Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tuesday 22 April - fun print evening


We had a variety of activities going on at the meeting last night.  We started with the fun print competition where the challenge was to create a print inspired by music or song.  The 38 entries showed great imagination and I know several were the result of many hours of editing.  The members and guests at the meeting voted for their favourite image and that honour went to Christine Alcock’s “Ghost Riders in the Sky’.  Scroll down to see this image and the three runners up.

Over 20 members joined in the Club event in March to explore five Churches of the Broads.  At last night’s meeting we revealed the winners of the quiz and photo portfolio.  Well done Tim and Pat Leonard for getting the highest score in the quiz.  12 people sent in portfolios of 6 images and we saw all 72 images.  Congratulations to Caroline Tillett whose portfolio was judged the best overall.  The runners up were Christine Alcock, Andy Lowe and Dave Angood.  You can see their portfolios presented as panels below.


We wrapped up the evening with an impromptu discussion of plans for next season’s programme - lots of ideas for us to work on, many thanks.


GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY by Christine Alcock

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY by David Wilkin

 
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE by Di Jackson

BAD MOON RISING by Heather Ryder



Winning 'Churches of the Broads' portfolios:

The Winning Portfolio by Caroline Tillett



Joint 2nd Place Portfolio by Andy Lowe



Joint 2nd Place Portfolio by Christine Alcock



3rd Place Portfolio by Dave Angood

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Chris Weston - Animals on the Edge


What a great evening yesterday!  Over 60 of us enjoyed seeing Chris Weston's stunning photos and hearing his compelling and passionate accounts of animal conservation.  

Together we raised a magnificent total of £400 which the club will be sending to Chris’ charity 'Animals on the Edge’ http://www.animalsontheedge.org/.  

For further information about Chris’ photography and workshops, visit his website http://www.chrisweston.uk.com

Many thanks to all the people who were helping behind the scenes setting up the room; providing tea, coffee and cakes; ensuring the technology worked; donating raffle prizes; making visitors welcome and shaking a bucket for extra donations to name just a few tasks.  


A big thank you to everyone for raising £400.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Tuesday 1st April - Focus On ... Depth of Field

36 digital images were submitted for this informal 'Focus On ...' session. Some demonstrated precise, narrow depths of field and at the other extreme, others had used focus stacking to produce a large depth of field still pin sharp from front to back.  Members at the meeting voted for their favourite images and you can see the top five below.

Many thanks to Robin who did some impromptu editing to demonstrate  various techniques on some of the images.

Well done Christine for creating the favourite image of the night, Morning Dew.

MORNING DEW by Christine Alcock 

MORNING DEW by Caroline Tillett

LAUGHING GULL by Andy Caws

ORWELL BRIDGE by Martyn Anderson

BLUEBELL ARCH by Kim Scrivener

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Saturday 29th March - Churches of the Broads

Thanks to everyone who joined in this club outing - I had no idea this subject would prove to be so popular.  Whether it was the opportunity to explore some of Norfolk’s magnificent mediaeval churches, the challenge of the quiz, the chance to capture some stunning images or could it have been the thought of a pub lunch at the Fur and Feather that inspired so many to join in - I don’t suppose I’ll ever know - what I do know is it was fantastic to see so many club members plus welcome guests enjoying themselves in the wonderful spring sunshine.

Results of the quiz and the winner of the best portfolio of 6 images will be announced at the club meeting on 22nd April.



Below are a few images from the day


Angel by Roy Scrivener

Caught You by Roy Scrivener

Duelling Togs by Roy Scrivener

Expert at Work by Roy Scrivener

You Looking at Me by Roy Scrivener

Master Class by Dave Angood

Statue by Dave Angood

Graveyard Detail by Dave Angood

The Cheeky Chap by Dave Angood

Enjoying the Sunshine by Francesca Shearcroft




Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Tuesday 25 March 2014 - Round 3 Print Competition Close Up & Macro

This was the final round in this season’s print competition and judge Nigel Rea, ARPS, did an excellent job giving constructive criticism while scoring the 55 prints.  He also commented that the quality of the images and their presentation was of a high standard across all groups.  

Nigel awarded 9 top scores of 20 and gave another 12 images 19/20.  Here they are for you to enjoy again.

Top scoring with 20/20 were:

GATHERING NECTAR by Suzi Senior

GRATE-FUL PEPPERS by Kim Scrivener

WINDOW TO THE SOUL by Roy Scrivener

FRILLY DAFF by Francesca Shearcroft

PIN HEADS & COTTON REELS by Dave Angood

COLLECTING THE NECTAR by Robin Orrow

EAGLE EYE by Andy Lowe

HOVER FLY IN POPPY by Robin Orrow

ARACHNID PRINCESS by Dave Angood


These images scored 19/20:

GOLDEN TIGER, JAPAN by John Ward

LADYBIRD by Sarah Pymer

POPPY by Sarah Pymer

BARN OWL LANDING by Di Graham

TOMATO SEEDLING by David Wilkin

SWEET CENTRE by Di Daniels

PALE TUSSOCK MOTH CATERPILLAR by Ron Wheeler 

IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND by Caroline Tillett

RUDDY DARTER by Geoff Lingwood


BRIMSTONE BUTTERFLY by Christine Alcock

ANHINGA by Di Jackson

WHITE LIPPED SNAIL by Christine Alcock






Thursday, 20 March 2014

Wednesday 19 March Inter-club competition at Brandon

First, many thanks to our hosts Brandon and District Photographic Club for an enjoyable evening. 

It was a very close fought competition and it was touch and go right to the end.  However, we managed to grab victory by just 4 points.  Our 25 images scored a total of 445 points and Brandon’s 25 images scored 441.  Well done to everyone whose prints were selected to represent WDPC and a very special thank you to the 27 club members who travelled to Brandon to support the club.  


After the inter-club competition (and tea, coffee and cake!) Brandon organised a vote - we voted for our favourite Brandon image and they voted for their favourite Wayland image.  Keith Mountford’s ‘Rest A While’ print was voted the favourite Wayland image - well done Keith.  Our favourite from Brandon was Robert Hubbard’s ‘Photographers Dream’.

REST A WHILE by Keith Mountford
Judge scored it 20/20 and Brandon voted it favourite WDPC image

We are now arranging a return fixture next season and we look forward to welcoming Brandon to WDPC.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Tuesday 25th Feb NH Digital Competition

First a big thank you to Peter Simpson who stepped in at short notice to judge our Natural History competition.  Peter not only judged and scored the images but offered some tips for improving our wildlife shots.

Scroll down to see the images which scored 19 and 20 in this round of our digital competition.


ENGLISH BLUEBELL by Margaret Herbert

TURNSTONE by Heather Ryder

BULL SEALS FIGHTING by Caroline Tillett

FIELD SCABIOUS by Dave Angood

GREEN GARDEN LIZARD by Andy Caws

SANDSTONE FORMATIONS by Francesca Shearcroft

SPHINX LIGUSTRI by Christine Alcock

SOLDIER BUG by Martin Ryder

RESTING FROG by Martyn Anderson

FALLOW DEER by Tom Thurston

BABY BLUETIT by John Ward

BULL SEAL AGGRESSION by Caroline Tillett

ARCTIC FOX ON THE TUNDRA by Robin Orrow

HONEY FUNGUS by Christine Alcock

THICK LEGGED FLOWER BEETLE by Roy Scrivener