11/03/14 Monthly Meeting – what no speaker?

We have two reports for this month’s monthly meeting!

From Jane Sawle:
On Tuesday 11th March we held our usual monthly meeting but unfortunately James Ram, our planned speaker for the evening, had to cancel his talk at very short notice.

We went on to have a very interesting evening looking at images that had been entered by our club members into the 2014 Charles Hosken Competition. Members’ entries had been well received and had gained some good marks with some photos given quite high scores. We then went on to view the winning photos and had a discussion on competition photography and with some interesting comments about the winning pictures.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

From Alan Barker:
Our programme for Tuesday 11th March was disrupted at short notice when our guest speaker for the evening had to cancel his planned talk. Fortunately this allowed the Committee the opportunity to share with members the Clubs creditable performance at the recent Charles Hosken Competition by showing the clubs entry and reviewing the scores received.

We also viewed and discussed the top performing images from the competition. As is often the case, there followed a good hearted and healthy debate on the correctness of the judges’ decisions!

Following the interval, Claudia gave a short presentation of her recent trip to Norway, where she managed to capture a number of images of the spectacular northern lights. Perhaps the biggest laugh of the evening was the image of Claudia on the ship receiving line-crossing ceremony (Arctic Circle) from King Neptune himself, who poured ice down the back of her neck.

Neptune pouring ice down Claudia's neck!

Neptune pouring ice down Claudia’s neck!

The evening was concluded with a couple of very informative videos on techniques for long exposure seascapes and the correct use of polarising filters.

Images by Claudia Crewes.