Well we have nearly come to the end of the first half of our 2021-22 season, which has gone really well, despite having to carry out our club nights on line again via the Zoom meeting system. We have maintained an attendance of 30+ members enjoying speakers talking about a great variety of subjects. Several visitors have joined us on these evenings and have said they enjoyed the presentations.
We have had some excellent pictures submitted to the competitions held so far, giving the judges a difficult task to select the winners. So well done, Keith Fitzpatrick, Ron Sutton and John Wild. Regretfully we will not be holding our Christmas Social again this year, nor our Christmas dinner in January due to the uncertain Covid restrictions.
I would like to extend a special thank you to those committee members that have worked so hard behind the scenes to bring you our Tuesday evening enjoyment and thank you all for joining in each week. I would also like to thank Jan & Phil Wilding for organising the Discussion Evenings, during which we have discussed all sorts of topics revolving around photography. They have been very informative and helpful. You are all welcome to join in to put your experiences, ideas or find out how to do something. It is a very free and easy format. Looking ahead I hope we can have another successful period in the new year and maybe meet up at some point.
Chester PS submitted a panel of eight images into the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union (L&CPU) Annual Knockout Competition which was judged last Saturday 13th November. Forty two clubs took part and Southport PS were the winners with Chester PS coming a very creditable joint 17th place. You can read the full report here: https://lcpu.org/2021/11/2021-knockout-competition-results/
Thank you to the following club members whose images were used Ron Sutton, Patricia Keegan, Ray Groome, Sue Champion, Keith Fitzpatrick and Jan Wilding.
Congratulations go to Philip who was awarded third place in the “Best of Chester Photographic Competition” organised by Wilkinson Cameras.
Philip made a last-minute entry to the competition and was pleasantly surprised by the phone call to say he had won a prize. The picture, taken at Chester Zoo, was of an Orangutan swinging on a rope for a few minutes before he eventually fell off! Although a very popular subject in the competition, Philip was told his picture had the advantage of being the only one of a moving Orangutan; other photographs, though excellent, were of static subjects. The presentation of the vouchers to spend at Wilkinsons was made by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Martin Delany, on Saturday 25 September 2021 at the Chester shop.