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Please note that our first meeting for 2016-17 is on Wednesday 31st August at King Alfred's School. Wincanton
Bradford Abbas Shield
4 members of the club attended this year’s Bradford Abbas Shield competition, at Bradford Abbas Village Hall, there was a good crowd from all 5 participating clubs, to hear what Judge, Mike Birbeck thought of a selection of Prints (5 per club) and DPI’s (5 per Club) on the theme of ‘Umbrellas’ . Mike was unquestionably fair, and where he felt a picture didn’t entirely meet the brief he marked the score down.
At the end of the first round (Prints) Wincanton were in 2nd place with 89points 2 points behind Yeovil, who received two 20 point scores. Wincanton received two scores of nineteen, Sky High (Jim Eastaugh) and Umbrella Up’s & Down’s (Roger Lush)
Wincanton Library Exibition
Each year the Wincanton Library hosts a display of photographs taken by members of the Wincanton Camera Club over the last twelve months. This year the exhibition runs from Saturday August 15th until Saturday September 5th. Photographic themes are taken from the Club’s competitions held in the last year.
Visitors can see interpretations of the subjects ‘Water’ and ‘Food’, as well as two ‘Open’ competitions where no specific subject was set. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photograph in the exhibition, which will be displayed in the Library after the exhibition closes.
Last year there were well over 100 votes cast and the result eagerly awaited by Club members hopeful of achieving the town’s accolade.
So if you are a keen photographer or just like to look at pictures and you have a few minutes to spare please visit the Library. If the exhibition inspires you, why not come along to our fortnightly meetings held in the Adult Education Centre at King Arthur’s School - new members are always welcome.
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The Food Chain
Our latest competition was titled The Food Chain, for some, me included this proved to be a difficult subject, how can you portray a topic like The Food Chain in print without too much emphasis on Photoshop manipulations.
Well, from the spread of photos submitted quite easily seems to be the answer.
The imagination of members submitting both DPI’s and Prints knows no boundaries unless like me you submit a Monochrome to be judged by someone not overly keen on just a few shades of grey.
Mil Chimley our judge for the evening had her work cut out and as always offer constructve Critic on all our submissions but in the end the best photos were the winners
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We welcomed back a very popular and talented judge Huw Alban for our final open competition of the year.
A real mixed bag of subjects from all over the world, including exquisite landscapes, pets, flora & fauna, and a beautiful portrait.
Huw, as ever constructive in his comments was given a hard task as the standard seemed higher than ever as shown in the number of top marks awarded.
A good end to yet another year of competitions, the bar is high for this coming September.
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