Thanks to everyone
for your contribution to the running of the club. All efforts are appreciated.
The fifth-Invitational Competition- in 2015 was a
success with 20 people participating and for the third time we continued the
portfolio section with 8 entrants participating. The exhibition in January of
this year was a success and very enjoyable with visitor numbers about 40. Perc
Carter was invited to give an evaluation of the winning images and did so with
his usual consummate skill and professionalism. Thanks to the judges some of
whom came in at the last minute. Thanks to Roy Killen for his continuing
support of the competition both as a participant and as a presenter. Many thanks
to the members of our club who participated. I presented a talk on constructing
an image and gave an overview of the last five years of the competition. Sadly
I determined that this was to be the last of the Invitational Competition.
Finding quality speakers and a quality theme has been difficult. The numbers
participating had reached a low ebb, it was time to stop.
programme was basically a work in progress to satisfy the needs of the members
and we are grateful that Stephen Donnelly gave a talk on sport action. The set
subjects have been as usual a challenge for members. The workshop on still life
seems to be a popular choice.
Our small, but
growing, membership provides a more personal atmosphere with greater time to
discuss the images during our Show and Tell and allow members to participate in
the discussion. David Whiteman gave a great lecture on Lightroom.
The website continues
to be improved. Many thanks to Ron Beckett. As a result of our presence on the
internet we continue to receive enquiries some of which have resulted in new members.
Vivid festival of
light is still a pleasant outing but it also has lost some of its appeal.
We have lost a
number of members and gained a few more: the Waters family-Simone, Steven,
Sarah, Dave Pearson, Alan Dunn, Sabina, Javed, Peter.
The 2014 Penrith
Show was very successful with the quantity and quality of prints remaining high
but the number of entries were down. Thanks to all who participated and helped
out. I hope you will continue to support the Penrith Show.
The exhibition of
winners and highly commended will be in the library for the month of September.
The judge this
year will be Cees Thurmer. I have managed to retain the prize money to include
some highly commended with a prize of $10. Sonja Breckenridge has given the
Show some vouchers from her company, The Picture Framing Warehouse. I would
encourage all members of this club to participate in the competition. The
exhibition for the library is set in the library’s calendar.
summary, on behalf of myself and the Henry Lawson Camera Club, I would thank
the Henry Sports Club, The Penrith City Library, our valued sponsors and our
members for another successful year.