Banbury Camera Club was proud to have been chosen to feature as a double page spread in the July 27th edition photographic magazine Amateur Photographer. This edition is no longer available to buy, but you can see the pages here Amateur Photographer July 27 2019.
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
|1||Helene Boily||My crowning glory|
|2||Paul Raynor||Re-gaining independence|
|3||Paul Raynor||English Long Horn|
|`C||Barrie Wood||Street Musicians, Covent Garden|
|`C||Gerry Bernardo||Adderbury Lambs|
|`C||Neil Meredith||River Mist|
|`C||Gareth Morgan||Wet Race Day|
|`C||Denis Knight||Sunset Stowe|
Brantwood Cup – 2019-05-13 : Print Open Open
|1||Jeff Youngman||Ugly Duckling|
|2||Roy Thole||St Mary’s Church|
|3||Helene Boily||Cheeky Chappy|
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
|1||Barry Boswell||Kings of the Castle|
|2||Michael Butterworth||Bless You|
|3||Mike Kirby||Landing Aborted|
|HC||Paul Raynor||Retro Racer|
|HC||Roy Thole||The Entertainers|
|HC||Toby Solesbury||Light Balcony|
|`C||Jem Hayward||Tony at the Wedding|
|`C||Barry Boswell||The Eagle is Landing|
|`C||Barry Barker||Fleur, in the Mirror of Magritte|
|`C||Derek Lane||The Eagle has Landed, Almost|
Annual Colour Print – 2019-04-29 : Print Colour Open
|1||Mike Kirby||Come to tea|
|2||Barry Barker||American Gotham|
|3||Barry Boswell||Bath time for the Sparrowhawk|
|3||Mike Kirby||Lily Stamens|
|HC||Paul Raynor||Natural texture|
|HC||Michael Butterworth||Ceriane`s Harp|
|HC||Denis Knight||Lone Tree Llyn Padarn|
|`C||Chris Baldwin||Coming in to land with the Goodies|
|`C||Barry Barker||Llansteffan Castle and dead tree|
|`C||Diana Gamble||Highlands in the Autumn|
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
|2||Roger Solesbury||Colourful Parakeets|
|3||John Buttress||A Lonely Windmill|
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
|1||Jamie Bodley-Scott||Gear cassette||4|
|2||Toby Solesbury||Light balcony||3|
|3||Chris Baldwin||View From Wild Boar Wood||2|
|`C||Toby Solesbury||Industrial Stairwell||1|
|`C||Andrew Spackman||Classical Scene, Florence||1|
Print Competition – 2019-03-18 : Print Colour Open
|1||Barry Boswell||The Buzzard and the Fish||4|
|2||Courtney Killpack||Dog in grass||3|
|3||John Credland||Lifestyle Bermondsey||2|
|HC||Barry Boswell||A Clash of Eagles||1|
|HC||Paul Raynor||The Need for Speed||1|
|HC||Jem Hayward||Emily's Hair||1|
|`C||Michael Butterworth||Lost in Music||1|
|`C||Courtney Killpack||Pretty in pink||1|
|`C||Helene Boily||Simply Gorgeous||1|
Annual PDI – 2019-03-11 : PDI Open Open
|1||Barry Boswell||A pair of finches|
|2||Barry Boswell||An Agama lizard|
|3||Ann Jolly||Pin Wheel|
|HC||Vaughan Wallis||Oil Drops on Water|
|HC||Nigel Hall||Lake Annecy|
|HC||Toby Solesbury||Light balcony|
|`C||Neil Meredith||Canal Boat In The Morning Fog|
|`C||Stuart Smith||Snowy Sheep|
|`C||Gareth Morgan||Sleeping Giant GWR 5051|
|`C||Mark Hunter||Patagonia Wharf|
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.
Another example of the quality and diversity of work that our members are capable of.
Well done Barry.