Our annual calendar featuring images by members of the Club showing Hebden Bridge and the surrounding villages is currently on sale. Most newsagents and Post Offices in the area are carrying it; including the Mytholmroyd, Heptonstall and Hebden Bridge Post Offices and Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre. The calendar has a RRP of £5.25. If you live outside the area and would like a copy please get in touch and we can arrange to send one to you.
Profits from the calendar play an important role in keeping the Club running.
We’d like to thank all members of the public who placed their votes at our exhibition this year. The three images which received the most votes are:
“Snow Patrol” by Steph Penny
“Nightfall on the Canal” by Martin Whittell
“Early Morning Mist Above Todmorden” by Bill Pilkington
1st – Peoples vote
2nd – Peoples vote
3rd – Peoples vote
L-R, Nigel Plant (Club President), Carol Stow (Hebden Royd Mayor), Jennifer Hartshorn (Exhibition Secretary)
On Saturday 25th August Hebden Royd mayor Carol Stow opened our 2018 annual exhibition at the Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The club would like to extend its thanks to the mayor for her kind words at the opening.
The exhibition is open free of charge to the public between the hours of 10am and 4pm. After Saturday 25th, it will run from Monday 27th of August to the 1st of September. It is closed on Sunday 26th. We will have stewards from the club available each day to answer any questions you may have about the club or the images.
We encourage members of the public to vote for their three favourite photographs. You can see last year’s top three images hanging in the Town Hall Café. We also publish the top three images here on the website.
Our club’s 2019 calendar of local photographs will be on sale during the week priced at £5. We also have a limited number of copies of the club’s first Narratives zine available for sale, also at £5.
Special thanks from all our members go to Jennifer Hartshorn who was this years’ Exhibition Secretary, organising and overseeing the event from start to finish.
While clearing out our store cupboard we unearthed these old Victorian-era glass plate negatives. They hadn’t been well stored and are now in fairly poor condition, but I’ve digitised them for posterity and your viewing pleasure. If you have any idea of where, when or who is featured in the images please get in touch! Perhaps they belonged to a former club member?
Last Wednesday was the club’s first ever Narrative competition. Up to 4 images per person could be submitted and shown together in their chosen layout to present a story or theme. Each member present gave some brief details of the story behind the photos, and at the end of the night voting slips were returned with 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices with counting taking place over the coffee/tea break. 24 people with entered with a very wide range of subjects recorded. In 3rd place was ‘Super, Blue, Blood Lunar Eclipse 30th January 2018’ with 16 points, In joint 2nd place was ‘Love on the Edge’ and ‘Fishing’ with 17 points, but in joint 1st place with 19 points was ‘Art Appreciation at the Met’ by Richard Gascoigne who recounted his observation of people going around the Met in New York and taking photos of the exhibits; and ‘Icy Formations’ by Ian Parker who recounted the many different ways that ice can form in places such as puddles, dripping peat hags and fast flowing burns.
All the entries will be printed in a double page spread in a high quality booklet that will be sold to members for under £5. Contact Rory to order yours.
Last Saturday was the 4th and final round of the Inter-Club Colour Group competition.
The set subject was ‘Minimal’ and our entry “Iced Umbellifer” scored 17
For the set theme ‘Nature’ congratulations are given to Ian for scoring 20 points with “Green Lacewing”.
In the general section, Hoi An Fishing Boat and Red Kite both scored 18 while Rot Fai Market Bangkok scored 16.
A total of 89 gives us 6th position on the night and more importantly nudges us up to equal 5th in the overall table. The final scores are below.
||Cookridge Camera Club
||Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club
||Leeds Photographic Society
||Bradford Photographic Society
||Hebden Bridge Camera Club
||Leeds Co-op Photographic Society
||Ossett & District Camera Club
||Pudsey Camera Club
||Bradford Camera Club
||Dewsbury Photographic Group
||Halifax Photographic Society
||Castleford Camera Club
The next round of Inter-Club competitions starts on 20th October at Pudsey CC with “At Work” the subject and “Travel” the Theme. Judge: Erica Oram.
Other subjects in 2018/19 are Hidden, Opposites and Derelict Beauty.
- Green Lacewing by Ian Parker