December 2015 POTM

Congratulations to Matt Thompson who made this month’s Picture of the Month.  It should soon be on display in Photosound

Burst of colour

Burst of colour


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Peter Chasney Trophy Results

This is a quick and easy competition judged by the members. It is for 5 small photos on a theme of the author’s choice, mounted on a standard 40x50cm competition mount board. The original intention was for 5 standard enprints to be shown.

Members judge the photographs with 3 marks to be given to each under “Unity of Theme” “Presentation” and “Technical” each member also has 1 mark to allocate to their favourite.

The entries are unnamed — each is displayed with simply an identifying letter, and it is sometimes surprising when the entrant is revealed.

Peter Chasney Theme Trophy
Position Author Score
1st Sophia Spurgen 223
2nd Fiona Fraser-Thomson 212
3rd Leslie Cutts 211
=4th David Woods 195
=4th David Cutts 195

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Exhibition Results 2013-2014

Colour prints
Class A Open
Award Title Author
Best in Class Smoke Amanda Barker
Certificate of Merit Ancient and Modern. John Atchison
Showered Karen Rainbird
Drum Horse Frank Smith
Highly Commended Sensible Shoes. Andrew Macpherson
At Lunch Shanghai David Woods
Magnolia Fiona Fraser Thomson
Candle Girl. John Atchison
Audley End House in Situ. Mark Seton
Class B Portrait
Award Title Author
Best in Class
Best Overall
Sri Lankan John Atchinson
Certificate of Merit Opal Miner
Desmond, a busker.
Class C Record
Award Title Author
Best in Class Club Outing, Holm Lacey Andrew Macpherson
Certificate of Merit Ely Cathedral David Woods
Highly Commended St Nicholas Paphos. Jean Platt
Class D Natural history
Award Title Author
Best in Class Grey Heron Fishing David Cutts
Certificate of Merit Red Deer Stag Kevin Scott
Highly Commended Atlantic Puffin with Sand Eels
Best set of 3 Colour Prints by the same Author John Atchinson
Monochrome Prints
Class A Open
Award Title Author
Best in Class
Best Overall
The John Webb Windmill Mark Seton
Certificate of Merit Diver court Lighthouse
Gothic. David Cutts
Highly Commended Tongli David Woods
Tourists. John Atchison
Six Dollars and a couple of Diam. Karen Rainbird
Class B Portrait
Award Title Author
Best in Class I am who I am David Woods
Certificate of Merit Fits me nicely. John Atchison
Highly Commended Sri Lankan Boy.
Old Stone Face. David Cutts
Class C Record
Award Title Author
Best in Class Waiting for the Storm Helen Hooker
Certificate of Merit Silver Watch David Kearley
Highly Commended One Careful Owner. Helen Hooker
The rules require Natural History to be in colour
Best set of 3 Monochrome Prints by the same Author Mark Seton
Projected Digital Images
Class A Open
Award Title Author
Best in Class Gunnuhver Moonscape Sam Debbah
Certificate of Merit Graduation David Kearley
All Around Doctors Pond Mark Seton
Tower Bridge Frank Smith
Highly Commended Lancaster
Wrong side of the tracks Andy Thorpe
Dreaming Brian Johnson
At the End of the Day Geoff Eldridge
Brandon 11-Mar-2010
Avro Lancaster of RAF Memorial flight Thumper Jonathan Saull
Mossy stones on the River Dove
Class B Portrait
Award Title Author
Best in Class Our Family Andy Thorpe
Certificate of Merit The Reader Andrew Macpherson
Highly Commended Patrick, Carriage Driver Central Park Emma Evans
Icelandic Fisherman Lesley Cutts
Class C Record
Award Title Author
Best in Class Royal Carriage Diane Le Count
Certificate of Merit Yellow Dream Andy Thorpe
Staircase, Anchorage Museum Emma Evans
Highly Commended Temple of Trajan, Permagon Andrew Macpherson
Dark side of the moon Helen Hooker
Stepping Up Matthew Bickham
Class D Natural History
Award Title Author
Best in Class BUTTERCUPS Nigel Otter
Certificate of Merit Grey Seal Pup Lesley Cutts
Kingfisher With Fish Kevin Scott
Highly Commended Puffin Returning with Sand Eels
Flight Helen Hooker
Red Kite
Best set of 3 images by the same Author Andy Thorpe

PAGB successes

Ely Cathedral

Ely Cathedral

We’ve just had notification that the EAF (of which we’re part) came second in the colour prints category at the PAGB 2013 ANNUAL INTER – FEDERATION PRINT COMPETITION / EXHIBITION, and that club member Andrew Macpherson‘s print of Ely Cathedral has been accepted for the Exhibition.

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June 2015 Picture of the month

Congratulations to Jonathan Saull for his stunning photo “Anticipation” which has been selected as this month’s “Club Picture of the Month”


 » Continue reading June 2015 Picture of the month

Bishop’s Stortford Calendar Competition

We have been contacted by Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Information Centre to help them create a 2013 calendar “Bishop’s Stortford: Sights and Scenes” to promote the town.

The format is a3 folded to a4, with a full bleed picture (printed to the edge of the paper) in the top half, and the calendar in the bottom half, along with picture title & credit, and possibly advertising.  A pinhole will be punched in the top for hanging.  This choice is to simplify postage for those sending the calendar abroad as Christmas etc gifts.

The final picture size is landscape format 3510 x 2480 pixels @ 300 dpi. however much smaller submissions should be e-mailed for selection — 1024 x 724 @ 92 dpi jpg files in sRGB colour space to kim.hollylee at

Closing date for submission is August 31st, and provisional selection will be on the morning of Thursday 6th September.  I will be happy to resize photos for members, as will the other “usual suspects” — please get pictures you want resized to me by the end of Bank Holiday Monday

This is a chance for those members who usually only enter DPI competitions to see their work in print.  12 month pictures will be chosen, and possibly a cover photo as well.  All pictures may be overprinted with text as part of the calendar / title, and should not be visibly watermarked.  By entering you agree to the council using selected photos for the calendar without further compensation.

Limit 5 entries per member

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HMWT Photo Competition

We have been contacted by Julie Mulley of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife trust:

Calling all wildlife photographers – call for entries…!

I’m contacting local camera clubs and photographic societies in Hertfordshire to let you know about the wildlife phototography competition we are running here at Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust this Summer. It’s free to enter, there’s a great first prize and the top 12 entries will be featured in next year’s calendar – sales of which will help raise funds to protect wildlife and its habitat.

Closing date for entries is 31 July 2012.

Further details below, so if you could let your members know that would be great – we look forward to hearing from you!

Kind regards

Julie Mulley

HMWT 2012 Photo Competition: This year’s theme is ‘A LIVING LANDSCAPE’ – it’s open to individual interpretation and each entrant can submit up to six pictures (either by email, or via our dedicated Flickr group). First prize is a fabulous pair of Opticron Countryman BGA T PC Oasis binoculars, (RRP £249) and the winner and 11 runners up will see their photo featured in our 2013 calendar.

Entries to: < photocomp2012 at > or upload to
Full terms and conditions: or for further information contact Sarah Buckingham: < sarah.buckingham at >

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Larry’s Cheap Shots Giveaway

Larry Becker, author of the Cheap Shots blog linked on the right of this page, has some commercial flash modifiers for speed lights to give away, Flash Benders, grids, Gels.  Please go to his site to find the details, and how to enter.

There’s lots of other good stuff there too for photographers on a budget