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The monthly meeting of the above sooiety was held in the society's rooms last night; Mr W. Williams, president, in the chair. There was a good attendance.

The Secretary (Mr J. S. Webb) reported that six members had journeyed to Seaoliff on the Prince of Wales's Birthday, and that they had been well received at the Asylum. It was agreed to write to Dr King and thank him for the courteous treatment shown to the visitors. A conversation, initiated by Mr G. Chriohton, took place in regard to a proposed intercolonial exhibition to be held annually in one of the prlnoipal towns in New Zealand. The proposal was favorably entertained by the meeting, and itwai remitted to the Committee to oonsider and report.

Prints of. Seaoliff and other places taken by the members on the Prince of Wales's Birthday were then handed round for inspection. The principal item on the programme of the evening was a practical demonstration on enlarging on bromide paper with the optical lantern, and developing with ferrous oxalate and metol, the objeot being to show the relative value of the two develupers. The demonstrations were carried out by Messrs Williams and Monson, the picture selected being enlarged from a quarter piate to a full plate. For the metol developer the exposure was 35sec, and for the ferrous oxalate 50sec. It was found that the metol picture had been over-exposed, but the result in each instance was considered satisfactory. It was shown that only half the exposure required by the ferrous oxalate process was necessary for the metol method. A large number of slides were afterwards thrown on tie screen. Mr R. A. Ewing showed pictures of Whare Flat and Silverstream; Messrs J. C.Thomfcn and W. Williams displayed miscellaneous views; Mr C. O. M'Keilar exhibited views of Seacliff ■ while Mr Monson's contribution consisted of pictures of Te Anau and Clinton Valley. Many of the pictures were exceedingly good, and testified to the skilful manner in which the camera was handled by the exhibitors.

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DUNEDIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY., Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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DUNEDIN PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Issue 10474, 18 November 1897

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