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Last night we were transported to the deserts of Oman by David Harford (pictured) a member of both Dorking and Selsdon Camera Clubs
David's travelogue recounts his month-long solo tours of the region and is made especially fascinating by the numerous portraits of the people he met on his travels. As he explained, they are naturally reticent of having their picture taken, but David has persevered and given us a unique insight into their lives and customs.
Next week's meeting is the Print of the Year competition to be judged by Marcus Scott-Taggart from Tandridge Photographic Society
And finally, welcome back both Bob Arthur and Fred Voice this evening after their recent absences due to illness.
Tonight's competition was judged by renowned photographer Bob Webzell ARPS EFIAP of Brighton and Hove Camera Club. Having only three categories, this competition is a difficult one to judge but Bob rose to the challenge and gave us an entertaining and informative review of all our entries.
Winners were Jane Nevin in the Enprint (small print) class and Jason Wharam in the large print class. The PDI class was tied with David Chiverton and John Cole and sharing the honours.
Chairman of the club Bob Arthur was unable to attend this evening and we all send him our warmest regards and best wishes.
We were happy to see Club secretary Brian Chiverton back at the club (and in good humour) after a long absence due to ill health.
We were very grateful this evening to Don Morley of Reigate Photographic Society for standing in at the last minute to judge the final round of our League competition.
Don has a wealth of experience having worked as a sports journalist, professional photographer and picture editor in Fleet Street as well as having published many books on motorcycling. His comments on our efforts were both entertaining and educational - we all went away with some valuable feedback on our work.
Don was particularily complementary on Millie Morris' still life (shown, right) in the Enprint category.
The competition was ably coordinated as usual by David Chiverton, aided by John Cole at the light box.
A full list of winners will be published here later.
Members are reminded that there is no meeting next week (13th March.)