RCPS Press Report 24th March 2016

The last competition of the season was the President’s Cup where members had to submit a panel of three prints and/or three digital images, the connection between the three pictures being colour, texture, subject, theme or similar. Around seven sets of prints and about seventeen sets of digital images made the starting line up with Lyndsay Campbell first across the line to lift the cup with a set of stunning prints of dancers. Close behind, by a nose, was Frank Vallely with his panel of prints about churches and Carol Morrison motored into third place with her set of prints of badges from posh cars! In the digital section, Stuart Ward flew ahead of the rest with some great monochrome images on the theme of Lancaster bombers and their crew. John Elvin secured second place with his study of puffins and Bill Swan made third spot his own with some images of Lindisfarne in monochrome with just a red lifebelt the key feature of each image. Given the nature of this competition there were no Highly Commended or Commended awards.

In other business, members were reminded that during the summer months we shall have informal get-togethers on the second Monday night of each month, at the Golden Lion, Allhallogate at 7.30pm. President, Richard Littlefair also reported that twenty-five members have entered a total of one hundred and forty-eight prints or digital images into the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s Exhibition to be held Wakefield from 7th May for a week. This is a record entry from RCPS but no one will know if any of their entries makes it to the display until the date of the opening of the exhibition. Members were also asked to let Katrina Ashmore and myself know ASAP if they were volunteering to photograph the Yorkshire Lass Cycle Sportive in August.

The Annual Dinner and Awards Night, open to members and their guest(s) is on Monday 11th April at the Black Lion in Skelton on Ure when our Photographer of the Year will be revealed!