Images from the LPS 2020-21 Season 5th Monthly Competition


2021-2022 Plans

Letter extract from the President of LPS:

During the 2020-2021 season the Society, like most other camera clubs, has had to change the way we do things.
Due to our normal meeting place being closed we moved all our meetings to online Zoom meetings.
Understandably some members chose not to join as Zoom was “not their thing”.

Our next season is due to start on 1st September 2021 and hopefully we will be back at the RAFA Club,
although at present we do not know under what restrictions, and we hope most of our members from last season will rejoin.
It would be very helpful if we could get some idea of who will be joining next season and I would ask all those who are thinking to renew their membership to let either Martin or Paul know so we can get an idea of what our income will be to enable us to plan for lecturers to visit.

Themes for the 2021-2022 Season

Monthly Competiton 1: Macro
Monthly Competiton 2: Reflections
Monthly Competiton 3: Bubbles
Monthly Competiton 4: Black & White
Monthly Competiton 5: People

Internal Competition Secretary

You may remember in a recent letter sent out, two members of the Committee have taken
the decision to stand down from their positions, our Treasurer and Internal Competition Secretary.
Whilst the Treasurer post has now been filled the post of Internal Competition Secretary is still vacant. This simply means we cannot hold internal
competitions at the present moment. Please consider volunteering to support Leyland Photographic Society and filling the post.
Anyone who offers to fill this vacancy would not be left to struggle with the job, Ruth will support you and she has already booked judges for the 2021-2022 season.

If you would like to help please email Paul. Thank you

2021-2022 Programme

The 2021-2022 LPS programme is now shown on the Programme page of the website.

2021 L&CPU Club Competition

On Saturday 20th March 2021 the L&CPU Club competition was judged on Zoom.
Leyland PS came 10th out of 41 clubs in the DPI section and 22nd in the Nature section.

LCPU Club Competition 2021

2020-2021 Final monthly Competition results

Here are the final league table results and positions after the March 2021 (5th) competition:

League Results Table

March 2021 – 3 way PDI battle

Preston vs Chorley vs Leyland
Preston PS held a 3 way “battle” with 2 local photographic societies on the night of the 4th March 2021.

This year there were no prints as the images were restricted to PDIs only and the competition was held using Zoom conferencing.

Overall Result
1st   Preston : 381
2nd  Leyland : 376
3rd   Chorley : 364

Congratulations to Preston on their win and thanks to all 3 clubs for their entries as the resulting evening showed a very high standard of work.

The next “battle” will be held, hopefully in person, at Chorley on Monday March 14th 2022.

2021 Update

Attached is a letter from Martin, our Club President, with an update on plans for the Club: the programme for the rest of this season (which will end on 12th May) and hopes for next season starting in September.  Thank you for your patience and continued support through this difficult past 12 months.  We hope there will be a return to something more like normal next season

Click link below:

Spring Update Letter from Martin

2020-21 Season and Monthly Competitions (1 – 5 are via Zoom)

The latest details of our 2020 September to December programme are now on our Programme Page.
The monthly competitions for the 2020-21 season will open on our first meeting date of Wednesday 9th September 2020. Entries are to be submitted using the Online entry system as normal. Click the “Online Entry” link at the top of this page to access the competition entry system.
For the Zoom competitions there are no Print entries just PDI entries.
Entries are limited to 4 per member in the Open PDI competition and 2 per member in the Theme Competition. The usual image size rules apply.

Themes for the 2020-2021 Season are as follows:
Monthly Competiton 1: Trees/Forests
Monthly Competiton 2: Food
Monthly Competiton 3: Sunset
Monthly Competiton 4: Monochrome
Monthly Competiton 5: Flowers

L&CPU Knockout 2020

The L&CPU knockout competition took place on Saturday 21st November with an online competiton judged live.

The competition used a judging system based on how many rounds an image survived, and all clubs were limited to 4 entries.

Attached are the images which were used by Leyland PS for the competition.
The Barge Captain [Peter King] and Chasing Shadows [Chris Ellison] were knocked out in round one and gained one point each. Twisleton Scar [Rob Hume] went out in round four and gained four points. White Cosmos [Sandra Eastham] went through to round six and gained six points.

The top image from Chorley gained seven points. Our total points awarded were twelve and this gained us 7th place out of 41 clubs.

Many thanks to all the participants and a good result too for the club.

For more details please view the full details on the L&CPU or Focal Points website (Opens in a new Tab):
L&CPU Web Page

Focal Points Newsletter

2020 Leyland Invitation Photographic Exhibition

Dear All,
Due to the on going Covid19 situation and the uncertainty about when photographic clubs and societies will be able to have face to face meetings,
Leyland PS has had to take the decision not to run the Leyland Invitation Photographic Exhibition this year. 
We would like to thank you for your support in the past and hope that we will see you again next year.
Best wishes,

Rob Hume
Leyland PS External Competition Secretary.

2020 LPS Annual Exhibition Images

Images from this year’s Leyland Photographic Society Annual Exhibition Competition are now online and can bee seen iby clicking the following link

Annual Exhibiton 2020 Image Gallery

Leyland Photographic Society next meeting

A  Letter from LPS  President President: Martin Sumner

To all Members

I hope this message finds you all in good health – to quote an extremely well-used phrase – during these uncertain times.
So, to update you all on the future plans for LPS, the committee has held Zoom meetings the latest of which was yesterday evening, July 29th . We discussed the current situation and, although the RAFA Club has re-opened with meetings limited to 30 people, we took the decision to delay restarting meetings until January next year at the earliest. It was also agreed that the committee would remain unchanged until the end of next season and as a result of this we agreed to accept the role of host for the ICPA until their AGM in October 2021.
The decision not to restart in September was not taken lightly but we hope you will all understand that we do not want to put any of you, or your families, at unnecessary risk. The Committee will meet again early/mid September and at that time we hope to be able to announce the start of digital competitions for members and to confirm dates.

Earlier in the year I asked members to suggest topics for our themed competitions and from the ideas submitted I have chosen the following:
Trees and Forests

While on the topic of competitions I am delighted to be able to publish the results of our 2019/20 Annual Competition. Congratulations to all mentioned and thanks to Jane Lines for judging the competition. Jane has agreed to come to a meeting once we restart to offer comments and to present awards and certificates.

Stay safe and best wishes,
30th July 2020

2020 L&CPU Annual Club Competition

Leyland came 8th equal out of 37 clubs. We were 11th in the Open section and 10th in the Nature section.
The individual scores of the 2020 L&CPU Annual Club Competition are now available on the club website in the members section.
 Please navigate to the documents section of the members area or click the Documents link to view the PDF

Web Gallery

We are looking for images for the members gallery.
Members may submit up to 12 images which should be JPEG in in sRGB colour space. If you have submitted images to the Competition Secretary which are 1600 wide these will be fine.

Let Rob Hume have any images you would like to be uploaded.

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