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The Photography group meets every 2 months in members' houses, and the emphasis is  on friendly competitions on varied subjects, plus sharing skills and experience with each other, as well as occasional photoshoots/practical projects.

The only things required are an interest in getting the best out of your digital camera and the photographs it can take. We share our photographs by email - and we can show you how to do that if necessary.

So please come and join us.

 

Group Leader Walter Mason photographygroupleader@highlaneu3a.org.uk

 

Programme for 2019

 

Jan 17 Jeff's house "Bridges"
Mar 21 Walter's house "Pubs"
May 16 10 am Photoshoot in Stockport.11 am:
Meeting in cafe t.b.a. by Diane
"Mountains"
July 18 Derek's house "Lakes/pools"
September 19 Diane's house "Street furniture" and Photographic display
November 21 Bob's house "Leaves"

PROJECT FOR YEAR – DISPLAY OF PHOTOS AT A MONTHLY MEETING – POSSIBLY OCTOBER – SUGGEST EITHER - WE EACH HAVE AN INDIVIDUAL DISPLAY OF OUR FAVOURITE PICTURES, OR WE EACH CHOOSE A THEME FOR OUR OWN DISPLAY.

January competition "Bridges"

The January competition “ Bridges” results were:- 1. Derek - Knaresborough 2=. Walter – Prague (Charles Bridge) and Jeff – Bourton-on-the-Water3. Walter – Giethoorn (Holland).Next competition in March is “Pubs”!

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 March competition "Pubs"

A group of 7 (now augmented with Chris and Bryan) had the March meeting on “Pubs”. Bryan's Dandy Cock, Disley was 1st, with Diane's Flying Pig, Bowness 2nd, and Walter's Crown, Hawk Green 3rd. In May we will have a photoshoot in Stockport, combined with a competition “Mountains”. Later in the year, in October the group will have a display at the October monthly meeting, where we can each show our favourite pictures.

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May

May saw the group visit Stockport on a photoshoot, searching for interesting pictures of Stockport old and new.

Afterwards we collected in the Old Rectory to choose the best Mountain pictures. The results were:- equal 1st Diane - Hahnenkahn, Kitzbuhel, and Jeff - Loch Katrine, Scotland; 3rd Jeff - Grisedale Tarn/St. Sunday Crag. Walter Mason



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July

In July we had two competitions. First on “Lakes and Pools”, 1st Derek – Sandringham; 2nd Equal Jeff – High Lane and Walter – Gawsworth; 3rd Dianne – Finland.

Second on Stockport ( from our May group photoshoot ), 1st Walter – Warren Street; 2nd Equal Brian – Viaduct and Bob Mealhouse Brow.


We then spent time discussing plans for our October display at the monthly meeting.


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Sepember

The September competition of “Street Furniture” was a success for Diane and Derek.

First equals Diane – Postbox in Cochem, Germany; Derek – Array of Lights, Salford Quays;

2nd Derek – red Postbox;

3rd Diane – Bear, Berlin. Prints for the October display were collected.


We then spent time discussing plans for our October display at the monthly meeting.


On October 9th the display was a big success, with over 70 varied favourite pictures from our small group making an impressive display. About 50 members voted for their own favourite – others said it was too difficult to choose!


It turned out to be a personal triumph for Jeff, who had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd equal! The winning picture was of a snowy bridge on the Macclesfield canal (taken on a u3a walk when few dared to brave the heavy snowfall). All of us had votes for some of our pictures, so that was some consolation! Derek, Diane and Walter were next, with a 3rd equal each.


As a reward for voting, one u3a member will be picked out of the hat for a small prize at the November monthly meeting – and obviously Jeff will get something for his success too! Many thanks to all in the group who helped put the display together, beforehand and on the day.