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Next Club Meeting:
Tuesday 15th January 2019

Tonight we have the "Picture Trail" competition where we judge the sets of images taken on our trip to Aldeburgh in October.
Previous Meetings and other news:

Thursday 6th December
Derek Leak DPAGB BPE3* was the judge at this year’s Ruby Chalice interclub competition which was hosted by Bury St Edmunds PS.  Once again Bury won the trophy, this year by 12 points!  However, Malcolm’s “Time to Turn the Page” gained the award for best DPI.

Tuesday 4th December 2018
The judge for our second 3 section competitions, “Liquid” and “Open” was Brian Carlick LRPS.  Brian gave some helpful feedback about the images and pointed out when the main subject was not “liquid” so would do better in another competition, eg natural history or landscape.  The results were:
Deben - set subject:
1st: "Evening Light” by Granville Foulger; 2nd: "Liquidity of Flight, Starling Murmuration, Brighton " by Wendy Mann; 3rd: "Over the Weir” by Alan Waters.
Merits: “My little mermaid” by Jan Garrett and “Krimml Waterfall” by David Key.  
Shortlisted: “Fountains” by Nick Flores, “GT with Ice-n-Slice” by Andy Mills 
Stour - set subject:
1st: "A Splash of Lemon" by Andy Mills; 2nd: "Ice and a Slice" by Malcolm Bumstead; 3rd: "Decanter and glasses" by Malcolm Bumstead.  
Merits: "Oilscape" by Moira Ellice, “Supernatural” by Paul Oakley and “Honey on ball” by Kevin Marrable.  
Shortlisted: “After the rain” by Teresa Marrable, “Condensational View of the Palm House” by Moira Ellice
Orwell - open subject:
1st: "Clevedon Pier Sunset" by Jim Price; 2nd: "Out of the bend” by Malcolm Bumstead; 3rd: "The Joy of a Mudbath" by Wendy Mann.  
Merits: “Olivia” and “Tied up – Tied down” by Ron Parker and “Ceryle Rudis” by Jim Price.  
Shortlisted: “Tunnel Vision” by Nick Flores, “Monster Splash” by Andy Mills and “Who’ll blink first” by Alan Waters
Tuesday 20th November 2018
We had a great evening when Gavin Hoey gave his latest presentation “Camera Alchemy”.  Gavin is a freelance photographer, writer and trainer whose work is regularly featured in photography magazines, websites and videos.  See Gavtrain.com -The place to learn Photography and Photoshop.

Most of our members attended, as well as several visitors from other clubs.  Everyone enjoyed Gavin’s talk and demonstrations, particularly his live portrait demonstration with Beverley as the model.  Gavin wanted everyone to learn something from his talk and hopefully all did.
Tuesday 6th November
We were very pleased to welcome back Christine Hart ARPS DPAGB to judge this year’s Skylark Salver and Creative Eye Trophy competitions.  After commenting on the images and giving some helpful critique, Chrissie gave the following awards:
1st: "Tricholomopsis" by Brian Goad; 2nd: "Chilean Flamingo" by Alan Waters; 3rd "Red Damselfly" by Andy Mills 
Merits: “Tawny Owl” by Zoë Hartill, “A Parcel of Oystercatchers” by Jim Price and “Greenshanks” by Fred Price 
Creative Eye:
1st: "Space Station 34" by Granville Foulger; 2nd: “Walking the Dog in the Wild Wood” by Jim Price; 3rd “Ice Maiden” by Fred Price
Merits: “The Art of Noise” and “Mirror, Mirror” by Malcolm Bumstead, “Minister of Fisheries” and “A Fine Kettle of Fish by Fred Price
Shortlisted: “African Elephant” and “Framed Poppy Print” by Wendy Mann, “Crowd Pleaser” by Teresa Marrable

Tuesday 16th October
Brian Goad gave a talk about how to get photographic distinctions and some other members who had gained distinctions added some advice too.

We had some interesting discussions about the various images of the Orwell Bridge taken recently. This had been a straight from the camera challenge, although some members had included an after/improved image for comparison.
Tuesday 2nd October 2018 
The judge for our first 3 section competitions, “Sport/Action” and “Open” was Michael Lloyd.  Michael gave some very good constructive feedback about the images and the results were:
1st: "Why am I doing this?” by Kevin Marrable; 2nd: "The Sailing Lesson, Lake Annecy" by Vivien Hartill; 3rd: "The Duel” by Alan Waters.  
Merits: “Howzat” by Andy Mills and “No mate, you can’t do the race in a car” by Paul de Boos.  
Shortlisted: “Heads-up” by Andy Mills
1st: "Whoopers coming in to land" by Fred Price; 2nd: "Collapsing the scrum" by Jim Price; 3rd: "After the Race" by Wendy Mann.  
Merits: "Out in Front" by Malcolm Bumstead and “Kendra Harrison leads 100m hurdles” by Fred Price.  
Shortlisted: “No 10 Chasing the Pack” by Malcolm Bumstead, “Jetski Aerobatics” by Vivien Hartill, “In flight” by Donald Jinks, “They're not over the hill yet” by Kevin Marrable and “Wet start to a rainy race” by Paul de Boos
1st: "Timbavati White Lion" by Wendy Mann; 2nd: "Mrs Simpson” by Granville Foulger; 3rd: "Blacksmiths at Work" by Wendy Mann.  
Merits: “Nuclear Beach” by Anthony Corkhill and “Early morning mist, Bempton Cliffs” by Jim Price.  
Shortlisted: “View from Southwold Pier” by Bev de Boos, “Maldon Artist” by Fred Price

Tuesday 18th September 2018
As the scheduled speaker (Alan Sarsby) had had to cancel his talk, we watched “Pastels and More” a recorded lecture by Irene Froy EFIAP, MPAGB, HonPAGP, (FRPS retired) and elected member of the London Salon.  Irene used to do print talks but as she has got older finds it difficult to travel far so has put digital images of her prints onto a CD.  She talked about the images, many of which were taken in Scotland, and how she gave them a pastel effect using a white layer and sometimes airbrushing.
Tuesday 4th September 2018
On our first evening Malcolm gave a helpful short talk about print mounting.  We then viewed the pictures from the Felixstowe Seafront evening walkabout.  Fifteen people entered images from the evening and members voted for those they liked best in each category.  In the final set there were 5 images from Paul Oakley, 2 each from Anthony, Moira and Wendy, 1 each from David, Fred, Jim and Kevin.
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