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Club Report – 3rd PDI Competition (Friday 12th Dec)

Marjorie Burge writes:Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS was our judge on Friday 12th December for our 3rd Projected Images Competition. Paul, from Bexleyheath Camera Club, is a premier judge and also President of the Disabled Photographers Society, and this year he won best print in their Annual Exhibition. Paul is a very friendly judge and made sure we were all included in the evening as he kept us entertained and informed as he commented in depth on all images. Out of a high quality entry he chose the following: Division 1: 1st Richard Nutter with I’m Watching You, 2nd David Marsh with A Man From Planet Voca, 3rd Stephen Cheek with Lilac Breasted Roller Take-off A Man From Planet Voca by David MarshDivision 2: 1st Chris Rogers with Angry Hippo, 2nd Graham Salt with Hawker Hind at Old Warden, 3rd Chris Yates with Emilia. Emilia by Chris YatesDivision 3: 1st Les Gordon with Sarah Playing Barnada With Such Loathing, 2nd Steven Baker with A Balanced Breakfast, 3rd Alan Britton with Common Bonn…

Club Report – Friday 5th Dec

Marjorie Burge writes:Colin Page, a horticulturist who specialises in landscape and nature photography, was the ideal judge for our Natural History Competition on Friday. Colin has been a member of Rye & District Camera Club for forty years, and Chairman for 20 years. He is also Secretary of Rye Natural History Society, on the committee of Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and has over forty years experience in horticulture.  We had one of the highest entries for many years in this competition and gave Colin the difficult task of picking winners from images covering all aspects of wildlife – some of our photographers travel the world to seek out their favourite shots, some roam the countryside nearer home to catch the local flora and fauna. Colin commented not only from his own point of view as a judge but also from the photographer’s point of view. He understood the difficulties involved in catching the moment and was generous in his praise for all entries. Prints: 1st Anthony Wright w…

Club Report – Friday 28th Nov

Marjorie Burge writes:On Friday 28th November Bob Devine ARPS DPAGB BPE3* EFIAP gave us an insight into ‘The Wild Side of Bob’. A member of APS for over 25 years, Bob’s love of wildlife photography began with trips into his local countryside, happy if he could spot a fox or a badger. If you check his website at bobdevinephotography.co.uk you will see that the images he now treasures are of much wilder animals. Bob enters his images in national and international competitions, gaining distinctions, medals, and silver and gold awards. Although he has travelled with his camera to many countries – America, Asia, Europe - Africa is his favourite hunting ground and he showed us some amazing images taken in and around the national parks of that country. An early start to the day ensured he caught that first light of the morning, and hours of patience and radio contact in the vast spaces gave him opportunities that took our breath away, for lions, tigers, elephants and many quite rare animals.…