June 2018

The first meeting of the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society this month was an interesting talk on "The Three Faces Of Italy" by Mandy Sherrington and Colin Machin of Sileby Photographic Society. I entered the Nottingham "Robin Hood" exhibition for the first time. I needn't have bothered - nothing accepted! A local charity football match included a presentation to someone with 50 years of service to local grassroots football. As one of the few people there with a camera (my trusty Olympus TG4) I was asked to take some snaps to send to the FA. A midweek break near Lowestoft gave us the opportunity to revisit some favourite haunts such as Southwold and Aldburgh. Back in time for Projected Image Heat 3 - scraped a couple of "commendeds". Another couple of interesting talks at the camera club - Nat Coalson with "Lightroom For All" and Malcolm Ranieri's "Meanders". I judged a print competition at Olney Camera Club. Not many in the "audience" but a good selection of prints. My second hand Nikon D750 was returned from Nikon with a new shutter, full service and cleaned - all FOC, so hopefully an even better bargain than I thought. Another visit to Studio 58 in Northampton with model Rachel Rose and my "new" D750. An interesting session, with some "different" results. Posted my CD to the Guernsey Salon 2018 - fingers crossed... The month ended with some success - Print Heat 4. I came 1st in the Advanced Monochrome section and my wife Dorothy came 1st in the Advanced Colour section.