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2019 / 20 POTY 6 Winter

Well last Wednesday should have seen the 6th and penultimate round of POTY for this season but with the appearance of COVID-19 otherwise known as Corona virus everything shut down rather quickly and we reverted to a web hosted competition. It was pleasing to get such a good response from the members with 26 returning voting sheets which is comparable with the previous round of POTY. If you have nothing to do tomorrow evening at 7:30pm were hosting a live slide show of the images as per normal although without commentary Anyways Phil Mallins image “Oxararfoss Iceland” was the overall winner scoring 23.46 From Julie Holbeche-Maund with “Winter Northern Lights Iceland” scoring 22.71 narrowly outscoring James Botterills image “Snow Chase” which finished in 3rd with 22.52 ” Full table of Results Standings after POTY 6 Gallery POTY 7 will now be a web hosted PDI...

2019 / 20 POTY 5 Nature

Last night was the review of the 5th POTY round for 2019 / 20 which was a themed print round with the theme Nature It had 60 entries from 30 members and Phil Mallin won with “Mid Day Herd”   From James Botterill who’s 2 images “Buttermere” & “Peregrine” came 2nd & 3rd respectively 2019 / 20 POTY 5 Nature Gallery Full table of Results POTY Positions after round...

2020 Fosse Coop PS Inter-cities competition

Last Saturday was the Fosse Inter-cities competition. We came fourth out of 13 clubs, which is not bad but the judge did seem to favor people images as that is what he shoots. He misunderstood “Four Men In a Boat” by talking about the added mist. Gave it 13 out of 20 He thought there were too many peppers in Phil’s “Peppers” (did well at MCPF) Gave it 15 Seemed to like “Rydal Water” (another one that did well at MCPF), but gave it 15 He didn’t get “Flamingo” at all, seemed to think there were too many arms. Gave it 14 Leicester Forest were the...

2020 MCPF Midphot

As they say you have to be in it to win it and this year we had a record entry of over 56 images from 9 members. 4 images scored more than the acceptance score of 12 and where awarded “Rydal Mist “ by Julie Holbeche-Maund scored 15 and was awarded a Midphot Golden Jubilee Trophy “Peppers “ by Phil Mallin scored 14 and was awarded a PAGB Silver Medal “Ivoryflame “ also by Phil scored 13 and was awarded a MCPF Ribbons “Normanton Church” by Isobel Chesterman scored 13 and was Highly Commended a further 22 images achieved an acceptance score of 12 Phil Mallin “Hollywood” scored 12 and was accepted “Raudasandur Beach” scored 12 and was accepted “Sydney Opera House” scored 12 and was accepted Julie Holbeche-Maund “Saltwick Nab” scored 12 and was accepted “Still Life-Pheasant scored 12 and was accepted “Pennywise” scored 12 and was accepted “The Black and White Hat” scored 13 and was accepted “The Saloon” scored 12 and was accepted Isobel Chesterman “Doggy Paddle” scored 12 and was accepted “Salad Days” scored 12 and was accepted “Sandhole Oak Barn View” scored 12 and was accepted “Somewhere over the Rainbow” scored 12 and was accepted “Sweet Peas” scored 12 and was accepted John Smith “Serenity” scored 12 and was accepted Alan Wardropper “Flower girl” scored 12 and was accepted “Searching” scored 12 and was accepted “Hungry” scored 12 and was accepted Peter Lawrance “Towards Tower Bridge” scored 12 and was accepted “Battling on” scored 12 and was accepted Graham Townsend “Flamingo” scored 12 and was accepted Steve Bexon “Going Underground” scored 12 and was...

2019 / 20 POTY 4 Industry Results

Last night was the review of the Projected images entered for the 4th round of POTY which had the theme Industry Finishing in 1st place with a score of 23.87 was Steve Bexon with his image “Electric Power” 2nd Robin Astle 22.13 “Waiting for the Wind” 3rd Daniel Wood “Sutton Bridge Power Station” 21.46 Full Table of Results 2019 / 20 POTY Standings after round 4 ...

Friday saw the Annual interclub competition against Fosse Coop PS this year hosted by them and judged by Alan Rich how gave some quite insightfull comments on all the images. Special mention should go to Clive Pearson (FCPS) “Female Stonechat in Autumn”, Phil Mallin LNPS (ESCC) Ivory Flame, Julie Holbech-Maund LRPS (ESCC)  “Rydal Water” and Ian Waite (ESCC) “Praying Mantis” all of which score the top mark of 20   Club Clubs Image Author Image Title FCPS ESCC Prints     0       ESCC 1 Steve Bexon 1 Gherkin Slice 15 FCPS 1 Clive Pearson 2 Female Stonechat iN Autumn 20 ESCC 2 Phil Mallin 3 Peppers 19 FCPS 2 John Bollands 4 One Was Red 16 ESCC 3 Phil Mallin 5 Ivory Flame 20 FCPS 3 Peggy Franks 6 Revealing Langdale Pikes 15 ESCC 4 Julie Holbeche-Maund 7 Rydal Water 20 FCPS 4 Peter Lucas 8 November Trees 17 ESCC 5 Julie Holbeche-Maund 9 Saltwick Wreck 19 FCPS 5 Ray Phipps 10 Robin in the snow 15 ESCC 6 James Botterill 11 Curly 17 FCPS 6 Pete Swanson 12 Canal at Aylestone 16 ESCC 7 Steve Pears 13 Four Men In a Boat 16 FCPS 7 Ray Phipps 14 Small Skipper 16 ESCC 8 Graham Townsend 15 Flamingo 18 FCPS 8 Pete Swanson 16 Glencoe 17 ESCC 9 Gary Wood 17 Lingmell Gill 15 FCPS 9 Clive Pearson 18 Little Egret Fishing 17 ESCC 10 James Botterill 19 Mill Rock Moon 18 FCPS 10 Peter Lucas 20 Speingtime 16                         165 177 PDI    ...

2019 / 20 Hinckley Mix & Match 50

Last Friday was the annual Mix & Match 50 with Hinckley & District PS. Hosted this year by Hinckley and judged by Tony Pedley from Melbourne PS. Who did an admirable job even though being barracked by the audience and gave some quite insightful comments on the images. It was good to see so many of our members at the event aho enjoyed a very fun evening. We ran out eventual winner with 277 pts to Hinckleys...

2019 / 20 Members Talk

Last night we had a very informative talk from member James Botterill on the process he adopts when taking a landscape image. He covered the complete process from the initial planning, upto the point were he presses the shutter release. He said due to pressure of family and work he tries to minimize the unknowns when visiting a new area by using the Internet to look for good images. Having identified possible locations he finds where to park, the route to the location and the best time of day to visit generally sun rise or sun set. He tries to give himself at least 30 minutes at the location before the expect event so that hes not rushing around. Having arrived he takes five minutes to sit and sup taking in the atmosphere. He then tries before erecting the tripod to find the best composition the minimizes the number of visual elements but satisfies as many of the rules as possible. Having located this he sets up the tripod, manually focuses on the main feature and then dials in the exposure settings possibly adding filters to give the results hes after. Then waits ……….. Daniel aided James in his presentation utilising all the facilities – projection, WiFi to Internet. Tethering etc. James suggested a couple of You Tube videos that provided further help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAk_xhs0Rcw...

Upcoming Events

  1. 2019 / 20 POTY 6 “Winter” Review

    April 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. 2019 / 20 Speaker “Let’s Be Broadminded”

    April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. 2019 / 20 Easter Break

    April 15