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
HCJamie Bodley-ScottGormley Meets Art
HCLynne HooperFrozen In Time
HCJane JarvisIced Iris

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

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

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
HCBarry BoswellLunch for a Kestral1
HCMichael GreenwayAutumn Colour1
HCDerek LaneLend Me an Ear1
`CJohn ButtressFloral Paintbox1
`CKeeran BrabazonSolitary Confinement1
`CJeff YoungmanThe Chase is On1
`CChris BaldwinFlower Lady1

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
HCChris BaldwinBuried In Berries1
HCBarry BoswellFeeding Gulls1
HCAndrew SpackmanOne way only, Oxford1
`CMiles CrisellWatlington Hill Red Kite1
`CDerek LaneA good hare day1
`CTony ChiversTranslucent Alstroemeria1

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.

On-Line Competition 13 July

Set Subject Life Under Lockdown

On Monday 13th July, Banbury Camera Club held an on-line digital image competition . This is the 3rd photo competition held via Zoom.

The Judge was John Credland who had received 28 entries in advance of the meeting. After the judging John gave a very interesting talk about what he’s been doing in lockdown with a special reference to photography. He described some of the special projects he’s been doing. He referred to 3 websites which had provided him with some ideas and inspiration. These are Colossal, Cooperative of Photography and Computational Photography.

The results were as follows

On-line No.3 – 2020-07-13 : PDI Open Photography Under Lockdown

PlacingNameTitle
1Mike KirbyLockdown blues
2Andrew SpackmanLOCKDOWN ZOOM MEETING #73
3Paul RaynorSELF ISOLATING
HCBarry BoswellSTILL LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN
HCJohn ButtressLOCKDOWN ESSENTIALS
HCChris BaldwinUnder Permanent Lockdown
HCJamie Bodley-ScottPot by the Window
HCGraham OsgoodCOMMA BUTTERFLY
HCRoy Tholethe last passenger
HCTony ChiversLockdown Locks
HCMiles CrisellYOU TAKE THE HIGH ROAD AND I'LL TAKE THE LOW ROAD
HCMichael ButterworthAND THEN IT RAINED

The next Zoom Meeting will be held on Monday 27th July and will commence with an EGM in an attempt to catch up from the much delayed AGM from May

Monochrome DI on-line competition

Banbury Camera Club Zoom Meeting No.4

On Monday 18th May Banbury Camera Club held its fourth on-line meeting. This was a Monochrome Digital Image Competition judged by Chris Baldwin. There were 24 entries. Members could enter one image each.

42 members signed in to the meeting. The competition results were as follows.

Monochrome Zoom DI – 2020-05-18 : PDI Mono Open

PlacingNameTitle
1Lynne HooperGrandson
2Dave DugganWater Drop
3Mike KirbyHaruko at the Piano
HCBarry BoswellYoung Magpie
HCAndrew HaleCrossing the bridge
HCBarry LaneElegant Grey
`CJohn CredlandWonderland
`CBarrie WoodBefore the storm
`CMark HarrisThe Philosopher

The next Zoom meeting will be on June 1st. It will be an illustrated talk called Our Great USA Solar Eclipse Adventure by Mary MacIntyre an Oxfordshire based Astronomy Photographer. Details and meeting-joining instructions are sent to members by email.

If you are a lapsed member and want to join us, we request that you re-join the club using this link https://form.jotformeu.com/92397009629366 with payment via bank transfer. Those joining now at £25 waged/£20 unwaged will have membership through the 20/21 season, expiring May 2021.

Where Have You Been

Monday’s Camera Club meeting was “Where Have You Been”.

It took members to Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Portugal, Cost Rica, Scotland, Ireland, England, Oxford, Back Gardens, and Memory Lane. 42 members joined the meeting, the third virtual meeting run via Zoom software.

Where Have You Been is an event which has been running in the Club’s Programme once a year for many years. It lets members share their photos (from holidays or otherwise). In normal times it is used to try out AV (Audio Visual) software and presentations. Online most presentations were presented as a sequence of around 12 images – 20 seconds each – allowing the author to give commentary live to the group on Zoom. Even with these constraints on presentations, the meeting lasted 1 hour and 50 minutes.

The next Zoom meeting will be on May 18th. It will be an open monochrome competition. Chris Baldwin will be sharing details of how to enter. Details and meeting-joining instructions are sent to members by email.

If you are a lapsed member and want to join us, we request that you re-join the club using this link https://form.jotformeu.com/92397009629366 with payment via bank transfer. Those joining now at £25 waged/£20 unwaged will have membership through the 20/21 season, expiring May 2021.

Zoom Second Online Meeting

Zoom online mtg 2

On Monday 20th April, Banbury Camera Club held its 2nd on-line meeting using the Zoom app.

The meeting presented 3 short talks by members John Credland, Mike Kirby and Paul Rayner as originally planned in our annual programme.

John Credland changed his talk to discuss photography which is possible during the lockdown giving some really interesting possibilities for experimentation.

Mike Kirby presented a photographic study of Cordoba in Spain with its unique architecture.

Paul Raynor presented a talk on the versatility of a wedding Photographer with lots of fascinating examples of special techniques and showing where there is potential to go wrong.

The meeting was attended by 40 members. All members can view the recording.

The next Zoom meeting will be on May 4th . It is Where have you been, an opportunity to showcase your travel photos from the past year. Please submit about a dozen images and be prepared to talk about them for five minutes or so. Details and joining instructions have already been sent to members by email.

If you are a lapsed member and want to join us, we request that you re-join the club using this link https://form.jotformeu.com/92397009629366 with payment via bank transfer. Those joining now at £25 waged/£20 unwaged will have membership through the 20/21 season, expiring May 2021.

[FOCUS] on Photography at The Heseltine Gallery

FOCUS on Photography


We were disappointed that this exhibition had to close early due to the Covid-19 measures.

You can however still “visit” the exhibition … Right Now!

Not only has The Heseltine Gallery launched a brand new website, but you can go there and view the [FOCUS] on Photography exhibition in the Online Exhibitions section.

Go to www.theheseltinegallery.org.uk and follow the link to Online Exhibitions.

Our original entry for this exhibition was as follows:-

The Heseltine Gallery
The Heseltine Gallery

The current exhibition at The Heseltine Gallery is [FOCUS] on Photography and will run until 31st March. There are entries from various photographers include some from Banbury Camera Club.

All entries were judged on receipt and only those selected were accepted for the exhibition.

The Heseltine Gallery is a part of Chenderit School, Middleton Cheney and is where Banbury Camera Club holds their annual exhibition. You can find out more about The Heseltine Gallery at www.theheseltinegallery.org.uk

You can also find out about the exhibition on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/theheseltinegallery/

Opening times are 10am-4pm in school hours Mon-Fri
and 11am – 3pm weekends