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Annual Exhibition 2018

The Annual Exhibition will be held this year at the Mulberry Gallery located within Weymouth Library The exhibition will run from the 17th to the 22nd of September, all welcome hope to see you there

Exhibition Poster 2018

New season programme of events

Chris has put together the Programme for the new season and it looks very interesting, I have entered the programme into the events page, so please take the opportunity to view this events page. But here is a Quick preview of the programme.

18 09 2018
Skittles Evening
02 10 2018
Photographer of the Year & Runner Up – Presentation of Images
09 10 2018
Open Competition- judged by Malcolm Mcnaughton
16 10 2018
WCPF Travelling Prints
23 10 2018
Model Evening Workshop with Karen Mcguinness
29 10 2018 Monday
Wessex Battle at Dorchester Corn Exchange
06 11 2018
Man Made Competition judged by Colin Gogerty
13 11 2018
Lightroom Presentation by Peter Smith
20 11 2018
Summer Outings and 20 Shot competition
27 11 2018
Creative Photography Presentation by Penny Piddock
04 12 2018
Nature Competition judged by Penny Piddock
11 12 2018
‘Close- Up ’Workshop
18 12 2018
Christmas Meal
25 12 2018
Christmas – no meeting
01 01 2019
New Year- no meeting
08 01 2019
Weymouth’s Piers and Pavilions’ by Stuart Morris
15 01 2019
Close-Up Competition judged by Geoff & Dee Wareham
22 01 2019
‘The Water’s Edge’ by Tony Worobeic
29 01 2019
‘A Contemplative Approach to Photography’ by Colin Tracey
05 02 2019
Open Competition judged by Sid Jones
12 02 2019
Night Photography Workshop at Portland Bill
19 02 2019
Knock Out Competition /QA Session or Discussion
26 02 2019
Brian Lynch Challenge at Weymouth judged by John Tilsley
05 03 2019
The Life of a British Army Photographer by Gary Kendall
12 03 2019
Night Photography Competition judged by Colin Tracey
19 03 2019
Monolands by Sid Jones
26 03 2019
Wey/Poole Battle at Poole
02 04 2019
Creative Competition judged by Graham Ireland
09 04 2019
Still Life Workshop
16 04 2019
23 04 2019
Easter break
30 04 2019
Annual Competition and Awards Night judged by Penny Piddock

News fom Mick

More salon success over the summer……and yes more of the old favourites…..

Wyvern International Salon 2018.

Six Acceptances:-

1. Angel of the North (colour open)
2. Water Treatment Plant-Brighton (colour open)

3. Steps (monochrome)

4. Starling (nature)

5. The Art of Conversation (photo journalism)
6. Young Protester (photo Journalism)

The South Devon Salon 2018.

1 Acceptance:-

1. Brighton Bandstand (monochrome)

The Dorset Arts & Crafts Show 2018.

Grooming Time – Work of Outstanding Merit – Wildlife.
Sunset at Crosby Beach – Highly Commended – Colour Open.
The Kelpies – Commended – Creative.

Thats it Pete, looking forward to the new season

Young Protestor-Mick Rose

Water Treatment Plant-Brighton-Accepted-Mick Rose

The Art of Conversation-Mick Rose

Sunset at Crosby Beach-Mick Rose

Steps-Mick Rose

Starling-Mick Rose

Kelpies-Mick Rose

Grooming Time-Mick Rose

Brighton Bandstand-Mock Rose

Angel of the North-Mick Rose

Almost the start of the new Season

List of forth coming events

5th to 15th September. WCC Photography Exhibition at Weymouth Museum

15th to 22nd September. Annual Exhibition at Mullberry Gallery, Weymouth Library.

18th September. Skittles Evening. 7.30 Centenary Club. All members old and new welcome.

2nd October. First meeting of new season.

Results of the Annual Competition 2018

DPIs Set subject John Denny Cup
1st Mick Rose Mobile Mania
2nd Steve Baker Mushrooms
3rd Mick Rose Memorial
CoM Peter Smith Money and Map
DPIs Open Sam Logan Cup
1st Kevin Connolly Disruptrd View
2nd Linda Kemp West Pier Brighton
3rd Janet Comely Water Abstract
CoM Kevin Connolly Frosty Tiles
CoM Steve Baker Before Harvest
Prints Humour The Ger Woonton Cup
1st Steve Baker Dorset Gothic
2nd Mick Rose You Wana Go in there Mate
3rd Larry Parks Dirty Cow
Prints Mono Mrs John Vincent Cup
1st Mick Rose Bike Reflection
2nd Ted Toop Rainy Departure
3rd Steve Baker Dice Sculpture
CoM Ted Toop Raven
CoM Chris Eaves Flight
Prints Set Subject John Vincent Cup
1st Steve Baker Marshmallow Dali
2nd Mick Rose Men
3rd Peter Smith Monastery and Monks
Prints Open Steward Tandy Cup
1st Chis Eaves The Bridesmaid
2nd John Chapman Either Way
3rd Steve Baker Trumpeter
CoM Melvyn Dover Evening Beach
Overall Winner for Print Mick Rose
Overall Winner DPIs Chris Eaves
Photographer of the Year Mick Rose

20 Shot Competition

News from Mick on the 20 shot competition

It is proposed to hold the 20 shot competition on the 19th June 2018 at West Bay.

I have been and done a reckie and got the 20 subjects !!!

What I propose to do is send you all (via E-Mail) the list of subjects on the morning of the 19th, this will then give you the opportunity to either make a day or an afternoon of the event, (weather permitting) I myself aim to be there from around 3 o’clock.

Parking is quite reasonable at £1.60 for 3 hours and free after 6pm, hence being there at about 3pm. I also suggest that we start at 6pm for those who just want to do the evening, I will be in attendance at the car park at 6pm and will have lists of subjects for those otherwise not getting them.

The main carpark in front of the Bridport Arms is currently being resurfaced and should be completed by the 19th but the other carpark just to the right is ok..(see attached Photo)…

On completion of the evening you will have until the Sunday 24th June to get your 20 shot selections to Steve Baker (the Competition Secretary) Remembering to resize your images for a 6X4 print. Also there should be no major post processing only to crop, resize and some slight enhancing.


Summer outings

From Chris; Here are the proposed details of our Summer Outings based on feedback from the members:

Tuesday 15th May: Abbotsbury – I would welcome suggestions as to where to meet. Possibly the Ilchester Arms as they have a reasonable car park? Ilchester Arms: DT3 4JR

Tuesday 29th May: Poundbury: The Poet Laureate: DT1 3GW

Tuesday 26th June: Weymouth Town – suggest meeting under the Town Bridge as we did last time. Choice of pubs!

Tuesday 17th July: The Fat Badger, Wyke Regis. Car parking available or outside on the road. The Fat Badger: 90 Camp Road, Wyke Regis DT4 9HT

Tuesday 19th June: 20 Shot Competition at West Bay Organised by Mick Rose. Suggestions please as to the best car parking.

Saturday 7th July Portland Castle Visit. I have made a preliminary booking for us to have a guided tour around the castle and the price is £8.00 each which includes the entry, guide and guide book. Then we can take advantage of a special deal for tea and cake in the tea rooms for £4.25 each. We need at least 11 people for this and I have booked it for 14.00. There is a car park in the castle grounds. Please can you let me know if you can’t make it as I could book another date.

Hope some of you can make some of these . (I can’t do next Tuesday at Abbotsbury.) Summer outings all meet at 19.30.
bout the summer outings


News from Mick


Mother & Infant Macaques

Just had results in from the Australia – Sydney Harbour International 2018 salon.

Had 3 Accepted: Yes more old favourites ….must put these to bed !!!!!!

Water Treatment Plant
Mother & Infant Macaques

Below is a link to the salon site, although the competition is now closed and the 2018 results are not yet published, it does give info on previous years results (worth a look).