Monday, 24 April 2017

AGM report



Marjorie Burge writes:

On Friday 21st April 2017 our Annual General Meeting was well attended and without problems. Philip Hinton, our Chairman, gave a glowing report of our achievements over the past year, noting that many members had achieved personal success with distinctions with the RPS and the PAGB, putting us 5th in the National Table of the PAGB for club members who hold their distinctions. We had won the KCPA Jubilee trophy for the second year in succession, and in this year’s KCPA Annual Exhibition we had 82 acceptances, of which 21 were merits, 2 were ribbons and 2 were gold medals. This high quality of photography is shown in all divisions, and he gave division 3 a special mention for their high standard of work. He thanked all members of the committee, and those outside the committee, for all their hard work in making the club such a success. Most members of the committee were re-elected, although Chris Rogers stood down as Vice-Chairman due to pressure of work making it impossible for him to attend meetings regularly, and Martin Till has elected to this position, and we were pleased to welcome Karen Saunders to the committee.

For the second half of the evening we watched projected images from last year’s Shrewsbury Open Photography Exhibition showing the very high standard required to gain an acceptance. Entries are from all over the UK and it was good to see names from APS included, once again proving the quality of our photographers.

Next Friday, 28th April, we have our Print Panel Competition for the Driftwood Trophy, when our judge for the evening will be Richard Walton FRPS EFIAP MPAGB BPE3*, and entries will need to be handed in for the Annual Exhibition. 

Visitors always welcome.  

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Success galore at the KCPA Annual Exhibition!

Ashford Photographic Society members had unprecedented success at this season's Annual Exhibition.

Selection took place at Detling Village Hall over the weekend of 1st and 2nd April, Judged by Peter Young DPAGB AFIAP APAGB, Phil Charnock  FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP and Gwen Charnock FRPS, MPAGB, MFIAP.

As well as established members doing very well, it was great to see a number of our newer members getting acceptances in both prints and PDIs.

Full results can be found on the KCPA web site: http://www.kcpa.co.uk/2017/04/kcpa-print-pdi-exhibition-details - and below are the Ashford members' highlights.

Special mentions go to Stephen Cheek and Philip Hinton for their gold medals.







PDIs

Merit Anthony Wright Confetti


Accepted Anthony Wright Father and Son


Merit Anthony Wright Selfie


Merit Bob Devine Great Grey Owl Backlit


Merit Bob Devine Lion Aggression


Merit Bob Devine Zebra Anger


Merit Bob Devine Cheetah Moves Kill


Merit Bob Devine Cheetah With 3 Cubs


Merit Christopher Rogers I Think I'm Nearly There


Accepted Christopher Rogers Battle Worn


Merit George Pearson Smooth Rock, Cool Colours


Accepted George Pearson Red, Green and One Wonky Post


Accepted George Pearson Water is Weird


Accepted George Pearson Abandoned Home


Accepted George Pearson Making a Statement


Ribbon Kyle Tallett To The Girl I Left behind


Accepted Kyle Tallett Not Hearing the Word of the Lord


Accepted Maria O'Connell Boom


Accepted Maria O'Connell Pile Up At Paddock Hill


Accepted Maria O'Connell It's My Life


Accepted Maria O'Connell Red Stag Standing Proud


Merit Michael Gilburt Alicja Rosolska Approaching the Net


Accepted Michael Gilburt A Swing and Missed


Accepted Michael Gilburt An Attacking Field


Accepted Michael Gilburt Keeper Spills Chance 


Accepted Michael Gilburt Fairies Bonnets Fungus


Accepted Michael Gilburt Meadow Brown with Parasitic Mite


Merit Michael Routley Descent Into Hell


Accepted Neville Marsh Missed By The Keeper


Accepted Neville Marsh Side By Side


Accepted Neville Marsh You've Just Been Bowled


Accepted Neville Marsh SN19 Ahead


Merit Neville Marsh Common Spotted Orchid, Crab Spider with Prey


Ribbon Phil Drury Female Kingfisher with a Speared Fish


Merit Phil Drury Male Bearded Reedling


Accepted Phil Drury Female Chalkhill Blue on Grass


Accepted Philip L Hinton Cos-Play Warrior


Accepted Philip L Hinton My Dreams Dictate My Beauty


Accepted Philip L Hinton The Haunting


Accepted Philip L Hinton Don't Fear The Reaper


Merit Philip L Hinton Jo A Dark Portrait


Merit Philip L Hinton Robert


Accepted Philip L Hinton Tate A Tate


Gold Stephen Cheek Crossing the Mara


Ribbon Stephen Cheek Eaten Alive


Merit Stephen Cheek Lions at Dawn


Accepted Stephen Cheek Hiding Behind Mum


Accepted Steve O'Connor The Contender


Accepted Steve O'Connor Horseman’s Apocalypse


Accepted Stuart Thompson In Thoughtful Mood



Prints

Accepted Anthony Baines High-G Turn By A Belgian F-16


Accepted Anthony Baines South Manhattan Evening


Accepted Anthony Baines Vapour Condenses Over The Wings of a Typhoon FRG4 In A High G Turn


Accepted Anthony Baines Male Kestrel With Prey


Merit Anthony Wright Ominous Clouds


Accepted Anthony Wright The Rhue Light House


Accepted Anthony Wright Keep the Gate Closed


Accepted Anthony Wright Mountain and Clouds


Accepted Anthony Wright A Grandma


Merit Bob Devine Hoopoe Has Caterpillar


Accepted Bob Devine Great Grey Owl Hunting In Snow


Accepted Bob Devine Lion Cub Attacks


Accepted Christopher Rogers Always In Stock


Accepted Fiona Beadle Caracal


Accepted Fiona Beadle Farm Girl


Merit Karen Saunders Freezing Fog At Fairfield


Accepted Kyle Tallett Wedding in Oia


Merit Kyle Tallett The Pier and The Receding Tide


Accepted Kyle Tallett The Bride In The Arch


Accepted Kyle Tallett A Brown Hare Washing


Accepted Kyle Tallett Juvenile Stonechat


Accepted Kyle Tallett Danni


Merit Martin Till Male Bearded Reedling


Accepted Martin Till Dew - Laden Marbled White On Scabious


Accepted Martin Till Kingfisher Disabling It's Catch


Accepted Michael Routley Pearl Moon Serenity


Gold Philip L Hinton Chloe Melancholy Baby


Accepted Steve O'Connor Spirit of Rock


Accepted Stuart Thompson Buster


Accepted Stuart Thompson The Engine Driver


Accepted Sue Chapman Creative Cowparsley


Accepted Sue Chapman The Moon's A Balloon