I didn’t get around to entering any exhibitions last year, so this year I was lucky to have enough images to enter the Smethwick International, one of my favourites. This is in spite of a rather poor year in producing salon-type creative images, though a rather good year in developing my skills in nature photography. Smethwick was one of the first internationals where we were able to actually visit to see the prints on the wall. We have often travelled down in the snow and ice of the New Year to see the exhibition at the Old Schoolhouse and to meet up with friends…but this year, due to restrictions, it…
Last weekend, the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union ran their 2020 Individuals’ Competition, which is usually held in May. Entry is open to any member of a club in the federation. This year, the event had been delayed because of (yes, you know what virus). Sadly, the L&CPU were unable to handle a print entry this year…but they were able to run a cut down version of the event, using digital files, with a maximum of 12 images per entrant over three sections. The whole thing was judged over the internet by Ross McKelvie, Bob Given and Brian McClure from Belfast, who worked hard for eight hours with a few…
Spent a lovely afternoon on Saturday at the sRGB Group Exhibition in Southport, shared lunch with good friends and was presented with my Fellowship BPE Award. Thanks to Terry Donnelly for providing the photograph. Terry was also presented with his FBPE award on the same day…which was nice! Thank you to all my friends for their support and their many kind words on social media. Here’s a Gallery link to the some of the images that I used to gain the award. For anyone wishing to apply for BPE awards, the information about requirements is on the BPE Web Site.