Welcome to the weekend, one and all.
It’s been an interesting week. I spent Tuesday in Snowdonia with three like-minded men taking photographs of Dinorwic Slate Mines, enjoying the decayed splendour of a massive hillside which has been reshaped by the efforts of generations of Welshmen using dynamite and their bare hands to send carefully chipped sedimentary rocks around the globe to weatherproof homes and factories. Closed in the 1960s, the place is gradually being taken over by nature again on the outside, whilst inside the mountain a hydro-electric station supplies power to the country on demand, to meet those peaks in use during the adverts of our favourite TV shows. I highly recommend a trip.
It’s a big week in the land of Rochdale & District Camera Club, so please read on and get your photos ready!
Last Week’s Meeting – Workshop
Last Tuesday we held a Workshop night to give everyone a chance to brush up on skills, learn new things and ask questions… or to sit with friends and have a chat. Many thanks to Richard who brought one of his Mantis along to pose on flower heads for those people who wanted some practice with small subjects – I’ve already seen some great images of the little model so I hope everyone enjoyed that. Peter also worked on some technical issues, helping with image resizing for competition. Frank also provided top quality refreshments to keep us all going! Many thanks to everyone who got involved on the night.
This Week’s Meeting – Annual Print and Digital Competition
It’s our Annual Digital & Print Competition on Tuesday. Please send up to three digital images to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night. If you’re submitting prints, they should be different to your digital images and you can bring them on the night (Tuesday) but please allow enough time, so come a few minutes early with your prints. If you need a guide, most people submit their most popular images from the year’s quarterly POTY competitions.
Tuesday 17th December – Christmas Party
Tuesday 24th December & Tuesday 31st December – Christmas Break
So, get your photos sent in for the Annual, and I’ll see you all on Tuesday for a great night of competition.
Until then, my very best to all of you,