In the recent 2020 Triumph Salon Rosemary Buckett had four acceptances, "Conversing" and "Saying Goodbye" in the Open Colour Section and "Pausing On The Platform" and "The Bargeman" in the Open Monochrome Section.
Gianpiero Ferrari FRPS has been interested in natural history for many years, and he loves taking photographs of anything from the smallest flowers to the largest mammals. He has won many national and international awards for his photography and is frequently asked to be a judge at exhibitions and salons. He has had his work published in magazines, calendars and books. He is a member of the Natural History Fellowship Assessment Panel of the Royal Photographic Society, and has travelled widely in Europe, Sri Lanka, the United States, Africa, India, the Falkland Isles and the West Indies to record the natural world. Probably his favourite place however is Australia, and on Friday 28th February he visited the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society to give his talk ”Wild Queensland and the Red Hot Centre”. He has visited Australia three times, and his talk was based on his third trip which covered the famous Uluru (Ayres Rock) Alice Springs area and the north eastern part of the continent. He had clear objectives as to what he hoped to photograph, including the Thorny Devil lizard and the flightless Cassowary bird, but he also took many superb pictures of Australian birds, insects, moths, butterflies, frogs, flowers, emus, kangaroos (including the tree kangaroo) and much more. He managed to include underwater snorkelling on the Barrier Reef and a spot of whale watching. A fascinating evening which appealed to natural history enthusiasts and keen photographers alike. Chairman John Spowart thanked Gianpiero for a wonderful evening of photography.
In the recent Southport 2020 Exhibition Trevor Rudkin had two acceptances in the Open Colour Section, "Out Of The Mist" and "Welcome To The Dance".
In the 2020 Clay Cross Exhibition Trevor Rudkin had "Make Cover" accepted in the Colour section, and his "Out Of The Mist" was accepted and Commended in the Scapes Section. Steve Rappitt had "Contemplation" accepted in the Colour section.
Dr. Anne Sutcliffe FRPS gave her print talk “Travelling Light” at the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society on Friday 21st. February. After many years of carrying heavy and bulky cameras around Anne made the switch to the Panasonic mirrorless GX8 camera system, hence the title for this talk. To say that Anne has travelled widely is an understatement. Cuba, Easter Island, Alaska, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Yellowstone Park are just some of the locations that provided her with great images, often involving travel hardships and risks that many in the audience would happily avoid. Given Anne’s long-standing reputation as a photographer, judge, Fotospeed lecturer and Royal Photographic Society advisor and assessor it was no surprise that the evening was greatly enjoyed and appreciated by all who were privileged to attend. Chairman John Spowart thanked Anne for a wonderful evening of photography.
In the 2020 Bristol Salon Trevor Rudkin had "Earth Mother" accepted in the Open Section and "Pipe Dream" in the Monochrome Section. Rosemary Buckett had "The Crypt, Winchester Cathedral" accepted in the Photo Travel Section. Steve Rappitt had "The Persuader", "Contemplation" and "For One Day Only" accepted in the Open Section.
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In the Midland Counties Photographic Federation's Midphot Exhibition 2020 Rosemary Buckett had "Pausing On The Platform" accepted in the Monochrome Print Section. In the Projected Digital Image Section Trevor Rudkin had "Bathtime", "Make Cover" and "Variation On A Theme Of Tulips" accepted, and Steve Rappitt had "Desperation" and "The Welcoming Committee" accepted.
In the recent "Veni Vidi Vici" Exhibition Derek Buckett had five images accepted, "94 Miles From The Capital", "A Passing Chat", "Deep In Thought", "Final Kiss" and "The Helping Hand".
A step back in time took place at the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society on Friday 7th. February. A feeling of nostalgia came across those old enough to remember as they were greeted with the sight of a Kodak Carousel projector and trays of 35mm slides. Wes Gibbon of Deepings Camera Club gave a talk about the city of Prague, illustrated with his slides which ranged from the 1990s to the early 2000s. Wes is a keen musician and music enthusiast, and it was his love of Czech composers such as Dvorak and Smetana that prompted his many visits to the city. His wide knowledge of the history and architecture of this fabulous city was appreciated by the audience. New chairman John Spowart thanked Wes for bringing back happy memories to those members who have visited the city of Prague.
In the 42nd Solihull Open Exhibition Rosemary Buckett had "Childhood Dreams" and "Conversing" accepted in the Colour Section and "Young Pianist" accepted in the Monochrome Section. Trevor Rudkin had "Out Of The Mist" accepted in the Scapes Section.
Recognising the fact that so many people now use their smartphone to take photographs - indeed, for many people their phone is their only camera - the Desborough and Rothwell Photographic Society introduced a mobile phone photograph competition in 2019. After several rounds of this competition, and then a follow-up practical evening to discuss the capabilities of the modern smartphone as a camera, the competition rules have been updated for 2020. The Society hopes that this innovation goes from strength to strength as it adapts to the latest developments in photography.
In the 2019 Atlas Circuit Derek Buckett had six acceptances. "The Old Scarf", "Final Kiss" and "A Passing Chat" were accepted in the Open Monochrome Section. In the Open Colour Section "The Helping Hand" was accepted. "The Cupola, Chatsworth House" and "Deep In Thought" were accepted in the Photo Travel Section.
In the recent Layers Of Passion Exhibition 2020 Derek Buckett had "Passing Chat", "Strike A Pose" and "Eyes On Each Other" accepted in the Open Monochrome Section, "94 Miles From The Capital" accepted in the Open Colour Section, and "Carnival Time San Marco" accepted in the Photo Travel Section.
In the recent Hope International Exhibition Derek Buckett had "Passing Chat", "Eyes For Each Other", and "Final Kiss" accepted in the Open Monochrome Section, "94 Miles From The Capital", "The Helping Hand", "First Train Of The Day" and "The Right Away" accepted in the Open Colour Section, and "Carnival Time In San Marco", "Deep In Thought" and "The Cupola, Chatsworth House" accepted in the Photo Travel Section.
In the recent 2019 Purbeck International Salon Rosemary Buckett had six acceptances: "Childhood Dreams" and "Conversing" in the Open Colour Section, "Pausing On The Platform" in the Open Monochrome Section, "The Bargeman" in the Monochrome People Section, and "Inside The Crypt" and "St. Marks In The Mist" in the Travel Section. "St. Marks In The Mist" was also awarded a Salon Bronze Medal.