Monday, December 23, 2013

PAGB Judging

Hi Everyone

I think this PAGB judging special link should be interesting to those that are judges or your own images that are being judged.

It's a good read and we can all take something from it.

Have a good Christmas


Sunday, December 8, 2013

November Digital Competition

1st Place - Fox by John Snowden
2nd Place - Curved Clouds by Alan Farthing
3rd Place - All My Own Work by Andy Brett
H/C - Big Ears by Colin Smith
H/C - Buddy Portrait by Mick Brendish

1st Place - The Rower, Rider and the River by Paul Vine
2nd Place - Water Vole by Paul Vine
3rd Place - Kingfisher in Flight by Brian Clark
H/C - Bridled Guillemot by Gella Ladner
H/C - Pulling for Henley by Paul Vine
H/C - Team Kamikaze - 2013 World Championships by Gella Ladner

1st Place - Auschwitz by Adrian Looby
2nd Place - Seven Sisters by Eric Bush
3rd Place - Winning Jump by Annie Moring
H/C - Blue Tit by Mick Ladner

Monday, November 25, 2013

Be Prepared

Just want to remind you that the "Outings Competitions" are coming up straight after Christmas on the 14th January.
So start preparing your entries.....!
You can enter some or all three competitions with 3 mono prints, 3 colour prints and three digital images.
We have had lots of outings this year and any pictures taken on any of the events listed below will qualify for the outings competition provided it has not been used in club competition already.

Outings 2013

Chinese New Year
Sunrise Walton
Holi Festival
Spring Break “Gloucester”
Vaisakhi Festival “Trafalgar Square” 5th May
Frogmore House Garden, Blind Veterans Day. 16th May
Brands Hatch 25 – 27th May
Safari 9th June
Trooping the colour 1 – 8 – 16th June
Gay Pride Brighton 3rd August
Military and Flying machine Show, Daymns farm 2,3 ,4 August
Sunday meet-up Thorndon Park…..1st September
Headcorn Balloon Festival/Model show 14 – 15th  September
Hayling Island 18th – 23rd Sept
Brick Lane Photo-Walk 13th October
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre 30th Nov 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Lane Still Life Results

1st Place - Who's Scaring Who? Andy Laing
2nd Place - Candlelight by Paul Sephton
3rd Place - Beach Babe by Dick Williams
H/C - Caught in the Act by John Snowden
H/C - Navigation by Brian Clark

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November Monthly Print Comp Results

1st Place - Cheetah's Viewpoint by Doug Hanford
2nd Place - Against the clock by Colin Smith
3rd Place - Lions at dawn by Doug Hanford

1st Place - Ferruginous Duck by Brian Clark
2nd Place - Polorised Spinnaker by Eric Morley
3rd Place - Black and White by Andy Taylor
HC - Liberty by Andy Taylor
HC - Snow Leopard by Brian Clark

1st Place - Surfing Championship by Annie Moring
2nd Place - The Water Mill by John Knight
3rd Place - Surfing Perfection by Annie Moring

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Metre Cup Results

1st Place - White and Purple Butterfly by Andy Taylor
2nd Place - Owl Feeding at Sunset by Andy Taylor
3rd Place - Wooden Sunset by Sylvia Williams

HC - Windy Tobacco Landscape by Sylvia Williams

Half Yearly Print Competition Results

1st Place - Romance in Suzhou by Alf Ellis
2nd Place - Evening at the Pier by Colin Smith
3rd Place - In The Gardens of Chateau de Chenonceau by Len Adshead
HC - Bluebay playa del carmen mexico by Mick Brendish
HC - Regents Canal by Colin Smith

1st Place - O'What lovely Eyes by Brian Clark
2nd Place - Three Harvest Mice by Brian Clark
3rd Place - Insomnia by Colin Fletcher
HC - A Spritual light over vicars close Eyes by Eric Morley
HC - Waiting by the tideway close Eyes by Eric Morley
HC - Kristi by Andy Taylor
HC - Caught Napping by Maureen Foulds

1st Place - Alcedo Atthis by Steve Pintp
2nd Place - Taj Boatman by Perry Lamba
3rd Place - Streptopelia Turtur by Steve Pinto
HC - Planning Ahead by Dave Wilcox
HC - Miss Selfridge by Dave Wilcox
HC - Split Waterfront by Sarah Brigden
HC - Expecting by Jeff Oliver
HC - The Vacant Chair by Eric Bush

Thursday, October 31, 2013

6 Club Battle

Hi all,
A big thank you to all the people who came along to Ardleigh House last night in support of our club in the 6 club battle.....I think we ended up with 19 of us there! A great turn out.
The 6 clubs participating were Upminster, Hornchurch, Thurrock, Brentwood, Barking and North Romford.
It was a digital battle, with each club entering 8 images, judged by Barbie Lindsay.....the scoring system had me baffled for a while, but eventually it sunk in!!
The results were:
place           club                 points
1st            Thurrock                128
2nd           North Romford      118
3rd            Upminster              116
4th            Brentwood             110
5th            Barking                  108
6th            Hornchurch            104
There are 2 competitions coming up in November, and as always it'd be great to see you there. I will send out details tomorrow.
See you later at club.
Sue x

Speed Dating

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Alan Coleman Trophy 2013

Not such a good result at The Alan Coleman Trophy 2013
held at Barking Photographic Society on Thursday 20th October
The Judge this year was
Russell Lindsay  FBPE  AFIAP MPAGB
Thurrock Camera Club
Benfleet Camera Club
North Romford Camera Club
Hornchurch Photographic Society
Walthamstow and District Photographic Society
Dagenham Camera Club
Loughton Camera Club
Barking Photographic Society
Upminster Camera Club
Southend Camera Club



Chelmsford Panel Competition

Hi all
I attended The Chelmsford Camera Club panel competition on Saturday 12th October, along with Dave and Lin Wilcox.
We entered 2 panels from our club - we opted for the ones which got 1st and 2nd places in our own panel comp;
Fungi of the forest by Sarah Brigden, and
Faces of India by Dave Wilcox
They both had favourable comments from the judge, Richard Walton, who also gave Daves panel highly commended in the competition.
The winning club on the day was Benfleet camera club with a lovely panel depicting slalom canoeists. [is that the right spelling?? sorry if its not!!]
sue x

Windmill Challenge 2013

Well done Upminster for the success at this years Windmill Challenge held at our club on Tuesday 15th October.

Winning club – Upminster Camera Club with 150 points
2nd 146 points – Hornchurch PS
3rd 143 points – Loughton Camera Club
4th 141 points - North Romford Camera Club
5th 140 points – Harlow PS
6th - 127 points – Dagenham Camera Club

The Windmill Trophy presented by this years judge, Barbie Lindsay AFIAP MPAGB
to Sue Storer External Competition Secretary for Upminster Camera Club.

Best print - Hayley by Craig Mitchell of North Romford

Best Digital Projected Image and also best Overall Image
 - Strike by Brian Clark of Upminster.


Friday, October 4, 2013

Half Yearly Digital Competition

1st Place - Oi You!! by John Snowden
2nd Place - Approaching Target by Linda Brien
3rd Place - Catch of the Day by Linda Brien
H/C - Just a Pussycat by Colin Smith

1st Place - Flower Bulb by Andy Taylor
2nd Place - Orange Tiger by Brian Clark
3rd Place - Tawny Owl by Alan Layton
H/C - Waifs and Strays by Maureen Foulds

1st Place - Under Surveillance by Dave Wilcox
2nd Place - Nightingale in Song by Reg Mellis
3rd Place - Red Throated Bee Eaters by Reg Mellis
H/C - Calopteryx Splendens by Steve Pinto

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Upminster Camera Club - Hayling Island Camera Club


18th - 23rd September was Upminster Camera clubs annual holiday away and this year was spent on Hayling Island, Havant, Hampshire.
One of the highlights was the Thursday evening meeting with "Hayling Island Camera Club"
A very enjoyable evening was spent assessing and appreciating the work from both clubs.

Many thanks to "Ray Acland" and all the members of Hayling Island CC for making us so welcome at your club and for laying on such a wonderful buffet

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Olympics by Annie Moring

Great night at the club last night, with our very own "Annie Moring" who gave us an interesting talk and showed a hundred or so of the 6000+ images that she took throughout last years Olympic Games.
Some fantastic shots of a huge range of sporting events and the Olympic venues along with some insider information of her time spent as a "Games Maker"
"Well Done Annie"

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Brick Lane Photo Walk

Sunday Morning 13th October 2013

Meet up at 9.30 - 10 am at Leon Spitafields Market.

We then aim to split into groups of two or three and have a Brick Lane and surrounding area photo-walk.

Meet back at Leon around 12.30 for coffee and chat.
This event will be a club outing and any pictures taken at this event will qualify for the outings competition

Headcorn Aerodrome Balloon Event 2013

There is a Balloon event at Headcorn Aerodrome on September 14th and 15th
This is associated with the Southern Model Show.
This event will be a club outing and any pictures taken at this event will qualify for the outings competition
More details here


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

August Digital Competition

1st Place - Catch of the Day by Linda Brien
2nd Place - Oi You!! by John Snowden
3rd Place - Approaching Target by Linda Brien
H/C - I See You by John Snowden
H/C - Whatever by Alf Ellis

1st Place - Flower Bulb by Andy Taylor
2nd Place - Nosey Butterfly by Andy Taylor
3rd Place - Collecting Nectar by Brian Clark

1st Place - Arty Tern by Mick Ladner
2nd Place - Under Surveillance by Dave Wilcox
3rd Place - Clocked by Dave Wilcox
H/C - Frowning by Steve Pinto
H/C - Mike by Pradeep (Perry) Lamba
H/C - Racing the Wave by Mick Ladner