Club News

Last meeting in 2016

Last night was the last meeting in 2016 and time for a 'knees up', or so Diana Newnes thought when I offered to bring her.

Instead, she was quizzed, but well fed thanks to Daisy who came loaded with food and drink. Anne helped her put the food out and start heating the punch, whilst our Quiz Masters Liz and Janet set out tables, chairs and Quiz sheets and generally prepared us for our entertainment.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Sun, 18/12/2016 15:50
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Windows Update Stops us Dead!

Chairman for the evening Paul Hayward warmly welcomed Rob deRuiter our judge with an open competition for prints and set subject of “Speed” for projected images. After saying how pleased he was to return to Storrington and some early banter, Bob described us as a “lively bunch”, who would want to argue with that I wonder?

Prints were first out with 28 in total, of which 6 reached the top range of marks earned by just 4 exhibitors, so quite an achievement, well done to Anne Nagle, Di Walker, Chris West and Ray Foxlee.

Submitted by Audrey Gray on Sat, 03/12/2016 10:21
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Many Brilliant Prints

I am a creature of habit, not always good habits, and I awoke at 4am this morning and started thinking about reporting on last nights visit from Peter Bamforth.

It was no good; downstairs to get a pad (not an ipad) and start writing to get the stuff out of my head. Having done that, down again to make a mug of hot Horlicks, back up, read my book and then fall asleep with glasses on, book on the floor, until 6.30am.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Wed, 23/11/2016 10:04
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Not so good this time

Only 3 of our members attended this event on Saturday afternoon at the Kings Centre in Burgess Hill, which was very disappointing. Last year at one of the Sussex Fed competitions about a third of our membership turned out and we did very well on that occasion. However, I do not think more members would have given us a better result this afternoon!

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Wed, 16/11/2016 14:26
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Roger Crocombe returns

We welcomed back Roger Crocombe ARPS to give us another of his talks, this time on HDR (his notes for this topic will be available on our website for those who missed tonight).

Modern Digital cameras do not capture as much Dynamic range as Film did and so if you are photographing a scene where there are extremes of light and shade, you will only get detail in either the light areas or the dark areas, but not in both. This is where HDR will sort out this problem.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Mon, 07/11/2016 16:21
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First Competitions of 2016

It’s always a pleasure to welcome Bob Webzell to the club torun the rule over our images. His perceptive comments and sardonic humour always make for an enjoyable evening. Being the first competition of the season it was good to welcome new and returning members to the competition scene – well done to you for “diving into the deep end”.

Prints went first as usual with 28 entries of which 16 made 18 or above for a mention in dispatches–the opinions here are Bob’s as noted during the evening.

Submitted by Audrey Gray on Thu, 13/10/2016 06:09
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The end of term!

Our last meeting of the season was quite well attended, with most others not present for good reasons.

Chairman Chris opened proceedings by telling us the sad news that liz Barber fell whilst doing some winning shots in Scotland and has badly damaged her wrist. We all wish her a very speedy recovery

Then on with the proceedings. First apologies followed by approval of last year’s minutes.

Time now for Chris’s report. He said how much he had enjoyed being Chairman of our club and went on to tell us about the high points and the low.

Submitted by Derek Grieve on Mon, 30/05/2016 10:52
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