Wednesday 11 December 2019

WDPC Christmas Dinner - Tuesday 10th December at The Crown Great Ellingham

40 of us made it for this our third Christmas Dinner at The Crown and, once again, they did us proud.  The function room looked wonderful, the food was great and all the staff were fantastic.  The Chefs were introduced to us at the end of our meal and received a well deserved round of applause.

The Crown's function room is perfect for our celebratory dinners as it seats us all comfortably and also provides plenty of space for us to mingle and enjoy each other's company.

Thursday 5 December 2019

Tuesday 4th December – workstations

A practical hands on evening tonight with lots of choice for all members  Two workstations demonstrating depth of field and focus stacking, two still life sets ups, fruit splashes, oil on water to get some abstract images, and flowers in water droplets not to mention two more basic sets ups for members to practise some of the DoF lessons learnt and also to try to freeze the balls in motion on a Newton's Cradle.

There was lots of chat, lots of camera clicking, lots of questions asked and answered. 
Lots of positive comments from members.
Lots of folk learnt things.
So all in all a good evening.
Some of the images are shown below:

Frozen Motion by Robin Orrow

Strawberry Splash by Francesca Shearcroft

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Horsey Gap Seals - Monday 2nd December 2019

23 of us met up in the Nelson Head car park bright and early and once everyone had all their camera gear and warm clothing on we set off to enjoy the 1 mile walk down to the coast.

Although direct access on to the beach was restricted for the safety of the seals, viewing was excellent, and there were hundreds of seals clearly visible and within easy reach of most lenses.  There were seal pups from newborns to a few months old some nestling close to their mothers others left to fend for themselves.  There was the usual aggressive behaviour to be seen between the males and also with the males becoming too amorous for the females and being sent packing often with bloodied noses!

Once everyone had got their shots we made our way back to the Nelson Head where we were served some delicious food in amazingly quick time - needless to say first back to the pub with food in front of them was Mr. Wilkin!

A few of our images can be seen below:

by Liz Akers

by Nick Akers

by Roy Scrivener

by Ann Barber

by David Wilkin

by Christine Frost

by Graham Frost

by Sue Baldwin

by Graham Jackson

by Mary Laing

by John Laing

by John Kerr

by Christine Alcock

By Di Jackson