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

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Tuesday 28th July - Image of the Year Competition

The Image of the Year competition is the finale of our season as far as competitions are concerned.  There were 28 digital entries and 29 print entries.  Our EAF judge for the evening was Derek Leak from Lowestoft and he commented on each one and gave scores out of 20.  He gave 8 digital and 6 prints a score of 20 and from those he picked a winner, runner up and third placed image.  

Digital image of the Year was Kirani James In The Lead by Andy Caws.  Second place was Bringing Home the Herd by Di Jackson and third place was Sunrise In Southwold by Jan Murphy.

Print image of the year was Confrontation by Di Jackson, second place was R and R by Christine Alcock and third place was Scurry Racing by Robin Orrow.  You can see these and the Commended images below.

Well done to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners.

Image of the Year - Digital







THE POLE ARTIST by Caroline Tillett

DAMSELFLY by Elaine Stubbings

THREE LILIES by Francesca Shearcroft

 Image of the Year - Print

1st  CONFRONTATION by Di Jackson

2nd  R AND R by Christine Alcock

3rd  SCURRY RACING by Robin Orrow


THE LONELY TREE by Kim Scrivener

BROWN HARE GROOMING by Caroline Tillett


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Friday 17th June - Mildenhall Greyhound Racing

A very enjoyable evening at Mildenhall with some evening sunshine to help at the beginning of the evening.  Unfortunately there were a few technical hitches with the starting traps and the computerised betting system going on the blink which meant we lost quite a bit of usable daylight by the time they had sorted the problem out.

In spite of that we managed to grab a few shots of the action some of which can be seen below:-

by Robin Orrow

by Francesca Shearcroft

by Andy Caws

by Robin Orrow

by Francesca Shearcroft

by Di Jackson

by Andy Caws

by Robin Orrow

by Di Jackson

by Robin Orrow