Dr Param Sandhu, Vanishing Stripes
Yet another great night at Durham PS thanks to Dr Sandhu. It was a love story devoted to the “Immense beauty, handsomeness and grace” of the endangered tigers of India. It was a captivating presentation, with wonderful photography, delivered with laconic good humour (and little, if any, false modesty!). Your blogger whose ancestors are from Wales enjoyed the Welsh/Punjabi references!
Awards Presentation Dinner
It will be at the Bowburn Hall Hotel, tonight, Friday 23rd January. As well as a hugely enjoyable dinner together, there will be the presentation of trophies by a mystery guest (he or she being a much loved, popular figure). Please bring along raffle prize(s) in time-honoured fashion for the giant “Free”raffle (an opportunity to unload unwanted Christmas gifts and make generous donations!) which will be MC’d by the inimitable, irrepressible, indomitable Miss Angy Ellis.
1st Progress Print competition
Closing date is next Thursday 29th January, two entries per member. Please check the rules in your programme or on the Competitions page of this website carefully. Also supply Competition Secretary Brian Blake with correctly sized and titled digital versions by email or to the club. These will be for projection on results night for the added enjoyment of the packed audience! Note, we are having a big push to get the sizing, colour space and captioning right.
Member’s Night 12th March
Programme Secretary Paul Ritchie has invited members to take part by giving a 10 or 15 minute presentation of their work. Talk to Paul to find out more and register an interest. No pressure, but usually this is one of the best nights of the year!
Members Gallery 2015
Please email three of your favourite images from the last year or so to Tony Griffiths (or bring in next week latest) for a new gallery on this website (it will be viewed by thousands!) by end January latest
Camera Club of the Year
Joe needs top class picture with the theme of “Weather” for the next round of the Photography News competition – last call. Details are here. Next up will be “Closeups” just announced
Website Banner Pano
New banner imminent! Graphic Designer Rob Birrell about to put the finishing touches. Thanks everyone who contributed Super-pano images
Town Hall Exhibition
Celebrating Landscape, Durham Town Hall. Well received by the public, this show will be on until end February link
Organisers David Forster and John Carter are looking for great locations foe Assignment outings and have generously opened up to members to suggest locations. You can email them or post on the club notice board. The (North East) world is our oyster for some fabulous photography days out. To find out more about Assignments and view 26 galleries go to the Assignments page here
Speaking of Assignments, it’s Assignment Night! – a great diversity of pictures from the front line of 2014 Assignments. Unmissable!
Pictured: one for the 2015 Members Gallery – Dipper in Winter by Michael Watson