September 11th C&HVPS meeting

Karen Frankel

Sadly, Karen was unable to make her presentation, as a close relative is ill. Karen will now make her ‘Coast to Coast’ presentation in the early part of 2015.

Images presented by members during the meeting. Plus rules for architecturaly themed images for the 2015 competition

In the absence of Karen Frankels presentation, Kate & Keith Brown organised an evening where members were able to display their printed images or project their digital images – all with an architectural theme. The evening was both enjoyable and instructive. If you’d like to see some of the images we viewed, click onto this link: As guidance to members, architectural themed images submitted for the 2015 competition should depict the style in which a building is designed. It can be exterior or interior and can portray the whole building or detail of the building. Statues and sculptures are also acceptable. However care must be taken when including figures or surrounding landscape within the picture if you want to demonstrate scale. If you include figures, or the surrounding landscape, ensure that the architectural subject is still the dominant factor in the photograph and any additions are subsidiary. You can submit a maximum of three images for the 2015 competition, which covers the themes of General and Architectural. The three images can be any combination of images which meet the two themes.They can be a combination of colour or monochrome, as the best monochrome image submitted (for the General and Architectural themes) will be awarded the Denis Thorpe Trophy. For example, you may wish to submit one colour landscape image, one colour architectural image and on monochrome architectural image OR three General or Architectural themed images – but you are restricted to submitting no more than three images in total.

New members

Welcome to David Hughes who lives in Hope and Bea Deacon who lives in Castleton. Bea & David have joined our photographic society. We look forward to seeing them and examples of their photographs in the months and years to come.

‘2014 competition winners – the Public Vote’

During the week ending Bank Holiday Monday hundreds of visitors/members of the public visited St Edmund’s Church Castleton and viewed prints previously entered by memberss for our 2014 competition. The public  cast their votes for the images they thought were best. Here are the results:

General category:   

1. Les Nixon – “Winter Express”         49 votes
2. Nick Chalkley – “Walkies”                35 votes

Close-up category:

1 . Susan Hughes – “Harvest Mouse” 62 votes
2. Erica Dietsch – “Round Robin”       36    votes

Keith & Kate Brown’s AV Night

K&K’s AV on August 22nd, at St Edmund’s Church Castleton was well attended. Many thanks to Kate & Keith, Ray & Pat Fowler and all who acted as ‘stewards’ for the week that members of the public viewed our 2014 competition prints. Net profits from the AV evening amounted to £128 – Keith & Kate have generously donated these proceeds, to be used to help fund the purchase of exhibition mounting boards.

Nearby exhibitions & presentations

Further information is given below:

Please contact Ian ( or 01433 621 431)if you would be interested in seeing Denis Thorpe on October 28th at Poynton’s Civic Hall or Beccy Lane at Chapel Camera Club at Chapel Golf Club on December 9th, so we can discuss sharing cars. I’ll also contact the clubs involved and give them notice of possible visits by members of our club.

Ben Hall Photography

From Tuesday September 9 to Friday October 31 the work of Ben Hall will be exhibited in the Peak Photography Gallery, Bakewell from Tuesday September 9 to Friday October 31. Entry is free. The exhibition can be viewed in the photography gallery which is upstairs at Bakewell visitor centre, in the historic Old Market Hall, on Bridge Street (DE45 1DS). Bakewell visitor centre is open 7 days a week, from 9.30am to 5pm.

Chapel Camera Club

A photographic exhibition celebrating 30 years as a camera club: Buxton Museum Art Gallery Sat 13 September to Sat 22 November.

Denis Thorpe – North Cheshire Photographic Society

October 28 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. 100 years at the Guardian @ Poynton Civic Hall SK12 1RB. (In the centre of Poynton, turn off London Road (A523) into Park Lane (opposite Poynton Church).

Beccy Lane – Chapel Camera Club.

December 9 @ 7.45pm for 8.00pm. Chapel Golf Course
See Beccy Lane’s presentation on architectural Photography for tips and ideas for our 2015 competition for images with an architectural theme. View Beccy’s website at: