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The stunning woodland images captured by Newport Photography Society members

The stunning photographic work of members of a Shropshire club have really captured the wonders of the forest in the county.

Into the Woods by Fran Hartshorne
Into the Woods by Fran Hartshorne

Newport Photographic Club is back up and running and the first competition of the new season was the Chair’s Challenge on the theme of 'Forest View'.

The competition saw a good entry and the club chairman, Mike Warrender, chose Norman O’Neill’s image Autumnal Hues as the winner in the Advanced category and Harry Cheadle’s Deep into the Woods in the Intermediate category.

Autumnal Hues by Norman O'Neill
Bluebell Wood by Colin Macklin
Deep Into the Woods by Harry Cheadle
Family Walk by John Ridgway
Last Light by Richard Greswell

The full set of results was:

  • Advanced: 1 Norman O’Neill – Autumn Hues; 2 Richard Greswell – Last Light; 3 Trish Sangster -The Wood Nymph; 4 Fran Hartshorne – Into the Woods; 5 Norman O’Neill – A Ride in the Forest; 6 Martin James –Treetops.

  • Intermediate: 1 Harry Cheadle – Deep Into the Woods; 2 Brian Kerrison – The Bent and Twisted Tree; 3 Brian Kerrison – The Light Between the Trees; 4 Chris Farmer – Spring in the Forest; 5 John Ridgway – Family Walk; 6 Colin Macklin – Bluebell Wood.

A Ride in the Forest by Norman O'Neill
The Bent & Twisted Tree by Brian Kerrison
The Light Between the Trees by Brian Kerrison
The Wood Nymph by Trish Sangster
Treetops by Martin James

The club meets at The Weston Building at Harper Adams University every Tuesday at 7.30pm.

The season started with an AGM, including an introduction of what will be happening through 2022-23, followed by a portfolio of images from the Midland Counties competition. The meeting was a practical workshop evening looking at camera functions and how to get the best out of your camera

The club also had an informal evening looking at images taken by club members over the summer break and learned more about Photoshop techniques.

The club programme runs until July 2023 and the full programme is at newportphotoclub.com

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