• Welcome Evening

    Our 2017/18 season began with a flourish last Monday when twenty five members and visitors attended our traditional "Welcome Back" evening.

    The session began with the chairman warmly welcoming everyone and presenting the following trophies to three members who were unable to attend July's annual dinner:

    • The Selsey Camera Club trophy to Tony Tomlinson, the winner of last season's monochrome print competition.

    • The John Sayers landscape Cup to Steve Newman, the winner of our annual PDI landscape competition.

    • The Peter Clarke Trophy to Jim Sheridan, the winner of the panel competition for PDIs.

    The main programme for the evening got underway with a series of ten minute PDI presentations given by various members with five of these scheduled either side of the interval, as follows:-

    • David Nicholls began with some fascinating pictures of celebrities he had photographed in the course of his work as a press photographer. Among the many famous faces were members of the royal family !

    • John Wadd followed this by showing us some images he had taken locally which he had processed with some new software.

    • Richard Love also showed us some local images, including views of the now demolished Lifeboat House , along with some holiday pictures.

    • Martin Thomas showed us a selection of views from his recent holiday in Norway, followed by some pictures showing the demolition of Selsey's old Lifeboat House.

    • Tony Tomlinson finished the first half of the evening with an audio-visual presentation of the colourful gardens at West Dean.

    We then enjoyed a break for refreshments served by Louise Satturley and Joan Taylor, a welcoming chat with our visitors and an opportunity to view four photoboards brought along by Joan Taylor, David Nicholls and Jacquei Mitchell. Before settling down again for the second half, Bob Hoare called out the winning numbers for the club raffle organised as always by Beryl James.

    • The second half began with Steve Newman's excellent selection of big cat photos taken at the Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent.

    • Bob Hoare then have us an amusing account, along with some pictures, of his recent though rather bothersome holiday in Turkey.

    • Louise Satturley followed this with a series of pictures taken during her biking holiday on the Isle of Mann.

    • The penultimate show was given by Chairman Tony Storey who showed some images of steam locomotives working in the south during the early 1960s contrasting with similar preserved machines currently working on the Watercress Line.

    • The final presentation was given by Dick Read who took us on a photographic tour of the lively scene and very colourful stalls to be found in Borough Market in London. Dick also finished with several very dramatic images of aircraft seen at a recent air show.

    Thus ended a most enjoyable evening which was rounded off with the Chairman thanking all the contributors together with a reminder to everyone about the our forthcoming PDI wildlife competition and encouragement to members each to enter up to five images.

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