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October 2017

The next meeting of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society will be held on Thursday October 19th from 8.00pm to 10.00pm at the Church Hall, Great Casterton.

The topic of the monthly competition will be Textures 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).

Following the Monthly Competition, members will be invited to assist on preparing the  images for the Stamford and Oakham Exhibitions later in the year.

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

September 2017 Meeting

At the September meeting, members of the Stamford and Rutland Photographic Society competed for the Monthly Individual and Group Image Competition where each photographer can chose the theme of their pictures and as usual this lead to a wide range of images and subjects.
 
First Place Individual - Sue West

First Place Individual – Sue West

 
Sue West won both the Individual and group competition’s with a detailed study of a tiger. This particular tiger is based at the animal rescue centre within the Lincolnshire wildlife park and offers some great photographic opportunities.
 
Second Place Individual - Tom Carlill

Second Place Individual – Tom Carlill

 
Tom Carlill was 2nd in the individual competition and 4th in the group competition with his collection of pictures from the Burghley Horse trials. His individual image is of a rider struggling at the Storm Doris fence (the rider and horse were both ok).

 

Joint Third Place Individual  - Gordon Brown

Joint Third Place Individual – Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown came joint 3rd in the individual competition and 2nd in the group competition with a selection of images from different times of the day along the north Norfolk coast. The pictures were notable for the big and colourful skies.
 
Joint Third Place Individual  - Walter Lodge

Joint Third Place Individual – Walter Lodge

 
Walter Lodge was also joint 3rd in the individual competition with the topic of “Dreaming”. His images captures a man dreamily looking at the docked cruise ships at a port in the Canary Islands.
 
Veronica Watson was 3rd in the group competition with a range of exotic locations in Dubrovnik, Burma and Malaysia.

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.