Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tuesday 12th November – Speaker: Danny Green

A larger than normal attendance by club members and visitors attended tonight to welcome Danny Green, renowned, award winning wildlife photographer. Danny's talk was entitles "Wild Taiga" which showcased some of Danny's images taken in the boreal forests around the world.
His dedication, persistence and knowledge of animal/bird behaviour paid off as his images were  stunning. Most, but not all, showed the wildlife in their landscape with a particular emphasis on a relatively shallow depth of field. This resulted in images with eye catching composition and in some cases very ethereal images.
Not many of us would spend 12 days in a hide, a very cold hide, in the hopes of getting the images. Not many of us would spend so many months of the year in the appropriate conditions, away from home, to get the images.
Finland was a favourite place and Danny leads workshops there. For more details and to see some of his images please check out Danny's web site here 


Thursday, 7 November 2019

Tuesday 5th November - Focus On ... Sport

Club members entered 36 sports images which were judged by those at the meeting.  After viewing the images several times, each person identified their top 5 images.  After a bit of number crunching, the top five were announced and included a wide range of different sporting activities.  The top 10 can be seen below.

For the second half of our meeting, Mick Ladner introduced us to the wonders of a moth trap.  He brought in his trap for us to see and showed us a selection of photographs he had taken of moths from his trap. We were amazed to see the variety of beautiful moths that can be found locally.  Thank you Mick.


 Focus On Sports Top 10

1st  AIRBORN by David Blake

2nd  TEAM WORK by Dawn Osborn

3rd  THREE BIKERS by Diana Graham

4th  RACEWAY BANGER by Stephen Gregory

5th  A DIRTY WEEKEND IN SWAFFHAM by Graham Frost

6th  GOING FOR IT by David Blake

7th  MONO SPEED by Andy Lowe

8th  BREAKAWAY by Graham Frost

9th  HANGING ON AT CORAM by Di Jackson

10th  GO DOGS GO! by Tim Leonard

Friday, 25 October 2019

Tuesday 22 October - Round 1 Digital competition (Open)

This was the first competition of the season and we kicked off with a Digital Open competition tonight which was very well supported.  There were 24 entries in the Members class and 54 in Members Advanced.  We welcomed back EAF judge Andy Swain from Norwich who had the tricky task of assessing and scoring the 78 images.  Early on he paused to check that he was judging the Members class as the standard was so good!

Andy was generous with his 20s awarding four in Members class and nine in Members Advanced.  Other images would have got higher marks if only we'd checked more carefully for distractions in the backgrounds or around the edges.

You can see the high scoring images below.

Scoring 20 out of 20 in Members class were:


CONTEMPLATING by Stephen Gregory

EMERALD DAMSELFLY by Maureen Campbell

CALM WATERS by Stephen Gregory

MOTHER AND CHILD by Georgie McCall


Scoring 19 out of 20 in Members class:


FEMALE KINGFISHER by Donna Smith


Scoring 20 out of 20 in Members Advanced class were:


ST ALBANS ON THE ATTACK by Graham Frost

RUFUS BREASTED HERMIT by Di Jackson

ON A MISSION by Nick Akers

LANG CO LAGOON by Jan Murphy

HAND OFF by Andy Caws

KEEP CALM AND DRINK TEA by Graham Frost

NIGHT STALKER by Robin Orrow

KNOCK FOR KNOCK by Christine Frost

SWALLOW by Geoff Lingwood


Scoring 19 out of 20 in Members Advanced class were:


RELEASE AND RELOAD by Caroline Tillett

POWER ON by Mick Ladner

ATLANTIC PUFFIN by Tony Smith

PRICKLY LOCUST by Kim Scrivener

INTO THE CORNER by Mick Ladner

Monday, 14 October 2019

Suffolk Whole Hog - Sunday 13th October 2019

Obviously the weather forecast and recent persistent rain must have deterred some of our members as only 5 brave souls ventured out for this annual charity event.  Well, as it turned out it didn't rain during the whole event and, apart from lying on damp, muddy ground we didn't get wet!

The event was very well supported as usual with hundreds of competitors turning out to run, clamber, slide, hang and submerge themselves in, over or through the 30+ obstacles over the 5 or 10kms courses.  Some were obviously fitter than others but everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Some of our images can be seen below:



by Tony Smith

by Di Jackson


by Donna Smith


by Andy Caws


by Caroline Tillett


by Di Jackson


by Tony Smith

by Caroline Tillett

by Donna Smith

by Andy Caws

by Di Jackson

by Donna Smith

by Tony Smith

by Andy Caws


Thursday, 10 October 2019

Tuesday 8 October - Peter Milsom "The Power of Sport"

There was a good turnout of club members and visitors to hear Peter Milsom talk about his successful sports photographs.  Over the years Peter has photographed a range of sports and he showed us examples from track and field athletics, para athletics, canoe slalom, jet ski and motocross.  With each image Peter pointed out the factors which helped to create impact.  Very often this included dramatic weather - how often do we hear this?

We should all remember Peter's guiding mantra "effort, drama and emotion".

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Tuesday 1st October – Visit to Norwich

Despite the weather forecast, and the heavy rain en route to Norwich, 9 intrepid members met at the Forum to take some low light pictures. Having debated whether to eat or shoot first, we booked a table at the Cosy Club and then went shooting to reconvene later for refreshments. 
The rain actually stopped and within an hour or so the pavements were dry so reflections had also vanished!!
We split into smaller groups and wandered round the centre of town. Despite Elm Hill being shrouded in scaffolding everyone managed to find other areas worthy of shooting. A good time was had by all.
Some of the images are shown below.


Cobbled Lane at Night in Norwich by Jan Murphy


Barber Shop by Jack Mitchell


Salon Sixty Six by Diana Graham

Norwich Cathedral by Jack Mitchell


Bedford Street by Christine Alcock



Light Trails by Francesca Shearcroft

Norwich Nightlife by Andy Caws
St Peter Mancroft by Jan Murphy




St Ethelbert's by Jack Mitchell