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June Meeting – 20th June 2019

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday 21st June 2018 at 8.00pm at the Church Hall in Great Casterton, Stamford. The competition will be for the Portrait Cup, with up to 4 images per member of a maximum of A3 in size or equivalent.

We are delighted to have Jim Hartje to judge the competition. Originally from Surrey Jim Hartje moved to Peterborough in 1974 with a young family and got really interested in photography as they grew up. He has been a member of Peterborough Photographic Society since 1981 and he is now their Web Master. He is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, a North & East Midlands Photographic Federation Lecturer and a Photographic Alliance of Great Britain Judge. He is also the holder of the Excellence FIAP, and British Photographic Exhibition 5 Crown distinctions – through successful participation in both national & international exhibitions.

May Meeting 2019

The Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society held their competition in May with the theme of Abstract, which drew a wide range of subjects and styles
Veronica Watson was 1st in the individual and 3rd in the group with images of water and ice around Iceland.
 
Andy Hunting was 2nd in the individual, with a photo of the wake left by a boat
Geoff Sutcliffe was 3rd place with an image showing bent forks
Walter Lodge was 4th in the individual and 1st in the group with a range of pictures taken through glass ornaments!
In the group competition, David Baxter took 2nd place with images of reflections from unusual buildings, and St.John Burkett was 4th with his photos of a fascinating Helsinki Church

April Meeting 2019

The April competition created a real challenge for members with the topic of Emotion, however a wide range of images were presented. The individual image was won by Andy Hunting with a classic wedding image with loads of emotion and a good composition. One can only guess as to the reason for the emotion. Andy took first place in the Group Competition.

First Place Individual Andy Hunting

Second place was taken by Sue West with an image showing “anxiety” showing excellent contrast between the skin and the lined face. Sue also took second place in the Group competition.

Second Place Individual Sue West

Second Place Individual Sue West

Third place in the Individual competition and fourth place in the Group were taken by Wally Lodge and St.John Burkett was fourth in the Individual and third in the Group competition.

March Meeting 2019

The Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society held their Digital Projected Image competition in March with the theme of Yellow. The competition was judged by Gareth Gough who had a difficult job due to the high quality of the 48 images entered into the competition. The final results showed a diverse range of subjects and photographic techniques.

Andy Hunting dominated the competition with a range of pictures that showcased his travels and a range of bold yellow objects

First Place - Red Rock Canyon

First Place – Red Rock Canyon

Veronica Watson was 2nd with a mixture of flowers and easter chickens that showed excellent composition and imagination

Second Place - You're Late

Second Place – You’re Late

Gordon Brown was 3rd with a collection of wonderful underwater images showcasing clever lighting in difficult conditions

Third Place - Big Eye

Third Place – Big Eye

St.John Burkett was 4th with a range of different yellows. These included an image of a dew-spangled flower in which he had immaculately captured the details

Fourth Place - Flower Dew

Fourth Place – Flower Dew

February Meeting 2019

 

 

The competition subject for the February meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society was “Speed” and this resulted in a wide interpretation of the subject being entered, including motorbikes, trains, bicycles and cars

First Place Individual

First Place Individual

Veronica Watson won the Individual monthly competition with her image of a cyclist at speed taken using a panning technique to freeze the cyclist but blur the background. Veronica was also successful in the Group competition where her selection of images took second place and wowed members with her selection of four images demonstrating a solid technique.

Second Place Individual

Second Place Individual

Tom Cargill came second in the individual section with strong image of two motorcycle speedway bikes in action. The red jacket of the front rider and the sharpness of the image making it very eye catching. This photo was also included in his series of images for the Group competition where he came first. All his images were on the same theme, accurately recording the riders’ speed and control of their machines.

Third Place Individual

Third Place Individual

Andy Hunting’s image of a Red Car in Cuba came in third place in the individual competition but his skilfully crafted selection of images including a horse with rider, canoeist and display aircraft resulted in third place as well in the Group competition.

Fourth Place Individual

Fourth Place Individual

A young surfer was the subject of St.John Burket’s fourth placed entry, capturing the excitement of the ride on the wave.

The next Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society meeting will be on Thursday 21stMarch, 8pm, when we the competition will be Digitally Projected Images with a subject of “Yellow” .

Visitors and new members are very welcome. Please see www.stamford-photosoc.org.ukor contact secretary Gordon Brown at secretary@stamford-photosoc.org.ukfor further details of our monthly meetings.

January 2019 Meeting

The competition topic was Open and allowed members to have a wide range of topics. First place in the individual competition was Andy Hunting.

In second place was Veronica Watson with her monochrome image taken in the market square of a French village last autumn

In third place was Sue Haynes with her well composed image of a ballerina sitting on a wall. 

In fourth place was Tom Carlill with his image of Capt. Cook in front of the rising moon in Whitby

December 2018

The Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society held their Print of the Year competition in December. For this, members can present one print (up to A4 in size) of any image of their own, with the proviso that it was taken during the course of the year.


The Society was pleased to welcome Andrew James from FotoBuzz – the online photo community – as the adjudicator for the evening. In a friendly and easy-going manner Andrew gave in-depth and very constructive critiques of all the images submitted. He was impressed by the standard of the photography displayed, but eventually selected the first four places as follows:
Tom Carlill achieved first place with his atmospheric image of a Vulcan Bomber, taken at Wellesbourne Airfield in rather wet and challenging conditions.

Tom Carlill – First Place


Veronica Watson came second with a rich and intricate image of autumn leaves and fruits.

Veronica Watson – Second Place


Sue West took third place with her photograph of a beautiful rainbow in a darkened sky over the great salt marshes of the North Norfolk coast.

Sue West – Third Place


St John Burkett was fourth with an engaging image of a lone boy and his reflection among the fountains in Nice.

St John Burkett – Fourth Place

2019 Programme

The 2019 programme of events has been updated and includes all the topics for the monthly competitions.

Have a look at http://stamford-photosoc.org.uk/meeting-schedule-2019 

We have also arranged for the Society to exhibit member’s photographs in the Stamford Arts Centre from 4th to 18th March 2019 and at Rutland County Museum between 7th December 2019 until 25th January 2020.

November Meeting – 2018

Monochrome
 
The November competition theme for the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society was Monochrome. This meant that each photographer, by means of an individual and a panel of four images, could display their black and white photography skills using a subject of their own choice.

1st Individual St.John Burkett

1st in the individual competition was St.John Burkett with a beautiful reflective picture of a boy playing with water

2nd Individual Tom Carlill

Tom Carlill was 2nd in the individual and 2nd in the group. Tom’s pictures celebrated 100 years of the RAF.

3rd Individual Andy Hunting

Andy Hunting was 3rd in the individual and 4th in the group. His individual picture was a silhouette of a lady in a tunnel.

4th Individual Sue West

Sue West was 4th in the individual and 3rd in the group with a series of images representing black and white curves

Veronica Watson was 1st in the group completion with a clever collection of games such as chess and scrabble.

October Meeting 2018

The October competition theme for the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society was Open, meaning that each photographer could choose a subject of their own with an individual picture and a group of 4 pictures

1st in the individual and joint 4th in the group was Sue West with a dramatic range of sunflower pictures taken near Market Deeping.

Tom Carlill was 2nd in the individual and 3rd in the group. Tom’s pictures captured the action from this year’s Burghley Horse trails.

Gordon Brown was 3rd in the individual and 2nd in the group with photos of dancers captured in various stages of action.

Veronica Watson was 4th in the individual competition and 1st in the group. Veronica captured a very colourful set of butterflies.

Robin Pearson was joint 4th in the group competition with a selection of vintage vehicles from this year’s Little Casterton Working Weekend