NEWSLETTER MAY 2017
June 13th Monthly Competition - Symbiosis
July 11th Monthly Competition - Wide Angle
Tuesday June 13th: Monthly Meeting
The Meeting (start time 2000hrs) will be at our normal venue - The Casson Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5DQ (map) It is easiest to access it via Durban Road, off Highwood Road. The Casson Centre is the left hand part of the Patchway Community Centre, immediately next door to the Patchway Town Council Offices. There is off-road parking adjacent to the Centre and further spaces along Rodway Road, near to the local Spa shop.
The monthly competition theme is 'Symbiosis'. If you are unsure about the theme then contact Arthur or Pete, otherwise send your digital files to Pete by midnight on Sunday June11th. Unsure about entering? Even if you don't feel you have any winners, send some in to benefit from the audience feedback - it's an ideal way to learn.
Alex Tattersall will be our guest speaker and he will delight us with his latest stunning images and, no doubt, some stunning products (so do bring cheque book).
Monthly Theme Competition - Wrecks
There were only 12 entries for this competition which reflected the number of members away on trips and also the somewhat limited appeal of the theme.
Presentation - Norway Wrecks - Kirsty Andrews
us a talk on her trip to Norway last year, which recently formed the basis of
an article in SCUBA magazine. Kirsty recommends Norway as an excellent destination
for wreck enthusiasts, with diving similar to the UK but with consistently
excellent visibility and mostly intact wrecks.
Kirsty showed images from her favourite 4 wrecks (the Welheim, Frankenwald and Ferndale & Parat) which didn't make it into SCUBA magazine, and also some other highlights including the Tyrrifjord, Haaken Jarl II and Spring. Knowing the tales behind the wreckage adds to the impact of the image, although Kirsty's knowledge of World War II aircraft was tested by other knowledgeable BUPG members!
It was clear from the images that Kirsty could have won our Monthly Theme competition several times over!
Recent BUPG Successes
The recent BSoUP Focus On theme was 'Wrecks' and only attracted 15 entries, so perhaps a relatively poorer showing than our competition. However, Rick Ayrton came a creditable 4th with his image of the Salem Express shown above. No doubt helped by the excellent modelling by Kirsty Andrews.