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Presentation to Mike Martin
Our entry to the Western Counties Photographic Federation's KINGSWOOD SALVER COMPETITION this year did not get into the frame, but Mike Martin's print in our panel was awarded the second best individual print in the competition. Mike is eeen here (left) being presented with with his certificate by Chairman Adrian Herring.

Annual Exhibition, Open Class DPI's
lst Pictorial: 'Telling the Truth' by Adrian Herring
1st People: 'Between Lessons' by Elizabeth Restall
1st Record and Applied: 'We can see Clearly Now' by Vanessa Herring
1st Nature: 'Pouting Chimp Ngamba Island'

Annual Exhibition, Open Class Prints
1st Pictorial: 'Gower Horses in Heavy Snow' by Adrian Herring
1st People: 'Hoping for a Better Life' by Adrian Herring
1st Nature: 'Impala in Early Morning Mist' by Vanessa Herring
1st Record and Applied: 'The Staircase' by Joanne Searle
'The Staircase' also awarded Best Monochrome Print and Best Print in the Exhibition



Annual Exhibition, Intermediate Class
Print Class
Cup and 1st place; 'Wet Buffet' by David Rumsam



DPI Class
Cup and 1st place: 'Leaving' by David Rumsam

ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2014
On Friday 14th November the Annual Exhibition was displayed before an excellent attendance from members and friends. Individual winners will be displayed in due course, but this is a photographs of the cup winners. Left to Right, Adrian Herring, Vanessa Herring Joanne Searle, David Rumsam, Elizabeth Restall

The Chairman's Evening
Not often we get a husband/wife team as our speakers, but on Friday 7th November KPS Chairman ADRIAN HERRING ARPS was joined by VANESSA HERRING LRPS his wife to present "Uganda - What an Experience"
Their adventures during a month-long visit touring the country included photography of wildlife, landscape, people and rural life. The very moving photographs of children at a charity school were, for me, the highlight of the evening.
Ronald Miller 1923 - 2014
It is with great regret that I report the death of our oldest and longest serving member RONALD MILLER who passed away on Saturday 1st December.

Ronald joined the society in 1949 and served on the committee in a number of positions including President, Chairman and Competition Secretary. Ronald was a regular attender until he retired and moved to Beer in Devon in the 1980's, when he and Audrey his wife, joined the Sidmouth Photo Club.

Ronald enjoyed the status of Kingswood's highest honour, that of Life Membership. he followed our activities through reading our website reports and enjoying our on-line Newsletter Infinity Extra.

AV Forum
Friday 31st October was our annual AV Forum evening and whilst we are aware that Audio Visual isn't everyone's most popular subject, we did indeed have an excellent evening with no less than 18 sequences being shown. Thanks to Jean Dimond, Tony Withers, Brenda Sparrow, John Sparrow, Sue Winkworth, Joanne Searle, Arthur Lees, John Long and the late Val Rawlins.
Ed Cloutman EFIAP
This evening, October 24th, the members were given information concerning a style of photography which is relatively unknown to us. This is Astro-photography. Our Speaker ED CLOUTMAN EFIAP brought along his unusual camera which when coupled to a telescope and other equipment, produces pictures of stars, planets and galaxies. Later in the evening, Ed gave details of how he produced his books of photographs using BLURB software and printing.

Leigh Woolford AWPF, EFIAP
Our guest speaker on Friday 17th October was LEIGH WOOLFORD AWPF, EFIAP with his talk 'A Search for Focus' As first-time speaker at KPS, his presentation was a mixture of differing styles of photography - in all of which he emphasised his search of "WHY" he took the picture. His passion for Motor Sport, landscape and urban photography defied the fact that he said he was a bewildered photographer. A most enjoyable evening.

James Osmond
On Friday 10th October, our speaker was JAMES OSMOND - a "first time" speaker to KPS with his talk 'The Art of Landscape Photography'
James showed projected images dealing with composition and lighting, and after the coffee-break, he demonstrated some of his digital techniques to achieve his desired result in his print.

Critique Evening
On Friday 3rd October, the club members critiqued the DPI's and Prints which were seen last week in the 3rd Quarterly Competition. Surprisingly, lots of members joined in the discussion! An interesting evening.
Quarterly Competition No.3
On Friday 26th September, we held our 3rd Quarterly Competition which attracted an entry of 61 prints and 64 D.P.I's Our judge for the evening was David Southwell ARPS, AFIAP who gave his considered thoughts on each entry, and allowing more time to comment on the Intermediate class.

Open Class - Prints
1st 'Lulu' by Mike Martin
2nd True Love or is it the Drink Talking? by Adrian Herring
3rd 'Berneray Beach, Uist' by Elizabeth Restall



Open Class - DPI's
1st 'Arctic Landscape' by Sue Winkworth
2nd 'Clifftop Walk' by Andy Coffin
3rd 'Dakhari' by Mike Martin


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Quarterly Competition No.3 Intermediate
Intermediate Class Prints
1st 'The Model' by Brenda Sparrow
2nd 'St.Basil's at Night by John Sparrow
3rd 'Sailor's Delight' by Chris Deane




Intermediate Class D.P.I's
1st 'Blue Nigella' by Chris Deane
2nd 'Girl in a Spin' by John Sparrow
3rd 'Lady in Red' by John Sparrow

Chris Palmer FRPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB
On Friday 19th September, we were delighted to welcome Chris Palmer FRPS, AFIAP, DPAGB, APAGB on a return visit to us with his latest talk "A Personal Response" Chris finished his earlier visit with several pictures of Iceland, and he commenced this talk with his well known picture of two Icelandic Ponies. We were treated to many Iceland pictures which clearly showed his personal approach to photography. After some 'arty' pictures in the second half of the evening we were led into his recent Fellowship Panel. It was an evening of outstanding photography!

Summer Images
On Friday 12th September, members were invited to bring along the images from the various outings which took place during the summer. This proved to be most interesting to see the variety of pictures taken at each event. Members were reminded that at the Christmas Evening - December 19th - there would be a competition to find the best overall picture and the winner would receive the beautiful vase from Bristol Glass, donated by our Social Secretary Kevin Poole.
I include two picture I "stole" during the evening, the first by Alan Searle and the second my Chris Deane.

Visit to Fenton House
On Friday 5th September, our meeting took place at the RPS headquarters in Bath. The visit started with coffee and a viewing of the current Print Exhibition of the work of Regional Organisers.
35 members were treated to a series of successful 'L' 'A' and 'F' panels of prints with comments by the Distinctions Manager Andy Moore and Peter Hayes. A very informative evening!



iPhone photograph; courtesy Kevin Poole LRPS
Portrait evening with James Artaius
August 29th was a portrait evening when our model was James Artaius, alias Cocaine James; who is a multi talented, published, kick ass, rock god model.
This was a treat for the lady members!






Ten Minutes of Fame
Our meeting on Friday 8th August was titled TEN MINUTES OF FAME and featured the following members - all volunteers, no arms were twisted!

Prints: Linda Horne, Mike Martin, Derek Webber and Geoff Nash

DPI's: Fay Rogers, Bernice Deane, Chris Deane, Gordon James and Derek Dorset

We saw some excellent pictures which bodes well for the forthcoming competitions and exhibition.
Bath Botanical Gardens
On Friday 1st August a number of our members braved the weather and met at BATH BOTANICAL GARDENS
Photograph by Pat Bryan