Monday, 17 October 2016

Sunday 16th October - The Suffolk Whole Hog

What an amazing day!  Watching well over 1000 runners voluntarily run, crawl, jump and slither through thick, slimy mud, crawl under netting and climb over obstacles and all with a smile on their faces!  

Thanks to some very helpful marshalls and organisers (not to mention a very persuasive Ms Tillett!) we were able to negotiate some excellent viewpoints for our photography.

Some of our images can be seen below:-

THE SPLASH by Roy Scrivener


THE GREAT ESCAPE by Keith Mountford

DETERMINATION by Christine Alcock

I'M IN by Sarah Pymer


IT'S WET by Francesca Shearcroft

ALL IN IT TOGETHER by Geoff Lingwood

NOW FOR A SHOWER by Daphne Lingwood

SPLASH DOWN by Caroline Tillett

JUMPING DUO by Di Jackson

THERE'S ALWAYS ONE! by Caroline Tillett

MUD PACK by Di Jackson

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Tuesday 11th October – Phototrek Winners & IR Photography

 During the summer many members were busy capturing images to try to win the Phototrek Champion Crown. Last week we showed all images which were judged by Cindy Petersen, Dave Turner and Bill Pound. Last night we announced the 3rd Place was Roy Scrivener, in 2nd Place was Andy Lowe and this year's Champion was Jan Murphy. Congratulations to all those who entered as well as the prize winners.

Creative by Jan Murphy

Water by Jan Murphy

Emotion by Jan Murphy

Colour by Jan Murphy

Monochrome by Jan Murphy

Through the Window by Jan Murphy

Monochrome by Andy Lowe

Through the Window by Andy Lowe

Ancient & Modern by Andy Lowe

Colour by Andy Lowe

Creative by Andy Lowe

Emotion by Andy Lowe

Ancient & Modern by Roy Scrivener

Colour by Roy Scrivener

Emotion by Roy Scrivener

At Work by Roy Scrivener

Monochrome by Roy Scrivener

Creative by Roy Scrivener

After the slightly earlier than usual coffee break we were then treated to an illustrated talk about Infra Red Photography by Jack Mitchell. Jack certainly unraveled the mysteries of IR image taking, including an easy to understand explanation of the physics, some pitfalls and how to avoid them and then he followed this by showing some IR images. 
I am sure there will be a few members keen to try it out either using filters or even getting their cameras converted at ACS, Watton.
Turn About by Jack Mitchell

Early Morning by Jack Mitchell

Khalifa by Jack Mitchell

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Tuesday 27th September

An excellent evening was had by all as we welcomed Graham Heywood as the first of this year's speakers.  To quote "Graham takes pictures" True. Graham then went on to inspire and enthuse all members present with a range of images and slide shows which included, sports, travel, nature and creative images. Something for everyone. 
We were encouraged to go to places far and wide, from Marrakech to Brancaster to capture images.
Some of the images he showed definitely encouraged us to think out of the box.
Graham's humorous style of presentation was entertaining and informative, peppering his talk along the way with many very useful hints and tips.
A great evening and a good to start to the year.
If you would like to see more of Graham's images then check out his web site

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Sunday 4th September - Seething Airshow

A few of us gathered at Seething for what turned out to be a brilliant day of air and aerobatic displays.  We were treated to aircraft both young and old providing us with amazing aerobatics and not a little nostalgia.

The event also included classic cars, military vehicles, agricultural vehicles and plenty of excellent food and drink outlets but our main focus was on the aircraft and you can see a few of our images below:- 

Fox Aerobatic Glider by Jim McConnell

The Blades by Geoff Lingwood

Up up and away by Daphne Lingwood

American Visitor by Daphne Lingwood

On Tow by Geoff Lingwood

Blades in Formation by Di Jackson

Spitfire by Di Jackson

Piper L-4 by Andy Caws

Tiger Moth by Di Jackson

Navion and Birddog by Andy Caws

Russian Yak by Di Jackson

Long-EZ by Andy Caws

High speed Crossover by Di Jackson

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