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:


Nigel Downer with Keith and Rita

Hard at Work

Sulphur Tuft Fungus by Christine Alcock

Common Earth-Ball Fungi by Di Jackson

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


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Tuesday 1 July - Out & About in Norwich

22 of us enjoyed a lovely summer evening in Norwich with our cameras.  We set out in small groups with help on hand from the more experienced club members.  The choice of subjects was almost overwhelming so we challenged ourselves to find three types of image:

  • leading lines
  • a different angle
  • shutter speed 1s or longer

Some of the results from the evening can be seen here.



LONG EXPOSURE by Suzi Senior

LONG EXPOSURE by Jan Murphy

LEADING LINE by Marnie Ball

RIVER REFLECTIONS by Diana Graham

LEADING LINE by James Ball

BUS TO THE CASTLE by Roy Scrivener


LEADING LINES by Heather Ryder


A DIFFERENT ANGLE by Andy Lowe

LEADING LINES by Diana Graham

DIFFERENT ANGLE by Suzi Senior


ANGLES GALORE by Di Jackson

LEADING LINES by Christine Alcock

SPARKLING TWILIGHT by Jan Murphy

LEADING LINES by Andy Lowe

A DIFFERENT ANGLE by Marnie Ball

LEADING LINES by Suzi Senior


HOMEWARD BOUND by Di Jackson

CATHEDRAL APPROACH by Roy Scrivener

A DIFFERENT ANGLE by James Ball

A DIFFERENT ANGLE by Heather Ryder

LONG EXPOSURE by Andy Lowe

DIFFERENT ANGLE by Jan Murphy

ARCADE LIGHTS by Roy Scrivener

A LITTLE BIT OF NORWICH by David Wilkin

TWILIGHT NORWICH by Di Jackson

HELPING HAND by David Wilkin