A most enjoyable evening was had last night by about 25 club members and guests at the Photosub BBQ, which was hosted by Martha and Anthony at their delightful house in Southampton. The weather was kind, the food was great and it was an opportunity to meet up with our friends. So special thanks to Martha and Anthony for all of their efforts.
As most of you know we had to revise the rules this year for the Splash in as club members did not manage to ‘get wet’ on the weekend of the actual Splash in. So the rules were changed this year to enable entries to be from anywhere in UK waters taken during the month of July. Even that looked shaky but by the deadline I finally received 3 images from each of 5 club members, giving us 15 images in the competition. Keeping with tradition we had a well respected photographer (who is also a photographic judge on the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain circuit), Roy Lambeth but who is not a diver.
Roy judged the images in advance and brought the results to the BBQ, accompanied by his wife, Lyn.
All images were projected twice and then the envelopes were opened to announce the winners (a bit like the Oscars!). So the results. These are as follows:
- 1st place Ballan Wrasse by Chris McTernan
- 2nd place Carp, Wraysbury Lake by Len Deeley
- 3rd place Swimming Crab by Chris McTernan
- Highly Commended Seal with Diver by Jane Morgan
Chris won the book British Sea Fishes by Dr Frances Dipper and also a Buffalo Dry Bag. He will hold the competition trophy for one year and also gets a trophy to keep permanently. Len won a Beaver stainless steel pointer stick.
Congratulations to the winners and also to all that participated. At the end of the day we had a good quality competition.
The committee will be reviewing the Splash in rules for the future and will let you know the decision in due course.
1st Place – Ballan Wrasse by Chris McTernan
2nd Place – Carp by Len Deeley
3rd Place – Swimming Crab by Chris McTernan
Commended – Seal by Jane Morgan
A very successful dinner last night at Farnham House Hotel. We had 33 members and guests including our guest of honour and judge for the evening Nigel Wade ARPS of Dive Magazine.
The following are the winning images in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places as well as the judges chosen Commended and Highly Commended selections.
In the Blue Water category we had only nine images from 3 club members. The results: were:
- 1st place Pash Baker
- 2nd place Pash Baker
- 3rd place Caroline Worley
Green Water Advanced category. There were 39 entries from 14 members:
- 1st place Nick Blake
- 2nd place Keith Lyall
- 3rd place Rob White
- Highly Commended Rob White
- Highly Commended Gill Marsh
- Commended George Mitchell
- Commended Joss Woolf
Blue Water Advanced category. There were 48 entries from 17 members:
- 1st place Rob White
- 2nd place Len Deeley
- 3rd place Gill Marsh
- Highly Commended Rob White
- Highly Commended Martyn Guess
- Commended Joss Woolf
- Commended Sue Guess
Open Prints Category. There were 26 prints and the results were:
- 1st place Bob Soames
- 2nd place Bob Soames
- 3rd place Wendy Eve
- Highly Commended Peter Tatton
- Commended Martyn Guess
Pash Baker – 1st Place Blue Water
Pash Baker – 2nd Place Blue Water
Caroline Worley – 3rd Place Blue water
Nick Blake – 1st Place Green Water Advanced
Keith Lyall – 2nd Place Green Water Advanced
Rob White – 3rd Place Green Water Advanced
Rob White – Highly Commended Green Water Advanced
Gill Marsh – Highly Commended Green Water Advanced
George Mitchell – Commended Green Water Advanced
Joss Woolf – Commended Green Water Advanced
Rob White – 1st Place Blue Water Advanced
Len Deeley – 2nd Place Blue Water Advanced
Gill Marsh – 3rd Place Blue Water Advanced
Rob White – Highly Commended Blue Water Advanced
Martyn Guess – Highly Commended Blue Water Advanced
Joss Woolf – Commended Blue Water Advanced
Sue Guess – Commended Blue Water Advanced
Bob Soames – 1st Place Print
Bob Soames – 2nd Place Print
Wendy Eve – 3rd Place Print
Martyn Guess – Commended Prints
16 members and guests attended that Photosub Meeting on 31st January and was, as usual, a pleasant evening with good company, good food and drink followed by the projections of some 2014 images from Mario Vitalini, Ken Sullivan and Len Deeley. This was all preceded by the AGM.
The minutes of the 2015 AGM can be found here. The minutes also give information on various dive trips and events planned for 2015.
May I offer on the club’s behalf our thanks to Keith Lyall who has stood down as club Chairman but is continuing in the roll of Webmaster.
Wishing you all a good dive year.
The Photosub meeting took place at Keith and Jo’s house yesterday and we had a very pleasant and successful evening with over 30 members and guests turning up.
Our thanks to Keith and Jo for hosting the evening and also providing excellent food. Also thanks to those that helped them throughout the evening.
Special thanks also has been sent to Trevor Rees who was our special guest for the evening and the judge for the Photosub Digital Photo Competition. Trevor was sent the images for judging in advance and the results were announced on the night after all of the entries were projected. 55 images were entered by 20 members. The results were as follows:
Commended (in no particular order)
Joss Woolf with a clownfish in anemone
Keith Lyall with fish shoals on a reef wall
Martha Tressler with Manattees
Rob White with whale shark and light rays
3rd PlaceMartyn Guess with 3 dolphins
2nd PlaceLen Deeley with whale shark at surface and fish shoal
1st PlaceJoss Woolf with porcelain crab
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those that took part in the competition.
Approximately 20 members attended the Photosub AGM meeting on 18th Jan 2014. Reports were made by Keith Lyall (Chairman) and Kam Arya (Treasurer), followed by re-election of officers.
The AGM was followed by an excellent selection of food, and projections of video from Jo Horrocks and images from Joss Woolf and Len Deeley. Thanks to Joss for hosting the evening and slaving over the stove to provide excellent food.
The minutes of the AGM can be found here. The minutes also give information on various dive trips and events planned for 2014.
Guest of honour: Martin Edge
There was a good turnout of 37 members and guests for our 2013 Annual dinner, held on 2 March at the Farnham House Hotel. Our guest of honour Martin Edge judged the images. A special thanks to Martin for all of his efforts in making his selection and all those who took part in the competitions.
1. Wendy Eve
2. Adrian Haines
3. Adrian Haines
Blue Water Advanced
1. Bob Soames
2. Martyn Guess
3. Ken Sullivan
1. Rob Robertson
2. Artian Haines
3. Adrtian Haines
Green Water Advanced
1. Keith Lyall
2. Ken Sullivan
3. Bob Soames
Congratulations to the winners and also to JP Trenque and Bert Lee for their efforts in preparing the competition and organising the print stands respectively. Finally a thanks to Hon. Chairman, Keith Lyall for his efforts on the evening.
I hope everyone enjoyed the event. Next year’s dinner is booked for 1 March 2014 at the Farnham House Hotel.
We had 17 people attend the meeting yesterday, which included the AGM and was followed by some excellent food (no surprise there) and presentations of images from Jo, Keith, Joss, Ken, Bert, and myself.
Our thanks once again to Joss for hosting such an enjoyable evening.
The minutes of the AGM can be found here. These also give some information on some dive trips already planned for 2013.
Congratulations to Wendy Eve who submitted a portfolio of underwater shots to the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and has been awarded ARPS (Associateship). Her portfolio can be seen at Wendy Eve Facebook
Reminder that the Photosub bbq is at Keith and Jo’s place on 18th August. Also the selection of the Splash in winners by two highly respected photographers from Alan and Veronica Barrett . Arrangement will be as usual, small fee for the meal (£6) and bring your own beverage. Usual people bring sweets if you are able. I will email also.
For those entering the SPLASH IN send your images to me (not JP) . They should be 1400 x 1050 pix and you can enter upto 3. There does not look like being many people entering so if you have images put them in as higher chance of walking away with a prize.
Please note that the Farnham House Hotel
has been booked for our next annual dinner
which will take place on 2 march 2013
Feel free to contact them to book a room if you want to staty the night and make sure you tell them it’s for the Photosub dinner.
More details to come.