Friday 25 October 2013

Tuesday 22 October - Print Competition Round 1

Thanks to the judge Alan Sarsby there was a lively atmosphere for the first round of our print competition.  66 prints were on display on our splendid new display boards (thank you, Robin, for all the hours you spent constructing them).

Starting with the Club Class entries, Alan assessed the strengths and weaknesses of each print, offered suggestions and awarded a score.  His constructive comments will help us all improve our images.  The top scoring prints can be seen below. 

Electric Chair by Martyn Anderson

Crash Bang Wallop by John Bunning

Get Yer Teeth Cleaned by John Bunning

Watercolour by Mark Clayton

Buttermere by Mark Clayton

Sign Language by Suzi Senior

All Hallows Eve by Roy Scrivener

Clock Tower by Sarah Pymer

Bikes by Francesca Shearcroft

Autumnal Affection by Caroline Tillett

Loaves, Fishes and The 5000 by Di jackson

Monster In The Mist by John Ward

Room For One More by Caroline Tillett

Supermarine Spitfire Mk XI by Margaret Herbert

Tulips by Diana Daniels

Monday 7 October 2013

Sunday 6th October - Holkham

What a brilliant day and what a great start to this season's club events.
After an early 8.00am start (well done everyone!) and several distant sightings in heavily shaded woodland, we eventually 'tracked down' the deer standing in full view in the open parkland.  Some of us decided to go 'commando' and could be seen on their elbows stealthily approaching individual animals - that's what you call dedication!
All in all, a great opportunity for everyone to practise their camera skills and we were eventually rewarded with plenty of action when several bucks displayed their rutting behaviour.

Some of our images are below

Close Encounter by Keith Mountford

Commando Keith by Sue Baldwin

Commando Sue by Keith Mountford

Fine Beast by Ron Wheeler

Stag and his Family by Diana Graham

Holkham Lake by David Wilkin

Eyeball to Eyeball by Di Jackson

Holkham Deer by Sarah Pymer

Hawker Dragonfly by Geoff Lingwood

Spoiling For a Fight by Sarah Pymer

I'm Posing for You by Diana Graham

The Monument by David Wilkin

Deer A Leaping by Di Jackson

Fallow Buck by Sue Baldwin

Seeing off the Opposition by Di Jackson

Getting the Shot by Keith Mountford

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Results of 2013 Phototrek Challenge

At last night’s meeting the results of the Club’s first Phototrek Challenge were announced accompanied by lots of applause and the odd boo and hiss!

The Phototrek Challenge is a portfolio competition for images taken in Norfolk over the summer months.  There were 12 different categories/themes for entrants to pick from.  Each portfolio consisted of 8 images from different categories.  The images in each category were projected and given a score from 1-5 by three judges which were totalled to give a score for each image.  The entrant with the highest score for their 8 images was declared our Phototrek Champion.

With a total of 108 points, the WDPC 2013 Phototrek Champion is Keith Mountford.  In second place with 96 points is Di Jackson closely followed by Caroline Tillett on 95 points.  Although this was a portfolio competition, it’s interesting to see that the top scoring images in each category came from 9 different photographers.

Well done to all 27 club members who took up the challenge and congratulations to Keith.  

Take a few moments to enjoy the top three portfolios and also images from other photographers which gained top scores in their categories.

Phototrek Champion Keith Mountford's winning portfolio

Animal/Bird by Keith Mountford

Architecture by Keith Mountford

Boats by Keith Mountford

Close Up by Keith Mountford

Flower by Keith Mountford

Landscape by Keith Mountford

Transport by Keith Mountford

Trees by Keith Mountford

2nd Place Portfolio by Di Jackson

Action by Di Jackson

Boats by Di Jackson

Close Up by Di Jackson

Flowers by Di Jackson

Landscape by Di Jackson

Lowlight by Di Jackson

Seascape by Di jackson

Trees by Di Jackson

3rd Place Portfolio by Caroline Tillett

Action by Caroline Tillett

Transport by Caroline Tillett

Animal/Bird by Caroline Tillett

Architecture by Caroline Tillett

Close Up by Caroline Tillett

Flowers by Caroline Tillett

Landscape by Caroline Tillett

Seascape by Caroline Tillett

The other images that top scored within their categories

Action by Jan Murphy

Architecture by Diana Graham

Architecture by Roy Scrivener

Norfolk Broads by Francesca Shearcroft

Close Up by Keith Sultano

Landscape by Jan Murphy

Transport by Roy Scrivener

Trees by Sarah Pymer