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Les Smith LRPS!

Les Smith LRPS!

On 20th January 2011, I attended an assessment at the Royal Photographic Society’s headquarters in Bath. I was very pleased to be awarded the Licentiateship Distinction (LRPS).  Here is my successful panel which was presented as mounted prints; the first image is the hanging plan:











Les Smith Appointed as Committee Member

Les Smith Appointed as Committee Member

John Margetts LRPS was asked to set up a new centre of the Digital Imaging Group covering essentially the East of England.  The Digital Imaging Group is the fastest growing Special Interest Group within the RPS.  We organise meetings, lectures and workshops within the region, the Centre acts as a local forum for discussions and sharing ideas.  We also promote good ethical practice and stage exhibitions of member’s work.

All events and meetings will be posted on the RPS web pages here and the committee members are listed  here.

Christmas 2010 in Russia

Christmas 2010 in Russia

A well earned family break to our second home in St. Petersburg; initially in the city the weather and light were not too kind this trip, but I did manage to get out and brave the ice and snow a few times.  A five hour train journey took us to Veliky Novgorod (Великий Новгород) a little to the south and west of St. Petersburg.  This city with a walled Kremlin is one of Russia’s most historic cities and it lies along the Volkov river  just below its outflow from Lake Ilmen.

Wood carvings in the post office

Image of an era past

Christmas in St. Petersburg

Christmas in St. Petersburg

12th Century Bronze Doors of St. Sopia, Novgorod

12th Century Bronze Doors of St. Sophia, Novgorod

St. Sophia, Novgorod

St. Sophia, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia & River from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

View of St. Sophia & River from outside the Kremlin, Novgorod

Novgorod Church

Novgorod Church

View of the St. Sophia and Kremlin at night

View of the St. Sophia and Kremlin at night

B&W Image of St. Sopia

B&W Image of St. Sophia