Welcome to Our Second Newsletter bringing you both current news, news of events to come and thoughts on some aspects of photography.
Club Meeting On the 6th April
Ian Willey gave an impressive account of his trip to the Galápagos Islands in 2013. His introduction covered the creation of these 21 volcanic islands which erupted from the ocean floor over a period of millions of years some 900Km off the coast of Ecuador. The
islands were discovered by chance in 1535, not all are inhabited but those that are support individual life forms unique to each island which formed the basis of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” which caused uproar when it was first published in 1859. Ian’s photographs showed a wide variety of both land and sea creatures, the bright plumage of most of the birds was fascinating as was the way in which tortoises had modified their shells from one island to the next. A most enjoyable evening and many thanks to Ian.
Club Outing to Fermoyle Thursday 20th April
There will be an outing to Fermoyle this coming Thursday, weather permitting of course, those wishing to take part should arrange to be at Fermoyle by 19.30 to maximise daylight. If the weather is poor there will be a presentation by Paul Keeling in the Abbey Tavern at 20.00 hours as usual.
The New (But Old) Competition Rules
As we now have a Club Constitution and a Committee it was thought that, like all other Photography Clubs, we had better formalise and publish a set of rules governing our Club Photo Competitions. Basically they are the same as those unwritten rules we have been using for years but with some added clarifications, like what exactly is the difference between Black and White and Monochrome, to whom the entries should be sent and by what time etc. The Committee has decided that having those members with less experience in Photography compete with more experienced members for the same prize (if any) is unfair, so the current thinking is to split a competition into two groups. We are still undecided as to how we will arrange this so nobody feels they are in the wrong group.