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The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2020 Open Entries
Congratulations to Rawdon for his acceptance to the PAGB slideshow.
Brassed Off – John Haddon - 10
Chihuly Glass – Alan Shean - 9
Confluence – Michael Vernon - 9
Counting Shadows – Paul Nicholas - 9
Escalating View – Louise Beech - 10
Kilchurn Castle – Paul Wiles - 11
Lichen View – David Hunter - 9
Posts – David Johnson - 9
Spattered – Sean Williams - 10
The Eyes Have It – Rawdon Bottom - 12 Accepted
The GB Cup for Nature 2020 Entries
Barn Owl with Mouse – Paul Wiles - 9
Black Crowned Night Heron – Peter Sands - 10
Brimstone at Parsley Hay – David Hunter - 10
Brownsea Red - Paul Wiles - 9
Bumblebee – Paul Wiles - 9
Male Chalkhill Blue – John Haddon - 12
Fallow Deer – Jill Frankham - 9
Four Spotted Chaser – Ken Brendon - 9
Fox Cub – Martin Allen - 9
Green Hairstreak on Gorse Buds - John Haddon - 11
Head to Head – Jill Frankham - 10
Hunting Kestrel – Louise Beech - 10
Looking for Love – Rawdon Bottom - 11
Male Bearded Tit – Louise Beech - 10
Merlin Falcon – Jill Frankham - 12
Portrait of a Red Fox – Ken Brendon - 9
Touching Base – Louise Beech - 9
PDF of Club positions - 35th in Small Clubs and 73rd in Nature.
At the Club meeting on 23-10-2019 we voted for the following themes.
For 2020 the 'Quartet' subject at the Annual exhibition will be Shadows/Silhouettes.
Through the year the Set Subjects will be -
Snow / Ice - theme 1
Speed / Movement – theme 2
Rural Decay - theme 3
MCPF Photofolio 2019 PDI Results
Rules are here.
(acceptance mark 12, max. mark 15)
Jill Frankham - "Merlin Falcon" scored 12 and was accepted
Louise Beech - "Redshank" scored 12 and was accepted
Sean Williams - "Daily Essentials" scored 11
Chris Whitehouse - "Boy's Best Friend" scored 10
Alan Shean - "Twenties Luxury" scored 10
Sandra Johnson - "The Kelpies" scored 10
John Haddon - "Lost in Thought" scored 10
David Johnson - "Posts" scored 9
Ken Brendon - "Remember 1940" scored 9
Rawdon Bottom - "View from the Office" scored 9
The GB Cup 2019 Open
The Club entered the following images in the national competition, The GB Cup.
The winners of the 'Open' were Rolls Royce Derby Photographic Society with 189pts.
We came joint 66th out of 68 Clubs.
Scores out of 15 - top 15 entries to count. Max points 225
1 Sailing_John Haddon 13
2 Daily Essentials_Sean Williams 11
3 Watergate_Sandra Johnson 10
4 The Kelpies_Sandra Johnson 10
5 Boys Best Friend_Chris Whitehouse 10
6 Under Stairs At Opera House_Robert Miller 10
7 Ski Racer_Jill Frankham 9
8 Me And My Shadow_Chris Whitehouse 9
9 Lost In Thought_John Haddon 9
10 Aquilegia_David Johnson 9
11 The Office Brolly_Sean Williams 9
12 Soggy Marathon_Sean Williams 9
13 Stay Calm_Louise Beech 9
14 Penmon Lighthouse_David Hunter 9
15 Spanish Stroll_Rawdon Bottom 9
Total 145 / 225
The GB Cup for Nature 2019
The winner of the 'Nature' was Rolls Royce Derby Photographic Society with 129pts.
We came joint 45th out of 86 Clubs.
Scores out of 15 - top 10 entries to count. Max points 150
1 Male Orange Tip On Cow Parsley_John Haddon 12
2 Kestrel With Prey_Louise Beech 12
3 Common Blue On Forget-me-not_John Haddon 12
4 Sunning Common Blue_John Haddon 11
5 Merlin Hawk_Jill Frankham 11
6 Preparing The Meal_Alan Shean 10
7 Alert Hare_Alan Shean 10
8 Snipe On A Post_Louise Beech 10
9 Bad Hair Day_Chris Whitehouse 10
10 Its That Way_Chris Whitehouse 9
Total 107 / 150
Full results are here
The workshop is a once only opportunity to hear what is required to go for a PAGB Distinction (CPAGB & DPAGB). The team that is responsible for organising the adjudications will be telling those present at the workshop what standard of photography is required. Also there will be the opportunity to bring in work for one to one assessment. Going for a distinction is a sure fire way of improving your photography.
For more details click here
The Sileby Exhibition opens from 7.00pm on Monday 15th October, with presentations to those successful commencing at 7.30.
The exhibition is also open on Tuesday 16th, Thursday 18th & Friday 19th, evenings 7.00 - 9.30pm. Also Wednesday 17th 2.00pm - 9.30pm & Saturday 20th 1.00pm - 6.00pm. Sileby Community Centre - directions here.
Tickets available at the door £3.00.
Unfortunately our entry did not win this year, these are the winning clubs.
Roy Haunton Trophy: for prints
1. Sileby PS.
2. Leicester Fosse CC.
3. Beeston CC.
F E Norbury Trophy: for PDI's
1. Leicester Forest PS.
2. Beeston CC.
3. Sileby PS.
Details of 'The NEW MCPF Panels Exhibition'. PDF here
The MCPF is also hosting two PAGB Distinctions Workshops on the 3rd and 4th of November at Smethwick PS. This is a unique opportunity to get advice or see what is needed to apply for a PAGB (CPAGB, DPAGB or MPAGB) Distinction. The PAGB Distinction team will be running the workshop and one to one advice will also be available.
Invitation to all members -
Co-op Interim Members Evening Meeting
Monday 8th October at 7pm. at the
Three Swans Hotel, 21 High St., Mkt Harborough,
We hope you will be able to join us at the meeting where
you will have the chance to hear about the Society's performance,
as well as how we've supported our local communities, sample
some delicious food and drink, socialise with other members,
and talk to colleagues from our family of businesses. You'll also
receive a voucher booklet containing exclusive member offers.
Please bring your Central England Co-op membership card
or share book on the day.
These are the scores for our MCPF Photofolio 2018 entry
for the 'Club under 30 Members' award.
Scores are out of 15. An 11 is an acceptance, which means
we achieved 8 acceptances which must be a Club record.
The award winning entries and a selection of the best
entries in each class are made into a travelling portfolio
and circulated to member societies during the year.
We see it on 19/09/2018 .
Kestrel with Prey_Louise Beech_12
Paired Dark Green Fritillaries_John Haddon_11
Mist Along the River Bank_Ken Brendon_11
Spiral Fire Escape_Rob Miller_11
At Rest_John Haddon_11
Leading Down the Back Straight_Sean Williams_11
Wall of Nightmares_Michael Vernon_11
Tripod Competition 2018 Entries - 20 PDI's
sent to North Norfolk and Kings Lynn clubs
for judges marks, all revealed on 12/09/2018,
see the images here
Grannys Attic_Louise Beech
Leading Down the Back Straight_Sean Williams
Men at work Indian Style_Peter Sands
Ski Racer_Jill Frankham
Spiral Fire Escape_Rob Miller
Wall of Nightmares_Michael Vernon
Paired Dark Green Fritillaries_John Haddon
Preparing the Meal_Alan Shean
Mist Along the River Bank_Ken Brendon
Kestrel with prey_Louise Beech
Avocets in Flight_Ken Brendon
At Rest_John Haddon
Bad Hair Day_Chris Whitehouse
Burnham Overy Staithe_Tony Mar-Gerrison
Canary Shouldered Thorn_David Hunter
AGM 2018 Minutes
Change to PDI size.
At the meeting on 20-09-2017 it was agreed that the new PDI size for internal and external
competitions will be 1600 x 1200px. See the aspect ratio guide here.
16th-17th September 2017 Cotesbach Art Exhibition
A display of LPSC prints will be on show in the Chancel, from 10.30am to 4.00pm both days.
St Mary's Church, Main Street, Cotesbach, Leicestershire, LE17 4HX
Club League table for the recent MCPF Photofolio Exhibition.
A very creditable 12th out of 40. A good result for little old LPSC.
15-05-17 MCPF Photofolio Acceptances
Outstanding - five acceptances out of ten entries.
The acceptance score is 11.
12-Curtain Call Miss Bussell_Michael Vernon
10-Lichfield Cathedral_David Johnson
11-Fruit Bat_Alan Shean
11-Its All Technique_Sean Williams
9-Misty Start_Dave Hunter
12-Old Rogue_John Haddon
10-Punch on Through_Michael Vernon
The Exhibition is held on 7th - 10th June at the Old School House ,Churchbridge, Oldbury.
Images from this exhibition are selected to make up a travelling CD which gets passed around the Midlands clubs for an evenings entertainment. The CD is due to be shown at LPSC on Wednesday, 20th September 2017.
12-05-17 Desborough and Rothwell PS Away Battle
LPSC win at Desborough and Rothwell PS in their end of season away fixture.
A good turnout of members made the trip to witness the event, where we won both the print and PDI battles by a good margin.
Prints DRPS 197 LPSC 211
PDI's DRPS 206 LPSC 214
Totals DRPS 403 LPSC 425
See Battles page for full details.
6/7-05-17 Co-op Art Exhibition puts Lutterworth in the Picture
LPSC members, Alan Shean, Louise Beech, and Michael Vernon, looking after the stand.
Photos by John Haddon
The Lutterworth Photographic Society Co-op, Cotesbach Co-op Art Group, and Lutterworth Watercolour Artists Co-op, held a highly successful exhibition in Lutterworth Town Hall. The three groups, all sponsored by Central England Co-op, put on the display over the weekend 6th/7th May. The LPSC organised by Club Secretary John Haddon, displayed a selection of 70 prints on the first floor, and ran a 'slide' show of a 100 images of members pictures, prepared by John, on the ground floor. The show attracted over 200 visitors on the Saturday, and nearly a 100 on the Sunday.
Many thanks to all those members who contributed to making the Co-op's three local art group’s exhibition such a success. A great show and proceeds from the refreshments and donations, over £450, go to the two charities supported by Central England Co-op, Newlife and Rainbows.
The Cotesbach Art group meet in the Village hall, Main Street, Cotesbach, LE17 4HX, on Thursday evenings 7.00-9.00pm. Contact Peter Carter 01455 552886
The Lutterworth Watercolour Artists Co-operative meets in Lutterworth Town Hall on Tuesdays 10.00 to 12.30pm