Club Report, Autumn Colour Challenge - Tuesday 25th November 2014.

On Tuesday 25th November 2014, Club Vice Chairman Glyn Trueman presented the results of his Autumn Challenge.
The object of these challenges is to encourage members to develop and diversify their photographic skills, to push
themselves to respond to the given brief and to help members to improve by getting feedback and hearing other
persons views of their images.

"Autumn Colour, Woodland and Forest ", was the theme of this challenge and members were asked to interpret this
in their photography with the aim of producing dramatic, interesting and attractive images. Seventeen members had
submitted seventy one images which were then projected and the author of each image was asked to explain to the
audience why they had taken it, if they had done any manipulation, and in hindsight if there was anything they would
do to change or improve their image. Members of the audience were also invited to offer any constructive advice and
this was followed by a comment from a federation judges perspective.

Fallen leaves in water, glowing backlit autumn leaves, horse chestnuts, golden beech leaves & the vibrant reds, golds,
and browns of a Virginia creeper showing texture and veins, zoom burst images of green and gold beech trees, boughs
of russet leaves reflected in water and orange and red leaves of the acer contrasting with evergreens, and sparkling,
dewy spiders webs. Groups of golden fungi mixed with red berries and moss, a leaf abstract image in gold and black
highlighting the detailed structure, light beams through woodland, thorny sweet chestnuts, an amazing variety of fungi,
bronze and russet woodland floors, tree fungi contrasting with blue lichen and a dew drop on a golden leaf were just
some of the autumnal themed images submitted.

The aim of this challenge was to produce well composed images that ideally have some original creative elements
giving them interest and impact and with this in mind Glyn awarded Best Collection of Images to Peter Downs & Pat
Wood, Sue Dawson, Paul Saint and Mark Harrison and Most Creative set of images to Davy Bolam. There were also
three images which were of special interest and led to considerable discussion, Pixie High Rise by Roseanne Robinson,
White Fungi by Jeremy Cooper and Leaf Trails in Water by Davy Bolam.


Chairman, Steve McDonald thanked Glyn for his hard work in organizing his challenge and to the members who had
responded and provided the club with such an interesting evening.

                                                                                Stephanie Robson.