Just an update for this coming Friday 29th October, however I must apologise for my absence this last three weeks. I had to attend a meeting in Austria that transpired into several meetings now done and heading back after the weekend.
As you all know Friday the 29th is the night we have planned to celebrate the clubs 50 years and a social evening has been arranged at the Plough Pub in Cramlington. The format is informal so there is no speaker as such.
1 We do have a buffet booked for the evening and there are some gluten free options available for those who eat gluten free.
2 I would like to ask members if they could donate an item for a raffle to be held on the night nothing too expensive similar to the Christmas raffle to be drawn on the night.
3 The big screen will be put up and a selection of images will be rolling on the screen from the pas
4 I am please to say two of our founder members have said they will join us for the evening a
Mr Ian Woodrowe and Peter Gowan I am sure we will make them very welcome.
5 Jo March from the Northumberland Council will also Join us and will give us an update on the Northumberland Archive project.
So that is the evening the committee are looking forward to seeing you there please let me know if you can donate an item for the raffle.
Cramlington Camera Club.
This October Cramlington CC celebrates its 50th year. To celebrate this milestone in the clubs history there will be a party held on Friday 29th October in the upstairs room of ‘The Plough’ pub in the village. A buffet will be provided.
Ian Woodrow & Peter Gowan, two of the founding members have accepted our invitation to attend with hopefully others to follow.
More on this event will follow shortly.
Please note that the meeting scheduled for Thursday 28th October will not now take place.
I hope that all members are aware that Cramlington CC are featured in the ‘Join the Club’ section of this Octobers edition of Amateur Photographer, out now. I understand from members that copies are in short supply, so a link for an E version (digital) which can be viewed online is shown below.
For link to digital edition please click......HERE
We have recently received the following sad news from Gateshead CC.
It is with great sadness that I announce Mavis Ord passed away yesterday 9 October 2021. Mavis was well known as a judge and a lecturer and had many friends across NCPF clubs.
Mavis had been ill for some time and went to live with her daughter in Stoke on Trent at the beginning of this year. Mavis' funeral will be in Stoke on Trent but she will be brought up to South Shields and her ashes buried with her son in Harton Cemetery.
The enclosed photograph was taken by her daughter in May this year before her health deteriorated.
I'm sure all at Cramlington CC will join me in passing on our sincere condolences to her family and friends and her fellow members at Gateshead CC.
Just a quick one, this Thursday 21st is the 1st of our members creative nights we will have 3 areas set up for you, ( 1 flash, 1 continues light, and a light box for small products). If you have any items including any backdrops to bring and photograph please feel free to bring them along with you.
I will also be giving some instruction on understanding the histogram for those interested, ideal if your waiting to photograph and have a spare 10-15mins.
Please remember that Thursday 28th is cancelled and we are meeting at the Plough in the village for our social night on Friday 29th.
1st Open Print Competition
Tonight (7th Oct) saw the results of this season’s 1st Open Print Competition and the first one in almost 2 years. Tonight’s competition was judged by wildlife photographer and film maker Alan Hewitt.
Alan provided constructive and positive feedback on each of the prints which was well received by the members. With the wide range of subjects Alan had a difficult task to decide on the best prints.
Congratulations go to Pauline and Tom Wilson who stole the show taking 1st place in both the mono and colour competitions. Congratulations also to Colin Livingstone who pulled off a “straight” in the mono completion, with 2nd, 3rd and 4th places.
At the end of the evening Alan stayed behind to talk to the members about the prints and provide additional feedback to individual members.
A full list of the prints 'placed' and' highly commended' are shown below. To view the images, both colour and mono click ...(HERE)
(Print Competition Secretary)
1st Early Morning Rainbow Tom Wilson
2nd. Black Winged Stilt Derek Parker
3rd. Broken Pier Paul Dunn
4th. Barn Owl Hunting Derek Parker
5th. Tom's World Paul Kidd
1st. Port of Blyth Pauline Wilson
2nd. Garagill Colin Livingstone
3rd. The Busker Colin Livingstone
4th. A Box of Keira Colin Livingstone
5th. Bothal Paul Dunn
Mirror Image Paul Kidd
Blue Damselfly Peter Moody
Mermaid on the Rocks Colin Livingstone
How did that get there Paul Dunn
Artists Point Paul Dunn
Dark Sheds Paul Dunn
Night Visitor Paul Kidd
Dahlia Pauline Wilson
This Thursday our guest speaker is Dave Murrell with his presentation 'Each Side of the Circle'.