Friday 28 October 2016

Tuesday 25th October Digital Competition

We welcomed Vic Hainsworth as the judge for our first competition of the year. A busy evening as we had 80 images to be judged ranging from abstract to wildlife, from architecture to flowers. Vic's comments were really helpful and he repeatedly suggested that a crop would improve an image as would a key line, no more than 3-5 px and in grey. Thank you Vic for coming to us from Colchester.

The images scoring 20 & 19 are shown below.

African Wild Dogs by Rachael Trivett 20/20

An Oasis of Calm by Liz Blake 20/20

Concentration by Daphne Lingwood 20/20

European Mantis by Andy Lowe by 20/20

Going for the Line by Keith Mountford 20/20

Mud Crawl by Andy Caws 20/20

 Wild Dogs Confront Young Rhino by Di Jackson 20/20

Otter on the Run by Jack Mitchell 20/20

Polecat by Diana Graham 20/20

Red Deer Bellowing by Caroline Tillett 20/20

Red Deer Stag Roaring by Tom Thurston 20/20

Red Squirrel by Marnie Ball 20/20

Snow Leopard by Jim McConnell 20/20

Terminator by Chris Kot 20/20

Bees Knees by Martyn Anderson 20/20

Waves of Light by Paula Cooper 20/20

Alert by Christine Alcock 19/20

Banded Damselfly by Geoff Lingwood 19/20

Diamonds on the Sea by Pam Rutty 19/20

It Must be Time for Dinner by John Kerr 19/20

Lunch with the New Family by John Kerr 19/20

Peach Perfection by Christine Alcock 19/20

Sideways by Keith Mountford 19/20

Stairway to heaven by Martyn Anderson 19/20

The Woodland Floor by Francesca Shearcroft 19/20

Tin Cowboy by Suzi Senior 19/20

White Lipped Snail by Marnie Ball 19/20

Monday 17 October 2016

Sunday 16th October - The Suffolk Whole Hog

What an amazing day!  Watching well over 1000 runners voluntarily run, crawl, jump and slither through thick, slimy mud, crawl under netting and climb over obstacles and all with a smile on their faces!  

Thanks to some very helpful marshalls and organisers (not to mention a very persuasive Ms Tillett!) we were able to negotiate some excellent viewpoints for our photography.

Some of our images can be seen below:-

THE SPLASH by Roy Scrivener


THE GREAT ESCAPE by Keith Mountford

DETERMINATION by Christine Alcock

I'M IN by Sarah Pymer


IT'S WET by Francesca Shearcroft

ALL IN IT TOGETHER by Geoff Lingwood

NOW FOR A SHOWER by Daphne Lingwood

SPLASH DOWN by Caroline Tillett

JUMPING DUO by Di Jackson

THERE'S ALWAYS ONE! by Caroline Tillett

MUD PACK by Di Jackson

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Tuesday 11th October – Phototrek Winners & IR Photography

 During the summer many members were busy capturing images to try to win the Phototrek Champion Crown. Last week we showed all images which were judged by Cindy Petersen, Dave Turner and Bill Pound. Last night we announced the 3rd Place was Roy Scrivener, in 2nd Place was Andy Lowe and this year's Champion was Jan Murphy. Congratulations to all those who entered as well as the prize winners.

Creative by Jan Murphy

Water by Jan Murphy

Emotion by Jan Murphy

Colour by Jan Murphy

Monochrome by Jan Murphy

Through the Window by Jan Murphy

Monochrome by Andy Lowe

Through the Window by Andy Lowe

Ancient & Modern by Andy Lowe

Colour by Andy Lowe

Creative by Andy Lowe

Emotion by Andy Lowe

Ancient & Modern by Roy Scrivener

Colour by Roy Scrivener

Emotion by Roy Scrivener

At Work by Roy Scrivener

Monochrome by Roy Scrivener

Creative by Roy Scrivener

After the slightly earlier than usual coffee break we were then treated to an illustrated talk about Infra Red Photography by Jack Mitchell. Jack certainly unraveled the mysteries of IR image taking, including an easy to understand explanation of the physics, some pitfalls and how to avoid them and then he followed this by showing some IR images. 
I am sure there will be a few members keen to try it out either using filters or even getting their cameras converted at ACS, Watton.
Turn About by Jack Mitchell

Early Morning by Jack Mitchell

Khalifa by Jack Mitchell