Thursday, 13 January 2022

Tuesday 11th January – Presentation by Paul Stanley, FIPS, EFIPA/g: "My photography "

With the ongoing pandemic we have decided that for the next three months all meetings would be via Zoom, so it was a pleasure to welcome Paul Stanley all the way from Dublin.

Initially there were technical issues with the sound which made most of the first half quite difficult to hear clearly. None the less we had a world tour of Paul's Travel and Street images, going from Asia to America and a few places in-between.

Paul explained how he tried to capture a story with his images and was keen to "Keep it Simple", negative space being a positive although not always viewed that way by some judges. With some images Paul explained briefly his editing steps which he generally kept to a minimum.

In the second half the images Paul showed were much nearer home, UK and Eire, and focussed mainly on people, landscapes and portraiture. He finished his presentation by showing some panels which he had entered into his local club competitions.

Along the way he also mentioned some areas in Eire which would be great for landscape images, mainly around the Dingle Peninsular.

Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Ampton point-to-point - Sunday 9th January 2022

This was a perfect start to the New Year and 19 club members enjoyed a day out at the races.  The going was soft (especially in the car park!) and we had dry, bright conditions.  We must have walked a few miles exploring the different locations and viewpoints but it was worth it to try to get that elusive 'different' shot.

Apart from the photography, it was great to be able to meet up with friends and remember what life was like pre-Covid.

Some of our images from Ampton can be seen below.

Any Bets by Jan Murphy

Safely Over by Christine Frost

On to the Next by Andy Caws

Three in a Row by Liz Akers

Letting off Steam by Caroline Tillett

Neck and Neck by Graham Jackson

Into The Finishing Straight by Graham Frost

In The Saddle by Stephen Gregory

Get a Move On by Tim Leonard

After the Race by David Wilkin

All Safely Over by Nick Akers

The Hunt Master by Francesca Shearcroft

In The Lead by Diana Graham

Wednesday, 15 December 2021

14th December 2021 - WDPC Christmas Dinner at The Broom Hall Hotel

Booted and suited, boosted, tested and masked 47 of us made it to The Broom Hall Hotel in Saham Toney for our Christmas Dinner.  To say we were ready for it is definitely an understatement! 

As usual debate raged as to whether the sprouts were under or over cooked, but the general feeling was that everyone enjoyed their evening.

Many thanks to the Broom Hall and all the staff for a fabulous evening.

Images by Caroline Tillett, Jan Murphy and Di Jackson

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Competition - Open Monochrome (digital) - Judge Tom Peck

Another fantastic response by our members to this our second round of competition - 76 monochrome images for Tom to scrutinise, comment on and score.  Many thanks to Tom who managed to provide excellent critique highlighting the good and not so good points for every image without being repetitive.

This was our best attended Zoom meeting so far with 47 members tuning in to enjoy an excellent evening's entertainment with some very helpful comments from Tom.

Some of our high scoring images can be seen below:

Members Scoring 20/20:

Eilean Donan Castle by Daphne Lingwood

Past Their Best by Diana Daniels

Rim Lights by John Wallis

The Abandoned Wagon by Pam Rutty

Members Scoring 19/20:

Italian Street Scene by Pam Rutty

Nuts and Bolts Cityscape by John Wallis

Peace Lily by Kim Scrivener

Advanced Scoring 20/20:

Best Foot Forward by Andy Caws

Jubilee Line Canary Wharf by Jan murphy

New Shoes by Graham Frost

Pastimes by Christine Frost

Prized Possession by Di Jackson

The Only Way is Up by Nick Akers

Advanced Scoring 19/20:

Eye of the Lantern by Graham Jackson

Flying High by Di Jackson

Great Northern Diver by Dawn Osborn

Hellebore by Francesca Shearcroft

Rugby Pileup by Andy Caws

Street Performer by Stephen Gregory

We Will Meet Again by David Wilkin

Saturday, 13 November 2021

Blickling Estate (NT) -Thursday 11th November 2021

 A return visit for us to this lovely Jacobean Stately Home with its fabulous gardens, parkland and lake.

Although the weather was somewhat mizzly it didn't deter us from enjoying a day out with an opportunity to catch up with fellow camera club members.

Autumn colours were a little patchy but provided enough colour for some photographic opportunities.

Some of our images can be seen below:

Blickling in the Mist by Stephen Gregory

The Cottage at Blickling by Jan Murphy

Sulphur Tuft by Tim Leonard

Blickling in the Fall by Roy Scrivener

Artichoke by Sue Baldwin

The Door & the Grapes by Heather Ryder

Autumn Red Rose by Christine Alcock

Autumn's Arrived by Di Jackson

Blickling Hall across the Lake by Graham Frost

Sue & Roger by John Laing

View Through the Window by Andy Caws

Beeches by the Lake by Christine Frost

Autumn in Monochrome by Jan Murphy

Homage to David Sadler by Roy Scrivener

Ghost on the Staircase by Sue Baldwin

Toad in a Hole by Heather Ryder

Beside the Lake by Andy Caws

Blickling Hall from the Wood by Graham Frost

Fungi City by Christine Alcock

Leaves on Fire by Di Jackson

What You Got There? by John Laing

Velvet Soft by Christine Alcock

Stained Glass Panel by Di Jackson

Waiting for the Show by Tim Leonard

Menacing Sky Over Blickling Lake by Jan Murphy