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Welwyn Garden City Photographic Club

Welcome to the Butterfly Group

                                                                                      Butterfly Group.

 

The aim of the group is to record images of British Butterflies,and to enable like minded people to talk about the creatures.( i know it is sad ). The photographing of Butterflies is the prime objective of the group,but interesting wild life images of other animals and plants spotted when searching for Butterflies will be permitted.

I will endeavor to put a message on the group site each week, during the Butterfly season ( Mar./Apr. to Sep./Oct. ) listing the species seen in the park near Shoplands W.G.C.- to find the meadow, park in the main shop car park,cross road via. crossing, turn left pass bus stop, then right at the Doctors. The meadow is straight ahead.

Assuming you are joining our group you will need some sort of camera.

If you have a fixed lens camera, use the macro setting. If you require more magnification, then close up filters can be purchased. These come in a set of three. they can be used singularly or in any combination. They are screwed in position, in place of the lens filter.

If you have a removable lens camera and also require greater magnification, the following is available:-

a)  A set of close up filters :-  as above.

b)  A set of close up tubes. ( 3 in a set ) These fit between the body and the lens, ( telephoto is best ) and can be used in any combination.

c)  A macro lens.

‘A’  is the cheapest and ‘C’ dearest.- By hundreds.

If you require any information about the group or Butterflies in general contact me via. E-mail

lyn.brace1@outlook.com or collar me for a chat on club night.

 

Thanks

Lyn

Updated: 7th November 2017 — 10:50 pm

The first Butterfly image for our group.

A pair of Common Blues.

                                              This photograph was taken in my backfield in Aug.2015.

I like the position of the Blues and the bend in the grass,

but i wish the background was cleaner.

 

Lyn B

Updated: 7th November 2017 — 10:29 pm

Alien Moth in Welwyn Garden City

A saw this on my way home the other night. Is is almost certainly a Box-Tree Moth, Cydalima Perspectalis from Asia. They were first seen in the UK in 2007 and have been spreading North from the South East ever since. ( taken with  a Iphone )

--   Peter D Budd
Updated: 4th November 2017 — 8:17 pm

Breakout Group Information

This is somewhat out of date and will be updated as soon as possible.
In the mean time we have a sub group of Nature & Wildlife run by Lyn Bracey and is about Butterflies. More info to follow.

Here is the Break Out Group info for the start of the 2017/2018 season.  It is in three sections for ease of addition to the Club website and update as needed.

•             The Break Out Group Concept is explained

•             The Groups are listed with their Coordinators identified

•             The Timetable lists the Group meetings currently planned.  Note that Landscape (9th Sept.) and Local Photo Shoot Groups (16th Sept.) meet soon.

Groups meet at 7pm (to 7.45) in the Mill Green lounge area, unless advised otherwise.  Coordinators will contact their existing Group members. Those interested in joining a Group should complete the Contact Form – I will have something available for the Club meetings on the 9th and 16th September.  Alternatively, if contact with the Coordinator hasn’t been possible, then you will still be welcome to turn-up and join the Break Out Group meeting.

Please look through what is available and decide what you would like to join – successful groups have active participants.  And if what you want isn’t there, then perhaps step forward and offer to be Session Coordinator for a topic of particular interest to you.

The programme is intentionally only loosely coordinated. There may be clashes as the season progresses, depending on your interests.  Please resolve those with your Session Coordinators as necessary.

I now need someone to take over my role.  Any offers please?

Martin Burrage

The Break Out Group Concept

This special feature of our Club was started to address two main needs:

•             Members have varied interests and these may not always be addressed in our normal Club meetings.  This may be particularly true of special interests.  And in-depth discussion can be difficult.

•             We are a large Club and getting to know other Members can be a challenge in our normal meeting framework.

Our Mill Green meeting venue has an excellent lounge facility.  It is ideal for holding a number of small, informal meetings.  And mostly we have the area to ourselves.  The Break Out Group meetings make use of the lounge and have the following features

•             An informal addition to regular meetings. Members follow their interests

•             Open to all.  Groups can be on any topic – if something interests you but isn’t covered, then why not start a group?

•             Groups can be anything from 2 or 3 members upwards.

•             Groups must have a Session Coordinator.  He or she facilitates the meeting, contacts Group members as needed, and acts as the contact point.

•             Groups set their own agenda, meeting timetable etc. (Golf Club use of the lounge needs to take priority. Members are welcome to make use of the bar.  And please: Members should remember that help may be needed at 7.45pm with our normal meeting set up.)

•             Groups could meet elsewhere, at other times etc. Open to your suggestions!

•             Activities are run “by the Members, for the Members” and not by the Club committee.  Generally, if you join a group expect to participate and contribute to its activities!

•             An excellent opportunity to meet and get to know other Members

•             Please be prepared to share email addresses within your Group for the purposes of your Group’s activities. (Club policy is not to make email addresses available and so Groups need to address email communication separately.)

The Break Out Groups – September 2014

If you are interested in joining a specific group then please contact the Group Coordinator. You can do this by signing up on the Group Contact Form that will be available at the Club meetings on 9th and 16th September.  That is the preferred option to reduce admin.  (If you are unable to do that, then please contact the Group Coordinator directly if you have an address, or me via the Contact on the Club website.)

The following have meetings scheduled in the programme:

Landscape group. ( Rachel Dunsdon. )  All aspects of landscape photography. (See Club website.)  Rachel is contacting former members. If interested, please contact her (details in members booklet) and/or come to the first meeting. Group needs a new coordinator to continue.

Local photo-shoot. (Eric )  Photo walks in the local area. (See Club website.)  John is in contact with former members. Please come to meeting if interested. And / or complete Contact Form

Print clinic (Paul Lambeth) Advice and discussion of prints.  Paul is keen to assess level of interest and themes – please indicate your interest.

Experimental Group (Derek Dewey-Leader) see Club website for earlier work under Derek’s creative guidance.

Nature / Wildlife Group (Bill Wastell)  All aspects of nature and wildlife photography. (See Club website.) Bill is keen to hear from prospective members.

The following have not yet been added to the programme:

These groups ran last season.  What happens depends on Member interest.

Camera System groups:

Two groups ran last season:

•             Nikon Users (Lyn Bracey)  Date to be confirmed

•             Canon Users (Coordinator now needed please!)

Why not cover other systems/types?  Sony?  Olympus?  Pentax ? Compact Digital?  Please indicate interest and offers to act as Coordinator.

Print Workshop

Ken Busbridge (Dragonfly Digital) is our in-house printing guru.  Ken has kindly offered to run some workshops again this season.  We think it sensible if these cover specific themes depending on Member interest.  Please indicate your interest and topic areas.

Eileen and Dave’s print mounting demo.

Our special thanks are due to Eileen and Dave Pegrum for their offer to provide a practical demonstration of print mounting again this season.  This takes some effort to put together, and so they will run a session, by specific arrangement, in October timeframe if there is identified Member interest.

Street / Urban Photography Group

Richard Burn is not able to continue as Coordinator in the way that the group needs to develop.  He concluded that “it’s one of those groups that really needs to get out and put the subject into practice”.  Member interest?  Anyone willing to pick-up on Rob Powell’s Borough Market initiative of last June?

Mill Green Clubhouse Photos

You may have noticed that we now have photos on the Mill Green lounge area walls.  This has needed careful liaison with the Mill Green management and Rachel Dunsdon has led that effort.  The photos all have a golf course theme and went up on 1st September.  Rachel will lead further development depending on feedback received.

New Groups?

Going for Distinctions – RPS, PAGB

Rachel Dunsdon LRPS has offered to act as Coordinator for Members interested in working towards an external Distinction – there are a number of options.  Please register your interest.  (Note: The RPS has recently issued revised requirements.  The Club has 10+ Members who hold RPS Distinctions.)

Dabbling with Macro

Chris Cooke and Martin Burrage have discussed exploring macro photography.  Please register if you are interested in taking images on a set subject(s), and then comparing and discussing the output.

Over to You?

Is there a topic that you would like to see covered and where you are prepared to be the Coordinator?  If so, then now is the time to propose a New Group.  Please register your interest.

Additionally, please note the following activities:

Dave Foster’s Beginners/Improvers Workshops

Dave has asked me to draw your attention to these and it is a pleasure to do so.  His workshops provide a great service and opportunity for members. Please register your interest and Dave will send you all the details of dates etc. (He will be in contact later in the month on his return from holiday.)

Scott Kelby 7th Annual Worldwide Photowalk

Saturday 11th October.  Organised by Bill Martin – see separate Announce.

The Break Out Groups – Meetings Timetable

Meetings are held in the Mill Green Club Lounge, 7pm to 7.45pm on Tuesdays before the normal Club meeting, unless indicated otherwise.

9  September

Landscape Group ( Rachel Dunsdon. )

16 September

Local Photo Shoot Group (John Fogarty)

23 September

Print clinic (Paul Lambeth)

30 September

Experimental Group (Derek Dewey-Leader)

7 October

Nature / Wildlife Group  ( Bill Wastell) *** Other groups – please avoid scheduling to meet on this date ***.

11 October – Saturday

Organised separately by Bill Martin – see Announce  Scott Kelby Worldwide Walk – Registration needed!

14 October

Camera System User Groups. To be confirmed

21 October

Local Photo Shoot Group (John Fogarty)

28 October

Experimental Group (Derek Dewey-Leader)

4 November

Print clinic (Paul Lambeth)

11, 18, 25 November, 2, 9 December  To be advised

16, 23, 30 December No Break out (16 Club Party/ 23, 30 No Club)

Updated: 25th October 2017 — 6:22 pm

Lyn Bracey Camera Settings

Camera settings for Butterflies. ( Nikon )

(1) White balance – Auto.
(2) Iso – Auto – Set for Min. shutter speed 600 – Max Iso 3200
(3) Single point focus – Continuous servo mode – Back button focus. ( AF – ON ).
(4) Exposure – Spot metering. Aperature priority setting at f 11- Raw.
(5) Motor drive / Continuous release mode. – low speed.
(6) Exposure compensation – set to under expose by 1.7
(7) Lens Nikon 105mm macro – plus 2x convertor.

Updated: 1st November 2017 — 4:21 pm

Print League Competition Results 2017-2018

League Mono Photo Open Print Comp 03 October 2017 - Judge : Sue Dobson

TITLEAUTHORSCOREPLACECOM'N
Iona ChapelTony Hollick2011ST
African Elephant PortraitJune Sparham2022ND
Far from SainsburysCarl Kurstein2033RD
Farm Track at WaterfordRoy Ward194HC
The Lady WaitsColin Buck194HC
Wheelchair ShotputGraham Jones186C
The SchoolboyColin Mahoney186C
Cathedral VisitorRosa Kawashima186C
Norfolk MillMartin Parratt186C
Groyne, Swanage Bay, DorsetEric Cheek1610C
OvergrownPaul Lambeth1610
American Museum, DuxfordDuncan Mercer1610
Bamburgh Castle, NorthumberlandJohn Russell1610
Two by TwoAndrew Chu1610
The Old Croft, Western IslesDerek Dewey-Leader1515
The BrideColin Brister1515
Harbour WalkwayRachel Dunsdon1515
London EyeJean Wise1515
Sluice Gate on Waterford MarshSteve Baldwin1419
Enough NowSteve Bass1419
Bosham BoatsGillian Jones1419
Dip and RunChris Cooke1419
Wisley LeafGeorge Stodulski14elim.

League Colour Photo Open Print Comp 03 October 2017 - Judge : Sue Dobson
TITLEAUTHORSCRPosCOM'N
Figure on Portmerion BeachPaul Lambeth2011ST
Orangetip Butterfly on BluebellGeorge Stodulski2022ND
Old and NewRoy Ward2033RD
Inspecting the Smoke BoxSteve Baldwin194HC
Misty SentinelsGillian Jones194HC
Gentoo Ahead in Sandstorm RetreatGraham Jones194HC
LaurieJohn Russell187C
Ardvreck CastleRachel Dunsdon187C
FreedomMartin Parratt187C
Pygmy Kingfisher, East AfricaJune Sparham187C
A Quiet ReflectionCarl Kurstein187C
ButterflyEric Cheek1712
The Light Reaches Loch Na Thull, SutherlandIan Houston1712
Sea Houses, StarlingTony Hollick1614
Preening SwanChris Cooke1614
PredatorColin Brister1516
Daybreak at the Lighthouse, HavanaColin Mahoney1516
His & HersSteve Bass1516
A Walk to the SurfColin Buck1516
Peacock in full BloomJean Wise1516
Kastellorizo HarbourDuncan Mercer1421
Sardinian LandscapeSue Old1421
ThinkingRosa Kawashima1421
Building ReflectionsAndrew Chu1421
It's a Bug's WorldDerek Dewey-Leader1325

Updated: 13th October 2017 — 9:26 pm

DPI League Competition Results 2017-2018

DPI Competition 01 19th September 2017 Judge: M.Buckley-Sharp.
NAMETITLE HELDSCRPos
Eric CheekLeopard Chasing ImpalaHELD201
Peter BuddA reflective Mo-MentHELD202
Martin ParrattSunset at CromerHELD203
Colin BuckOh My Poor FeetHELD19HC
Derek Dewey-LeaderSilk moth larva on MimosaHELD19HC
Colin MahoneyStorm Force Four at Portland BillHELD19HC
Andrew ChuFour Spotted ChaserHELD19HC
Gillian JonesPasque Flowers18
Graham JonesBlack-browed Albatross Take-off18
Steve BassDog Portrait18
Ashley ClowesBest Friends18
Ken BusbridgeA Golden Filigree18
Andrew ChuClematis Closeup18
Phil LuckThe early bird catches the worm18
Peter BuddA different Take18
Gillian JonesThe Blacksmith18
Martin ParrattLoch Ard18
Dave MintyGeranium18
John FogartySunflower18
Derek Dewey-LeaderThe Surfer18
Bill MartinFelixstowe Groynes18
Graham JonesLucy Gadsby Jet Ski Racer18
Colin BristerStreet Magician17
John ReddingtonA Tango Twist17
Steve BaldwinLightning 17
Yvonne MorganCaves of Wookey Hole17
June SparhamGrizzly Bears Playing17
Martin BurrageFern fronds17
John RussellThe Juggling Skeletons17
Rachel DunsdonLoch Assynt Trees17
Colin MahoneyCommon Blue17
Simon CoxPortland lighthouse17
Rosa Kawashima Kings College Chapel Cambridge17
Colin BuckMaddy17
Steve BaldwinSt Aldhelms Chapel17
John ReddingtonSax in the Subway17
Ken BusbridgeMisty Baloo17
June SparhamThe Matriarch17
Yvonne MorganSetting Sun17
Rachel DunsdonSango Sands Sunrise17
Paul LambethDwarfed by the Columns17
Leofric KilkennyThe next move16
David MorrisHappiness16
John FogartyWisley Rose16
George StodulskiPensive Pooch16
Carl KursteinTable for Two16
Duncan MercerMeis Harbour16
Rosa KawashimaSecret Communication16
Carl KursteinSurreal Chicken head16
Colin BristerSpin Dry16
David MorrisHang On16
Ashley ClowesFramed16
Duncan MercerKas16
Martin BurrageFishy Eyes16
Tony HollickYou're not welcome16
Paul LambethMother and Child at Play16
Rob DraperTraditional Iceland15
Tony HollickCornish fisherman15
Bill MartinHurrying to Work15
Simon CoxMoorhen at dusk15
Dave MintyRestaurant Jordan15
Leofric KilkennyThe house in the rock15
Phil LuckLearning to land15
John RussellSurfs up15
Rob DraperIce Patterns14
Eric CheekGirl Leaving Station14
George StodulskiLily14
Steve BassEye of Kaos14
Updated: 25th September 2017 — 4:19 pm

Non League Competition Results 2016-2017

5 Of-a-Kind - 02 May 2017 - Judge: Naomi Saul

TitleAuthorMarksResult
Battling Through the SnowMartin Parratt201
Cuban CameosColin Mahoney192
Studying GraffitiGeorge Stodulski183
Red in the Landscape, NorwayRachel Dunsdon17
The Beauty of BronzeMartin Parratt17
Not Easy RidersRoy Ward17
Grecian WalkwaysMartin Parratt17
Vintage BusesPaul Lambeth17
On the StreetJohn Fogarty17
Paint the Arctic RedSteve Baldwin16
Figures in the Turbine Gallery, Tate ModernPaul Lambeth16
The Great Migration - Masai MaraSheila Wilder16
Down By The River BankNick Collins16
One Day at Staborough ParkGeorge Stodulski15
Japanese Macaques - Snow MonkeysSheila Wilder14

Annual PDI Competition sponsored by Cereal Partners, Judge Graham Parry, 18th April 2017
TITLE
ROUND 1
AUTHORSCRTITLE
ROUND 2
AUTHORSCRTOTRES
Rib Valley SunriseSteve Baldwin20New River SunriseSteve Baldwin20401
Arctic Terns Interaction in FlightAndrew Chu20Osprey Emerging with TroutAndrew Chu19392
Godrevy PointMartin Parratt19Winter Morning Derwent WaterMartin Parratt20392
Road to the Northern LightsRob Draper19Faxi waterfall IcelandRob Draper20392
Ian Flemings House St Margarets Bay Near Deal KentEric Cheek18The Great Torii Miyajima Island JapanEric Cheek20385
Coming HomeGraham Adamson19CagedGraham Adamson19385
Gentoo Return from Stormy SeaGraham Jones20Gentoo Retreat from SandstormGraham Jones18385
Rock ClimberPaul Lambeth18Pamukkale WhitenessPaul Lambeth20385
Atlantic StormRachel Dunsdon18Cottage in the Copse .Rachel Dunsdon20385
Table for TwoCarl Kurstein18Italian SmokeCarl Kurstein193710
Le Roignais captures the cloudIain Houston18The impact of morning lightIain Houston193710
The Odd CoupleColin Brister19Ghost HunterColin Brister173612
One Hot FootColin Buck19The Morning AfterColin Buck173612
Autumn FrostGillian Jones20Grey Seal PupGillian Jones163612
The Andalusian Horse ShowJohn Russell18Valcano Fuego EruptsJohn Russell183612
Teenage Bull Elephants at PlayJune Sparham20Red Kite StudyJune Sparham163612
SkateboarderPeter Budd18Charing CrossPeter Budd183612
Looking through the little squaresRosa Kawashima18Dinner is servedRosa Kawashima183612
Milan Street LifePatricia Reid18London BuskerPatricia Reid173519
Golden TressesColin Mahoney17LimeyColin Mahoney173420
Hat Making Tay Ho Village VietnamDave Minty18Wash Day, CambodiaDave Minty163420
Heading down streamNick Collins18Morning paddleNick Collins153322
The Italian Island of ProcidaSue Ould16Tulip TimeSue Ould153123
CopycatRick Bullivant15Rick Bullivant1524

ANNUAL MONO PRINT COMPETITION - 04 APRIL 2017 - JUDGE - PETER PROSSER.
TITLE
ROUND 1
AUTHORSCRTITLE
ROUND 2
AUTHORSCRTotalRES
Must Pay Attention - Teacher's WatchingColin Mahoney20Under the Dappled Shade of the Kapok TreeColin Mahoney20401
Father & DaughterColin Brister19White HorseColin Brister20392
Sticking a Tongue Out at PursuersGraham Jones20Two Dogs LeadingGraham Jones18383
In the DunesMartin Parratt19StaithesMartin Parratt19383
White SatinGillian Jones20Drooping GerberasGillian Jones17375
Tree TunnelPaul Lambeth17Clapham Common MistPaul Lambeth19366
Millennium BridgeJean Wise15IlluminationJean Wise20357
Kaibab National Forest, ArizonaJohn Russell18North Rim Grand CanyonJohn Russell17357
ArdecheRob Powell17The ViewRob Powell17349
Like to Try Mine?Andrew Chu17Little Owl in TreeAndrew Chu153210
Shadowy TyphoonCarl Kurstein16A Broken ReflectionCarl Kurstein163210
3 Trees and a WallGeorge Stodulski15A View of LondonGeorge Stodulski173210
Dreaming of FreedomRosa Kawashima15LegsRosa Kawashima173210
TranquilityColin Buck16A Time for ReflectionColin Buck153114
Thames at Low WaterSteve Baldwin15April Showers in Rib ValleySteve Baldwin163114
Watching MeYvonne Morgan16Up to My Neck in Muck!Yvonne Morgan153114
Lyveden New BieldJohn Ponting15MG in the DolomitesJohn Ponting153017
Carlos V Pavilion, The Alhambra, GrenadaMartin Burrage15Drinking Fountain, MonmartreMartin Burrage153017

ANNUAL PRINT COMPETITION - TUESDAY 21 MARCH 2017 - JUDGE - ADRIAN STONE
AUTHORTITLE round 1TITLE round 2TOTALResult
Colin MahoneyRight Under the Teacher's NoseLean Pickings391st
Andrew ChuHaving a Rest?The Little Girl on the Train38Joint 2nd
Gillian JonesPink IceHome Guard38Joint 2nd
Martin ParrattDescending Three LevelsEscapist38Joint 2nd
Colin BristerBarn OwlTogether37
Graham JonesAggressive Greyhound RacingLone Penguin in Sand Storm37
Rob PowellThe BreakSmoke On37
Steve BaldwinGoldings Kissing GateCrummock Water Sunset37
Rosa KawashimaDesirePoppy Field36
Carl KursteinAfternoon ShadowsOne of the Few35
Eric CheekHertfordshire FieldVal D'Orcia, Tuscany35
Ian HoustonWithin Glen CoeEncroaching Light, Ben Stack35
Paul LambethSitting on the SacksSeven on the Beach35
John ReddingtonStarry EyedA Tango Exhibition34
John RussellUnion SoldierHumpback Breach34
June SparhamOrangutang - Tanjung Puting National ParkWhite Rhino -Timbavati Game Reserve34
John FogartyMother & DaughterA Wild Rose33
Rachel DunsdonAncient Birch WoodlandWaiting in Avignon33
Sheila WilderVenice Carnival - Autumn GoldLadies of the Spirit Walk, India 33
Colin BuckMist on the BackwaterThe Sign's Wrong - It's This Way!32
George StodulskiHell on EarthVolcanic Pool31
Jean WiseLarge Jelly Fish Washed up on the beach at SouthamptonView of Saltburn from Whitby31
John PontingTaking a BreakLeading to Where?30

Extra Non League Print Competition - Mono - 7/3/2017 - Judge : David Steel
TITLE AUTHORScrPOS
Stripes in the FieldRachel Dunsdon191
Drinking Fountain, MontmatreMartin Burrage192
Norfolk MillMartin Parratt183
Pit-head MachineryGeorge Stodulski18H
The Boxing CoachColin Mahoney17C
Emerald Lake, CanadaPeter Fox16
Something Evil ComesColin Buck16
Just Good FriendsSheila Wilder16
Mother & DaughterJohn Foggarty16
IcelandColin Brister16
Cuillin from ElgolIain Houston16
The PassengerCarl Kurstein15
Heron ReflectionJohn Russell15
Tranquil Canal-side Scene, HertfordSue Ould15
An Inquisitive mindSimon Cox15
Fly me to the MoonSteve Baldwin14

Extra Non League Print competition - Colour 7/3/17 : Judge: David Steel
TITLEAUTHORSCRPOS
Right Under the Teacher's NoseColin Mahoney201
Sunrise in the Masai Mara, KenyaSheila Wider192
Lizzy with Charlie Pushing inColin Brister183
Resting in the ShadeRachel Dunsdon18H
Victorian FlowersellerCarl Kurstein17C
Fireworks over River BeaneSteve Baldwin17C
Green Running ShoesMartin Burrage17C
Break from the BallColin Buck16
A Gimpse of St LeonardsDuncan Mercer16
Fenceline in HeatherMartin Parratt16
River Mimram DetailGeorge Stodulski16
Advancing StormIain Houston15
Autumn ColoursPeter Fox15
Pilot in Choppy WatersJohn Russell15
Pink HelleboreJohn Foggarty15
Winter RefugeSimon Cox13
Blue HeronElaine Robinson13
Thai PagodaSue Ould13

Non League Open DPI 28-2-2017 - Judged by the Club Members
NAMETITLEHELDScrRESULT
Bill MartinLipsH201
Colin MahoneyCruising in HavanaH202
Martin ParrattTenby Lifeboat Stations Old and NewH203
Bill MartinBlue and GoldH19H
Richard WhiteAgainst the WallH18H
June SparhamAngel of the LakeH18H
Colin BuckWhere's the bloody dog goneH18H
Colin BuckSnap MeH18H
Colin BristerMy Angel17C
George StodulskiClassic17C
Iain HoustonStorm clouds over Broadford17C
Rob PowellAir Supremacy17C
Martin BurrageUgs17C
Martin ParrattRibblehead Yorkshire17C
Phil LuckSunset from the Giants Causway17
Rob PowellBruges16
Rosa KawashimaThe Red and Yellow Flag16
Simon CoxTales from the riverbank16
Peter BuddCelebration16
Carl Kurstein3 Reds16
John RussellHedge Hopper16
Rachel DunsdonPhotographer Shadows Australian Open15
Phil LuckIncoming15
Rachel DunsdonAlien15
Peter FoxAntigua beach15
Colin BristerHigh Flyer15
Elaine RobinsonSunrise15
Peter FoxThe girl in the blue dress14
Dave MintyDickensian Reenactor Rochester14
Colin MahoneyGoing To Worship14
Trevor ChapmanSymondshyde Fritillary14
Trevor ChapmanAerial Duel14
Rosa KawashimaThe Great Handstand14
Dalene HowardFine dining14
Richard WhiteAnyone for Cricket14
George StodulskiThere's Character in Imperfection14
Eric CheekGirl Taking Photograph14
June SparhamThe Mornings Catch14
Dalene HowardDartmouth13
Martin BurrageThe Lazy Ones13
Paul LambethBlackpool Workmen13
Simon CoxThree's a crowd13
Paul LambethSummer oak13
Peter BuddScurry Race13
Tony HollickPast prayer12
John RussellLaid Back Rome12
Eric CheekStreet Scene12
Carl KursteinThat sinking feeling12
Iain HoustonWoodland garden Larachmhor12
Tony HollickMeldon bridge12
Sue OuldOn The Shores of Loch Katrine11
Elaine RobinsonPheasant on Fence11
Sue OuldOn The Bonnie Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond11
Dave MintyThree In A Bed Siem Reap Cambodia11

Updated: 4th May 2017 — 1:44 pm

League Tables 2016-2017

Final Mono Print league table 2016-2017

AUTHORMPR1 25Oct16MPR3 31Jan17MPR2 13Dec16Final Tot
Colin Mahoney20192059
Martin Parratt20201858
Paul Lambeth20201757
Graham Jones18182056
Colin Brister20171754
Gillian Jones19171854
June Sparham20161854
Rachel Dunsdon17191854
Steve Baldwin16172053
Colin Buck18181652
Martin Burrage16181852
Eric Cheek15161950
John Russell16161749
Jean Wise15161748
Rob Powell181836
Andrew Chu171835
Carl Kurstein191635
Roy Ward181735
John Fogarty161733
Simon Cox151631
Sheila Wilder141630
John Ponting1919
Ken Busbridge1818
Malcolm Allen1717
Rosa Kawashima1717
Iain Houston1616
Sue Ould1616

Final Colour Print league table 2016-2017
AUTHORCPR1 25Oct16CPR3 31Jan17CPR2 13Dec16Final Scr
Martin Parratt20192059
Colin Mahoney20172057
Colin Brister18201856
June Sparham17201956
Martin Burrage18191956
Paul Lambeth19172056
Eric Cheek19181754
Gillian Jones20161753
Graham Jones17191753
Steve Baldwin18191653
Rachel Dunsdon17171751
Colin Buck17161649
John Russell17161649
Jean Wise15171648
Andrew Chu201838
Carl Kurstein201737
Rob Powell201737
Simon Cox191635
Sheila Wilder161834
John Fogarty171633
Malcolm Allen161733
Geoff Pummery1818
Ken Busbridge1818
John Reddington1717
Iain Houston1616
John Ponting1616
Sue Ould1616
Rosa Kawashima1515

Final PDI league table 2016-2017
AUTHORPDI1 20Sep16PDI2 11Oct16PDI3 15Nov16PDI4 29Nov16PDI5 14Feb17Total PDI Scr
Martin Parratt192020201796
Colin Brister201818201793
Bill Martin201719181892
June Sparham201620181892
Colin Mahoney181718201891
Rachel Dunsdon171919161889
Rob Powell171516202088
Rob Draper191719161687
Graham Jones161619151985
Rosa Kawashima161717151984
Eric Cheek191615171683
Gillian Jones161716171783
John Russell171518181583
John Fogarty151617181682
Martin Burrage151518171681
Richard White161516191581
Paul Lambeth141620151580
Steve Baldwin1717202074
Simon Cox1516171765
Iain Houston1615151763
Sue Ould1413181459
Rick Bullivant1415151458
Carl Kurstein19161651
Patricia Reid19151448
George Stodulski16141545
Andrew Chu161935
Colin Buck171835
Dalene Howard161935
Duncan Mercer191635
Dave Minty171532
Chris Hale151631
Ashley Clowes161430
Nick Collins151530
Peter Budd141630
Chris Cooke1919
John Ponting1919
John Reddington1818
Al Heath1717
William Bailey1717
Anon Colin Buck?1616
Phil Luck1616
Yvonne Morgan1616
Bill Wastell1515
Colin Birch1515
Elaine Robinson1515
Graham Cook1515
David Morris1414
Jean Wise1414
Ytony Hollick1313
Geoff Pummery0
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Local Breakout Group Next Meet 18th March 2017

Local Breakout Group Announce February 2017
 
 
Breakout Group Day 18th March 2017 – be there or be square!!!
The cold weather is ,I trust, now over – so I  think we can get back on the road with our meetings.
 
We do tend to concentrate on street photography that I think is enjoyed by most – particularly as the journeys do not need to be far.
 
I am suggesting going back to the South Bank and concentrate on limited areas – i.e. work the subject.
 
 
The Southbank is good for it allows not only for street photography but also iconic  cityscapes particularly at low tide at allows for different views than usual..
 
….. and on that day:-
 
Low Tide 0000
High Tide 0610
Low Tide 1219
High Tide 1830
 
Sunset is 1804 – which the approximate time when the light will be at its best but obviously would make for a long day especially important for the Cityscapers – how’s your dedication !!!!! .
 
So there is scope for different types of photography.
 
That area is also close of e.g. Borough Market which will be open and gives more opportunity.
 
It will be necessary for those most interested in street photography to split into very small groups ,and hopefully not to appears as part of a group – as otherwise it does not work. Basically we need to get lost in the crowd. 
 
I would suggest we meet at the sound floor cafe at the Tate at 1030 with a view to organise ourselves so we can “get on the road” as it were by no later than 11 am.
 
Nearest Station is Blackfriars which is a 5 minuter walk from the Tate. South side exits.
 
For the future I also want to arrange Landscape type days – Therfield (near Stevenage) is a good choice but also for coastal locations. 
 
I would like to know how far people are prepared to travel on both days and how late people are prepared to start/finish for it is a crime not to time it for the best light.
 
Maybe September onward would be best for this as the days will be shorted.
 
Anyway please let me have your views and let me know if you wish to come on the 18th March. 
 
Please ensure I have your mobile if you are coming.
 
Finally due to holiday arrangement I will need to finalise everything by mo later than 10th March.
 
e-mail for reply is:    wgclocalbreakoutgroup@gmail.com
 
Kind Regards
 
Eric

 

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