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How to create a successful image 2 by Lois Webb

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Lois Webb who is one of the Outlaws valued members explains how she created another one of her amazing images.

Behind the scenic landscape


July Open PDI Competition

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

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

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

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


Pleasley Pit

Friday, August 13th, 2021

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.