Blyth Photographic Society
Thursday 2nd September 2021
Depending on government restrictions - watch this space
NCPF Annuals 2021 Results (See above for successful images)
Well done to Blyth Photographic Society on finishing joint 5th with Amble PG in the Myles Audas Memorial Trophy. This competition is for the best club entry of PDI's in the Annual NCPF competition. Blyth were only three point behind joint winners Gosforth CC and Keswick PS.
Congratulations to John Cox on winning the Hilton Trophy for Best Creative PDI with Gangster Twins. This is the third consecutive year that a Blyth PS member has won the Hilton Trophy, with Alison Leddy lifting it in 2019 and 2020. (Does this mean we get to keep it?)
Highly commended's were awarded to;
Barn owl with prey - Ian Danielson
The time traveller - Alison Leddy
Autumn Dawn, St Mary's - John Cox
Farne Island puffin - Alison Leddy
Into the corner - Ian Danielson
Why does it always rain on me - Alison Leddy
Two images were selected for the Portfolio;
Pointsman - Jim Welsh
Winterscape - Alison Leddy
Two images were selected for the Alliance entry;
Gangster twins - John Cox
Barn owl with prey - Ian Danielson
Well done to all those that took the trouble to put an entry into this year NCPF Annual competition.
Message from the President of the NCPF
Dear Club and Federation Members,
Like many of you, my family and I are closely monitoring the impact of the Coronavirus. Those of us who are classed as key workers are putting ourselves in harm’s way every day to ensure that essential services are maintained, especially those friends and colleagues who work for the NHS, Police Force and Fire Service. Not forgetting the small army of workers in our Chemists, Banks, Supermarkets and Corner Shops.
In these unprecedented and challenging times I am aware that face to face communication with our fellow club members is now none existent. I am also aware that a great number of our elderly club members, who look forward to their weekly visits to the meetings, may now be isolated and alone in their homes. Even though all club meetings have been suspended for the foreseeable future that does not mean that interaction with each other should cease.
We have had a postal service since the 1600’s, telephone communication since 1876 and email since the mid 1970’s. Communication with friends and family is now possible in so many different ways. If you know of any members in your respective clubs who may be on their own, please try and contact them in some way.
The message that is given out by the Government on a daily basis is STAY AT HOME AND STAY SAFE. This doesn’t mean we have to vegetate in front of the TV all day and every day, waiting for this to end. In the past we have complained about not having enough spare time to try out new ideas or expand our Photoshop skills. This is an ideal opportunity to get the ’little grey cells’ working again. Try a bit of table top photography, still life or portrait photography using natural light. (Assuming we have a captive audience with immediate family in lock down with us). Fire up the computer and dig out those tutorials CD’s you were always going to have a go at but never had the time.
Every hour at home is an hour less in hospital. None of us have ever witnessed a crisis like this. Overall, use this time as wisely as possible. Stay safe and stay well.
Jim Welsh LRPS, CPAGB, APAGB
The aim of Blyth Photographic Society is to encourage and promote photography in all its forms.
We meet every Thursday from September until April at 7.15pm
We meet at St Marys Church Hall, Wanley Street (Market Place), Blyth NE24 1DP (MAP BELOW)
Wheelchair access available.
Over the summer months we have a programme of activities and outings for members to meet and catch up.
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club return 2021- Depending on government guidelines, it is hoped that BPS will be able to return to our normal venue on Thursday 2nd September 2021 with the S.G.M and Print of the year selection for 2019-20 season. The committee are in the process of planning and organising a program of events and meetings for this hopeful return to normal.
NCPF Annuals PDI Competition 2021 - For full results - Click Here
NCPF -Beamish Competition 2021 - We are delighted to extend an invitation to all affiliated NCPF Club members to take part in our 2021 Beamish Trophy competition.
Due to the 2020 lockdown the NCPF Beamish Exhibition and Trophy Competition were cancelled.
In view of this the Competitions Sub Committee has decided that FOR ONE YEAR ONLY, the Beamish Trophy Competition will be held in 2021. As in previous years the competition will be PDI’s only. An extended time period from 31st August 2019 to 31st August 2021 has been given to all entrants. Images MUST have been taken at Beamish Museum within this period.
Closing date - 15th October 2021.
A copy of the entry form can be downloaded Click here
Theme Competition winners (Garden);
DPI - Back-lit Beetle by Alison Leddy
Mono Print - Chilling in the garden shed by John Cox
Colour Print - Hover Fly on Flower - Alison Leddy
2019-20 Other Internal Comps For a full list of results click here