first competition of the season
This week saw our first competition - a digital one the scores of which go towards our three-round Projected Image Trophy and ultimately the Challenge Cup for the best overall photographer. It was an open competition so our judge Robert Falconer was presented with images from many varied genres. The winning images may be seen on our Competitions page.
URBAN EXPLORATION - THE CHERNOBYL PROJECT & BEYOND…..
…… was the title of the talk by Charlotte Nutall ARPS this week. An intriguing insight into what Urban Exploration means and how Charlotte goes about it. She shared some stunning digital images with accompanying prints of a very fine quality of her explorations in the UK and further afield. Her images and commentary about the insides of disused and abandoned hospitals, houses, churches, asylums and mortuaries captured the history of life in those places as well as sometimes stunning architecture. Her visit to Chernobyl was well described and documented so going some way to capture what none of us can imagine.
Her explorations certainly left many of us feeling that she is a good deal more intrepid than we are! Thank you Charlotte!
CHAIR’S EVENING AND TRIPTYCH competition
A welcome back to the new season from our chair Angela was followed by talks from Mike Poole and Colin Smith about their journeys towards being ready to submit panels for accreditation by the RPS. Their proposed panels were shared with members along with the thought processes behind the choices.
As is tradition at the chair’s evening, the annual Triptych Competition was judged by members. Winner was Ken Smith with runner-up Irene Smith. Their images can be seen on our Competitions page.