Annual PDI competition 22nd March 2021

On Monday 22nd March, Banbury Camera Club held its annual Projected Digital Images (PDI) photography competition. Members had submitted images in advance. The event was held via Zoom all images submitted in advance.

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Terry Pollard.

Placings were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus highly commended for Monochrome and Colour. The judge also selected the overall winner from the two 1st placed entries.

Annual PDI competition – 2021-03-22 : PDI Colour Open

PlacingNameTitle
1Chris BaldwinMr Grumpy
2Derek LaneAnyone Seen My Stick
3Michael GreenwayBlack Star Riders
3Roy TholeCluster Of Tulips
HCLynne HooperFrozen In Time
HCJane JarvisIced Iris
HCJamie Bodley-ScottGormley Meets Art

Annual PDI competition – 2021-03-22 : PDI Mono Open

PlacingNameTitle
1Miles CrisellA Misty Morning In Spiceball Park
2Dave DugganFag Break
3Jeff YoungmanWinging It
HCJane JarvisFlight Time
HCBarry LaneCoastal Haze

The overall winner was Mr Grumpy by Chris Baldwin.

On Sunday 21st March The Chilterns Association Of Camera Clubs held their annual Championship Day

Banbury Camera Club took part in The Projected Championship competition. Details can be seen in this video. https://youtube.com/watch?v=hV98VRkXylg

The next meeting on Banbury Camera Club on April 12, 2021 will be an open digital images competition with guest judge: Peter Cox .

Full details of how to participate in our Zoom Meetings are sent out to members by email. 

Walford and Round Photography Competition 2021

Joining the Flow

On Monday 8th February, Banbury Camera Club held its annual Walford and Round photography competition. Members had submitted images in advance. There were 2 set subjects “Water” and “Square”. This competition is normally a print competition, however as the event was held via Zoom all images had to be submitted as digital images.

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Kathy Chantler.

For each set subject placings were awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus commended at the judge’s discretion. The judge also selected the overall winner from the two 1st placed entries.

Walford and Round – 2021-02-08 : PDI Open Water

PlacingNameTitle
1Chris BaldwinJoining the Flow
2Miles CrisellI Want to Break Free
3Barry BoswellWater on a Surfacing Kingfisher
`CJamie Bodley-ScottWater 3 Ways
`CBarry LaneAutumn Reflections

Walford and Round – 2021-02-08 : PDI Open Square

PlacingNameTitle
1Lynne HooperJust the Middle
2Chris BaldwinAs Bruxas (The Hags)
3Jamie Bodley-ScottNot so Square
`CGareth MorganThe Grid

The overall winner was Joining the Flow by Chris Baldwin. He will receive the Walford & Round Trophy, once we can return to face to face meetings.


The next meeting on Banbury Camera Club on 22nd February will be “Shetland to Scilly Islands – Birds of the British Isles” with guest speaker: Ashley Grove.

Full details of how to participate in our Zoom Meetings are sent out to members by email. 

Digital Photography Competition No.3

On Monday 11th January, Banbury Camera Club held a Digital photography competition. Members had submitted images: either Colour and Monochrome in advance. This is the third competition of the 2020-2021 season and took place on-line over Zoom.

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Graham Walton. The results were as follows. This year in the absence of print competitions, points are awarded for digital images and will lead to the award of trophies later in the season.

PDI – 2021-01-11 : PDI Colour Open

PlacingNameTitlePoints
1Miles CrisellMY FISHING DAYS ARE OVER4
2Chris BaldwinALMOST GOT IT3
3Tony ChiversTOMATO AT REST2
HCJohn ButtressSMALL FROZEN LANDSCAPE1
HCDerek LaneLUCKY ENCOUNTER1
`CJamie Bodley-ScottCOLOURFUL EXIT1
`CChris BaldwinSMALUNGEREN, BERGEN1
`CBarry BoswellNESTING ON THE EDGE1

PDI – 2021-01-11 : PDI Mono Open

PlacingNameTitlePoints
1Jeff YoungmanQUIRE, WORCESTER CATHEDRAL4
2John CredlandBULLRUSH3
3Gareth MorganSTORM FORCE2
HCCharles BinnsGLACIER REST BREAK1
`CJamie Bodley-ScottFOREVER (ALMOST)1

The next meeting on 25 January will be a Members’ evening. A presentation by members of images that they have taken during 2020. Members who would like to talk through a few of their photographs should contact Barry Boswell, or better send him digital images of the photographs you wish to show on the night.

Full details of how to participate in our Zoom Meetings are sent out to members by email.  

Digital Photography Competition No.2

On Monday 30th November, Banbury Camera Club held a Digital photography competition. Members had submitted images: either Colour and Monochrome in advance. This is the second competition of the 2020-2021 season and took place on-line over Zoom.

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Alan Edwards. The results were as follows. This year in the absence of print competitions, points are awarded for digital images and will lead to the award of trophies later in the season.

PDI – 2020-11-30 : PDI Colour Open

PlacingNameTitlePoints
1Lynne HooperTulip On The Move4
2Gareth MorganTowanroath Mine3
3John HallUp and Away2
HCMichael GreenwayAutumn Colour1
HCDerek LaneLend Me an Ear1
HCBarry BoswellLunch for a Kestral1
`CKeeran BrabazonSolitary Confinement1
`CJeff YoungmanThe Chase is On1
`CChris BaldwinFlower Lady1
`CJohn ButtressFloral Paintbox1

PDI – 2020-11-30 : PDI Mono Open

PlacingNameTitlePoints
1Gareth MorganHere Comes the Rain Again4
2Jamie Bodley-ScottGoing Up3
3John TaylorRainy Day in Paris2
HCMike KirbyLockdown Stroll1
HCJohn ButtressDell Boy1
`CCharles BinnsFlyover1
`CCharles BinnsYewTree Pinhole1

The next meeting will be held on Monday December 14 when guest speaker – Jerry Webb will present a talk entitled “Mono photography with an edge”. Full details of how to participate in our Zoom Meetings are sent out to members by email.

This video of the competition has been published for your enjoyment.

On-line Digital Competition No. 1

On Monday 5th October Banbury Camera Club held an On-line Digital photography competition. Members had submitted 50 images in 2 categories Colour and Monochrome in advance This is the first competition of the new season (starting in September).

Joining us on-line, the guest judge was Colin Mill from New City Photographic Society in Milton Keynes. The results were as follows with links to the images.

As we’re unable to hold any print competitions this year, it has been decided to award points for winning images in on-line competitions. These are shown in the results below.

On-line 1 – 2020-10-05 : PDI Colour Open

PlacingNameTitlePoints
1Lynne HooperView from the back4
2Jane JarvisChateau Impney Hill Climb3
3Jamie Bodley-ScottPromenade du Paillon - Nice2
HCBarry BoswellFeeding Gulls1
HCAndrew SpackmanOne way only, Oxford1
HCChris BaldwinBuried In Berries1
`CDerek LaneA good hare day1
`CTony ChiversTranslucent Alstroemeria1
`CMiles CrisellWatlington Hill Red Kite1

On-line 1 – 2020-10-05 : PDI Mono Open

PlacingNameTitlePoints
2Gareth MorganBefore the tide3
3Mike KirbyPathos2
HCGraham OsgoodCastlerigg Stones, evening1
`CTony ChiversMono Abstract1
`CJeff YoungmanInterior, Worcester Cathedral1
1Charles BinnsGlacier Bay0
HCCharles BinnsRe-Tyred0

Two images by Charles Binns – Glacier Bay and Re-Tyred – were duo toned. This “Officially” places them into the colour section. They were however judged as mono images in the competition. It has therefore been decided (at Charles’ suggestion) that points are not awarded for them on this occasion.

The next meeting will be Your questions answered – 19th October. This is an opportunity for members to ask questions on any aspect of photography and have it answered and explained in depth with practical demonstration where appropriate. Although questions may be taken on the night, to avoid disappointment please will members submit their questions to Barry Boswell asap.