RAF Exhibition 2016

RAF Exhibition 2016

This Year saw Royston Photographic Society produce another very successful exhibition as part of the Royston Arts Festival.

david-and-visitorWe had a record 405 visitors on Saturday with a total of 622 over the weekend, every one greeted with a smile and a catalogue
Thanks to everyone who took the time to visit.

448 people voted for their favourite image - 72% of our visitors.
It was a close run thing with some visitors having to go round th exhibition more than once to be sure they chose the right one.
See the winners below.

sarah-in-the-parkThanks also to all the organisers, contributors and anyone who helped with the setting up, taking down and all the bits in between. We had help with setting up, sales desks, hanging prints, meeting and greeting and help with packing away. Some members stayed for a few hours, some stayed all day, some even covered both days!

For the first time this year, we had a presence in the Priory Memorial Park which helped direct people attending the Festival to our exhibition.
Well done Sarah, David and all the other helpers.

We would like to give Special thanks given to the Major’s Community Trust, Creative Royston and BWS Scaffolding for supporting the exhibition.

The Top 5 Images - voted for at the exhibition:

1st = Sue Hartga with "Yellow Reflection - Wells" with 40 votesyellow-reflection-wells-sue-hartga

A balmy summer’s evening on the quayside at Wells-next-the-Sea. The tide is in for once, and, in contrast to the noise and chatter of people and dogs, boats sit tied up and rock gently as others pass to their mooring. I am always drawn to the abstract, so the sun glinting on the side of the boat and the rippling reflection, together with the juxtaposition of bright yellow and intense blue, could not be ignored.
Nikon D7000, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO 125.

2nd = Martin Johnson with "Citizens of Therfield Heath" with 38 votescitizens-of-therfield-heath-_-martin-johnson

The Chalkhill Blue butterfly can only be found on unimproved chalk grassland, and Therfield Heath holds one of the largest colonies of this attractive insect. In the evenings, they go to roost, wings closed and head pointing downwards, on grass stems and other vegetation. This is the time that I prefer to photograph them, with their beautiful underwing markings clearly visible. This male has gone to roost on a colourful flower.

3rd = Terry Hartga with "Morton Street sunset" with 35 votesmorton-street-sunset_-terry-hartga

A glorious sunset over Royston, captured from loft conversion Velux window.
“They say that when an artist dies, God lets them paint the sky and lately I've been thinking a lot about what my sunset would look like!”   (Ky Blackstar, 15 May 2015)

f/9, 1/80 sec, ISO 100.

4th = Bob Coote with "Red Arrows" with 34 votes

I have always enjoyed photographing aircraft, and the Red Arrows produce a very attractive image and are not too challenging.red-arrows-_bob-coote

5th = Peter Andrew with "Bluebells in Hitch Wood, Hitchen" with 30 votesbluebells_peter-andrew

This image is of bluebells taken within a wider woodland setting. It is notable for its strong sidelight occurring at early morning, thus providing deep shade and strongly contrasting patterns of light across the mossy bank.

Canon 40D DSLR; 17–50 mm lens @ f/13, 1/50 sec, ISO 320. April 2016.

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