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.
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||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
Last Saturday was the 3rd round of the interclub competition and despite the meeting being cancelled due to the snowy weather (mini-beast from the east) we now have the results…
For the set subject “Reflection”, congratulations are to be given to Rory for “Near Perfect Mirror”.
For the set theme “Record” Mike scored 16 with “Organ, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow”
In the general section “Time for Walkies” and “Bride Stones” were both awarded 15 points while “Grey Seal Giving Chase was awarded 17.
A total of 83 gives us 5th position on the night and brings our total to 247 or 7th in the overall table.
With just one round to go we are only a single point behind Leeds Co-op, so get you best shots into the selection and we could finish in the top half of the table! Round 4 is coming up in mid-April, the set subject is “Minimal” and set theme is “Nature”.
Hebden Bridge Camera Club retained the Gavel Trophy in their annual photographic battle with Todmorden Photographic Society on March 7th. Hebden Bridge has had quite a long winning streak, having retained the trophy since 2009, but came close to losing in 2017. This year the club opened a much wider margin against Todmorden, scoring 356 points to their 310. Both clubs got some good scores, but a series of 20s awarded to Hebden pushed them to a convincing victory.
Club president Nigel Plant accepts the Gavel Trophy from judge Graham Currey.
The competition was judged by Graham Currey of South Manchester Camera Club. The Club would like to thank Graham and Todmorden PS for a good evening and fair judging.
1st place: “Leaving a Mark” by Rory Prior with 96 points
2nd place: “Potteries” by Nigel Plant with 93 points
3rd place: “One Night in Bangkok” by Mike Turner with 88 points
AVs are scored by all members who give marks from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) for each work. These marks are then totalled to give each entry its overall score.
The Field In My Garden L
Please find attached above the link to the presentation I recently gave about depth of field in my garden, in other words, the depth of field for subjects close to the camera, not those stretching to the far horizon. I hope that looking at this again (and in the warm comfort of your home) it will all begin to make sense.