Tuesday, April 25, 2017

13 Club members and their partners having a spring weekend break at The Pyewipe Inn, Lincoln. Good food, not bad weather and some great company.


Monday, April 10, 2017

PANEL COMPETITION

An evening in which we saw some innovative ways of mounting panel prints. From Eric's images getting larger as the Conker grew and Dick's "contemporary stlye". No Dennis contemporary does not mean small.
Personally I think Dick's "Tradesman's Eye" let him down, not only did he cut the windows in the mounts too small, but they were not even in the centre.
Another innovation to come from the evening was a minimalist panel. This time it did mean small. A good reason not sit right at the back, actually you could not see it sitting at the front. 
This method does save on printing paper and make it easier to put up on the boards.  

One encouraging thing to come out of the evening was Mandy's panel of Southwold Pier.(Even though the judge kept playing hide the 6th print), it showed that you do not have to get up at the crack of dawn to get a good picture of the pier, good news for those of us that do not know that five o' clock in the morning does not exist.


Who needs an Orange/Red sky?
       

PANEL COMPETITION 2017

WINNING IMAGES

JUDGE

 Dr. John Law UPI ZEUS 4 CROWNS, FRPS MFIAP

1st Lillies
by Paul Vine

2nd Aspects of Lake Buttermere
by Dick Williams






3rd Lammergeier Plumage
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. When Gravity Takes Over
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. Southwold Pier
by Mandy Deer




Saturday, April 8, 2017

CHAIRMAN'S CHOICE

DAVE WILCOX DPAGB-AV

" MY IDEA OF HEAVEN"

WINNING IMAGES

1st Winning The Lottery
by Stephen Deer

2nd 2 Feet Looking At 124 Feet
by Alf Ellis

3rd Cream Egg and Chocolate Finger Soldiers
by Andy Laing

H.C. Just Painting Engines
by Jim Barber

H.C. Running The Horses Home
by Lin Brien

H.C. Flying My Bird
by Stephen Deer

H.C. My Heaven in Their Day
by Eric Morley


Monday, April 3, 2017

CHAIRMAN'S CHOICE.

An evening in which our chairman shared his love of photography and Bernard shared his germs. Sorry Brian but you missed out this time. At least I now know why people like to sit right at the back.
Some of us had to suffer for our art, hiring private planes for a 22 hour flight to Sydney, and hoping the lighting was just right when we got there. The more dedicated among us drank endless cups of tea and ate copious amounts of cake. Eating over a dozen Cadbury cream eggs just to get the shot just right is not any kind of fun.

Sylvia's idea of heaven was going to be sweet themed until Dick told her she would have to eat them afterwards. We would have helped you out Sylvia you should have brought your props up to the club to be disposed of.
 
How lucky was Stephen to get the winning lottery numbers just before the competition. I checked how much he won. On the basis of that I have sent him my wish list of camera gear, that he can get me with his winnings. Such a generous man.

The one bit of disappointment of the evening for me was that Lin had not entered anything. I was so looking forward to seeing a picture taken at Birdworld, unless she is waiting
for the set subject. My Idea of Hell.


Where's Lin?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ANNUAL P.D.I. COMPETITION 2017

ADVANCED

1ST AND OVERALL WINNING IMAGE

SQUACCO HERON
by REG MELLIS


2nd It's My Perch
by Reg Mellis

3rd Great Grey Owl in Snowstorm
by Reg Mellis

H.C. Golden Eagle
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Cromer Pier 
by Mandy Deer

H.C. Siberian Lynx
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Bugs in Love
by Brian Clark

H.C. Dalmation Pelican
by Gordon Bramham

H.C.Going Down
by Andy Laing

H.C. Black Buck Resting
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Araniella Optisthographa
by Brian Clark

INTERMEDIATE

1st Ashanti
by Richard Hallam

2nd Sharp Lines
by John Hastings


3rd Link Tunnel Canary Wharf
by Martyn Addison- Smith

H.C. Desert Trader
by John Hastings.

H.C. Damage Surveyor
by Mick Brendish

H.C. The Monument and The Shard
by John Hastings

H.C. Horizontal Surfing
by Richard Hallam

PRELIMINARY

1st Window-Eye View
by John Baker

2nd As Found
by John Baker

3rd Fair Warning
by Charlie Crick

H.C. Get My Good Side
by Charlie Crick

H.C. Macchu Picchu in a Frame
by Sharon Brown


H.C. Cactus Flower
by Sharon Brown

H.C. Cyril
by Andy Brett

Sunday, March 12, 2017

ANNUAL PRINT COMPETITIONS

WINNING IMAGES

MONOCHROME

JUDGE : ROY ESSERY DPAGB

ADVANCED

1st and Overall Winner

THE SHORE

BY KEVIN SYKES


2nd Eastbourne Pier
by Kevin Sykes

3rd Re-Seeding
by Andy Laing

H.C. Ripples In The Sand
by Brian Clark

H.C. Skyline
by Kevin Sykes

H.C. Giraffe
by Stephen Deer

H.C. and winner of the box of  Maltesers
Getting Ready
by Jeff Oliver

INTERMEDIATE

1st Make Him An Offer
by Pete Wills

2nd Next Please
by Richard Hallam

3rd The Gambler
by Martyn Addison-Smith

H.C. Coffee Noir
by Pete Wills

H.C. Florentine Kiss
by Pete Wills

H.C. Windy Ridge
by Eric Morley

PRELIMINARY

1st Old Man of Brick Lane
by Glen Crawford

2nd Reflection of The Shard
by Glen Crawford
3rd Pit Worker
by Glen Crawford


COLOUR

JUDGE : COLIN STRONG LRPS CPAGB

ADVANCED

FIRST AND OVERALL WINNER

THE OFFERING

BY GORDON BRAMHAM


2nd In The Pink
by Dave Wilcox

3rd On The Bonny Bonny Banks
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. Bear Brawl
by Gordon Bramham

INTERMEDIATE

1st Display
by Martin Addison-Smith

2nd G.I. Joe
by Richard Hallam

3rd Sunrise
by Richard Hallam


PRELIMINARY


1st Thames Barrier at Dusk
by Glen Crawford

2nd Racing Car At Brands
by Glen Crawford

3rd Church Windows
by Glen Crawford