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The latest images to score the top mark of 20 points in both WHCC ladder and external club competions are shown above. All top scoring images this season may be seen on the Competition Results page. Is yours not shown? Send it to me!
Please note: all images are © copyright by their respective authors and are not to reproduced without permission.
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A Letter from the Chair
Thank you for visiting our website. Here you will find full details of our Programme, a large selection of images from our members as well as a weekly blog report of our meetings. We meet at Whitchurch-on-Thames Village Hall every Wednesday evening at 8.00 pm from September to June and additional Practical Group Meetings take place monthly on Thursday evenings.
This season’s Programme includes our usual regular competitions for colour prints, monochrome prints and digital projected images and we also take part in a number of competitions against other Camera Clubs in the Chilterns Association.
In addition to this, I have booked some top level speakers who are experts in their field of photography - names like Tom Way, Ian Nash, Ruari Cumming and Mike Wilkes.
Our own Club members will also feature throughout the Programme and we will see images presented by Bill Scott, Rachel Paton, David Dare, Tony Bates, John Sexton, Neil Stewart and Nigel Glover-Wright.
We will also be running our second Project 100 throughout 2017 which gives all club members the opportunity to take two images every week and show them at club meetings during the first half of 2018. You can find further details below.
Alan Copeland, Chairman
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - OCTOBER WHITCHURCH HILL BULLETIN
The deadline for contributions to the October Bulletin is Sunday 9th October. Any articles should cover the period from November to January 2017 (inc) to be distributed w/e 22/23rd October. Whitchurch Hill Bulletin would like their front cover to show a local Autumn scene - OUR CHANCE TO SHINE - any images please to Ian Lewis (portrait please) by same date. Lyn will submit an accompanying article giving details of our upcoming programme. Another opportunity to show our work and promote our club!
A date for your diaries
A much smaller venue than Pangbourne Library - more a display than an exhibition
Saturday 22nd October finds us at the Art Cafe, a great concept, promoting local art, craft and charity fund raising. The WHCC will display a selection of their work and our members will be on hand to answer questions about the club.
Coffee, teas, cakes and chatter from 10:00 to 12:30. Raising funds on the day will be APT Community Trust a charity who plan to take responsibility for the running of Pangbourne Station Road public toilets - now that’s a relief!
The Art Cafe, The Old Rectory Stables, Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7DF is found opposite the Ferry Boat Public House just above Whitchurch Bridge. From Pangbourne the Art Cafe is on your left.
Please help us to introduce our club to potential members.
Lyn & Ian
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Upcoming events and meetings at Whitchurch Hill Camera Club
Wednesday 26th October 2016
A WINDOW ON THE WORLD
by Ruari Cumming ARPS. With the Hebrides way behind us our journey continues to new lands and peoples. From medieval castles to sun kissed olive groves of the Mediterranean, places rich in history and culture with a drop of human madness thrown in.
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Bill Scott explains that these pictures are from a cruise on the Dutch waterways in spring 2016. We start and finish in Amsterdam and along the way we get as far as Zeeland in the south-west of Holland. It is about picturesque Dutch towns and cities and their canals, with windmills and spring bulbs for good measure.
Wednesday 9th November 2016
WILDLIFE IN ACTION
Mike Wilkes FRPS makes a welcome return this evening when he will be presenting his usual brand of superb photography showing the habits and behaviour of British wildlife.
View the full programme for this season online.
You may also keep up-to-date by using our RSS feed (below), which lists the next 10 meetings.
Latest Blog entry
Digital Competition No 1
posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings
What a great evening’s viewing! Last Wednesday saw the first of our competitions for the season. It was projected images – and as per usual we kicked off with no set subject. These are always interesting ‘cos you get such a wide variety of photographs don’t you – and this was no exception! And who was the man in the hot seat - ie our judge for the evening? ……….. it was Jeff Lawrence CPAGB from the Bracknell Camera Club – and jolly good he was too!!
We were treated to every sort of subject – there were landscapes and cityscapes; architecture from churches to commercial and industrial - and there was water from canals to coast. All sorts of natural history too – everything from amorous lions to a toad! And of course the quality of the images was superb – a hard job for the judge then! But of course Jeff was well up to it, giving good, detailed and constructive comments on each picture - covering artistic prowess and technical expertise.
And now for the results ………
Who gained a coveted 20 points? Well, there were five: ‘Girls Having Fun’ by Melvyn Newman, ‘Sunset Boulevard’ by Dorothy Wood, ‘Lake Bled Island’ by Ceri Jones, and two from Nigel Glover-Wright – ‘The Day Of The Jackal’ and ‘I Said No!’
So at the end of the first round of the ladder comp we have the following as leaders: in third place with 38 points was Ian Nash; in joint second place were Dorothy Wood and Ceri Jones both with 39 points …. and in first place was Nigel GW with a perfect 40!
Congrats to the high scorers and winners but of course well done to all who entered images and gave us such a superb evening! Finally – thanks to Jeff who did a great job – then whilst making his escape discovered I’d parked right behind him so he couldn’t get out!!
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Upcoming Club Competitions
To get your images ready for these club competitions, you'll need to check your entry complies with the competition rules. Please note that competitions will no longer be listed in this section once the entry date has passed.
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Ladder Round 2 (Digital) - Landscape
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 17th November 2016
Wednesday 7th December 2016
Ladder Round 2 (Prints) - Landscape
Last date for entries for this competition is Wednesday 30th November 2016
Wednesday 14th December 2016
Audio Visual (Audio-Visual) - Open
Last date for entries for this competition is Thursday 8th December 2016
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THE CHAIRMAN’S CHALLENGE - PROJECT 100
By popular demand, we are repeating the project which we embarked on five years ago in 2012.
My challenge is for you to take two photographs every week throughout 2017 with the exception of two free weeks to give you a rest (you decide which weeks you want to miss).
This will result in you having taken a total of 100 images which you will share with your fellow Club members during the first few months of 2018.
The challenge, of course, is motivating yourself to use the camera when, like me, you would not normally consider taking images. It will also stretch your creative abilities in finding an image, perhaps in the middle of winter, and producing a photograph to show at the club.
When we ran this project throughout 2012, we had 16 keen photographers who accepted the challenge and went on to show some fantastic images to the club.
Will we do as well second time around?
Full details will be announced before the end of this calendar year and I will be collecting names of those members who want to accept the Chairman’s Challenge.
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