CACC Championship Day


The Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs (CACC) held its Championship Day on Sunday 18th March 2019. Chris Baldwin attended as BCC External Competitions Secretary along with Andrew Spackman.

This Monday, Chris gave a presentation of the event to club members following the Impact Trophy competition. Banbury entered both the Print Championship and the Projected Championship competitions. All the images entered are the work of BCC members.

One image: The Highlands in the Autumn by Diana Gamble was awarded one of three Judges Awards. Here we see Diana receiving her certificate from Chairman Charles Binns with Chris Baldwin looking on at our club meeting. Diana’s image can be seen projected behind.

There are links to the full results and a gallery of winners from the day at the CACC website

Print Competition 18 March 2019

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Here are the results of the Print Competition held 18th March 2019. For more competition results see competition results 2018-2019

Print Competition – 2019-03-18 : Print Mono Open

1Jamie Bodley-ScottGear cassette4
2Toby SolesburyLight balcony3
3Chris BaldwinView From Wild Boar Wood2
`CToby SolesburyIndustrial Stairwell1
`CAndrew SpackmanClassical Scene, Florence1

Print Competition – 2019-03-18 : Print Colour Open

1Barry BoswellThe Buzzard and the Fish4
2Courtney KillpackDog in grass3
3John CredlandLifestyle Bermondsey2
HCPaul RaynorThe Need for Speed1
HCJem HaywardEmily's Hair1
HCBarry BoswellA Clash of Eagles1
`CMichael ButterworthLost in Music1
`CCourtney KillpackPretty in pink1
`CHelene BoilySimply Gorgeous1

Annual Projected Digital Image Competition (PDI)

A pair of finches

Annual PDI – 2019-03-11 : PDI Open Open

1Barry BoswellA pair of finches
2Barry BoswellAn Agama lizard
3Ann JollyPin Wheel
HCVaughan WallisOil Drops on Water
HCNigel HallLake Annecy
HCJohn CredlandGraffiti
HCToby SolesburyLight balcony
`CStuart SmithSnowy Sheep
`CStuart SmithDecay
`CGareth MorganSleeping Giant GWR 5051
`CMark HunterPatagonia Wharf
`CNeil MeredithCanal Boat In The Morning Fog

These are the results of the Annual PDI competition held 11 March 2019. For more competition results see competition results 2018-2019

Photography by Derek Lane at Cafe Red

Derek Lane at Cafe Red

See a new exhibition by Derek Lane from 8 March 2019  in Cafe Red. This replaces Chris Baldwin’s photos of Stellar Sea Eagles.

This exhibition further demonstrates the high quality photography and diversity of subjects achieved by the members of Banbury Camera Club. Why not call in for refreshments and enjoy the photography on the wall.

The Stellar Collection by Chris Baldwin

Chris Baldwin's exhibition

We have a new exhibition which started on 8 February 2019. Barry Barker’s image have been replaced with Chris Baldwin’s The ‘Stellar’ Collection. If you look through the results of our club competitions, you will find some of these images. Here’s what Chris says.

I call these images my “Stellar” Collection as the main characters in the are Stellar Sea Eagles. They were photographed just off the coast of the northernmost island of Japan – Hokkaido. I went out on a fishing boat from the port of Rausu to an area of pack-ice a few miles off the coast. The boat was rammed into the pack-ice to give us a stable platform to photograph from and the crew threw fish for the birds.

What followed was a comic display of aggression and bullying as the birds contrived to get the food. Often they didn’t eat the fish immediately, holding on to it and defending it from other birds. Their main rivals were the White Tailed Eagles and they had to ward off many types of gulls and groups of crows.

This provided the main highlight of a 2 week journey across Japan including the winter migration of the cranes and other birds. A group of of us plus a guide stayed in cheap local hotels, dressing, eating and sleeping as native Japanese – a unique and enjoyable experience.

Chris BaldwinI took up photography in my student days at Leeds University in the 1960’s. It has stayed with me since as photography moved into the digital age. Nowadays we huddle over computer screens instead of groping around in the darkness. However the thrill of creating and fine tweaking an image still exists.

Photography beats art?

Photography beats art

As we come into January, the Catherine House Calendar Exhibition at Cafe Red has now been replaced by a very fine ‘installation’ from Barry Barker.

It comes from his FRPS Panel – and if ever you want to see how Photography can be art take a look at this exhibition.

In fact – looking at the paintings on the other wall I would say in this instance Photography beats art.

Another example of the quality and diversity of work that our members are capable of.

Well done Barry.

Popular Vote Winner

Lone tree at Llyn Padarn

Dennis Knight Winner of popular vote at annual exhibition

During our Annual Exhibition held from 30th October to 4th November 2018, visitors were asked to vote for their favourite photographs.

The winner was Dennis Knight who was awarded his prize by Andrew Spackman at the club meeting on November 5th.

We hold our Annual Exhibitions in the Michael Heseltine Gallery at Chenderit School. You can see more about our Exhibitions here on this website.

Jane Jarvis at Café Red

Jane at Cafe Red

Just before the end of October a new exhibition was hung at Café Red to replace the excellent Monochrome Prints by Toby Solebury. The new one showcases the photographs of Club Member Jane Jarvis who is an expert in aircraft photography.

Jane exhibited some of her photos at Café Red previously alongside 5 other club members in the Women in Photography Exhibition which ran from 30/3/2018 to 15/6/2018. At the time she said “My interest in photography began as a teenager and my passion for creating images has only grown over the years.”

“I enjoy a wide range of photography, particularly travel and street photography, capturing my images originally on film but now with a digital camera.”

“Much of my knowledge has been gained through being a long time member of Banbury Camera Club, and I continue to learn and enjoy improving my images.”

Here you can see more about the Women in Photography Exhibition