What a treat
Rosie Armes,who has more photographic honours after her name than you can wave a stick at, gave us a rare showing of the most amazingly wonderful prints second to no other collection that I have ever seen at SCC. They were simply inspiring.
Rosie started by showing us her ARPS panel of 15 prints which were taken at a fairground and it was awash with bright colours. It illustrated how a collection of prints arranged properly can hold together and create a wonderful spectacle although some of the images on their own would not have impressed.
Next we were told how she decided to go to Dungeness to seek material for her FRPS panel; a black and white building caught her eye and she took a series of pictures of it as the basis. Her first submission was rejected on the grounds that the wording of her statement did not suit one of the panel of judges. This Rosie amended, resubmitted and then was awarded her FRPS. we were able to admire both her panels at the break.
For the remainder of the first half, we were shown a series of prints, mainly portraits, showing them 'as taken' followed by the finished print after some expert 'post production' work. Rosie is an extremely talented photographer, who is very experienced with manipulation with Photoshop, but also an artist with amazing vision. With these three exceptional gifts she is able to produce the most spectacular prints which convey feeling which is something that most of us fail miserably to do.
This Coffee Club 'meet' will be at Southwater Country Park Cafe at 10.30am. I’m sure most of you know Southwater Park but for those of you who don’t, the lake and surrounds are fairly ‘pickcherskew’ and there are always swans, waterfowl and gulls of course. Occasionally I have seen great crested grebe (I think). The walk around the lake is short, flat and hard surfaced so not muddy. There may be boating activity on the lake either real or radio controlled model boats. The weather doesn’t promise much so if the lake walk/photography doesn’t appeal you could always take a hike up or down the adjacent Downs Link Path or just continue into Horsham and do your shopping (boring) or do some street photography (better)?
I have read or been told somewhere that there is now a charge for the car park of £1.50 (chisel) but no charge to go into the Park. The link below tells you ‘where it’s at'
Let’s hope the weather is more cheerful than is suggested but it doesn’t really matter as the object of the exercise is to get together and at least we can talk photography and learn from each other. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.
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