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Diary of a Wildlife Photographer with Jack Perks (Lecture)

Thursday 14 October⋅8:00 – 10:00pm (None members welcome – £3 on the door)
at St James Church Marshall Hill Dr, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 6FY

Come along and enjoy what promises to be an inspiring evening.

Jack Perks is a local Wildlife Photographer. Jack has filmed for TV including Springwatch, Countryfile, The One Show, Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing and many more. Private films include The Wildlife Trusts, River Trusts & Canal & River Trust.

Important Announcement: NOPS Meeting in Person

Meeting in person is due to start on 2nd September 2021 at 7:45 pm at St James Church, Marshall Hill Drive, Nottingham NG3 6FS, UK
This is the first meeting at our new venue, as Richard Herrod Centre is still being used as a vaccination centre.

July Open PDI Competition

On 29th July we held our sixth open PDI competition via Zoom and we welcomed Roger Evans as our judge for the evening.

There were 43 entries overall, covering a range of subjects.

Scores of 17 were scored by Patrick Wallis, Nigel Stewart, Malcolm Nabarro, Lester Woodward, Sally Herbert, Lois Webb and Sue Jackson. Lester Woodward scored 18 for Bad Times in Fairyland and Olympic rings, as did Jack Worsnop for Devil’s Club, and Malcolm Nabarro for Passing Generations. Jack Worsnop scored 19 for Kinderdijk Windmills at Dusk and Lois Webb scored 19 for Old Normal Daily Grind. Chris Houldsworth scored 19 for Flypast and was also the winner for the evening with 20 points for Waiting for the Train.

A great collection of entries and many thanks to everyone who entered. Our thanks go to Roger for for providing everyone with an entertaining range of very constructive comments.

Loughborough Treasure Hunt

NOPS members enjoyed an evening exploring Loughborough. We have an annual photography treasure hunt on foot around a location.
Members go in search of images that match a theme.
This year the themes were;
> Birds
> Converging Parallels
> Decorative doors
> Flowers
> Food
> Lights
> Looking Up
> Old & New
> Reflection
> Statue or Sculpture

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Pleasley Pit

This pit is located to the North-West of Mansfield. On a very rainy evening NOPS members visited this site that closed as an active coal mine in 1986. It was due to be demolished but great campaigning from local historians and ex-miners led to a last-minute reprieve. Members were given an excellent guided tour inside the engine house and saw the two winding mechanisms. Although the weather wasn’t great, several shots were possible of the two concrete encased headstocks. The engine house contains a great deal of mementos of mining and amusing health and safety posters. Next to the pit is a nature reserve and members are already hoping for a return visit.

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