29/11/2020 Vocal Point

Hi all

For those of you who were unable to attend the PDI competition on Zoom last week, I have some very sad news to pass on. Unfortunately, Ken Bryan has recently passed away. Ken has been a regular attendee at Avoncroft in recent years. I’m sure that we will all remember him for the twinkle in his eye when talking Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

There is a lot to report this week. You are probably already aware that we have secured the use of a shop front on Bromsgrove High Street from Tuesday of this week, to display our images and promote Bromsgrove Photographic Society. This is an excellent opportunity attracting a wider range of interest and possibly some new members as well. Well done to Linda Allan, Anne Galbraith-Jellie and Colin Close for the work that they have put in to make this happen. Thanks are also due to the leader of Bromsgrove Council – Karen May – for pointing us in the right direction.

We have had lots of offers to help on Tuesday for transporting display boards and setting up the prints. In the current circumstances we have been very conscious of Covid regulations and the “work party” will be small and socially distanced, etc. If your offer of help has not been accepted, it is still very much appreciated. So, Tuesday onwards look out for Bromsgrove PS on the High Street. We are directly opposite Costa Coffee – about half way down.

I am delighted to pass on news of further successes for our members in International Competitions. Andrew Crawford has had three acceptances in the 5th Campino 2020 International Exhibition of Photography in Romania Colin Close has had 22 acceptances from 8 images in the Serbia Montenegro Grand Circuit 2020 – including 2 Gold Medals and 2 Highly Commended. Well done Andrew and Colin.

Finally, we have our annual interclub competition against Studley PS and redditch PS – the Midland Bank Trophy. It had been scheduled to be hosted by Studley, but circumstances meant that they were unable to – hence we have stepped in to host it on Zoom. This year it will be PDI entries only and we have a strong entry from BPS. The judge is David Lowe ARPS DPAGB. This should be an excellent night of photography so please tune in to Zoom and support your society.

Best wishes


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