Newsletter #99 12th February 2022

Editor - Derek Godridge

It was great to see many of our members last night at our lovely warm and cosy new clubhouse for our latest KF2 Competition. It was also nice to see a couple of guests, along with our latest new member Darren who, after a couple of complimentary visits, has decided to officially join us so a big WELCOME to you Darren.

Meetings

  1. As stated it was competition night last night and an excellent set of prints and digitalimages were expertly judged by our old friend Kevin Leah. Boy what an excellent example of sympathetic but honest judging we had too. It was also reassuring to have the placed images spread over a wide set of members, demonstrating the improving talents of our photographers.

  2. Mandy’s fun “Lucky Dip II” is next week on Thursday 17th February.

Competitions.


KF3 – I know we have only had KF2 BUT KF3 is coming up pretty quickly with a February 24th hand-in. This time it is an OPEN competition so a little easier for us with details as follows.

  • It’s an OPEN subject competition with the following 5 categories: i. 1 Colour Print ii. 1 Mono print iii. 1 Colour Digital Image iv. 1 Mono Digital Image v. 1 Off-Camera Image – no editing

Diary Dates

PCC

  • Saturday 26th February at 11am – 1 hour guided tour of Truro Cathedral for £5 a head contact Karen to book or use our Facebook page. Additionally we have arranged for the adjacent Charlotte’s Tea House restaurant to reserve places for lunches and a £5 booking fee is required. Additional areas of the cathedral can be accessed for a small fee. Email Karen to confirm attendance please at kburton281@gmail.com

  • Sunday March 6th - Spring meal at The Falmouth Hotel – a minor change to the menu as there will be chicken in place of Turkey,

Cornwall Photographic Alliance (CPA)

  • The next CPA competition is the Charles Hosken - Digital Open Competition on Friday 18th March. The show will be a Zoom event and cost £4.

Western Counties Photographic Federation (WCPF) Member’s Exhibition 2022

  • This is a VERY prestigious competition which showcases the talent we have in the West Country. Alongside the actual competition, there is an excellent Exhibition which gives members and the general public alike the ability to view all of the accepted prints and digital images at the Bovey Tracey Golf Club from 1st to 16th May.

  • Last year’s Awards Slideshow here https://photoexhib.com/wcpfex/results-2021/awrd_slideshow.htm

• If you want to enter prints, I’m will collect them and deliver to Brian Galbraith who is the main coordinator for our area.


From Pedro Landers; “The 2022 WCPF Members Exhibition (MX) is currently being finalised and the entry system (IS NOW) available. Previous entrants will receive an ‘invitation to enter’ email, and a link to the entry system will be available from the WCPF websites MX page once it is open. • Timings Entry will be open from Monday 3rd January 2022 and will close on Saturday 5th March 2022• Terms and Conditions - The entry classes remain as last year with 3 print classes (Open, Mono, Nature) and 4 PDI classes (Open, Nature, Creative, Photo Travel). The class definitions will be available on the entry website.• Awards - The exhibition has PAGB Patronage and PAGB Gold, Silver and Bronze medals plus Selector Ribbons will be awarded in each class. Highly commended certificates will also be awarded in each class. The ‘Margaret Aven’ trophy for the entrant who gains the most acceptances across all 7 classes, and ‘Best Wildlife’ trophy in both Nature classes will also be awarded again this year.• Favourite Image and Sale Of Prints - We are repeating these initiatives and the conditions will be as last year ie entrants will have 3 choices 1. To opt in to the favourite print image lottery where one of the visitors that voted will receive a free copy of the print that they voted for.2. To opt in to the visitors favourite print image lottery and the sale of prints. Prints will be offered for sale at a standard price of £35. Any postage fees required would be an extra cost.3. To opt out of both initiatives: • Exhibition Venue Bovey Tracy Golf Club with the excellent facilities that have proved so successful over the last few years. • Selectors • Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAPFBPE • Sue Moore FRPS MPAGB • Bob Moore HonFRPS MPAGB HonPAGB We hope that members of WCPF clubs will continue to support the exhibition and submit their entries in good time. Clubs may wish to collect print entries from their members and make a single delivery to the appointed AES. This will make the process more efficient and effective for club members and the AES. The name & contact details for an entrants AES will be notified on completion of the online entry. If anything is unclear or there are any questions then please get in touch with the Exhibition Secretary by email at mpix.wcpf@gmail.com Pedro Landers WCPF Exhibition Secretary”


Cheers for now Derek