Another fabulous season has closed at BSEPS. As always we've had a great year, welcoming new members, guests, judges and speakers. As always, the annual award dinner was a big hit, celebrating the achievements of the season. If you are a group member, you can see the photos of the evening on our Facebook group here.
Our very own "Bard of BSEPS" Liz Rowlands sums up the season perfectly with her annual ode:
Ode To BSEPS 2018-2019
Well, now another year is done.
Where, oh where has time just gone?
We’ve been so busy, lots to do,
Lectures, workshops, pics to coo
Over. Such an excellence
Of images, comps so tense.
Our membership is on the up.
We may even need more cup(s)
We’ve had such a splendid year
With more to come, so now we hear.
With “Time to shine”, a feature new
And workshops with so much to do,
In workshops we have had great fun
Some brand new techniques, so we have done.
Still Life, and models and mystery nights
Drop it, Snap it and backlights,
To learn and practise. See the end
Result of pictures that we can send
To Facebook, or to many friends
To share, and frame, although we tend
To store so many on our p.c.
We edit some, and some will be
Discarded, not to see the light
Of day again, when storage is tight.
Our lectures varied, all so right
With composition, models and light
Weather, landscape and 50 shades
Route 66, and shadows. The basics laid
Foundation for the future time
Oh, dear, this is so hard to rhyme!
Prints and P.D.I’s abound.
Competitions all the seasons round.
With portraits, Mono and Inter Club
Some more successful, one a drub(bing)
Journalism, sport, and themed
“The decisive moment”,all did seem
So varied and were seen just right
Success for some on every night.
The judges have been good and bad
Some have been the best we’ve had.
Our Jo went off again in Jan
With Liz and Gruff off for a tan
Canada and OZ, we’ll images see
In comps next year so sure to be,
With thanks to Paul and assistant Mick.
The lap top worked and didn’t stick
Too often so that we could see
The members’ pics, the best to be
Shown again on Dinner Night.
Certs and cups and trophies might
Wend their way to people new,
But Paul is sure to win a few. (Or lots!)
We’re looking forward to a summer about
With cameras, tripods and lenses out,
To take some photos, ready , too
For next year’s programme lots to do.
The programme’s ready, Peter’s work
To put it together, not to shirk.
Lectures, workshops, comps a mix
That takes a lot of time to fix.
The money’s safe in Jenny’s hands
And Jaclyn’s paperwork, computer manned
To send out to us the stuff we need
At your peril, do not heed.
External comps’ selection’s good
By Jim and Ivan, seeing the wood
From the trees, and doing well.
The standard has just been so swell.
Thanks to John and all who’ve done
Coffee, teas and provided bun(s)
We went to other clubs for cake
Lectures , coffee and to make
A contact with the people there,
Our expertise and pics to share.
Website, and programme are produced
By CCD who’s introduced
A comprehensive viewing place
That we can see in our own space.
Exhibitions are now all around
At Burnet Barker we now are found.
The Apex gallery as well
Our photos were up and looked so swell
Committee meetings run on cake
At CCD’s, with decisions to take
That with discussion, affect us all
So we can still meet in the Hall.
Our thanks to Gary and to Bill
For opening up and letting us still
Use the centre, for the year.
We are glad our meetings are still here,
Though election nights have made us go
We’ve ventured out to town. And so
Another splendid year has passed
The committee’s not yet out to grass.
We acknowledge all who play
An important part from day to day.
Our thanks to Jo, who is just so
Enthusiastic, don’t we know.
We look ahead to September now
Have a great summer, that’s a wow!