Shackleton's Ill-fated Trip

Club members were thoroughly entertained this evening by an account of Shackleton's ill-fated trip to the Antarctic by fellow member, Rod Giddons. Rod's meticulously researched presentation painted a graphic and haunting picture of the conditions endured by Shackleton and his crew. During the second half of the evening Rod illustrated his own trip to the region with numerous photographs of the indigenous fauna and some spectacular views of the area.

AV's and Stereocards

We were entertained by two of our members, Lorina Dean and John Robinson. In the first half of the evening Lorina shared with us some of her delightful AV's which were very cleverly put together. Lorina explained that she first chose the music and then fitted the images to fit. Her subjects were very varied including cars, flowers and church windows. In the second half of the evening John delighted us with a peek into the past through special glasses as we viewed some Victorian stereo cards of Margate which he had digitised. The left & right images of the original stereocards had been converted into overlapping red & cyan versions that are called anaglyths. These have a 3D effect when v

1st Quarterly PDI

Our first competition of the season was judged by Robin Harmsworth who travelled from Tunbridge Wells to give us a very enjoyable and informative evening when he commented on our entries. Robin was very encouraging about our images but also gave us some very useful tips on how we could improve with future work. First place in Group 2 was awarded to James Hose, our newest member, with his image "Rocking" and in Group 1 the winning image "Rhododendron" was by Cherry Larcombe.

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