RCPS Press Report 9th Feb 2017

Our recent meeting featured the judging of the ‘Motion’ competition. Spinning in circles of delight was the overall competition winner and winner of the Digital Projected Images (DPIs) section, Stuart Holmes with Strictly Folk Dancing. In second place in the DPI section was Lyndsay Cambell with Finesse, and in third place, Frank Vallely with Red MG. Highly Commended were Bill Swan for Approaching and Alistair Peterson with Blue Jay Bathing. Commended were Emma Littlefair with Dancing Feet, Trina Ashmore with Mobile and Bill Swan with Whimping Pines. In the Print section, Stuart Ward with Kingfisher Dive was first, second was Tim Nichols with Taking Off and third came Derek Hodson with Gallopers. Highly Commended were Frank Vallely with Tidal Movement and Alistair Peterson with Stork Billed Kingfisher and Catch. Commended were Emma Littlefair with New Year Fireworks, Stuart Ward with Orca Breaching and David Uffindall with In-flight Movie.

Next on our programme is a travelogue evening featuring Richard, Norma and John. Norma and Richard are planning to show an ‘Alphabet of World Images,’ i.e., A for Africa, B for Barcelona C for Canada, etc. All the images are theirs, some of them have won competitions and awards but they all are of places Norma and Richard have visited in recent years. They feature people, (Chinese to the Masi), landscapes, (Death Valley to Mount Cook), wildlife, (Kenya to the Galapagos Islands) historic sites, (Machu Picchu to Luxor) plus bit in between. The main presentation will feature digital projected images, (DPIs), however they will also have numerous prints to display and Norma’s travel books for people to look at. John will be concentrating mainly on wildlife seen in his recent trip to Kenya and Tanzania. It all promises to be another good night!

Don’t forget the upcoming visit of international, award-winning photographer, Steve Gosling. The event will be held at the Allhallowgate Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, 25th February from 2pm for around two and half hours. Steve is giving not one, but two illustrated talks, one on ‘The Nature of Creativity,’ referring of course to matters photographic not theological! He will speak about developing a creative mindset when it comes to taking pictures and will illustrate what he means with a variety of his images in colour and in black and white. Similarly illustrated will be his second talk, ‘Exploding the Myths of Landscape Photography’ when Steve will encourage anarchy in breaking the established rules of landscape photography! Tickets, which include refreshments, are £10 for adults and £7 for those aged 16 and under and can be obtained from G Craggs, opposite the bus station, David Harrison, Picture Framer of 19 Kirkgate, or by post from 14 Mallorie Close, Ripon, HG4 2QE, (cheques payable to RCPS and an sae please).

Another date for the diary is Sunday, 20th August next when the second Annual Yorkshire Lass Cycle Sportive takes place from a base in Carlton Miniott. Photographers are wanted to help capture the event so please speak to Katrina Ashmore on a Monday night to find out more or to volunteer.