Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Sunday 5th April 2015 - British Motocross Championship at Lyng

Cadders Hill at Lyng provides an extremely challenging course with some spectacular hills and many twists and turns to be negotiated which can result in some fantastic opportunities for great action shots.
The action started at 9.30am with the practice qualifying rounds which gave everyone an opportunity to get a good idea of what was to come. Racing was fast and furious and everyone tried out different techniques such as panning rather than just going for the 'pin sharp' shot.

See some of our images below for the results of our efforts:

Catching Air by Sarah Pymer

Number 11 by Caroline Tillett

Don't Run Me Over by Sarah Pymer

Impressionism by Keith Mountford

Phone Home by Roy Scrivener

In a Tangle by Keith Mountford

The Race is On by Roy Scrivener

Doing Wheelies by Di Jackson

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Tuesday 24th March Digital Competition 'Action'

There were 65 entries in Round 3 of our digital competition last night. Rugby and horses seemed to be the most popular themes, but overall, there was a good variety for our judge Brian Collins to assess.  He must have liked what he saw as he awarded no less than 15 maximum scores (20/20) during the evening.

Here are the top scoring images:

WATER FUN by Pam Rutty

MAKING A SPLASH by Marnie Ball

THE PADDLER by Sarah Pymer





AT THE GALLOP by Di Daniels

STORMY TURBINES by Kim Scrivener

ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR by Christine Alcock


INVISIBLE GLASS by Roy Scrivener

HAVE SOME FUN by Francesca Shearcroft


AT A GALLOP by Andy Caws

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Thursday 19th March - Minsmere Nature Reserve (RSPB)

Another good turnout of members for this rather chilly but dry day at Minsmere.

There were plenty of sightings of marsh harriers, little egrets, greylag geese, various ducks and waders but all at a distance too great for most of us so the photographic opportunities were limited.   Some of us were lucky enough to get a brief glimpse of the otter and the bittern at Island Mere.  The star attractions of the day were definitely the carrot cake and the coffee cake!

Some members of the Springwatch crew were there preparing for the BBC's programme which goes out later this year (a certain club member couldn't resist the opportunity for a quick 'selfie'!).

In spite of the chilly weather a good day was had by all.  Some images from the day are below:

Taking the Mickey by Caroline Tillett

Abstract by Francesca Shearcroft

Teal by Sarah Pymer

Rabbits can read? by Caroline Tillett

Path to Nowhere by Jan Murphy

It was THIS BIG by Graham Jackson

Robin on Bramble by Andy Caws

Coots Walking on Water by Di Jackson

Coming in to Land by Jan Murphy

Star Attractions 'The Shovelers' by Andy Caws

That Cake is Making me Drool! by Roy Scrivener

Dead Wood by Sarah Pymer

Gorse by Francesca Shearcroft

Glimpse of Otter by Caroline Tillett

Little Egret Over Reedbeds by Di Jackson

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Tuesday 10th March 2015 inter-club competition vs Brandon & District PC

We had a full house for our second inter-club competition against Brandon and District Photographic Club.  Last year Wayland just edged a win by 4 points so we were ready for a challenge this time around.

Our judge for the evening was David Saunders and his detailed, constructive comments were much appreciated.  David awarded his scores carefully even using the occasional half mark.  Wayland again came out on top, this time a more comfortable 26.5 points ahead.  At the time, it felt closer than that as Brandon had some interesting and creative prints on display.  There must have been over 50 people attending and, fortunately, the generous members of WDPC had brought enough cakes to feed double this number! 

Here are our images which scored 19 or more.

RELAXING IN THE SUNSET by Jan Murphy 20/20

WRECK OF THE SUNBEAM by Robin Orrow 20/20

INDIAN HOLY MAN by Di Jackson 19.5/20

COBBLED STREET by Dave Angood 19.5/20

SHAG WITH YOUNG by Diana Graham 19/20

THE CATCH by Robin Orrow 19/20


Tuesday 3rd March 2015 Speaker David Tipling, international wildlife photographer

David took us on a photographic journey from the Antarctic to the British Isles.  He started by sharing images from his recent trip to South Georgia.  We got a good appreciation of the challenges involved in capturing these beautiful photographs.  In the second half of the evening, we saw photographs from locations closer to home.  David’s artistic approach really seems to capture the character and spirit of the birds, animals and their environment and I know many of us found this refreshingly different and inspiring.

To see David’s images again and keep up to date with his blog, go to http://www.davidtipling.com.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Friday 27th February - Pin Mill, Suffolk

22 club members + 2 very welcome guests made their way to Pin Mill on the beautiful River Orwell in Suffolk.

We were rewarded with a glorious day of sunshine and plenty of photographic opportunities to keep everyone happy.  Fortunately everyone had remembered their boots as there were quite a few sticky moments in the mud!

Lunchtime found most of us sampling the delicious food at the Butt and Oyster together with some of their very excellent draught beers.

See below for some images from our day:

A Warm Welcome by Sue Baldwin

Down by the River by Francesca Shearcroft

Rusty by Sarah Pymer

Abandoned by Robin Orrow

Wrecks in the Mud by Diana Graham

Manon Bruxelles by Di Jackson

Through the Old to the New by Caroline Tillett

Around the Corner by Keith Mountford

Beached Bella by Diana Graham

Rusty Chain by Sue Baldwin

Path to Lunch by Roy Scrivener

Never to Sail Again by Tom Thurston

Pulley by Jan Murphy

I'm a Photographer get me out of here!
by Sarah Pymer

Des Res by Robin Orrow

Graveyard by the River by Jan Murphy

Trip Trap! by Francesca Shearcroft

The Old Post by Caroline Tillett

Knot on the Foreshore by Keith Mountford

Pin Mill Reflections by Roy Scrivener

Waiting for the Tide by Tom Thurston

Weathered Wall by Andy Caws