Wednesday 24 November 2021

Competition - Open Monochrome (digital) - Judge Tom Peck

Another fantastic response by our members to this our second round of competition - 76 monochrome images for Tom to scrutinise, comment on and score.  Many thanks to Tom who managed to provide excellent critique highlighting the good and not so good points for every image without being repetitive.

This was our best attended Zoom meeting so far with 47 members tuning in to enjoy an excellent evening's entertainment with some very helpful comments from Tom.

Some of our high scoring images can be seen below:

Members Scoring 20/20:

Eilean Donan Castle by Daphne Lingwood

Past Their Best by Diana Daniels

Rim Lights by John Wallis

The Abandoned Wagon by Pam Rutty

Members Scoring 19/20:

Italian Street Scene by Pam Rutty

Nuts and Bolts Cityscape by John Wallis

Peace Lily by Kim Scrivener

Advanced Scoring 20/20:

Best Foot Forward by Andy Caws

Jubilee Line Canary Wharf by Jan murphy

New Shoes by Graham Frost

Pastimes by Christine Frost

Prized Possession by Di Jackson

The Only Way is Up by Nick Akers

Advanced Scoring 19/20:

Eye of the Lantern by Graham Jackson

Flying High by Di Jackson

Great Northern Diver by Dawn Osborn

Hellebore by Francesca Shearcroft

Rugby Pileup by Andy Caws

Street Performer by Stephen Gregory

We Will Meet Again by David Wilkin

Saturday 13 November 2021

Blickling Estate (NT) -Thursday 11th November 2021

 A return visit for us to this lovely Jacobean Stately Home with its fabulous gardens, parkland and lake.

Although the weather was somewhat mizzly it didn't deter us from enjoying a day out with an opportunity to catch up with fellow camera club members.

Autumn colours were a little patchy but provided enough colour for some photographic opportunities.

Some of our images can be seen below:

Blickling in the Mist by Stephen Gregory

The Cottage at Blickling by Jan Murphy

Sulphur Tuft by Tim Leonard

Blickling in the Fall by Roy Scrivener

Artichoke by Sue Baldwin

The Door & the Grapes by Heather Ryder

Autumn Red Rose by Christine Alcock

Autumn's Arrived by Di Jackson

Blickling Hall across the Lake by Graham Frost

Sue & Roger by John Laing

View Through the Window by Andy Caws

Beeches by the Lake by Christine Frost

Autumn in Monochrome by Jan Murphy

Homage to David Sadler by Roy Scrivener

Ghost on the Staircase by Sue Baldwin

Toad in a Hole by Heather Ryder

Beside the Lake by Andy Caws

Blickling Hall from the Wood by Graham Frost

Fungi City by Christine Alcock

Leaves on Fire by Di Jackson

What You Got There? by John Laing

Velvet Soft by Christine Alcock

Stained Glass Panel by Di Jackson

Waiting for the Show by Tim Leonard

Menacing Sky Over Blickling Lake by Jan Murphy

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Tuesday 9th November – "And Now for Something Completely Different" – by David Sadler

 David Sadler is a much sort after speaker and we were able at last to book him to come along to Norfolk, all the way from north of the border.

David's images were certainly different and many scored relatively low marks in competitions and yet David has many photographic distinctions, ARPS, DPAGB, EFIAP/s. BPE*3, LBIPP. David specialises in using a fisheye lens and taking many self portraits, invariable using amazing rigs attached to skateboards. How he did not break any cameras is incredible.

The images were frequently self portraits and invariably very heavily processed tending towards HDR.  The presentation included a video  in essence capturing a day in the life of David Sadler, based on images he had taken to obtain his ARPS.  

David's talk was aptly titled and was well received by members, some of whom said that they had not laughed so much in ages. In conclusion David encouraged us to take images for ourselves, then for other club members and then finally for the judge. 

Some of his images may be found on his website: click here.

Saturday 6 November 2021

Tuesday 2nd November: "Rhythms of Emotion: The art of Photography" – an illustrated talk by James Sparshatt

WDPC met in person at Wells Cole to hear James Sparshatt talk about "Rhythms of Emotion". Mainly black and white images, largely focused on Cuba and South America, a region which James was very familiar with having worked as a photographer on various newspapers out there. His images on the screen were accompanied by many stories which made the images more alive. There was not a photo of a car in sight but mainly people, including some of dancers.

It was a good evening and worth waiting to hear live as opposed to Zoom, we had cancelled James' original booking due to the pandemic. He also brought along a dozen or so large framed images..which were spectacular.

Sadly members attending were down but that probably reflects the current covid situation and one or two members still on holiday. However those there really enjoyed the evening and there were very many positive comments.

James is currently running a gallery in Coltishall, Capital Culture but please check the opening hours on there website  before visiting,