Monochrome Print Competition

Judging of the John Hughes Tropy Competition for the best Monochrome Print took place on Wednesday 5th December.  The judge for the evening was Alan Cook.

The results were as follows.

First  

Lost Girl by Mike Parmee ARPS CPAGB

 

Second     

Canadian Rockies No 4 by Anthony Timmins 

Third      

The Lancaster Boys by David Bray

 

Highly Commended   (in title order)  

34 & 9081 by Anthony Timmins

Herculaneum by Keith Watson LRPS CPAGB-AV

Needle by Tony McMaster LRPS

 

Commended   (in title order)  

Eating My Words by Keith Watson LRPS CPAGB-AV

Everybody’s Gone Surfing Two by Warren Strickland

Feet Apart by Mike Parmee ARPS CPAGB

Gannet Frigate – Chatham by Ken Monk

Dunchurch Photographic Society Exhibition 2018

The 2018 iteration of the Dunchurch Photographic Society Exhibition of photographic prints was held between Saturday 20th October and Friday 2nd November in the Floor One Gallery at Rugby Library. The event featured over 90 photographic prints produced by members of the Dunchurch Photographic Society.

The event coincided with the local school half-term holiday and was an ideal opportunity for the Society to showcase its talent to a broad spectrum of visitors from the very young to those more seasoned!  There was also a very diverse range of subjects and photographic techniques on show to inspire the visitors, with examples of nature, wildlife, abstract, sport, still life, landscape, astrophotography, transport and portraiture in both colour and monochrome.

Several hundred visitors passed through the gallery doors to enjoy the prints and engage with members of the Society who acted as stewards for the duration of the exhibition. There was considerable praise for the diversity of subject content and the quality of photography on show. Some prints were even sold, with one example selling multiple copies!

As part of the exhibition, visitors were encouraged to vote for the print they enjoyed the most. This year the accolade (by a clear margin) went to ‘Safely Home,’ by David Bray.

Safely Home by David Bray

‘Safely Home’ features a Lancaster Bomber and its crew of suitably dressed re-enactors during a Timeline Events photographic charter at East Kirkby in Lincolnshire. The photograph was taken using a tripod and with time exposure of about 4 seconds. It benefits from the use of a smoke machine and back lighting is also used to good effect. Some said, ‘worthy of a movie poster.’

Dunchurch Photographic Society should consider this 2018 exhibition a success and another benchmark of achievement for all of the contributing photographers without whom, of course, the show would not have been possible.

We look forward to working towards our next public exhibition in Autumn 2019.

 

Panel of Prints Competition

Judging of the competition for the best Panel of Three Prints was held on Wednesday 21st November. The judge for the evening was Peter Going LRPS.

The results were as follows.

First  

Crypta by Keith Watson LRPS CPAGB-AV

 

Second     

Watchers in the Woods by Mike Parmee ARPS CPAGB

 

Third      

Vodka Martini, Tequila Sunrise and Gin and Tonic by Tony McMaster LRPS

 

Highly Commended  

The Eyes Have It by Ken Monk

 

Commended   (in title order)  

Café Life by Ken Garside

Ragwort by Eric Tatham

Focus Stacking Software

One of our members has been busy comparing the efficacy of focus stacking software so you don’t have to.

Check it out under the Hints and Tips menu or go direct http://dunchurchps.com/dps-wp/focus-stacking-test/