield Maiden – Matthew Hoar
2nd – Magpie Mine – Matthew Hoar
3rd – Lockdown Misery – Peter Jones
Highly Commended – Fences – Peter Jones
Commended – Sitting Pretty – Brenda Appleyard

Intermediate Colour

1st – Summer Meadow – Sharron Hill
2nd – Still Life – Tim Boardman
3rd – Rough Frilled Tree Frog – Angie Miles
Highly Commended – A Night at the Theatre
Commended – Festiniog Reflection – Sharron Hill

Intermediate Mono

1st – Taking a Break – Martyn Knight
2nd – Oily Bits – Peter Wilkes
3rd – Flower in Soft Focus – Julia Brooks
Highly commended – Smiles on a Rainy Day – Sharron Hill
Commended – Angel and Starburst – Jonathan Kimberley

Advanced Colour

1st – Marshland Sunset – Michelle Sanderson
2nd – Honey Bee Apis Melifera – Bob Thomas
3rd – Portrait of a Bull – Lynn Paterson
Highly Commended – Neoise Comet Over Mow Cop – Alan Preston
Commended – Sitting Pretty – Pam Bennett

Advanced Mono

1st – Hay Hay Hay – Michelle Sanderson
2nd – Starry Starry Night – Jane Rowbottom
3rd – Sniper -Bob Thomas
Highly Commended – Dark Docklands – Michelle Sanderson
Commended – Tammy – Jane Rowbottom

Julian Elliott presents Mongolia – From Steppe to Eagle Hunters.

Julian’s journey takes him from Mongolia’s capital to the Altai in the country’s far west.
 

A Kazak Mongolian eagle hunter and his eagle in the Altai near to Bayan Olgii, Mongolia.

See how Julian’s journey in this vast country unfolded and hear how he captured the vast landscapes and the people that inhabit them. Watch how Julian switches between from being a landscape photographer to travel to sports when the talk finishes with a look at the Eagle Festival

A Kazak Mongolian eagle hunter and his eagle in the Altai near to Bayan Olgii, Mongolia.

Close-up of a monk’s hands at Gimpil Darjaalan Khiid Monastery in Erdenedalai. Built at the end of the 18th century, Gimpil Darjaalan Khiid Monastery in Erdenedalai is one of the very few monastries not destroyed under the rule of Chorloogiin.

 

This event will be held on zoom.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695145296
For members the fee is £2, non-members the fee is £3
Please pay your fee into this account
Sort Code 404303
Account number 22079550
quoting your name and the event date.

Richard O’Brien presents ‘History Recoloured’ on 8th September 2020

Welcome to our new season, we will be having a variety of events both on zoom and in our new venue, so watch this space
 
We start our new season on zoom on Tuesday 8th September, with Richard O’Brien, he will be covering his work process for restoring, repairing and recolouring historical photographs using Adobe Photoshop. Starting with how to scan an image, the retouching techniques he uses, and finishing with the recolouring process.
Richard is on the Zoom Register, he is an IT instructor by trade and work for the UK’s largest training company.`He is an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and has been teaching now for almost 30 years, and Photoshop for roughly the last 15 of those.
www.richardob.photography
 
This event will be held on zoom.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7695145296
For members the fee is £2, non-members the fee is £3
Please pay your fee into this account
Sort Code 404303
Account number 22079550
quoting your name

Congratulations to Julie Byrne wz Waters and Jane Rowbottom for jointly winning August’s themed competition ‘Fences’

Fences – Jane Rowbottom

Fences – Julie Byrne

We have moved!

Due to an increase in membership and the need to improve meeting facilities, we have moved to…

Stafford Cricket and Hockey Club
Brian Westhead Pavilion
Riverway
Stafford
ST16 3WB

Our first meeting at this venue will be the AGM held at 8pm on 01/09/20