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Next Club Meeting:
Tuesday 16th January 2018
Tonight we will be holding the third of our three section competitions which will be “Still Life” and “Open”.

Previous Meetings and other news:
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Clare was the location for this year’s Picture Trail competition.  This year only ten members submitted sets of six digital images which were judged by the club members.  As usual there was a bit of repetition but several people had a different angle on subjects and there were a few pictures of things that only one or two people had spotted.  Paul Oakley was the winner this year with 1107 points, Granville Foulger was in second place with 1053 points and in third place was David Key with 986 points. 

Only two people entered the AV competition this season and “Landguard Fort” by Granville Foulger was voted by members as the best one.  “Perspective” by Lee Miles was in 2nd place and “the Lakes” by Granville Foulger was in 3rd place. 
Tuesday 5th December 2017
The judge for our second 3 section competitions, “Three of a Kind” and “Open” was Andy Wilson LRPS.  The number of images was quite low this week but Andy gave us some useful comments about our work and the results were:
1st: "Cromer, three row boats” by Tony Wooderson; 2nd: "Sweet Chestnuts" by Jan Garrett; 3rd: "Three shades of blue” by Jim Davies
Merits: "Sweet Old Corn” by Svetlana Sewell
1st: "Room with a View" by Malcolm Bumstead; 2nd: "Going, going, gone" by Malcolm Bumstead; 3rd: "Votes for Women" by Jim Price.
Merits: "By the Quayside" by Tim Keenan and “Whoopers taking off” by Fred Price.  
Shortlisted: “The 1940’s Ladies” by Granville Foulger and “Ladies loos 1 2 3” by Jim Price
1st: "Dedham Vale" by Granville Foulger; 2nd: "The Handshake” by Anthony Corkhill; 3rd: "Colour Corolla" by Svetlana Sewell. Merits: “Spiritual Guidance” by Malcolm Bumstead, and “Industrial Revolutions” by Chris Baldry
Tuesday 21st November 2017
Sarah Kelman ARPS DPAGB was the judge for this year’s “Ruby Chalice” an interclub competition against Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society.  After Sarah’s excellent judging and helpful comments, the scores were added up and once again Bury St Edmunds won the trophy.  “Silver Harvest” by Chris Madden of Bury St Edmunds won the award for best print and “Molly’s Nightmare” by Malcolm Bumstead of East Ipswich won the award for best PDI.
Tuesday 7th November 2017
We were very pleased to welcome back Frank Blyth, CPAGB BPE1* to judge this year’s Skylark Salver and Creative Eye Trophy competitions.  After giving some humorous comments and helpful critique on our images Frank gave the following awards:
1st: "Mating Frogs" by Jim Price; 2nd: "Redshanks" by Andy Mills; 3rd "Otter" by Fred Price
Merits: “Brown Hare” and “Green Woodpecker” by Brian Goad, “Coot skating on ice” by Jim Price and “Funnel web spider with prey” by Fred Price
Shortlisted: “Aleksander, Sergei and friends” by Nick Flores, “Red Admiral” by Richard Ford, “Red Panda” by Zoë Hartill, “Red Kite” by Teresa Marrable, “Coot with Nesting Material” by Fred Price and “Great Crested Grebe with Perch” by Jim Price.
Creative Eye:
1st: "Molly’s Nightmare" by Malcolm Bumstead; 2nd: “The Persistence of Memory” by Paul Oakley; 3rd “Three Steps to Heaven” by Malcolm Bumstead
Merits: “Land of the Dragon” by Granville Foulger, “Minister of Fisheries” and “A Fine Kettle of Fish by Fred Price
Shortlisted: “Grasshopper” by Moira Ellice
Tuesday 17th October 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed Kevin Sawford’s inspirational talk ‘An East Anglian Wildlife Photographer’s Year’.  There were a variety of images from butterflies to seals and Kevin talked about the different ways that we might be able to take such photographs ourselves.  In our gardens, Kevin suggested putting some kind of prop near the bird feeders to encourage birds to pose for us.  Kevin also advised taking practice shots to make sure the camera settings were correct and then waiting for the creatures to arrive where we wanted them. It was made clear in Kevin’s talk that we don’t need to travel to exotic places to be able to photograph wildlife as the opportunities are all around us.  We may not have the patience that Kevin does but we just need to get out there and look. 
Tuesday 3rd October 2017
The judge for our first competition of the season, “Open” was Joan Jordan ARPS.  Joan gave us some helpful advice about improving our work where needed and the results were:
1st: "Swallows Fall” by Svetlana Sewell; 2nd: "Hornet mimic" by Andy Mills; 3rd: "Home for the night” by Kevin Marrable. 
Merits: "Twilight at Salford Quays” by Nick Flores, “The Port, old and new” by Richard Ford.

1st: "Dreamy Autumn" by Svetlana Sewell; 2nd: "Dunstanburgh Castle at Sunrise" by Malcolm Bumstead; 3rd: "Line out in the snow" by Jim Price. 
Merits: "Guru" by Lee Miles and “A frosty morning” by Granville Foulger.
1st: "Fishermen’s Cottages" by Malcolm Bumstead; 2nd: "Lost City” by Svetlana Sewell; 3rd: "Low tide at Woodbridge" by Granville Foulger. 
Merits: “The End of the Tunnel” by Malcolm Bumstead, and “A cold and frosty morning” by Granville Foulger.

Tuesday 19th September 2017
Malcolm Bumstead gave some advice on the best way to back prints so they looked good when displayed at the club and were less likely to damage any other prints when stacked on the table or in a box.
Malcolm also gave a very interesting presentation on how he sets up some of his “Still Life” photographs.  He showed the different ways he used lighting as well as some ideas about setting up the items to be photographed.  Hopefully members were inspired to try out some of the ideas themselves. 

Tuesday 5th September 2017
On our first evening we viewed the images from the Ipswich Waterfront evening walkabout.  Sixteen people entered images from the evening and members voted for those they liked best in each category.  In the final set there were 4 images from Malcolm, 3 each from Moira and Kevin, 2 each from Anthony, Granville, Teresa and Andy and 1 each from Chris, Nick and Jim Price.
Saturday 2nd September
On Saturday 2nd September we held an exhibition of members prints and projected digital images.  The day was quite well attended and several visitors left some very complimentary comments.  This year we asked visitors to vote for their favourite print and favourite pdi.  Malcolm’s print of Fairfield Church and Granville’s pdi of Autumn in the Forest had most votes.  The raffle prize of a framed print of orchids by Malcolm Bumstead was won by Brian Goad.
Here are a couple of pictures taken at the exhibition by Paul de Boos


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