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2017-2018 Meetings May

2nd May 2018

Canterbury Photographic Society members gave experienced judge, Paul Adams ARPS DPAGB FDPS (Bexleyheath Photographic Society), a hard task in choosing who would receive the Annual trophies at the Awards Meal in June.

 

There were seven categories in all and many members submitting entries for the Annual Projected Digital Image competition. Paul commented on over 100 images throughout the evening before making his final choices and announcing an overall winner.

 

Nick Wells won the Pictorial section with his image Steam Train and Mist at Glen Finnan Viaduct. Nick was also announced as the Overall Winner.Jon Strange won the Creative section with Maria, Lyn Gregory won Human Portrait category with Colin the Sweep, Pete Smith won the Nature section with Goldfinch among the Cornflower, Sandy Littlejohn won Animal portrait section with Masai Giraffe. Steve Presnell won Landscape section with Exmoor in Winter. Wendy Kennett LRPS won Record section with Hallgrimskirkja church Pulpit and Font

 

The members are looking forward to competing in the Annual Print competition on 23rd May.

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TOP ROW:  

WINNER PICTORIAL SECTION AND OVERALL WINNING PDI:

Steam Train and Mist at Glen Finnan Viaduct

by Nick Wells

 

BOTTOM ROW: (left to right)

WINNING RECORD SECTION

Hallgrimskirkja church Pulpit and Font

by Wendy Kennett LRPS

WINNING HUMAN PORTRAIT SECTION

Colin the Sweep

by Lyn Gregory

TOP ROW (left to right)

WINNING NATURAL HISTORY SECTION:

Goldfinch Among the Cornflower

by Pete Smith

WINNING CREATIVE SECTION:

Maria

by Jon Strange

 

BOTTOM ROW (left to right)

WINNING LANDSCAPE SECTION:

Exmoor in Winter

by Steve Presnell

WINNING ANIMAL PORTRAIT SECTION:

Masai Giraffe

by Sandy Littlejohn

COMPETITION RULES

9th May 2018

The members enjoyed a great talk by Cherry Larcombe ARPS DPAGB BPE5* EFIAP.  Cherry gave a wonderful talk on textures, layers, and blending in photoshop, as well as showing the members her own flower images using these methods.

After tea Cherry showed members more flower images when using the lens Lensbaby Velvet 56.

14th May 2018

Canterbury Photographic Society took part in an Annual competition called the East Kent Trophy on Monday the 14th May. It was the turn of Thanet club to host the event and the five clubs taking paRt were Canterbury, Thanet, Deal, Folkestone and  Gateway (Dover).  The Premier Judge for the evening was Chris Shore FRPS MPAGB EFIAP BPE5*.

Each club entered their four best mounted prints and four best Projected Digital images in hope of winning the coveted trophy.

Canterbury were represented in the print section by Pete Smith, Di Long LRPS CPAGB, Stewart McKeown and Wendy Kennett LRPS.. Canterbury came first in this section with 75 points out of a possible of 80. The Digital section was represented by Catherine Elgie-Peters, Nick Wells, Stewart McKeown and Jon Strange and scored 67 points.

Overall Canterbury came second, just 5 points behind Gateway who scored 147 points., Folkestone came third with 141 points , Thanet forth with 131 points  and and Deal fifth with 130 points It was a fun social gathering between the clubs and Thanet were thanked for their warm welcome and hospitality.