- Choose a plant in your garden (or near you if you don’t have a garden). You will follow the development of this plant over the spring and summer until autumn. It can be a bulb, a shrub, a tree, a wildflower.. – anything that changes over the year.
- Create a photo of this plant once a week – or as soon as you see a new development. Make it a challenge to capture the beauty of spring.
- Choose a few photos that are your favourites and that best represent the development of your plant. Send these photos to me not later than the 3rd of May. On the following Wednesday we will share our photos in a Zoom meeting.
- After this meeting, continue to follow and photograph your plant over the summer. Try to capture the most beautiful moments from different angles, and your plant’s development until autumn. In early autumn we’ll share our second set of photos in a Zoom meeting. I don’t have a date yet for this meeting.
This year’s Photographer of the Year (POTY) competition was an open theme with members submitting any three images taken over the past year. With 20 entries the competition was wide open and congratulations go to Nicholas for his win. His 3 winning photos are shown below.
This was the final competition for 2020, excluding POTY, and many thanks go to Susanne, Anne and Mel for their considered critiquing and judging of the entries. Continue reading Autumn Colours
The judging for this year’s competition was a little different to previous years in that Mike Brown appeared virtually rather than in person. Yes, yet another Zoom meeting. However the critique and commentary by Mike was exceptional and much appreciated by all.
First up, congratulations to Patricia R for her winning photo of a rook on the sea wall in Rosscarbery. The detail and colour in the bird’s plumage has been captured skillfully and Patricia’s use of depth of field gives us a tantalising glimpse of the gull in the background. Excellent.
Our Summer Challenge for the past couple of months has to been to complete a photographic essay/interpretation of the Seven Ages of Man which appears in William Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’, Act II scene vii.
You can see the entire speech at the end of this post. To summarise, the seven ages are
- The infant
- The whining school-boy/girl
- The lover
- The Soldier
- The Justice
- The lean and slipper’d pantaloon
- Second childishness