Monday, 20 October 2014

16th & 19th October - Fungus Forays at Dersingham Bog

 This was our first event of the new season and we were fortunate on both days to get fine weather.

Many thanks to Nigel Downer for leading these two practical workshops to Dersingham Bog National Nature Reserve.

We were shown many interesting and unusual fungi and given plenty of help and advice with identification and on how to obtain the best images of the fungi in their natural environment.

Some of the resulting images are shown below:

Fungi Lace by Kim Scrivener

Come along Kiddies by Roy Scrivener

Little Grey Caps by Jan Murphy

Thursday's Crew by Caroline Tillett

Gill Detail by Jim McConnell

 Birch Bolete Fungus by Tom Thurston

Yellow Stag's-horn by Diana Graham

Variation on a Theme by Di Jackson

One Forager to Another by Sue Baldwin

Nigel Downer with Keith and Rita

Hard at Work

Only taking a Photo by David Wilkin

Sulphur Tuft Fungus by Christine Alcock

Smaller Than a 5p Piece by Andy Caws

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Tuesday 14th October - Phototrek 2014 results

At last night's meeting the results of this summer's Phototrek challenge were announced.  Congratulations to Caroline Tillett and Christine Alcock who are our Joint Champions, and to Jan Murphy in third place.  Scroll down to see their winning portfolios of six images.

Several other photographers achieved high scores in the individual categories and these images are also shown here.  Thanks to all 24 club members who took part in this summer's challenge.

In the second part of the meeting, we looked at what made strong Black and White images.   Many thanks to Christine, Francesca, Di J and Roy for demonstrating the four different methods. 

Joint Phototrek Champion Caroline Tillett's winning portfolio

ABANDONED by Caroline Tillett

BEACH DETAIL by Caroline Tillett

BIG SKY by Caroline Tillett

MOVEMENT by Caroline Tillett

STREET LIFE by Caroline Tillett

THREE OF A KIND by Caroline Tillett

Joint Phototrek Champion Christine Alcock's winning portfolio

ABANDONED by Christine Alcock

BEACH DETAIL by Christine Alcock

BIG SKY by Christine Alcock

MOVEMENT by Christine Alcock

THE PIER by Christine Alcock

THREE OF A KIND by Christine Alcock

Third place portfolio by Jan Murphy

ABANDONED by Jan Murphy

MOVEMENT by Jan Murphy

THE CHURCH by Jan Murphy

THE PIER by Jan Murphy

THE RAILWAY by Jan Murphy

THREE OF A KIND by Jan Murphy

Other images that top scored within their categories

ABANDONED by John Bunning

THREE OF A KIND by Heather Ryder

BEACH DETAIL by Sue Baldwin

BEACH DETAIL by Kim Scrivener

THE CHURCH by Andy Lowe

THE CHURCH by Roy Scrivener

THE PIER by Dave Angood

THE PIER by Roy Scrivener

THE RAILWAY by Di Daniels

Friday, 26 September 2014

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 WDPC Phototrek Challenge

We enjoyed a busy evening seeing everybody's Phototrek images taken during our summer break.

Our three judges, Chris Hollick, Elaine Stubbings and Stephen Olley, scored 144 images in nine categories.  The images were projected category at a time and the judges assessed each image and awarded a score from 1 to 5.  

Now we are busy entering the scores into the spreadsheet ready to announce the Champion and runners up at our meeting on 14th October.  The winning portfolios will be posted here after that meeting.

Many thanks to our three judges and all club members who supported the evening.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Thursday 10th July - Oulton Broad Powerboat Racing

Many thanks to the (fool) hardy members who turned up for what was probably the wettest club event on record!
Did it stop us enjoying the evening?  Certainly not!  Images were obtained at the risk of drowning.  Wet weather gear or not, the rain managed to permeate all layers down to the skin!
Obviously it was essential to find somewhere to dry out fairly quickly and The Crown at Carlton Colville provided us with the perfect solution - warm, comfortable surroundings and delicious food soon had us feeling relaxed and very pleased with our evening’s efforts.

See some of them below:  

by David Wilkin

by James Ball

by Marnie Ball

by Caroline Tillett

by Di Jackson

by James Ball

by Marnie Ball

by Caroline Tillett

by Di Jackson

by James Ball

by Marnie Ball

by Caroline Tillett

by Di Jackson