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Members' Evening
By Natalie Robinson
Posted on 11/20/2018 11:00 PM
Five of our newer members introduced themselves and showed their work at another of our regular evenings devoted to sharing our work and our ambitions. We were treated to a wide range of accomplished photography covering cityscapes and landscapes -on various continents. Some of our presenters were relatively new to “serious” photography but clearly skilled in terms of composition and capturing atmosphere, while others were pursuing a particular genre, style or output–such as architecture, graphic lines/textures and making stories/books. As always, we enjoyed learning about our presenters individual photographic journeys and appreciated the time and effort they put into making their presentations.

After the break, we saw the images selected for our entry to Hands Across the Sea 2018 by Hilary Barton and Susi Luard who had taken on choosing our 20 images -5 images for each of  4 categories- from the pool of around 200, submitted by 19 of our members. The pool had been projected during the interval so we were able to appreciate just how challenging this had been.

Hands Across the Sea is our annual, friendly, digital competition with Camera Club of Hendersonville [CCoH -North Carolina]; in its second year, it was CCoH’s turn to select the 4 categories and appoint the judge. CCoH won in 2017, so we were determined to see our very best images submitted in this year’s categories: Weather; Motion; Urban Life; Dramatic Light. Our selectors achieved what we hope will be a winning submission with 20 images from 11 of our members. Our entry goes in on 30 November and the result will be declared during December. Thanks to everyone who submitted images, to Susi and Hilary for taking on the selection and to John Murray –our Webmaster- who deployed the capabilities of our new website to simplify the submission/selection process. Also to Ben Altman for the photos in this report.

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