Friday, 18 September 2009

Calendar update from Mike Johnson

Summer Selection: The selection of photos for the Summer Season are now on display in the King’s Head and the Church. As before, our judge (Maggie Farmer) had a difficult task and has tried to select places / areas not featured before. We also have one photo selected which was taken twenty to thirty years ago. If you look at the top of the blog you can see all the latest pictures. Thanks again to Maggie for carrying out a difficult judging job. All photos are anonymous when Maggie is judging, so she has no idea who has submitted them until the judging is complete. Autumn (final) Selection: The submission date for our final group is 31st October. Please help us to finish on a high with lots of Autumn photos for Maggie to judge. Remember that photos don’t have to be taken this year as long as they are Autumn landscapes taken in or around Apethorpe. The simplest way to submit photos is as an email attachment (address below), second preference is on a memory stick or disc but if you wish, I can scan in photos. This latter option will certainly apply if you wish to submit old or film based pictures. For digital photos, JPEG (.jpg) format is preferred but others are acceptable. For those with a digital camera but no computer, I will attempt to download directly from your camera. The Calendar for 2010: We should end up with 30-35 photos covering all seasons and a wide range of locations in and around the village from which to make the final selection for the Calendar. It is likely that we will have a small group to help in choosing the final 13 or 14 photos (one for each Month, a cover and possibly a small one for the back). I believe that they will make fabulous Christmas gifts, especially for friends and relations who know Apethorpe, they will also be a wonderful personal memory of our beautiful countryside. Those who saw my own example from last year will appreciate that they are very practical, have A4 size pictures with the same size calendar and have enough space to write in entries for each day. Could those of you who require calendars but have not yet replied, let me know how many you require by the end of September at the latest otherwise you will be disappointed! I can then inform the selected printers (Austin Rose – Peterborough) of the run size required, confirm the prices and get them to prepare the calendar ready for the photos to be slotted in after the end of October. I hope the calendars will be ready for delivery by Mid-November. I will be round collecting your money during the first week in November so that we can pay the printers as soon as they are printed. The price is expected to be around £5.50 per calendar. Mike Johnson, Lavender Cottage, Manor Farm; T: 470669; E: HYPERLINK ""