Our relocated meeting was held in the Driftwood Arms, which meant our members could have a drink at the bar instead of our customary cup of tea – I didn’t hear anyone complaining!
For this month’s meeting we invited members to view some of the photos which have been successful in WCPF competitions & exhibitions in 2012. As well as admiring some stunning winning images, we also had a look at a selection named the “Travelling Critique”. This section comprised some 88 photos which had been submitted to WCPF but not selected for exhibition. They cover a wide range of subjects and provide a great opportunity for clubs to stimulate discussion on “what makes a good image”. To make it more interesting, we each used a scorecard to “judge” each photo in the few seconds that it was projected. Then we all reviewed the scores we’d allocated – some we agreed on, others produced opposing views and lively discussion! Everyone seemed to enjoy this thought-provoking exercise.
We had also asked members to bring along their photos for the two last themes: Food and Colours. So after a quick break to allow a re-fill at the bar we were able to look at a good number of photos – it’s always great to see how fellow members have interpreted a theme and, as usual, there was some interesting work to see.
Thanks are due to Louise Treseder (landlady of the Driftwood) who so kindly offered us the use of a room while the WI Hall is out of action. Thanks also to committee member Geoff Osborne, who brought along the projector.
By Claudia Crewes