Club News - April 2022

Annual Dinner and Trophy Presentations

With the holding of our Annual Dinner and Trophy Presentation last night (22/04/2022) we have come to the end of our formal season. It was a good night although we did miss the company of our President, Paul Berriff who was unwell and we all wish him well and a speedy recovery.

Around 25 members attended the evening at the Allerton Court Hotel. After our three course dinner, Sam Bratley entertained us with a short talk including a few jokes and then the trophies were presented by Di Bratley. Those trophy winners who were there on the evening are pictured on the right.

We’re pleased to say that the NCPF trophies which are stood on the shelf behind, in particular the cup on the left, which was originally donated for the NCPF Club Slide Championships now the PDI Section, were both won by the club this year. Starting with 1999 and through to 2022 (24 years) it has Northallerton Camera Club’s name on it 14 times. 

Summer Outings

Whilst we do not formally meet again until September, we do have our Programme of Summer Outings to look forward to. We have returned to our normal set up with four meetings, one per month on a single day, with images from at least two of them being required for the “Summer Outings Competitions” in the autumn.

We have also returned to the earlier format of evening and afternoon meetings to try hopefully to make it more likely that we can meet other members of the club.

This format will hopefully ensure that, so far as is possible, members are snapping under similar conditions and finally that where possible more experienced members might consider mentoring or helping less experienced members if that can be arranged between you. 

The locations were decide on by those present at our recent AGM, where it was also decided that, notwithstanding, the earlier Committee decision, the result from the ensuing Competition would not now count towards the Photographer of the Year Awards.

Details of the Summer outings are on the website and our Facebook page.

The locations are:

  • May 7th – Hardwick Park
  • June 6th – Coxwold
  • July 4th – Sutton Bank
  • August 6th – Kiplin Hall

Round the World Yacht Race Update

Trevor Thurlow

Club Member Trevor Thurlow has just arrived in Seattle on his latest stop over on his journey in The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. He’s sent us this update.

Hi from Seattle USA.

Well l never want to do that again – crossing the North Pacific was brutal. Never been so wet and cold for so many consecutive days in my life.

36 days at sea and 7,047 Nm making it the longest race in Clipper RTW Race history. Ended up in a wind hole as we approached Puget Sound and drifted to within 200 metres of the finish line before the tide turned and pushed us away. We had already incurred a 6 hour penalty off the coast of Japan for a technical infringement. So no point waiting 6 hours for the tide to change as we would have all our points ‘for finishing 4th’ taken away as all 10 boats arrived at Seattle on the same day. So we turned on the engine and resigned from the race. Team unanimous decision.

Patrick, the skipper, is great and is turning me into a half decent helmsman. Can’t describe the adrenaline rush of driving the  boat up and over 10 metre waves in the worlds largest ocean. Like launching it up and over the roof of my house.

Patrick has christened me ‘the last man standing’ as l am the only one of the original Zhuhai round the worlders left. So l need to finish.

I am tired and down to a racing weight but should be ok to set off for Panama and Bermuda on Saturday. Another long leg but at least it should be warm then very hot as we race down the west coast of America.

View the Race Standings here.

Northallerton Library Exhibition

After an absence of two years we’re delighted that the images from our Annual Exhibition, around 50 prints, will be on display in Northallerton Library from August 6th until August 19th 2022.

This is a great opportunity to showcase the work of club members and to hopefully raise interest in the club. It is also hoped that some of the winning images might be on display in the Joe Cornish Gallery in Northallerton at some point touring the summer.

Click on an image to enlarge and view many of the images made by our members.

Joe Cornish 'Still Time to Wonder' Exhibition at Fountains Abbey

At our AGM it wa mentioned by Richard Cochrane that he had seen, and thoroughly recommended,  the new exhibition at Fountains Abbey by Joe Cornish HonFRPS. 

“Still Time to Wonder” is on from 9th April until 31st October at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Spread over the estate the images are framed using wood repurposed from the grounds, much of which came from trees that were blown down in the recent storms.

“Imagine a stillness which will likely never come to this special place again. Through the lens of Joe Cornish, explore the tactile beauty of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal over three years and during the silence of the coronavirus lockdown.

We are delighted to have a signed Artists Proof of one of Joe’s images as a prize in our Open Competition. Three of the images from the Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal display can be seen  here.

Annual Awards Dinner and Trophy Presentations 2022​

The Clubs Annual Awards Dinner and Trophy Presentations will be held at Allerton Court Hotel on Friday 22nd April. Members can find full details, including details of payment methods, bank details etc in the Members Area.

Details of this evening are also available on the Club Programme page. If you’re a Club Member this is an evening not to be missed!

Annual Exhibition PDI & Print Competitions

The Clubs Annual Exhibition PDI and Print Competitions were held in March and April. The PDI judging and results were published on Monday 28th March for the PDI Competition and the Print results were known on Monday 4th April. 

PDI’s were judged by Malcolm Blenkey ARPS, from Saltburn PS and the Prints were judged by Dave Phillips, also of Saltburn PS.

Full details of those two competitions can be found on our Annual Exhibitions 2022 page. A full list of all the Trophy Winners for the 2021/2022 season are available on the Trophy Winners page.

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