March Meeting

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Ian-Raymant
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March Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:02 pm

Hi Everyone,

Despite the ever threatening Covid 19 This month's meeting is scheduled to take place as normal - the theme[s] - Shadows or Shoot the Moon.
Should be interesting

As a precaution the committee have agreed that until the virus threat has passed we will not be making teas, coffees etc or be providing biscuits. Sorry folks.

I have been in contact with the secretary at the Hythe Community Centre and have been assured the building is operating as normal and that additional, stringent cleaning measures have been implemented. We'll just have to make sure we all comply with the published basic hygiene instructions. Copies attached.

Hopefully you should find 3 attachments, borrowed from work, just as additional and hopefully useful information for everyone.

Stay healthy and hopefully see you all on Wednesday.

Best wishes

Ian
Attachments
Hand Washing with Soap and Water Poster V 2.0.pdf
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Covid 19 Workplace Poster.pdf V2.pdf
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Trevor
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Trevor » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:48 pm

Thanks Ian, see you Wednesday
Trevor

PhilBrew
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Re: March Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:18 pm

I shan't be at the March Meeting after all, so here are some of the shadow shots I was planning to show.

Anyone else please follow suit!
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Trevor
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Trevor » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:26 pm

Hi Phil, great shots, very interesting set of images. I particularly favour 7and 9. Really like those.

Trevor

Ian-Raymant
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:51 pm

Hi Everyone,

Not sure if my earlier post went or not.

Follow on from Saturdays post.

Given the uncertainty and fast changing status of the Covid issues, I thought it only fair to check to see how many members will be attending on Wednesday.
Trevor, Lisa, Joe and I are prepared to attend and I know that Robert and Phil won’t be there.
Could members please advise of their plans.

Many thanks and stay well

Ian

Jim Spurgeon
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Jim Spurgeon » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:12 pm

I plan to attend Ian although I have no images to share. I do, however, have an idea to put forward for the next group display GD10.
See you Wednesday

Ian-Raymant
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:26 am

Good Morning Everyone,

Well, Boris has spoken, draconian times ahead.

We cannot ignore Government advice and must therefore cancel Wednesday's meeting sadly.

Could you all acknowledge this post so that the committee and I know that everyone has been informed and members don’t make a needless trip to the community centre. Thank you.

So as not to waste people’s image preparation time, perhaps we could share any images we had ready for the meeting by posting them on the forum.

Along with the other committee members, I will do my best to keep everyone informed and updated.

For the moment, stay safe and keep well.

Best wishes.

Ian

Jim Spurgeon
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Jim Spurgeon » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:11 am

Acknowledged Ian. Right decision made my friend.

Everybody stay safe

Jim

robertofbaycot
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Re: March Meeting

Post by robertofbaycot » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:03 am

Acknowledged Ian. Let's use the forum to keep in touch to some extent.
Keep safe, everyone.
Robert

robertofbaycot
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Re: March Meeting

Post by robertofbaycot » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:09 am

Great shots Phil. I particularly liked the one of Corrinne.

All the best

Robert

Trevor
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Trevor » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:19 am

Hi Ian, that’s fine, and confirmed no meeting this month.

Stay healthy everyone.

Trevor

Richie
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Richie » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:29 am

OK no problems.
Richie

MarkJones
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Re: March Meeting

Post by MarkJones » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:57 am

Acknowledged Ian.

Keep healthy and safe everyone.

Mark

PerrinM
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Re: March Meeting

Post by PerrinM » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:29 pm

Hi Everyone
Sorry for late response but confirm I have received the message that the meeting has been cancelled, such a shame, think we are all fed up with this now, first Brexit, now this what will be next, :)
Keep safe everyone and germ free.
Michele

PerrinM
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Re: March Meeting

Post by PerrinM » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:44 pm

Here are my 3 'Shadow' pictures to share.
My favourite is 'Family', what do you all think?
Michele
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PhilBrew
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Re: March Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:04 pm

Yes - love your shadowy dog especially. Phil

Ian-Raymant
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:11 am

Michele - All 3 are super shots but the shadowy family image is great.

Phil - wonderful images and I agree with Robert the shot of Corinne is superb.

Thanks both

Ian

Ian-Raymant
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Ian-Raymant » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:20 am

The 3 shots I had for this evenings meeting -

The street lamp most will have seen before.
The sun dial was captured on an Autumn day out to Aldeburgh
The tree image was taken in the walnut orchard close to my home in Boxted - again as part of my course.

Will stay in touch.

Best wishes

Ian
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Trevor
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Trevor » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:21 am

Hi all,

Michelle, the family shot is great! For me the fence shot is the strongest, I love the strong lines and the diamond patterns created by the fencing, this contrasts nicely with the green. Well seen and well captured.

Ian, love the trees image as again great contrast from the shadows against the grass. However I think the lamp shadow image is really good very simple, but again the contrast against the brick work is what makes it a really strong image.

Trevor
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Trevor » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:00 am

Hi all,

Some great shots being shown on the shadows theme.

Here are my 3. The London shot was taken in B&W on a very rainy, dreak day with lots of contrast so was ideal for B&W.
The Sun flare shot was taken at Marks Hall just after sunrise in winter, and is a backlit shot to emphasise the shapes of the trees etc.
Finally the sunbeam shot through the trees was taken at Minsmere very early and was a shot I had been trying to capture for some time.
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PhilBrew
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Re: March Meeting

Post by PhilBrew » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:57 am

Good to see all these photos - keep 'em coming! Trev I like your London shot very much - the strong shape of the central building framed by the darker ones on either side. Interesting how converging verticals are a plus here while in other shots they look as if they need correcting. Ian love your street lamp shot - three for the price of one, and those super strong colours. There are houses in my street n the same style and vintage - great! Michele as well as the great doggy shadow I agree with Trevor regarding your fencing shot, with those nice diamond shapes. Perhaps a bit stronger contrast would bring them out even more? Phil

Richie
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Richie » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:46 pm

PhilBrew wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:18 pm
I shan't be at the March Meeting after all, so here are some of the shadow shots I was planning to show.

Anyone else please follow suit!
I like the tree stump and glass images best myself, all images well seen though.

Richie
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Richie » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:56 pm

Shame we are missing tonight, it would have been nice to catch up.
For what it's worth I really like the Tree Stump and Glass pics from Phil, the Family pic from Michele and London by Trevor is "off the bloody scale"!!! Love it.

Richie
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Richie » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:17 pm

So these were the images that I was going to show tonight. Not taken many "Shadow" pics but took these whilst on holiday at Huntingdon Beach last summer.
I think that the first image demonstrates the difficulties I face when taking photos with members of my family present! (Well that's my excuse!).
Note to self - must clean sensor!
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Trevor
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Re: March Meeting

Post by Trevor » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:44 pm

Great images there Richie, all really strong images but 2 and 4 are by far the standout ones for me. Love number 4. Really strong composition and love the colour and the shadows.
Well seen and taken.
High standard of images being shown on the theme!

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