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September 2017

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday September 21st from 8.00pm to 10.00pm at the Church Hall, Great Casterton.

The topic of the monthly competition will be Open for members to choose their own subject and will be judged by members. There will be both the Individual and Group (Set of 4) sections to the competition. Images should be a maximum size of A5 (or similar area).

See also Competition Calendar and Rules at http://stamford-photosoc.org.uk/competition-rules

New members are always welcome. Please contact the Society Secretary, Gordon Brown on 017572 747245 or email secretary@stamford-photosoc.org.uk for more details

July 2017 – The Power of Nature

 
At the July meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition with a focus on the Power of Nature.
 
The topic allowed members a wide range of interpretation from the wonders of erosion and the contrast in the rocks through to people and wildlife.
Individual First Place - Gordon Brown

Individual First Place – Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown won the Individual competition with an underwater image of a White Tip Reef Shark and its companions taken in the Maldives. The lighting, the Remoras and Golden Travally added to the composition.

 

Individual Second Place - Veronica Watson

Individual Second Place – Veronica Watson

In a close scoring competition, Veronica Watson was 2nd with her monkey image
 
 
Individual Joint Third Place - Dave Baxter

Individual Joint Third Place – Dave Baxter

David Baxter and Tom Carlill came joint 3rd. David’s image the erosion of the sandstones in the southwest of the USA.

Individual Joint Third Place - Tom Carlill

Individual Joint Third Place – Tom Carlill

Tom’s image of a Red Kite taking off from a tree top.
 
In the group competition, Tom took first place with David Baxter 2nd, Walter Lodge 3rd and Veronica Watson  4th.
 
Tom’s images were a range of animals included butterflies and red kites. Davids photos cover the erosion of the sandstones in the southwest of the USA.
Group Third Place - Walter Lodge

Group Third Place – Walter Lodge

Walter’s group covered different animals from humans to a very attractive image of a bee and Veronica’s images covered plants, erosion and animals in Asia.

June 2017

At the June meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition and took part in a photo shoot in and around the beautiful hall of Oakham castle at sunset.
 
The Competition topic was “Reds” allowing any image with an image including or with the colour red. As the saying goes you should always have a splash of red in a photo. Photos ranged from plants to boats to plastic bags and pretty much anything in between.
Individual First Place -Telephone Box - Tom Carlill

Individual First Place -Telephone Box – Tom Carlill

Tom Carlill won the Individual competition with a red phone box and its reflection in the rain
In a close scoring competition, Sue West and Gordon Brown came joint 2nd and Veronica Watson came 4th
Individual Joint Second Place - Lady in Red_Sue West

Individual Joint Second Place – Lady in Red Sue West

Sue’s image covered her travels around Asia and include the Vietnamese tradition of having wedding photos before the ceremony and the bride wearing red.
Individual Joint Second Place - Gordon Brown - Red Buses

Individual Joint Second Place – Gordon Brown – Red Buses

Gordon shared images of travelling round London in the middle of the night on a red London bus.
 
In the group competition, Sue won with Veronica, Walter Lodge and Gordon all joint 2nd.
Group Joint Second Place - A Shade of Red - Veronica Watson

Group Joint Second Place – A Shade of Red – Veronica Watson

Veronica’s images included a a young monk with parasol in Burma.
Group Joint Second Place - Fruit - Walter Lodge

Group Joint Second Place – Fruit – Walter Lodge

Walter’s images were still life of fruit