On Friday 19th August 2016, the society viewed prints and DPI's from the Western Counties Photographic Federation Annual Exhibition. In the main these were high scoring entries which didn't make the Exhibition wall, hence this travelling Portfolio of work is seen by clubs around the Federation. It was very enjoyable evening and we saw quite a few entries from our own members which, of course, drew applause!
Outing to Bristol Harbourside
On Friday 12th August, a number of our members went to Bristol Harbour side for the final outing of the Year. I understand it was rather cold and miserable, but I'm told the beer was good! (Photo Joanne Searle)

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10 minutes of fame
On Friday 5th August 2016, 6 of our members showed prints and DPI's for the '10 MINUTES OF FAME' evening. As we were allowed 10 minutes - we started 7.30 and finished at 9.30, someone must have over-run their 10 minutes! - most probably me!
Malcolm Kitto ARPS, DPAGB
Our speaker on Friday 29th 2016 was Malcolm Kitto ARPS, DPAGB with his talk 'Digital Diversions' Malcolm showed us a variety of work including some delightful landscapes, excellent sports pictures, Nature shots and digitally manipulated work.

Sue Winkworth CPAGB
Chairman, Geoff Nash presents the certificate to Sue Winkworth CPAGB for attaining the CPAGB in Audio Visual

Our speaker on Friday 22nd June 2016 was Barry Mead FRPS, EFIAP/p, MPAGB, APAGB with his talk "Yes, he's still around - another evening with Barry Mead" Barry showed projected imaged ranging from wildlife to the very creative style which we expect from him. Additionally pictures of Point to Point, Harness Racing and other artistic compositions. All this accompanied by his non-stop humorous patter.A most entertaining and enjoyable evening!

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Outing to Clifton
On Friday 15th July 2016, 8 of our members braved the rather dull conditions to explore in and around Clifton, Bristol. The group picture, minus Joanne Searle who kindly provided the picture, was taken in Royal York Crescent.

An evening with Clifton Cameras
On Friday 8th July, Chris and Andy from CLIFTON CAMERAS of DURSLEY brought lots of photographic gear including two Drones, and talked us through the latest on equipment generally. As you will see from the photograph, members handled the gear during a long coffee break. A most interesting and informative evening.

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Summer (?) Outing
On Friday 1st July 2016, the outing was to the Dundas Aqueduct and Brassknocker Basin. It was a rather "inclement" evening, but pictures were taken. The example below courtesy Dave Rumsan.

Success for Sue Winkworth
In a recent posting, we congratulated KPS members on their successes in various Exhibitions.
We now wish to congratulate Sue on her considerable achievement as one of her Projected images, put forward by the Western Counties Photographic Federation to represent our Federation, received a Silver Medal in the Projected Images Category.
Congratulations Sue!

On Friday 24th June 2016, our speaker was Tim Kifton LRPS, CPAGB, AWPF, AFIAP, PSA7 with his talk 'The Art of Urban Exploration' This was a digitally presented talk on the exploration and photography of abandoned buildings. Tim's travels included the UK, Germany, France, Bulgaria and Belgium. I think the final section of abandoned vehicles were particularly interesting to the male members of the society! Tim has captured many unique images - which formed a fascinating evening!

On Friday 17th June 2016, the workshop evening was led by Kevin Poole who demonstrated Focus Stacking in the first half. After tea and coffee, and Chris Deane sat at the computer and showed some shortcuts and ways of using Camera Raw and Bridge to improve on post processing.
Evening Walk
On Friday 10th June 2016 a number of keen members joined together to walk along the Canal in Bath then up Bathwick Meadows. Pictures were taken despite overcast weather and a sprinkling of rain

Roger and Judith Parry
We were delighted on Friday 3rd June 2016, to welcome Roger Parry MPAGB and Judith Parry DPAGB, AFIAP with their print talk 'Parry's Pictures'
They displayed a miscellany of subjects, travel,landscape, macro, still life, portraits and fine art nudes - the latter being in the studio and on location. It was a delight to see the work of the well-known and busy couple.

Q2 Competition 2016
Our 2nd Quarterly Competition was held on Friday 27th May 2016 and was judged by Michael Curtis ARPS
Mike is an excellent Judge and dealt with our entries giving advice, praise and with a sense of humour. I believe this is his second visit to judge for us, and many members were asking when he could come again. We ribbed him about the comment "I loved this to bits" which was the accolade given to many of our prints and DPI's.

Q2 2016 Open Class Prints
1st 'Shrouded in Gold' by Mike Martin
2nd 'Paul' by Joanne Searle
2rd 'Death in the Desert' by John Long

Q2 2016 Intermediate Prints
1st 'Grand Canal' by Brenda Sparrow
2nd 'Residence, Munich' by Brenda Sparrow
3rd 'The Pines Express' by Brenda Sparrow

Q2 2016 Open Class DPI's
1st 'Contemplation' by Mike Martin
2nd 'Broken' by Mike Martin
3rd 'Leaping through the Dust and Dirt' by Adrian Herring

At a recent Committee Meeting, it was considered that we should, when known, publish details of Salon and Exhibition acceptances. We congratulate the following members:

Bristol Salon 2016
Joanne Searle: 2 acceptances
Adrian Herring: 5 acceptances
Vanessa Herring: 3 acceptances, includes 1 Hon.Mention

Cheltenham Salon 2016
Adrian Herring: 5 acceptances, includes 1 ribbon
Vanessa Herring: 6 acceptances
Alan Jones: 3 acceptances
Mike Martin: 5 acceptances

W.C.P.F. Exhibition 2016
Joanne Searle: 5 acceptances, includes Gold Medal and the Frank Winstone Trophy, 1 Bronze Medal and 1 Selectors Ribbon
Adrian Herring: 10 acceptances, includes 1 Bronze medal and 1 HC
Vanessa Herring: 5 acceptances
Derek Webber: 1 acceptance.
Mike Martin: 7 acceptances including 1 H.C.
Sue Winkworth: 7 acceptances, includes 1 Selectors ribbon

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On Friday 20th May 2016, seven members braved the inclement weather and met at Clevedon.
I am assured that a good time was had by all - and pictures were taken!