Sunday, 17 December 2017

Audio / Visual Competition Result

Friday 15th December was the club's annual Audio / Visual Competition and Christmas party and it was nice to see so many of our members attending what was an entertaining and enjoyable evening. There were sixteen videos entered into the competition and club members each brought some food for a buffet at half time. Some of our members got into the festive spirit with Christmas jumpers while others went a little bit further.

Lorraine Pinder and Bernie Smith
After our Club President Anthony Clarke welcomed members to the club and handed out awards from previous monthly competitions, we sat back and enjoyed a very creative and varied mix of videos made up of images, video, music and commentary with individual members scoring each video from between 1-5. Once the videos had been viewed Diana and Brian Magor collated the scores while our members enjoyed the buffet.

Diana and Brian Magor
With the scores in, the socialising done and the food devoured it was time to take our seats again to find out the result of the competition and to re-run the winning video but there was just time for a group shot before things got underway.

HPS Group Photo
Brian Magor again did a splendid job of organising the competition and staffing the computer during the evening and he had the honour of announcing the winning video which was "When I'm 64" by our President Anthony Clarke. Anthony is becoming the Audio / Visual specialist in the club winning the competition for the third time in five years. He was a little embarrassed by winning again but he should be proud of the thoughtful way he perfectly matched his images to the lyrics of the Beatles song.

Audio / Visual Winner - "When I'm 64" by Anthony Clarke
Brian Magor (Left) awards the trophy to Anthony Clarke
After re-running the winning video it was left to Brian Magor to award deserving winner Anthony Clarke with the Audio / Visual trophy. It was an excellent end to 2017.

The club now enjoys a break for the festive season and is back on 5th January 2018 with a "Members Night" The doors of Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby will be opening as usual at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. Prospective new members are welcome with your first taster visit free and subsequent visits only £2 on the door. There is no pressure to join the club.

Our remaining 2017/18 program can be viewed during the break on the Hoylake Photographic Society website or you can catch up with results on our Facebook page.

May I on behalf of Hoylake Photographic Society wish our members, families and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Audio / Visual Competition and Christmas Party

The Christmas festivities are almost upon us and this Friday 15th December is our annual Audio / Visual competition and Christmas party. By now your competition entries should be in so all that is needed is to bring along a small amount of food for the half time buffet.

This competition is the chance for members to create something different and the competition always throws up varied and creative videos so it promises to be a good evening.

Friday is also the hand-in for January's People / Portrait competition and the entry form is on the club website.

As usual the doors of Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. If you're new to the club then you'll be made welcome and your first visit is free.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Street Photography Competition Results

Last Friday 1st December was the judging of the "Street Photography" competition with guest judge Graham Curry judging the printed entries live not having seen the prints before hand. Not used in competition before, street photography was chosen as the "President's Theme Competition" by Club President Anthony Clarke and it threw up an interesting mix of images comprising, people, buildings, graffiti, and street scenes. Graham Curry explained before the judging that his understanding of street photography was that the image should be taken of a street by a photographer on a street and with that in mind his awarded images are below.

As usual the monthly competition was split into  "Prints" and "Digital Projected Images" sections with prints judged in "Mono" and "Colour" sub sections. All members competed on an equal basis regardless of their ability.

Print Section

In the "Mono Print" sub section, new member Lyn Rostron did extremely well in her first print entry getting 1st and 2nd places with Lynette Ryan coming 3rd. In the "Colour Print" sub section Michael Severn was a popular winner with Sue Freeman doing well to take 2nd place with Diana Magor coming 3rd.

Mono Print 1st - "Caught in the Rain" by Lyn Rostron
Mono Print 3rd - "The Three Shadows" by Lynette Ryan
Colour Print 1st - "Root and Wall" by Michael Severn
Colour Print 2nd - "Egg Soldiers" by Sue Freeman
Colour Print 3rd - "Excluded From The Man Talk" by Diana Magor
Digital Projected Images

In the "Digital Projected Images" section, Phil Sadler did well coming 1st with Rob Devenish 2nd and George Evans 3rd. The awards were quite evenly spread from first place to commended amongst 10 different photographers.

Digital Projected Images 1st - "Dispensing Fuel" by Phil Sadler
Digital Projected Images 2nd - "Jack Lives Here" by Rob Devenish
Digital Projected Images 3rd - "Morris Minor" by George Evans

 Congratulations to all of the award winners in the first "Street Photography" competition held by the club and commiserations to those not mentioned. There is always a second chance in the "Annual" competition in April with a different judge. The evening concluded with Graham Curry handing out the trophies to the winning photographers.

Mono Print 1st - Lyn Rostron
Colour Print 1st - Michael Severn
Digital Projected Images 1st - Phil Sadler
Our next Friday meeting is on 8th December with "Moments in Mono" by Neil Hulme. The L&CPU Folio will be on display and the meeting is also the hand-in for the Christmas "Audio/Visual" competition.

The doors of Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby open at 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start and a 10pm finish. Visitors are welcome. You can view our remaining program on the Hoylake Photographic Society website of catch up on our Facebook page.