SPRING SHOW 2019
FLORAL Classes 1-21
PIERSON CUP – Most Points. Classes 1-8. Daffodils & Narcissi:
Jointly:- Henry Guest & Nick Jeggo
CHRISTINE FELTON CUP – Best Exhibit. Classes 1-8:
Linda Ann Wells
CORONATION CUP No. 1 – Most Points. Classes 9-21 Floral:
DURRANT CUP – Best Exhibit. Class 21 Patio Container:
DECORATIVE Classes 22-26
CORONATION CUP No. 4 – Most Points. Classes 22-26:
HALL CUP – Best Exhibit. Classes 22-26:
COOKERY & PRESERVES
PRICE CUP – Most Points. Classes 27-33:
J G SMITH TROPHY – Best Exhibit from Classes 34 & 35:
CLAUDE HERBERT TROPHY – Person gaining most points in all Show sections:
Linda Ann Wells
18 Aug 2018 SUMMER SHOW 2018 RESULTS
DECORATIVE CLASSES Classes 1-5 Winner
TOTTINGWORTH PARK CUP – most points in section Maggie Hayes
BROAD OAK DOWNS CUP – best exhibit Maggie Hayes
FLORAL CLASSES Classes 6-17
THE NELLIE HALL TICEHURST CUP – most points Tracy Winter
FOORD MEMORIAL TROPHY – best exhibit Tracy Winter
BERT LUCK CUP – best patio container Cathy Shepherd
DAHLIAS Classes 18 – 21
SOMMERVILLE — COWEN CUP – most points BROAD OAK SPRINGFIELD CUP – best exhibit
ROSES Classes 22-26
BARTLE (_ 1 CUP — most points
COURIER ROSE BOWL – best exhibit class 26
Judy Horton Judy Horton
Fruit Classes 27-31
THE MAJOR REID CUP – most points Sue Cook / Marian Stoneham / Tracy Winter
Class 32 Trug or Basket of homegrown mixed vegetables
CUCKMERE CUP Marian Stoneham
VEGETABLES Classes 33-50
THE HEATHFIELD PARK CUP – most points Marian Stoneham
SPECIAL AWARD CUP – 35/36 Best potato Ursula Mockford
COOKERY & PRESERVES Classes 51-62
CLIFFORD TURNER CUP – most points Jennifer Titchband
C A HERBERT CUP – 57 – best Loaf of Bread Cathy Constable
BROAD OAK C.A. ATKINSON CUP – 58 – best Apple Cake Chris Shepherd
HANDICRAFTS Classes 63-67
THE CHALLENGE TROPHY- most points Faith Smith
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES 68 and 69
THE BROAD OAK GLEN CUP — Best photograph John Evans
JUNIORS HDHS Medals
Class 70 cookery best exhibit Lauren Cavie
Class 71 photography best exhibit Mathilda Bobin
THE RHS BANKSIAN MEDAL – most points horticultural classes 6-50
THE CORONATION SILVER BOWL – most points in all adult show classes
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How to Win Prizes for Photography: 21 May 2018
Our chairman Cec welcomed a large audience of members, including some new members, to the Plant Exchange evening and a talk by Jean Holmwood, our Show Photography Judge, on How to Win Prizes for Photographs.
A large number of plants were brought by members for exchange resulting in great activity in this area during the evening.
Our speaker Jean has been interested in photography since the age of 13 and in 2006 was awarded a Credit of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (CPAGB).
Jean came equipped with a large portfolio of very interesting photographs which she had taken over the years, she then used these to illustrate her talk on some of the main points to be considered in achieving award winning pictures. These points are:
- Keep it simple – don’t put too much into the picture as it can detract from the main subject.
- Don’t ‘loose’ or crop tops or bottoms of subjects – when taking pictures of buildings ensure all of the roofs, chimneys, spires, etc., and the bottom of doors are in the pictures; similarly don’t subsequently crop these off.
- Take subjects from unusual angles – this adds interest to the picture and may reveal some unseen aspect.
- The Rule of Thirds – mentally divide the picture with two vertical and two horizontal lines, then place the subject near or on a line and not centrally in the picture, in a landscape put the horizon on a line not in the centre; this all makes for a more interesting picture.
- Lighting – for most pictures front lighting of the subject is best, i.e. with the light source behind the photographer, but back lighting can produce some interesting pictures, particularly for portrait pictures.
- Abstracts – by getting in very close to subjects unusual pictures can be obtained, focusing on the subject or the background varies the image and makes for more interest.
- Long exposure – this can make for interesting pictures of subjects, such as moving water, where the rest of the picture items are stationary.
- Processing effects – many interesting and unusual effects can be achieved by making changes after capture of the picture, such as cropping, going negative, changing colours, sepia, monochrome, etc.
Many thanks to all the committee members and the many volunteers for providing the refreshments and organising the Plant Exchange, and to Jean Holmwood for her talk, all of which made it an enjoyable and interesting evening.
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