The meeting on 10 November was re-formatted at short notice as our Greenwood Trophy for Novices could not run for lack of entries. However there were plenty of entries for the Norman Stow Trophy for Architectural Record prints. David Hopkinson won with his 'West Window, Ripon Cathedral' (see below) . Graham Mitchell came second with 'Historic Houses, Freudenburg, Germany' and David's 'Atlas Fountain, Castle Howard' was third. Continuing to stalk the winner, Graeme's 'Architectural Detail, Allianz Stadium, Munich' was highly commended. Our judge, Colin Williams, gave clear and constructive comments as well as scores. Our thanks to him for a very successful competition.
After the tea break, we considered our approach to providing the National Media Museum with some modern Pinhole photographs of Bradford. William Crabtree showed us the pinhole attachment he had made for his Panasonic CSC explaining how it was made. Dean Denby described learning about pinhole cameras from his father and making them. Summarising the process as 'a complete waste of time but fascinating' he provided a link to a useful web site (Joe Van Cleave at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wZ4yTxlzvM) and announced that he had ordered a commercially made pinhole 'lens' on-line. Colin Williams showed us slides he made about ten years ago with a wooden film pinhole camera. Very impressive with some nice flare effects. Tom Heggie showed a recently acquired Holga 'lens' on his Panasonic CSC. This seemed to produce a 'focal length' of about 40-50mm equivalent. Results so far demonstrated how well the pinhole shows up dust on a sensor - who knew!
Nine bold members signed up to take part in the project. We're off!