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Next Club Meeting:
Tuesday 18th January 

Tonight Roger Hance FRPS AFIAP BPE5* will be giving his talk “All the Gear and No Idea”.  This will be held via Zoom, not at the Tower Hall.  Poster for the talk

Previous Meetings and other news:

Tuesday 4th January 
As Covid had reared its ugly head again, instead of meeting in person we held an on-line advice and discussion evening which was attended by quite a few members.
Tuesday 21st December 
Tonight we held an enjoyable online pre-Christmas meeting with a quiz kindly arranged by Kevin and Teresa.
Tuesday 7th December 
Mike Cowling was the judge for our second 3 section competitions, “Pollution or rubbish” and “Open”.  Sadly, we had a very low number of prints in both Deben and Orwell sections but this gave Mike an easier task of judging.  The results were:
1st: "Stan would say it’s art” by Nick Flores; 2nd: "Pollution this way" by Kevin Marrable; 3rd: "Offers Invited” by Alan Powell. 
Merit: "Shipyard in the Sky” by Andy Mills and “Methane Producers” by Vivien Hartill.
1st: "Rubbish just left to rot" by Granville Foulger; 2nd: "Burning Rubbish, Creating Pollution" by Wendy Mann; 3rd: "Take your rubbish home" by Donald Jinks.
Merit: "The morning after the fireworks display" by Teresa Marrable and “What’s up? The water tasted fine to me” by Kevin Marrable.
1st: "Red shank fishing" by Kevin Marrable; 2nd: "The Titanic Experience, Belfast” by Malcolm Bumstead; 3rd: "A Tasty Snack for Someone" by Teresa Marrable.
Merits: “Kiel Regatta” by Wendy Mann and “Windswept” by Andy Mills.

Tuesday 16th November 
We were pleased to welcome back Mike Lloyd to judge this year’s Skylark Salver and Creative Eye Trophy competitions.  It was really appreciated that Mike found something positive to say about all the images, even when he had to point out improvements to be made to some of them.  After commenting on the images and giving some helpful critique, he gave the following awards:
1st: “Fly agaric" by Brian Goad; 2nd: “Mycena Fungi" by Malcolm Bumstead; 3rd “Just Cruisin” by Alan Powell.
Merits: “Parakeet” by Nick Flores, “Red Squirrel” by Wendy Mann and “Box Tree Moth - underneath” by Andy Mills.
Shortlisted: “Bluebell Wood” by Malcolm Bumstead, “Bee Leaving Echinacea” by Kevin Marrable and “Box Tree Moth - top” by Andy Mills.
Creative Eye:
1st: “Who Pulled the Plug Out" by Malcolm Bumstead; 2nd: “The Puzzled Look” by Malcolm Bumstead; 3rd “The staircase at One New Change EC4” by Nick Flores.
Merits: “Hobbit and Friend” by Brian Goad, “Seed Heads” by Wendy Mann and “Sunset in Oils” by Alan Powell.
Shortlisted: “Enchanted Wood” by Granville Foulger, “Frost” by Jan Garrett and “Descending” by Wendy Mann.
Mike Lloyd will be judging this year’s Creative Eye and Skylark Salver competitions.

Tuesday 2nd November 
This year we hosted the “Ruby Chalice”, an interclub competition against Bury St Edmunds Photographic Society via Zoom instead of at the Tower Hall.  We were pleased to welcome Harold Mousley LRPS AFIAP to judge the competition as well quite a few members from Bury St Edmunds who joined us. 

This was the seventh time the competition had been held and BSEPS won the trophy the previous six times.  At last, even though it was only by 4 points, EICC managed to win it.  “Rocking the Boat” by Malcolm Bumstead won the award for best colour pdi and “Morning Walk” by Granville Foulger won the award for best monochrome pdi.

Tuesday 19th October 
We viewed the 13 sets of images taken at Woodbridge in October for this year’s Picture Trail competition. This is a competition where members took photographs of various places or things in Woodbridge with the aim of producing a set of six digital images.  One image had to be of a boat or boats and another image to be steps or stairs.  The other four images could be of anything else seen whilst we were there.  Members and visitors scored each image in the sets to find a winner plus second and third places.
In first place was Wendy Mann’s set, Granville Foulger’s set was in second place and in third place was Alan Powell’s set.

Tuesday 5th October 
The judge for our first 3 section competitions, “People or person” and “Open” was Peter Espley who had kindly stepped in when the original judge had to cancel.  This was our first competition with both pdi’s and prints as well as Peter’s first time judging since before Lockdown 2020.   Peter gave particular feedback about how a good or bad title could affect how the judge perceived an image and the results were:
1st: "Nothing unusual to see here” by Teresa Marrable; 2nd: "Deep in thought" by Nick Flores; 3rd: "Ethel Said To Flo'” by Alan Powell 
Merit: " Coxwain of Sae Wylfing” by Andy Mills and “Photo Opportunity” by Anthony Corkhill
1st: "Suspicion" by Nick Flores; 2nd: "I Don’t think Much of That" by Granville Foulger; 3rd: "One Man and his Dog" by Malcolm Bumstead
Merit: "Through The Booking Hall Window" by Alan Powell and “Blacksmith” by Wendy Mann.
1st: "Enjoying a Drink" by Wendy Mann; 2nd: "This is how to be a dog” by Teresa Marrable; 3rd: "Saxon Shipbuilding" by Andy Mills
Merits: “Male Mallard Duck” by Kevin Marrable and “Autumn Falls” by Malcolm Bumstead

Tuesday 21st September
Alan Sarsby joined us in an online meeting and shared some of his presentation “And then the Judge said …”.  In part 1 Alan demonstrated some uses for the crop tool and in part 2 showed some cleaning and cloning tips as well as retouching and repair of photographs.
Tuesday 7th September
This was our first meeting of the new season and we held our first face to face meeting at the Tower Hall since March 2020 when the Covid-19 Lockdowns started.  Although only 12 members attended, we had an enjoyable evening catching up and voting for the best images from July’s Ipswich challenge.
Ten members had taken part in the challenge and members voted for those they liked best in each category.  In the final set produced from the ones with most votes in each section there were 5 images from Kevin, 3 from Alan, 2 from Wendy and 1 each from Glynis, Mark and Nick.
01.  The War Memorial - Wendy Mann
02.  Christchurch Mansion in the evening sun - Mark Keable
03.  The Major Swats a Fly - Alan Waters
04.  The Ancient House - Alan Waters
05.  Grandma - Kevin Marrable
06.  Prince Alexander Obolensky - Kevin Marrable
07.  Thomas Wolsey Statue - Kevin Marrable
08.  The Willis building from 8th floor - Glynis Preston 
09.  Looking Up Lloyds Avenue - Alan Waters 
10.  The Town Hall - Kevin Marrable
11.  St Mary le Tower Church - Wendy Mann 
12.  Ipswich buses – Nick Flores
13.  Yes, it’s started to rain again - Kevin Marrable

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