Friday, February 17, 2017

FEBRUARY PDI COMPETITION

WINNING IMAGES

ADVANCED

1st Wild Great Grey Owl Hunting in Snow
by Reg Mellis

2nd Griffons Sharing
by Gordon Bramham

3rd Hoopoe With Beetle
by Reg Mellis

H.C. I'm Fed Up
by David Lund

H.C. Lammergeiers
by Gordon Bramham

INTERMEDIATE

1st Kelly
by Joe Travasso

2nd Grassland, Lighthouse and Wind Farm
by Richard Saville

3rd At The Dogs
by Martyn Addison-Smith

H.C. Home For The Night
by Richard Hallam

PRELIMINARY

1st The Harbour
by Sharon Brown


2nd Sunbeams
by Peter Owen

3rd Rainbow Rising
by Sharon Brown

Monday, February 13, 2017

FEBRUARY MONTHLY PRINT

WINNING PICTURES

ADVANCED

1st It's Still Raining
by Stephen Deer

2nd Captive
by Stephen Deer

3rd Lammergeier Feeding
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Rainham Barges

ADVANCED

1st Coffee Noir
by Pete Wills

2nd The Writings on The wall
by Richard Hallam

3rd The Train Shed
by Richard Hallam

PRELIMINARY

1st Thames Barrier at Dusk
by Glen Crawford

2nd Reflections of the Shard
by Glen Crawford

3rd It Doesn't Always Rain In Wales
by Sharon Brown. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

PRINT BATTLE VERSUS BRENTWOOD

Unfortunately Sylvia's cunning plan to change the judge and wrong foot our opponents did not quite come off. However, our judge made it clear from the start what he liked and what he would give extra marks for. One was Steam Engines, which must of got the Brentwood crowd excited only to find when he got to their print he did not like the fact that is was clean, unlike his cars that were always dirty, this was explained by the fact that he did not get out of his car to take a picture, he just drove over muddy fields etc. to get his shot, presuming the field gate was open, or perhaps he just drove through them and smashed the gate out of the way.

He said he also gave extra marks if a picture was of something he could eat. We now know that he eats Spiders and Pelicans. He also liked little girls, well they are made out of sugar and spice. So you can eat them, but perhaps not all in one go.




Here's lunch

Friday, February 3, 2017

Great write-up in Havering Resident Magazine this month about Upminster Camera Club and our current exhibition at The Havering Museum. Hat tip to our newly appointed advertising and promotion officer Andy Brett.

Monday, January 30, 2017

OUTINGS COMPETITION

A week in which we saw an new double act, Andy & John, with the sketch, you say Bodiam, I say Boodium and other interesting pronunciations, not helped by some bad speeling! eh Sylvia?
The best joke was if it's Welsh and unpronounceable try and catch the judge out and get him to pronounce it. However, Dai the judge got it right. 

We also learnt that one of the club's favourite places to visit on the Essex/Suffolk border, that is associated with the famous landscape artist John Constable, has been bought by the Lord of The (Irish) Dance, Michael Flatley, and is now to be known as Flatley Mill. The art studio has been turned into a dance studio, so the tapping we heard in June was not the hitting of staples to make picture frames but the sound of clogs on the wooden floor. I did wonder how they managed to hammer in unison and with an unusual rhythm. 
  
You may remember that a few weeks ago we had a visit from the residents of the Home For The Bewildered, and their warden Jeff, who wanted to break the world record for the most people in a selfie, unfortunately his arm was not long enough to take the picture with his iphone, so he had to resort to high tech method instead. See the result below.


What's that black box on top of that thing with three legs?

Friday, January 27, 2017

OUTING COMPETITIONS 2016-17

WINNING IMAGES

PDI

1st Cactus in Flower
by Sharon Brown

2nd Welsh Daffs on a Stormy Day
by Richard Saville

3rd Golden Age of Steam
by Richard Hallam

H.C. Glowing Leaves
by Martyn Addison-Smith


COLOUR PRINTS


1st Captive 
by Stephen Deer

2nd The Charwelton
by Richard Hallam

3rd Durdle Door
by Dick Williams

MONOCHROME PRINTS


1st Lines of Life
by Richard Hallam

2nd Chatham Man
by Martyn Addison-Smith

3rd It's Still Raining
by Stephen Deer 

H.C. Kimmeridge Bay
by Dave Wilcox

Friday, January 20, 2017

JANUARY MONTHLY PDI 

WINNING IMAGES

PRELIMINARY

1st Cyril
by Andy Brett

2nd Lyrical Landscape - Cotswold
by John Baker

3rd Reach For The Sky
by Sharon Brown

INTERMEDIATE

1st Wexford Sunrise
by Richard Hallam

2nd A Wet Crow
by Martyn Addison-Smith

3rd Link Tunnel,Canary Wharf
by Martyn Addison-Smith


H.C. The Diver
by Paul Vine

ADVANCED

1st Inverary
by Mandy Deer


2nd Griffon
by Gordon Bramham

3rd Black Sand Beach of Stokksnes
by Dave Wilcox

H.C. Hoopoe With Grub
by Gordon Bramham

H.C. Sifaka Lemur on the Run
by David Lund

H.C. It's My Perch
by Reg Mellis