21/02/21 Vocal Point

Hi all

We have received such positive feedback on our Best of the Best Competition this week. At times it was a trip down memory lane, revisiting many of the excellent images that we have seen over the last 3 years. Our judge Aleks Gjika was also extremely well received. We set him an unenviable task having to pick winners from the best that this society can produce. He really could have picked any number of images for the top 3 spots in each section, but in doing so he gave excellent critique and helpful advice to all our members. I particularly appreciated that he stressed how subjective judging can be. I think we all hope that he can attend Bromsgrove in person at some future date when we return to normal.

The results of this year’s Bristol Salon have also been released and I know that Bromsgrove PS has had some excellent results. Nick Veale received a GPU Bronze Medal, Jenny Webster had 8 acceptances including 2 Honorable Mentions, Julie Hall had 5 acceptances including one Honorable Mention, and finally there were acceptances for Andrew Crawford and David Jellie. Apologies to anyone I have missed. I believe that there are other successful entrants out there who are currently hiding their light under a bushel.

In addition a special mention goes to Jenny Webster who has been awarded the MPSA (Master of the Photographic Society of America). This is one of the more demanding achievements that any photographer can make, so well done to Jenny for this recognition of her hard work, passion and dedication to photography.

This Tuesday we can look forward to an entertaining evening featuring a presentation by our very own Andy Kent- My Photographic Journey. This will feature HDR, Light Painting, SCUBA, mixed with Landscape, Wildlife, Still Life and his very own Lockdown Project. Don’t miss it, as we should be in for something special.

Finally, it may be February but your committee is already looking forward to the Summer Programme. Obviously, no-one can currently predict whether we will be able to meet in person by that time. We would like to know what you would like to do on a Tuesday evening during the summer – either on Zoom, or if we are allowed to meet in person. Have you work or a practical skill that you would like to share with the membership? Do you know of any speakers or practical presenters that we could call on for a Zoom meeting? Our budget for summer entertainment is small but all ideas will be considered.

See you all Tuesday.

Best wishes

David.