Thursday, 30 June 2016

Tuesday 28th July - Image of the Year Competition

The Image of the Year competition is the finale of our season as far as competitions are concerned.  There were 28 digital entries and 29 print entries.  Our EAF judge for the evening was Derek Leak from Lowestoft and he commented on each one and gave scores out of 20.  He gave 8 digital and 6 prints a score of 20 and from those he picked a winner, runner up and third placed image.  

Digital image of the Year was Kirani James In The Lead by Andy Caws.  Second place was Bringing Home the Herd by Di Jackson and third place was Sunrise In Southwold by Jan Murphy.

Print image of the year was Confrontation by Di Jackson, second place was R and R by Christine Alcock and third place was Scurry Racing by Robin Orrow.  You can see these and the Commended images below.

Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners.

Image of the Year - Digital

1st  KIRANI JAMES IN THE LEAD by Andy Caws

2nd  BRINGING HOME THE HERD by Di Jackson

3rd  SUNRISE IN SOUTHWOLD by Jan Murphy

Commended

SWEDISH CHURCH by Pam Rutty

LINCOLN CATHEDRAL by Andrew Barnes

THE POLE ARTIST by Caroline Tillett

DAMSELFLY by Elaine Stubbings

THREE LILIES by Francesca Shearcroft



 Image of the Year - Print

1st  CONFRONTATION by Di Jackson

2nd  R AND R by Christine Alcock

3rd  SCURRY RACING by Robin Orrow

Commended

THE LONELY TREE by Kim Scrivener

BROWN HARE GROOMING by Caroline Tillett

TRADITIONAL PORTUGUESE FADO SINGING by Andy Caws











Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Friday 17th June - Mildenhall Greyhound Racing

A very enjoyable evening at Mildenhall with some evening sunshine to help at the beginning of the evening.  Unfortunately there were a few technical hitches with the starting traps and the computerised betting system going on the blink which meant we lost quite a bit of usable daylight by the time they had sorted the problem out.

In spite of that we managed to grab a few shots of the action some of which can be seen below:-


by Robin Orrow


by Francesca Shearcroft

by Andy Caws


by Robin Orrow

by Francesca Shearcroft


by Di Jackson


by Andy Caws


by Robin Orrow


by Di Jackson


by Robin Orrow
  

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Tuesday 14th June - post processing tips with Ian Robinson

Three Club members had enjoyed a private workshop with Ian last winter and persuaded him to come to a club meeting and share his post processing tips.  It was a good evening with plenty of opportunities to discuss techniques and share ideas.  Starting with RAW images, Ian took us through his typical workflow for processing landscapes and wildlife images.  I'm sure we all picked up a few new ideas and one thing was very apparent, there are many different ways of processing images and we all have our favourite tools and techniques.

Thank you, Ian.  You can see more of Ian's images and workshop details on his website http://www.irphotographyuk.com/.


Monday, 30 May 2016

Thursday 26th May - Stody Lodge Gardens

What an amazing property tucked away in the Norfolk countryside - the sight and smell of so many rhododendrons and azaleas was almost overwhelming.  It’s easy to see why the gardens are advertised as East Anglia’s most dramatic.

Conditions were almost perfect for photography and, even though there were several coach loads of visitors, the gardens were big enough to find a quiet spot to compose your images.

The homemade teas were excellent and some members found it necessary to make several visits!


Some of our images can be seen below:


by Sarah Pymer

by Tim Leonard


by Di Jackson

by Jim McConnell

by Caroline Tillett

by Liz Blake

by Heather Ryder

by Francesca Shearcroft

by Jan Murphy

by Heather Ryder

by Di Jackson

by Jim McConnell

by Liz Blake

by Sarah Pymer

by Caroline Tillett

by Francesca Shearcroft

by Jan Murphy

by Tim Leonard

Friday, 27 May 2016

Tuesday 24th May - Printing with Confidence - PermaJet

Colin Hulley from PermaJet demonstrated the importance of calibrating our monitors, selecting appropriate paper and using the right print settings, especially ICC profiles.  Colin managed to strike a good balance between general information and very specific advice and members found the talk and demonstration most interesting and helpful.


Quite a few people took the opportunity to purchase PermaJet Paper, and I expect the Club's calibration equipment will be in demand as we follow Colin's advice.  We hope the end result will be club members 'printing with confidence'.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Tuesday 10th May - Focus On ... Street Photography

It was not an easy task to pick our favourite street photography images from the 42 entries.  To make it a bit easier we were picking a top five (rather than a top three as in previous Focus On sessions).  Everyone at the meeting identified their favourite five, the weighted scores were computed and Keith Mountford's 'Quick While No-one's Looking' scooped the top prize.

Well done everyone who entered.  Here are the images which finished in the top 10.  

1st  QUICK WHILE NO-ONE'S LOOKING by Keith Mountford


2nd  ON THE BUS by Jack Mitchell


Joint 3rd  DANCING IN THE STREET by Di Jackson


Joint 3rd  GRAFFITI BINS by Jan Murphy


Joint 5th  SHOPPING by Andy Lowe


Joint 5th  MEETING POINT by Tim Leonard


7th  THE WINDOW DRESSER by Caroline Tillett


8th  STREET PERFORMER by Jim McConnell


9th  OBLIVIOUS by Caroline Tillett


Joint 10th  TOUGH TIMES by Sarah Pymer


Joint 10th  THE BOY UPSTAIRS by Di Jackson