Synopsis of May 12th meeting

The first half of the meeting was taken up with members handing in their precious images for the 2016 CHVPS exhibition. With two categories, “Street Scenes” and General” it kept Ian and Ann on their toes logging them all while other members drank tea!
We have 81 images entered, 57 General and 24 Street Scenes.

Alan hinchcliffe used his time lapse equipment to capture the hand in

The second half of the meeting started with a welcome form Kate and her handing out certificates to winners/commended from the 2015 exhibition who miss receiving them at the Christmas meal.
Well done to Steve Elliot, Susan Hughes and Les Nixon.

We were the treated to 6 members beating the clock showing images in just 10 minutes each.

Keith Brown – Showed images from an event run by Mercy Ships. A charity funding hospital ships traveling to part of the world with little or no health care. The rich and famous eating a posh dinner funding these ships. Great cause.
We then travelled with Keith to his beloved Switzerland, with stunning images of blue sky’s, mountains and high meadows of summer flowers. Lovely.

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Joan Clough – Off to Malta with Joan, who has family living there. Lovely  shots of the harbours and images of the homes of the locals. Joan gave a short insight to the history of Malta along with her husband’s  place in it.

Susan Hughes – What I’ve been up to. Susan has been experimenting  with photoshop and filters. Taking images of moving water (as we have had a lot over the last year!), moving to autumn colour to great effect.
Susan then moved on to a sequence of photos documenting the demolition of one of the Mills in Glossop. Great record and  interesting images.

Alan Hinchcliffe – Took us on an entertaining  trip with over 3000 images  in a time lapse show.
Alan has invented equipment to achieve a great fun result of moving water and the stars of the show the sheep in Winnats Pass!

Jess Hinchcliffe – A fun show from Jess with her Pokemon models and others. A great set up with them having a Easter egg hunt. Jess then moved them outdoors to great effect as they sat happily in nooks and crannies of trees and rock.


Ian Stanyon – Transported us to Scotland’s Mull. With great images of the moody sky at it best over sea and mountains of the far North West. Ian displayed colour images, as you wouldn’t believe the colour of the sea in Scotland and some monochrome lending itself to the moody sky’s.

Keith and Kate thanked all 6 members for an entertaining evening.