Wrekin Arts Photographic Club Newsletter 7 2016/17 15 November 2016

There’s a change to the programme this Friday. Gwen and Phil Charnock (both FRPS) are unable to attend and Dave Yates from Smethwick Photographic Society has kindly stepped in and will present his lecture “ My Photographic World.” Dave is a member and past chairman of the London Salon and is also a Fotospeed Photographer. The Learners Hour starting at 6.45 pm is about topics of interest to the attendees.

The Wrekin Salon has now closed for entries and judging starts this Saturday.  Jon Baker, Salon Chairman says "to those of you who have entered, I wish you good luck. Hopefully the results will be out by late Wednesday 23rd Nov.”

We’ve had  an entry of around 7400 images from more than 720 photographers in 56 different countries making it the second largest Salon entry.

This will be Jon’s last year as Salon Chairman and he wishes to thank  Calvin Downes, Tony Thomas and John Sweetland for all their efforts. Jon continues “So much work goes on behind the scenes that no one gets to know about. They give so much of their time to make sure everything is running smoothly and I could not have managed without them.”

Next Friday, 25 November Jon MFIAP, EFIAP/p returns to club duties with Sue AFIAP, BPE3* when they will share with us more of their wonderful landscape prints in their new lecture *Four More Feet From The Past.” 

If you’re looking for some different bird images then there’s a couple of shows on at The International Centre Telford that may be of interest. The National Poultry Show http://nationalshow.poultryclub.org is on this weekend whereas it’s the turn of The Racing Pigeon Show http://racingpigeon.co.uk/events/telford-show-2016/ to take centre stage on 26 November. Tickets are £5.

And finally, club members have won prizes in recent local competitions. Congratulations to Peter Howsham and Alan Lees who entered images in a recent competition sponsored by Shropshire Hills Tourism  Board. They were both awarded prizes, see results http://www.visitshropshirehills.co.uk/photo-results/

One of the prizes awarded to Alan is a two night stay at The White Horse Inn in Clun on a B&B basis. Alan has donated his prize valued at £140 to any WAPC member, for a contribution towards club funds of £20. This prize has to be taken on any date prior to Easter 2017. In the event of more than one couple interested, a draw will be made. Contact Alan for further details.

Congratulations also to Tim Growcott and Chris Lewis who were both runners up in the Lawley Village photo competition.