Monday, January 16, 2017

JANUARY'S MONTHLY PRINT

It's always an education at the camera club. This week I learnt that there is an animal called a Vicuna. The title of Sharon's print was called Lone Vicuna, now my eyes are not so good and at first glance it looked like a Goat, I thought it must be a Billy (Goat) no mates.
My education was completed when someone said it was a little deer. Then they were contradicted when someone else said it was dear Deer as it was quite expensive. By that they meant there coat. I have got no sympathy for anyone who wears an expensive coat in an area where mugging and gun crime is rife, you are asking for trouble, it is like using the latest iphone in a well known crime area you are going to get mugged. Actually they are camelids?

We had one or two technical problems on Tuesday, my Mother-in-Law always use to say "Never trust anything that runs on a three pin plug, as it will let you down eventually", taking heed of her advice I decided to run the laptop on Tuesday off the battery. All was fine until the screen decided that it needed colour calibrating. Trying to stop it proved to be easier said than done, clicking on the white cross in the little red square only seemed to encourage it, but eventually we worked out how to stop it. After a few minutes of peace the battery decided that it had enough for one night and that it needed  sustenance in the form of electricity. Many thanks to Alf for stepping forward and providing the much needed fuel for the laptop in the form of a plug and lead.

Thanks to Kevin for stepping in to put up the prints on Tuesday, when I first saw him on the stage I thought Andy has grown a bit over Christmas, then  I realised who it was. I must however, apologise to him on behalf of myself and Mandy. As we unintentionally played an impromptu game of Confuse A Kev. He was doing a brilliant job of placing the prints in order of points so that he had 1st, 2nd & 3rd in order, only for us to tell him to take the print in third place down, confused he came over and said "I haven't got a third place now" Then it dawned on us that we knew the print that was being commented on had got a higher score but he didn't.
Still it all turned out o/k in the end.  
 

Billy No Mates?

JANUARY MONTHLY PRINT

WINNING IMAGES

PRELIMINARY

1st Pit Worker
by Glen Crawford

2nd Race Car at Brands
by Glen Crawford

3rd St. Ives
by Sharon Brown

INTERMEDIATE

1st Horizontal Surfing

2nd Iron Bridge
by Pete Wills

3rd Senorita
By Richard Hallam

ADVANCED

1st Eastbourne Pier
by Kevin Sykes

2nd Bear Brawl
by Gordon Bramham

3rd Mountain Lion
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Mormon Barn
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Sun Voyager
by Dave Wilcox

Sunday, December 4, 2016

MONTHLY PDI (TRIPTYCH)

A Triptych (photographic) meaning:- a group of three images, with a relating theme, or half a panel.
This is the second difficult word we have had to learn this year after Suprematism. There is always someone who has to combine the two and come up with a suprematism triptych. Not sure if our judge really understood it she knows Tony Bramley and therefore presumably understands the concept, perhaps seeing it in a triptych completely threw her.

It was good to see so many entries and a bit worrying, as like our vice chairman I was doing the mental arithmetic and thought that she was going to comment on 240 images, unfortunately those of us that submitted one image split in three and those that flipped one image (same rules apply to panels) were shot down in flames apart from the Red Arrows, who were allowed to land. However, by the time she reached the advanced, those of us that had submitted one image knew our fate and were just dismissed out of hand. A salutary lesson for the future.     
A quick question when does one image count as two? When you show it as a reflection. Personally I thought it was quite clever.
 Again I was disappointed by the Dalmation  Pelicans, there were three images and not one spot, between them.

NOVEMBER MONTHLY DIGITAL (TRIPTYCH)

WINNING IMAGES

ADVANCED

1st Dalmation  Pelicans
by Gordon Bramham

2nd Neon
by Sarah Oliver

3rd Old Windows
by John Knight

H.C. Skittles Colour Run
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. Spanish Vultures
by Gordon Bramham

INTERMEDIATE

1st Surfin USA
by Richard Hallam

2nd I Woke, I Washed, I Watched
by Martyn Addison-Smith

3rd Dusk
by Richard Hallam

H.C. Westminster Postcards
by Richard Hallam

PRELIMINARY

1st Nubble Lighthouse
by Linda Brien

2nd Liverpool Windows
by John Baker

3rd A Line of Lions
by Sharon Brown

H.C. Power Line
by Peter Owen

H.C. Siberian Windows
by John Baker

Thursday, December 1, 2016

NOVEMBER 2016

WINNING PRINTS

ADVANCED

1st Skyline
by Kevin Sykes

2nd Sunrise at Inch Beach
by Brian Clark

3rd Aurora at Iceberg Lagoon
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. Celebrate The Colour
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. Red Throated Diver
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Cromer Pier
by Mandy Deer

INTERMEDIATE

1st The Magic Circle
by Richard Hallam

2nd Wave Rider
by Peter Wills

3rd Florentine Kiss
by Peter Wills

H.C. Mr. Singh of Romford
by Peter Wills

PRELIMINARY

1st Need For Speed
by Glen Crawford

2nd Church Windows
by Glen Crawford

3rd Waiting to Go
by Glen Crawford

Monday, November 28, 2016

SAFARI 2016

Congratulations to our winning team.

CHARLIE CRICK

SONIA BLYTH

SHARON BROWN

Our very own Spice Girls.

Image 1
Flatford Mill (A Building)


Image 2 
Flatford Mill  (A River Scene)


Image 3 Mistley Park Animal Rescue Centre.


Image 4 Brightlingsea. (A coastal scene)


Image 5 Brightlingsea (A creative shot)


Image 6 Beth Chatto Gardens (Showing The Use of Colour)


Image 7 Beth Chatto (Showing the Glory of The Garden)


Image 8 A Club Member in Action


Image 9 A close Up With Lots of Detail


Image 10 Any Image on Route


BEST IMAGE

 SHARON BROWN