This, That and the Other

Hi All,Well last week was a bit different, some mixed feedback from good fun to frivolous. It was the first time we have done a “so different” competition, lessons were learned so first my apologies to those who thought their images were unfairly judged  but most importantly congratulations to all those who took part and of course a massive congratulations to Julie Hall the overall winner. Can I also thank Pat Billyard for suggesting the Knock-Out in the first place. If we do it again next year we might try and have a projected image competition which should overcome the size issue and put it all on a more level playing field.

This coming week we will be having our meeting in the Lecture Theatre at Bromsgrove School. We call this annual special event “The Bill Chambers Memorial Lecture” in memory of a past Chairman and President who did an extraordinary amount of work driving the society forward through difficult and changing times as we moved into this 21st century. Our Guest Speaker is Adrian Almond an acclaimed photographer from the north of England who lives on the edges of the Lake District so we can expect some great landscapes but as he also describes himself as a travel photographer we should also see some images from further afield. After the break he will diversify into other photographic passions. It’s looking like it’s going to be a feast of visual photographic delight. Enjoy!   

Please note it is a 7.30 pm start. Parking is in the school car park at the Worcester Road Entrance and directions should be signposted to find the Theatre (about a 5 minute walk from the car park). Anyone like to volunteer to point people in the right direction? We will also be holding a raffle, I know two weeks running, aren’t you the  lucky ones.

This Tuesday is also handing in for the following week’s PDI competition, a box for memory sticks will be on the entry to the Theatre, although most now tend to email direct to You can enter up to a total 3 images divided into either Colour or Nature categories, it is up to you how you split them, for example you could submit one nature and two colour or whatever combination you want.

There is no early session this Tuesday.

A few things going on this weekend, thank you Roger ‘T’ for organising a practical outing looking for elusive fungi over at Kinver or failing that photographing the very interesting Nanny’s Rock; an un-restored rock house on Kinver Edge. See Roger’s email. Hope you have a good time and get some good pics. Several of us are at a workshop at Smethwick PS seeing if we have the images good enough to enable us for a PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) distinction.

Short one this week, hope to see you Tuesday.

Best wishes

Roger L

How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, “I could have done that!”  

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