April 2019

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Ticking over this month, with various photographic activities continuing. I judged about 100 projected images at Corby Camera Club, and I judged the Merit 3 Competition at Stratford Photography Group. Our camera club contributed to a well presented photographic exhibition in the local Heritage Centre, which included 4 of my prints. Modest success for my other images this month, with a 3rd out of 28 for the projected image competition, and two acceptances in the Cheltenham Salon. At the annual dinner in April I received the trophy for the Advanced Projected Image League 2018 - a success unlikely to be repeated in 2019. The East Midlands Monochrome Group survives for another year following their AGM, despite recent low membership and meeting attendance. As a motorsport fan I never seemed to get into motorbike racing - probably following a bad experience when marshalling at a bike race at Silverstone years ago! So when I saw that the British Superbikes were holding a test and press day with free admission I had to give it a try. Interesting, but I must confess to preferring 4-wheel racing machines... For football I had the pleasure and disappointment of watching and photographing Stamford play Belper, and also Wisbech, and Rothwell Corinthians play Deepings. Pleased to see that both clubs are using my photographs in their match programmes, although not always credited in the programme. I attended an Advisory Day at the RPS East Midlands Region meeting, purely as an observer. Very interesting to see the hopeful LRPS and ARPS panels being commented on. I'm still looking for that inspirational idea for ARPS. A very pleasant sunny Easter Sunday was spent in Shrewsbury, including a river boat trip. A very interesting town/city (?). Lots of photos, none of them potential competition or exhibition standard but good enough to make a pleasant audio-visual presentation. Similarly, some interesting car pics were taken at the Bicester Scramble on National Drive-It Day at the end of April.