Thursday, 14 July 2016

Tuesday 12th July - WDPC AGM and Awards Evening

45 members attended our AGM and Awards evening.  After the formalities, everyone enjoyed the AVs featuring all the top images from this season's competitions and events.  The buffet and drinks went down well too!

Below are some of the Award winners with their certificates:-




Sunday, 3 July 2016

Saturday 2nd July - History Alive at Stonham Barns



13 of us had a great day at Stonham Barns watching and photographing the different historical re-enactment groups.  There were Vikings, Medieval archers, Saxons, Spanish Civil War volunteers, 19th century American wild west cowboys and more.  All the groups were authentically dressed and most armed to the teeth.

Throughout the day there were various displays in the arena including 'Lady Jan's' Viking warrior fighting to protect her honour - we think he won!  From the Crimea War, the 19th Regiment of Foot, The Green Howards, fired a variety of musketts.  Each of the groups also had their own camps set up to show life at that time.

As is customary on our trips, we took the time to check out the coffee and cake, lunches, strawberries and cream and afternoon cream tea, and all were very good!

Here are some photos from History Alive at Stonham Barns:

NOW TAKE NOTICE by Daphne Lingwood

A DAY OUT WITH NAN by Geoff Lingwood

Gunfire by Caroline Tillett


Lady Jan's Champion Warrior by Andrew Barnes

Bindings by Christine Alcock

American Wild West by Caroline Tillett

INTERIOR by Jan Murphy

Street Lighting by Christine Alcock

Behind the Mask by Andy Caws

Concentration by Jan Murphy

War Cry by Andy Caws

Lady Jan and her Warrior by Andrew Barnes



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