I thought it would be easier to list all the upcoming Zoom meetings.
Could members please remember to mute their microphones when requested by Brian. He does explain how to do this but your device may not have the same display as Brian’s if this is so please look for the microphone icon on your screen.
Thursday 26 November
Members Evening – For the first part of the evening Czech will give a presentation on the wildlife of the Maasai Mara, Kenya.
For the second part of the evening Matt has put together a presentation of images taken at a recent Club outing to Sheffield Park and Garden; Steve Jones will talk about the Sprocket Rocket and Peter Milton on Dinorwig Slate Quarry in Snowdonia, plus if time allows Brian’s team summer project video.
It is also hand in for the Mike Gleave Nature Cup. This cup is a one-class PDI competition and you can enter up to 4 images. See below for guidelines on entries.
“Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena, from insects to icebergs. The photographer, whatever photographic medium is used, must have taken the original image. Photographs of animals, which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, as well as photographs of cultivated plants are ineligible. Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.”
Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (email@example.com) on or before 26 November. Late entries may be disallowed.
Thursday 3 December
Mike Gleave Nature Cup to be judged by Darren Pullman AFIAP CPAGB BPE2*
It is also hand in for “My Two Favourite Photos of 2020”. Members entering will be asked to give a short description of why they chose their photos. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before 3 December. Late entries may be disallowed.
Thursday 10 December
Presentations by members plus “My Two Favourite Photos of 2020”.
Thursday 17 December
Thursday 7 January 2021
Annual General Meeting
Followed by a Members’ Q&A
It is also hand in for a new theme competition entitled “About Face”. This will be a colour PDI comp – portraiture, street, fashion, fine art, etc. anything as long as it contains a face. Same rules as usual. Entries to be submitted to Brian, the PDI secretary (email@example.com) on or before 7 January. Late entries may be disallowed.
Thursday 14 January
“About Face” colour PDI competition to be judged by Ian Brash CPAGB BPE2
Congratulations to those scoring a 20 in Round 3 of the PDI competition
Spirit Island – David Mew
Sentinel – Silvia Agnelli
Battle of the Sexes – Clive Williams
Fly Agaric – Vera Stevens
Tall Trees – Peter Milton
Squirrel – Steve Jones
We now have results of the PDI Competition.
Congratulations go to the winners and a general thank you to all members who took part
1st – Brian Davies – 114 points
2nd – Juliet Atkins – 107 points
3rd – David Mew – 100 points
1st – Peter Milton – 114 points
2nd – Vera Stevens – 109 points
Joint 3rd – Czech Conroy and Steve Jones – 106 points
Where can you see this
Barbara Hepworth “Winged Figure”, 1963
Last week I asked where in London you could see ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’
Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare MBE has been in Greenwich since 2012.
The piece of art famously came to public attention when it was on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square from May 2010 to January 2012. Inside the glass bottle is a 1:30 replica of HMS Victory, the flaghip on which Nelson was fatally injured at the battle of Trafalgar.
Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle can be found adjacent to the south entrance to the National Maritime Museum.
PAGB e-News No. 270 and 270 extra.
To read the latest issue, please click on this link www.pagbnews.co.uk. You can also view back issues by entering the site.
Zoom meetings have been pre-booked up until Thursday 17 December at 7:45pm. If you have deleted Greg’s email containing the login codes I can let you have them. It is not too late to sign up to join the meetings each week you just need to download an app called Zoom Meetings. You also need to let Greg (firstname.lastname@example.org) have a note of your email address.