On Monday 13th May we had 2 competitions; The Jack Keen Cup for digital images by members without wins during the year and the Brantwood Cup for prints of photographs taken at a club event.
Jack Keen Cup – 2019-05-13 : PDI Open Open
Brantwood Cup – 2019-05-13 : Print Open Open
These are the results of the Annual Print Competitions held 29 April 2019. There are 2 separate competitions – Monochrome and Colour. For more competition results see competition results 2018-2019
Annual Mono Print – 2019-04-29 : Print Mono Open
Annual Colour Print – 2019-04-29 : Print Colour Open
The Impact Trophy Sponsor Mick Crossley also chose the set subject which is Colour and judged the prints. The prize is framing of the print for winner and also for the runner up.
Impact Trophy – 2019-03-25 : Print Colour Colour
Back to competition results 2018-2019
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 http://www.thecacc.org.uk/wp/events/print-projected-championships/championships-results/
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
Print Competition – 2019-03-18 : Print Colour Open
Annual PDI – 2019-03-11 : PDI Open Open
These are the results of the Annual PDI competition held 11 March 2019. For more competition results see competition results 2018-2019
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.
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.
I 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.
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.
As we come up to the end of November, the Banbury Camera Club exhibition at Café Red has been changed again. Jane Javis’ excellent prints of aircraft have been replaced with another set of prints by members of the club.
These are the images chosen by staff at Katharine House Hospice for their 2019 Calendar.
You can purchase your calendar at KHH shops or online.