December 2012 News from Newark & District Photographic Society

Peter Yeo FRPS,DPAGB,APAGB

Hello Lincoln Camera Club members.  Here we are at the end of November and Christmas is not far away.  Our Programme for December is quite sparse, with only two meetings and the Christmas social event.

On Monday 3rd December we have Heat 3 of the Photographer of the Year Competition.  This is for Projected Digital Images and our judge is Bob Rowe ARPS, from Nottingham.  Bob is an excellent choice for judge as he is a professional Photoshop tutor and has many years of experience as a photographer, lecturer and judge.

On the 10th Newark hosts the “Manor Trophy”.  This is an inter-club competition for up to five clubs from the area who are selected because of a proven track-record in producing good quality work.  Our own member, Ralph Bennett ARPS will be the judge.

The 17th is the night we have our annual Christmas social and this year we shall return to the same venue as last year, overlooking the River Trent.  The two following Mondays are devoted to Christmas and New Year breaks.

I say above that we shall be socialising in a restaurant overlooking the Trent, but recent heavy rains have meant that the river has overflowed its banks in many places, some important roads have been closed due to flooding and we are not yet certain that water levels have reached their highest level.  I live in a tiny village, Marton, some twenty miles downstream from Newark and the River Trent is at least 12 feet above its normal level.  Fortunately there is a substantial levee to protect the village but the river is now about half a mile wide and much of the local farmland is underwater.  Frances and I live about 60 feet above the surrounding countryside, so if we get flooded the rest of the county will be in REAL trouble!!

I am told by Clark Springman that he is gathering together LCC members work for the annual exchange of images.  Steffan Nicholson is doing the same here so that N&DPS can provide you with a set of pictures to interest and amuse you.

Immediately after the New Year our regional Federation exhibition will open in Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery.  The exhibition displays the work from most of the 49 camera clubs in the three counties that form N&EMPF.  The standard of work is always high and worth the trip to see it.

We at Newark & District PS wish members of Lincoln Camera Club a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Peter Yeo FRPS