ON November 10 Barry Camera Club played host for the annual three-way battle with Merthyr Tydfil and Rhiwbina camera clubs. Members laid on an appetising buffet and an enjoyable evening ensued. This friendly competition takes place every year and each club enters eight prints and eight digital projected images. The images were judged by Nick Jenkins (ARPS, AWPF). Rhiwbina came away as the winners with 283 points, Barry came second with 273 points and Merthyr came third with 272 points. Thanks to all concerned for an entertaining evening.

On November 12 a visit was paid to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire. This is a beautifully landscaped venue, and especially colourful in autumn with the changing colours of the leaves. It was a bitterly cold day, but the sun was shining which enhanced the reds and golds of the Maple trees. The members that attended captured some stunning images. Thanks to Phil Stillman for organising this outing.

On November 17 there was a showing of images from the Welsh International Salon 2017. This competition is organised by The Welsh Photographic Federation. Camera club members from around the world are invited to enter into this annual competition. The quality of images is extremely high and a number of medals and ribbons are awarded. Those images that are accepted into the salon will be exhibited at a later date.

Once again the month concluded with their monthly competition night. This month the judge was Gareth Martin (AWPF, CPAGB) who gave a detailed and thorough critique to every shot accompanied by several anecdotes. The results were:

Monochrome Print: Third place Glenn Porter for “White Water Kayaking”, second place Malcom Downes for “The Birds” and first place went to John Dudley for “The Conversation”.

Colour Print: Third place Barbara Archdale-Smith for “A Very Tidy Shop”, second place Roy Carr for “Corfe Castle Dawn” and first place went to John Dudley for “Antisocial Media”.

The Projected Image section was, as usual, the most contested section: Third place Glenn Porter for “Umbrella in the Sun”, second place Josh Watts for “Fallen Leaf” and first place went to Tina Haydon for “Longing for the Sea”.

Congratulations to all prize winners, but in particular to John Dudley for winning both print categories this month.

Barry Camera Club meets every Friday evening from 7pm to 9.30pm at St Francis Millennium Centre, Porth-y-Castell, Barry Garden Suburb, Barry, CF62 6NX. We are a very friendly organisation and new members of all experience and skill levels are always welcome to attend with no obligation to join. For more information visit, barrycameraclub.co.uk or check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.