Bugle, bugle, bugle!!!
The “blue” competition winners are :-
In the artistic section Ian Duncan for his photo of blue embroidery.
In the technical section Monica for her photo of the boats.
In the Overall impression section Philippe Souchard for his boat and lobster pot photo.
We were really delighted with the thirteen entries all of which were of a very good standard, nobody got no points.
I would be glad of any feedback or suggestions re the competition, could everyone see the TV screen OK? we may have to consider the projector if there are problems though the screen is not very clear.
I think we will simplify the competition next time and everyone will simply mark the winner in each section rather than first second and third. I didn’t realise the number of permutations in doing what I did last time, 25 x 13 x 3 x 3 it took me two hours to work out the score!!, then I had to relate it back to the photos and work out who took what!
After the competition we moved on to looking at the menu on cameras. some parts of the menu are relatively obvious but other parts really take time to “get one’s head around”.
I went through the entire menu the best I could with much assistance from Philippe and other experienced members. This was in order to give an overall feel of it, as we move along through the coming sessions I would hope to pick on specific items on the menu, ISO, White balance, AF, etc. one at a time and practice with each item to see the specific results. This to be interspersed with photo shoots and any other aspects that members would like to cover, do give me feedback on this.
The venue for the next meeting is at the Jardine du Monde in Royan. this will provide some superb opportunities for photos in particular close up or Macro with the butterflies and also outdoor shots. This will provide the theme for the next competition.
There will be two sections “butterflies” and “a foreign garden” as the gardens are divided into various cultures. These will be subdivided as before into artistic value, technical aspects and overal impression.
I seem to remember that there is not a great deal of light in the butterfly house so you will need to think about this without blasting the insects!!
If you are not able to atend the next meeting you can still enter in either of the categories with a relevant photo. Judging will be as before and at the following meeting on the 18th of July.
I will update you all on uploading the photos.