Monday, 24 April 2017

AGM report

Marjorie Burge writes:

On Friday 21st April 2017 our Annual General Meeting was well attended and without problems. Philip Hinton, our Chairman, gave a glowing report of our achievements over the past year, noting that many members had achieved personal success with distinctions with the RPS and the PAGB, putting us 5th in the National Table of the PAGB for club members who hold their distinctions. We had won the KCPA Jubilee trophy for the second year in succession, and in this year’s KCPA Annual Exhibition we had 82 acceptances, of which 21 were merits, 2 were ribbons and 2 were gold medals. This high quality of photography is shown in all divisions, and he gave division 3 a special mention for their high standard of work. He thanked all members of the committee, and those outside the committee, for all their hard work in making the club such a success. Most members of the committee were re-elected, although Chris Rogers stood down as Vice-Chairman due to pressure of work making it impossible for him to attend meetings regularly, and Martin Till has elected to this position, and we were pleased to welcome Karen Saunders to the committee.

For the second half of the evening we watched projected images from last year’s Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition showing the very high standard required to gain an acceptance. Entries are from all over the UK and it was good to see names from APS included, once again proving the quality of our photographers.

Next Friday, 28th April, we have our Print Panel Competition for the Driftwood Trophy, when our judge for the evening will be Richard Walton FRPS EFIAP MPAGB BPE3*, and entries will need to be handed in for the Annual Exhibition. 

Visitors always welcome.  

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Success galore at the KCPA Annual Exhibition!

Ashford Photographic Society members had unprecedented success at this season's Annual Exhibition.

Selection took place at Detling Village Hall over the weekend of 1st and 2nd April, Judged by Peter Young DPAGB AFIAP APAGB, Phil Charnock  FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP and Gwen Charnock FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP.

As well as established members doing very well, it was great to see a number of our newer members getting acceptances in both prints and PDIs.

Full results can be found on the KCPA web site: - and below are the Ashford members' highlights.

Special mentions go to Stephen Cheek and Philip Hinton for their gold medals.


Merit Anthony Wright Confetti

Accepted Anthony Wright Father and Son

Merit Anthony Wright Selfie

Merit Bob Devine Great Grey Owl Backlit

Merit Bob Devine Lion Aggression

Merit Bob Devine Zebra Anger

Merit Bob Devine Cheetah Moves Kill

Merit Bob Devine Cheetah With 3 Cubs

Merit Christopher Rogers I Think I'm Nearly There

Accepted Christopher Rogers Battle Worn

Merit George Pearson Smooth Rock, Cool Colours

Accepted George Pearson Red, Green and One Wonky Post

Accepted George Pearson Water is Weird

Accepted George Pearson Abandoned Home

Accepted George Pearson Making a Statement

Ribbon Kyle Tallett To The Girl I Left behind

Accepted Kyle Tallett Not Hearing the Word of the Lord

Accepted Maria O'Connell Boom

Accepted Maria O'Connell Pile Up At Paddock Hill

Accepted Maria O'Connell It's My Life

Accepted Maria O'Connell Red Stag Standing Proud

Merit Michael Gilburt Alicja Rosolska Approaching the Net

Accepted Michael Gilburt A Swing and Missed

Accepted Michael Gilburt An Attacking Field

Accepted Michael Gilburt Keeper Spills Chance 

Accepted Michael Gilburt Fairies Bonnets Fungus

Accepted Michael Gilburt Meadow Brown with Parasitic Mite

Merit Michael Routley Descent Into Hell

Accepted Neville Marsh Missed By The Keeper

Accepted Neville Marsh Side By Side

Accepted Neville Marsh You've Just Been Bowled

Accepted Neville Marsh SN19 Ahead

Merit Neville Marsh Common Spotted Orchid, Crab Spider with Prey

Ribbon Phil Drury Female Kingfisher with a Speared Fish

Merit Phil Drury Male Bearded Reedling

Accepted Phil Drury Female Chalkhill Blue on Grass

Accepted Philip L Hinton Cos-Play Warrior

Accepted Philip L Hinton My Dreams Dictate My Beauty

Accepted Philip L Hinton The Haunting

Accepted Philip L Hinton Don't Fear The Reaper

Merit Philip L Hinton Jo A Dark Portrait

Merit Philip L Hinton Robert

Accepted Philip L Hinton Tate A Tate

Gold Stephen Cheek Crossing the Mara

Ribbon Stephen Cheek Eaten Alive

Merit Stephen Cheek Lions at Dawn

Accepted Stephen Cheek Hiding Behind Mum

Accepted Steve O'Connor The Contender

Accepted Steve O'Connor Horseman’s Apocalypse

Accepted Stuart Thompson In Thoughtful Mood


Accepted Anthony Baines High-G Turn By A Belgian F-16

Accepted Anthony Baines South Manhattan Evening

Accepted Anthony Baines Vapour Condenses Over The Wings of a Typhoon FRG4 In A High G Turn

Accepted Anthony Baines Male Kestrel With Prey

Merit Anthony Wright Ominous Clouds

Accepted Anthony Wright The Rhue Light House

Accepted Anthony Wright Keep the Gate Closed

Accepted Anthony Wright Mountain and Clouds

Accepted Anthony Wright A Grandma

Merit Bob Devine Hoopoe Has Caterpillar

Accepted Bob Devine Great Grey Owl Hunting In Snow

Accepted Bob Devine Lion Cub Attacks

Accepted Christopher Rogers Always In Stock

Accepted Fiona Beadle Caracal

Accepted Fiona Beadle Farm Girl

Merit Karen Saunders Freezing Fog At Fairfield

Accepted Kyle Tallett Wedding in Oia

Merit Kyle Tallett The Pier and The Receding Tide

Accepted Kyle Tallett The Bride In The Arch

Accepted Kyle Tallett A Brown Hare Washing

Accepted Kyle Tallett Juvenile Stonechat

Accepted Kyle Tallett Danni

Merit Martin Till Male Bearded Reedling

Accepted Martin Till Dew - Laden Marbled White On Scabious

Accepted Martin Till Kingfisher Disabling It's Catch

Accepted Michael Routley Pearl Moon Serenity

Gold Philip L Hinton Chloe Melancholy Baby

Accepted Steve O'Connor Spirit of Rock

Accepted Stuart Thompson Buster

Accepted Stuart Thompson The Engine Driver

Accepted Sue Chapman Creative Cowparsley

Accepted Sue Chapman The Moon's A Balloon