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Audio Visuals from Western County winners.

Members relax at the movies!
The regular Thursday Zoom had members enthralled by a series of Western Counties’ winning Audio-Visual presentations Jill Toman used her now refined Zoom skills to good effect, having downloaded a really good selection that featured Cathedrals, quilts and compilations that took many of us back to the 50s and 60s! The subject matter differed considerably from the stills and challenges we usually discuss, and provoked some interesting conversations. This is hopefully a topic we can enjoy again at a later date as there are many more we can download and watch. Graham Nicholls was keen to show us what he had accomplished with his abstract paper images in post-production, turning many into fascinating repeating patterns and symmetrical designs. This finished off a very pleasant evening nicely.

The regular walking group met up in Midsomer Norton with the challenge of the Arts Week Photomarathon on the agenda. Individual meanderings should have produced a few good images which we discussed over an open-air cup of tea, and which we look forward to seeing around the town and on social media. The deadline for submissions is 1st November so time is running out!

Next week Bill Collett hosts an evening featuring his photographs and commentary which is always entertaining, and the planned walk on Wednesday is a fairly short, not too strenuous, wander around the Avalon Marshes near Walton. Without a nearby tea shop, members will be enjoying a sit down somewhere en route for home-made cake and flasks of home brew. Members are reminded also to submit their entries for the upcoming Open Competitions-deadline Thursday5th November.

As the month comes to an end, the October Challenge Gallery is filling up and open for comments and critique through Contact Us on the website. Do take a look at all our featured Galleries, they are easily found. The new Challenge awaits for November when the focus is back on Landscapes and Portraits. Take a look at our Monthly Challenge section on the website for the details.

Members will hopefully challenge their creative efforts in many directions between now and Christmas! We really are pleased that a couple of prospective new members have contacted us after reading our regular news and viewing our online window at and hope to hear from a few more after Arts Week.

Jenny Short