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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

SEPTEMBER 2023

COMING UP

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Friends,

 

Welcome to Kirkcaldy Photographic society. For those of you who are new members this year, I am Ron Walker, the current President of the club and I am so looking forward to getting back to our Monday night meetings at Hayfield Community Centre .

 

This is a very special year in our Club  history - our 125th year!. A great achievement to have been going steadily for that length of time....(and surviving lockdown too!)

 

Meetings will restart on Mon. 11th September at 7 30pm. The syllabus this year is very exciting and varied and should cater to everyone's field of interest, as well as help to expand our knowledge and skills.

 

Over the year we will get together at other times when we go on various outings. - another opportunity to get together to share our skills and knowledge.

 

There will be the opportunity to enter competitions, both digital and print, so I hope you have all managed to add to your portfolio over the summer.

 

Monday nights are a highlight in my week. I so enjoy the sharing of locations etc as well as the friendly chats over a cuppa. I look forward to meeting up with friends, old and new, very soon. See you all on Sept 11th!

 

Ron

 

DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

25 Mar 24        Annual Exhibition

08 Apr 24        SPF PORTFOLIO

GENERAL WHAT'S ON 

SPEAKER

08/04/24        KAREN MILLER 

                     MY WILDLIFE JOURNEY

 

AGM

 

15/04/24         AGM

END OF SEASON MEAL

19/04/24         STRATHEARN HOTEL.     19:00                       

NEWS OF THE WEEK
AWARD WINNERS - INTER FIFE COMPETITION 2024
JUDGE - RIKKI O'NEILL
WINNERS and HIGH SCORERS
On Target.jpg
Heading Home.jpg
Wanda Mackie
On Target
Best Individual Mono Print
DRENNAN CUP
 
Wanda Mackie
Heading Home
Best Individual Colour Print
GLENROTHES TROPHY
Wanda Mackie
Dappled Grey Andalucian
Best Portrait
ONE WORLD TROPHY
 
OTHER HIGH SCORERS - INTER FIFE COMPETITION 2024
 
Never Forget.jpg
Not My Bedroom (2).jpg
GOING SOLO.jpg
DILEMMA_2_d2.jpg
HIGH SCORERS FROM ANNUAL EXHIBITION
JUDGE - KENNETH NESS
One Focus.jpg
Martin Watt
One Focus - 20
1st SPORT/ACTION
R K R TROPHY
Refections.jpg
Brian Lawson
Reflections - 20
1st SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY 
BETH WEBSTER TROPHY
s New Leisure by Keith Avery.JPG
Keith Avery
New Leisure - 20
1st OFFBEAT 
MALLORY CUP
Taking a Breather.jpg
John Martin
Taking a Breather - 20
1st PORTRAIT
MAXWELL MURDOCH CUP
GOING SOLO.jpg
Alan Givens
Going Solo - 20
1st MONO DIV 1
SILVER MEDAL
Just a few shots d 2.jpg
Cathy Davies
Just a Few Shots- 20
1st COLOUR DIV 1
JAMES SKENE GOURLEY CUP
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Keith Simpson
Short Eared Owl 2 - 20
1st NATURE
NATURAL HISTORY CUP
Unknown.jpg
Anne Conrad
My Life, My Eyes, My Soul - 20
1st MONO DIV 2
BRONZE MEDAL
HIGH SCORERS FROM BATTLE OF THE TARTANS WITH PENWITH
DILEMMA_2_d2.jpg
Martin Watt
One Focus - 20

from MARTIN WATT - EXTERNAL COMPETITION SECRETARY

 

Last Monday was another great result for KPS, beating Penwith Photographic Group of Cornwall by 427 to 411 in our annual competition. There were two 20s on the night, one to each club.

Well done to everyone. Our top images were:

20 - “One Focus” Martin Watt,

19 - “Dilemma” Cathy Davies,

19 - “Don't Leave Me This Way” Martin Watt,

19 - “Goldfinches” Jim McCluskey,

19 - “On Target” Wanda Mackie.

 

One Focus.jpg
Cathy Davies
Dilemma - 19
Martin Watt
Don't Leave Me This Way - 19
On Target.jpg
Wanda Mackie
On Target - 19
Jim McCluskey
Goldfinches - 19
HIGH SCORERS FROM 2 WAY WITH LINLITHGOW

from MARTIN WATT - EXTERNAL COMPETITION SECRETARY

A quick report on the Two-Way competition at Linlithgow this evening.

After a close run, with the leading swapping several times, Kirkcaldy eventually got the win by 4 points (360 to 356). The scores were very evenly matched, and both sides scored three 20s. Our 20s went to Cathy Davies for "Dilemma", Martin Watt for "Don't Leave Me This Way" and John Martin for "The Undercroft".

Thank you to everyone who entered images, and for everyone who was able to travel to Linlithgow for the competition. Top marks went to Linlithgow for the catering!

DILEMMA_2_d2.jpg
Don't Leave Me This Way.jpg
The Undercroft_sc.jpg
Martin Watt
Don't Leave Me This Way - 20
Cathy Davies
Dilemma- 20
John Martin 
The Undercroft - 20
SPECIAL MENTIONS from the SPF Print Championship
wanda.jpg
Wanda Mackie - Heading Home
BRONZE MEDAL
Not My Bedroom (2).jpg
Rab Kerr - Not My Bedroom
 
Rab Kerr - Not My Bedroom
 
Dappled Grey Andalusian.jpg
Wanda Mackie -
Dappled Grey Andalusian
 
GOING SOLO.jpg
On Target.jpg
Wanda Mackie - On Target
HIGHLY COMMENDED
 
BEACHED.jpg
Alan Givens -Going Solo
 
Alan Givens. - Beached
 
Alan Givens - Going Solo
 
Alan Givens - Beached
 

Results from the recent GB Cup
In the Open section, 3 members scored 14 (out of 15) which is excellent. Well done Moira Gardner for "Balloons at Sunrise", Phil Cooke for "Rattray Head Lighthouse Feeling Blue" and Wanda Mackie for "On Target".

We also had high scores with our other images, so well done to everyone.

In the Nature section, Moira Gardner again scored 14, this time for "Sea Gooseberry" AND she was awarded Highly Commended. Very well done Moira.

The club score in Nature was 143 putting us in 36th place. Which is pretty good considering we didn't have enough images for a full entry. And ... in the Open section, we scored 157 points which gave us 5th place! Also the second highest Scottish club just behind Dumfries by 1 point. This is a superb result for our wee club. Again, well done everyone!

Sea Gooseberry.jpg
Sea Gooseberry
Moira Gardner - 14
Highly Commended
Balloons at Sunrise.jpg
Balloons at Sunrise
Moira Gardner - 14
Rattray Head Lighthouse Feeling Blue_1.jpg
Phil Cooke
Rattray Head Lighthouse Feeling Blue - 14
Wanda Mackie
On Target - 14

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