Quarterly Competition No.4 Open Prints
1st Alone in his thoughts by Kelvin Iles
2nd Rocks at Porth Naven by Elizabeth Restall
3rd Far Away Thoughts by Kevin James

Quarterly Competition No.4 Open DPI's
1st Temple Quay by Kevin Iles
2nd Taf Fechan by Jeff Morgan
Joint 3rd
Swirling Leaves by Mike Martin
Penarth Pier by Peter Phillips

Quarterly Competition No.4 Intermediate DPI's
1st Bear Shake by Alison Price
2nd Salmon Run by Alison Price
3rd Dartmeet by Arthur Lees

Quarterly Competition No.4 Intermediate Prints
1st Impala in Flight by Bob Ryan
2nd African Frycatcher by Bob Ryan
3rd Tangmere in Steam by Arthur Lees

The Chairman's Evening
Friday 7th December. For the annual Chairman's Evening, GEOFF NASH presented an evening with prints. Assisted by his wife Pam (who was needed to remind Geoff where the picture was taken!) we were taken literally, all over the world. The USA, India, Venice, France, Canada. In the main Geoff's love is landscapes, but we also saw people pictures, portraits, nature and record shots. A most enjoyable evening.

KPS member ELIZABETH RESTALL ARPS brought her recent 'A' Panel to our meeting on 30th November, for display. The pictures in this Panel, in the Visual Art category, were taken at an Art Complex in Sandwell, West Midlands, called "The Public"

Friday 30th November brought Ray Grace ARPS, DPAGB to KPS with his talk "Before and After - Nice is not good enough" Ray is a good friend of the Society and agreed to give us this talk when Hugh Milsom was unable to be with us. He showed many straight pictures just out of the camera, then demonstrated how these could be improved in Camera Raw and Photoshop to become excellent images. Ray also brought some impressive panorama-style pictures to display.

Friday 23rd November was an evening for 'steam buffs' when our speaker was TERRY NICHOLLS with his talk "Rio Grande Experience" We saw some spectacular scenery as Terry took us from Denver, Colorado to encompass the various routes over and through the Rocky Mountain ranges to the Pacific coast. In addition to the railway aspect, images from many other scenic locations, Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion National Park etc were included. The journey ended with scenes of the world’s largest working steam locomotive crossing Wyoming. As Terry said "If you don’t like trains, then just admire the spectacular scenery.”

Clubman of the Year
Each year the Society presents a Trophy to a non-committee member who we feel has assisted the society in different ways. For 2012, the committe felt that PAT BRYAN should be the recipient. She is seen here with our Chairman Geoff Nash.

Annual General Meeting
On Friday 16th November, members gathered for the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Officers report were heard and in the election of Officers, three names have disappeared from the list, Rod Wainwright, Mike Martin and John Hoddinott (thank you for your services gentlemen!) and one new name appeared, Eric Playdell - see Officers Page for full details. Regretfully, no-one came forward to offer their services as Hon. Secretary.
Other changes include a revised Subscription rate for 2013 of £55. All future meetings will start at 7.30 pm
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Success for John Hoddinott
John has again had success in the LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR with his picture seen below. It received a commendation and will be in the Awards Book and Exhibited at the National Theatre from 12th November until January.

Annual Exhibition - Intermediate Class
Print Class:

Dave Bryan with 'Singing in the Rain'


DPI Class:

Arthur Lees with 'Foel Goch, Snowdonia'

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Annual Exhibition DPI's Classes
The Winners of the Projection Image Classes in the Annual Exhibition were:

Open Class
Pictorial: Joanne Searle with 'Playing with Light'
Portrait/People: Elizabeth Restall with 'No Looking Back'
Record/Applied: Vanessa Herring with 'Chernobyl Interior'
Nature: Alison Price with 'The Dreamer'

Annual Exhibition
Our Annual Exhibition took place on Friday 9th November.
The full results can be found HERE 2012 Annual Exhibition Results 2 - and the winning images are displayed below

Cup Winners - Open Class
Pictorial: Joanne Searle with 'The End of the Day'
Portrait/People: John Long with 'Dennis and his Bowl'
Applied/Record: Jean Dimond with 'The Bobbin Room'
Nature: Alison price with 'the Kill'

Joanne Searle's 'The End of the Day' also awarded the Best Print in the Exhibition & The Best Monochrome Print in the Exhibition

Annual Exhibition 2012
On Friday 9th November we held our Annual Exhibition. Later in the week I will upload the winning images, but these are the members who won the Trophies.
Two of the judges are seen at the extreme ends of the Group, (left Peter McCloskey, Right Brian Swineyard)

Friday 2nd November was a studio evening led by Steve Cox and the theme was Zombies. The first part of the evening was taken up with instructions and advise from Steve on studio lighting, camera settings for studio work etc. Two models were available and the following pictures are by Joanne Searle.

Another RPS Distinction in the Society - our Equipment Manager is to be congratulated - ALAN SEARLE LRPS

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Evening out
On Friday 26th October a number of members met in Bristol to carry out some night photography. I understand pictures were taken and then a discussion held in 'The Shakespeare' over a lemonade or two!!

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Dr. Greg Duncan ARPS, DPAGB
Friday 19th October was an evening of short AV's, demonstrations, a bit of magic and a lot of education presented to us by Dr. Greg Duncan ARPS, DPAGB
Greg explained how he treats Photoshop and digital imaging as not merely tools for producing images but also as items to be tested - and the results of that testing were, to say the least, staggering! I am pondering just how many million pixels I have thrown away in producing the picture of Greg below, taken on a 14 million pixel compact!

'Famous for ten minutes'
On Friday 12th October, eight of our members volunteered (?) to take part in an evening called 'FAMOUS FOR TEN MINUTES'
We are most grateful to the following members - Arthur Lees, Elizabeth Restall, Vince Reeves, Kevin James, Brian Cheer, Alison Price, Bob Ryan and Bruce Gibbs, who showed prints and projected images.