Coronavirus and Club Meetings

Banbury Camera Club

The following email was sent to members on 15th March 2020:

Dear Members– in view of the constantly changing situation regarding the current pandemic that is affecting the world, even our own little world, I checked with Committee Members yesterday to see what their feelings were regarding our meetings, given the current age profile of many of our members.

The unanimous view was that we should suspend our club meetings until after Easter and April 20th at the very least, in order to minimise the risks we all face.

It is therefore the case that our AV and Where have you been meeting tomorrow evening 16th March will not now take place and we will review the situation later next month.  It may be that the rest of the year’s programme will go by the wayside, and the May 18th AGM deferred till September.  So a further decision will be made around April 19th/20th.  We will talk to Chenderit School about premises fees.

I have already this afternoon cancelled the judge for next week, and I am now asking Steve Gold to cancel the next speaker.

I  have also been advised that the planned CACC  Championship Day at Amersham on March 19th will go ahead but with no members attending – behind closed doors so to speak to use a good football analogy!   No members anticipating attendance at that event will be admitted, unless they are involved with the organisation of the day.

Also potentially at risk will be the Battle vs. Stratford PS on Tuesday 21st April, at Stratford PS meeting place.  However a decisions will be made on that nearer the time.

I am sorry to bring you such news, and at such short notice, but being one of those potentially  to be in (self-)imposed isolation for several weeks, if not months, I feel it is the best decision for us to make.  Please get in touch with me if you need to, or have any questions or comments.

Ian Draper
Chairman and Joint Programme Secretary
Banbury Camera Club

Annual Projected Image Competition 2nd March 2020

froggy goes a courting - derek lane

On Monday 2nd March Banburey Camera Club held their Annual Projected Digital Image (PDI) Competition at Chenderit School Middleton Cheney. The Judge was Naomi Saul ARPS DPAGB ASINWP EFIAP from Hitchin Camera Club.

Annual PDI – 2020-03-02 : PDI Open Open

1Derek LaneFroggy Goes a-Courting
2Michael GreenwayBlack Star Riders
3Diana GambleWild Dogs at Play
HCJamie Bodley-ScottLady in Red
HCChris BaldwinSending Out A Challenge
HCMike KirbyPensive
HCBarry BarkerVincent in Venice
HCGareth MorganKaleidoscope
HCJamie Bodley-ScottRing of Brodgar
HCGareth MorganVintage Congregation

Print Competition 10th February 2020

Bodleian Library

On Monday 10th February we held our fourth print competition of the season. The Judge was Julia Cleaver.

Print Competition – 2020-02-10 : Print Colour Open

1Derek LaneTake Three4
2Barry BoswellStriped hyena in an early morning landscape3
3Derek LaneStonechat with Waterboatman2
HCJohn CredlandThe Broad1
HCMike KirbyHallam Kempton1
`CMike KirbyCastelo Rodrigo1

Print Competition – 2020-02-10 : Print Mono Open

1Andrew SpackmanTo the Bodleian Library, Oxford4
2John CredlandThe Potting Shed3
3John TaylorWiggly Way2
HCDenis KnightKenilworth Castle1
HCJamie Bodley-ScottNight Storm1
`CDenis KnightReflection1

Walford and Round Competition 2020

On Monday 13th January 2020 Banbury Camera Club held the Walford and Round competition.

The judge was John Childs. During his time as head of Chenderit School Art Dept, John was particularly helpful to Banbury Camera Club especially in helping us to establish our annual exhibition.

Walford and Round – 2020-01-13 : Print Colour Around Banbury

1Graham OsgoodAdderbury Sunrise
2Trevor CooperFine Lady
3Roy TholeSt. Mary`s Church Banbury
HCJohn ButtressChurch and Gatehouse Broughton
HCMiles CrisellWe Can`t wait to get to Banbury

Walford and Round – 2020-01-13 : Print Colour Modern Life

1John CredlandThe Environment
2Andrew SpackmanChristmas Fayre, Much Wenlock
3Trevor CooperA Moment for Messaging
HCAndrew SpackmanOffering a leaflet - London
HCRoger SolesburyWobbley Apartments

The overall winner was John Credland with The Environment

Impact Trophy competition 2019

Tulips Bordering the Lake
John Buttress with Impact Trophy
John Buttress receiving his award from Mick Crossley

On Monday 16th December, the last meeting of 2019, Banbury Camera Club held their Impact Trophy competition. This competition is judged and sponsored by Mick Crossley of The Art Framing Workshop. This is a print competition for one print per member. The following prints were given a placing.

Impact Trophy – 2019-12-16 : Print Open Border

1John ButtressTulips Bordering the Lake
2Barry LaneThe Casino at Marino
3Mark HarrisBorder Line

Banbury Camera Club’s next meeting will be on Tuesday 6th January.

Print Competition 9th December 2019

Glass Teapot

On Monday 9th December we held our third print competition of the season. The Judge was Peter Going LRPS.

Print Competition – 2019-12-09 : Print Colour Open

1Derek LaneComing out4
2Barry BoswellA minor disagreement3
3John CredlandSpice Table2
HCDerek LaneDaylight Robbery1
HCMark HarrisResting Dancer1
HCBarry BarkerBabel phone1
HCJeff YoungmanGoldfinch on Teasel1
`CTony ChiversHarvest Mouse1
`CHelene BoilyRising above the rest1
`CChris BaldwinRiver Buoy1

Print Competition – 2019-12-09 : Print Mono Open

1Tony ChiversGlass Teapot4
2Barrie WoodA Norwegian Backyard3
3Barry LaneWalking with the dog2
HCJohn TaylorCriss-Cross1
HCMark HarrisInto the Light1
`CJamie Bodley-ScottLate for the Train1
`CJeff YoungmanGrey Seal Pup1
`CLesley RamsayPelting1

Badby Challenge 2019

Stormy Ride

On Tuesday 19th November, Banbury Camera Club took part in the Badby Challenge at Daventry between 9 Photographic Clubs.

Banbury came a very creditable second place after initially tying for first place with Daventry PS, the eventual winners.  Nine clubs each showed 7 images with Daventry & Banbury showing an additional image in the tie-break.

Overall the scoring was from 14 up to 20 from the judge: Malcolm Sales.  Malcom proved to be a good judge, strong on detail with a slight preference to black & white images.  There were 4 images scoring top marks of 20.  At the end fluctuations had all but disappeared and the final positions were very tight.  The final positions were:

First – Daventry 126 + 20
Second – Banbury 126 + 19
Equal Third – Duston and Northampton 123
Fifth – Dunchurch 122
Equal Sixth – Badby and Northampton Natural History Society 121
Eighth – Abington 120
Ninth – Spratton 111

Chairman Ian Draper gives his thanks to Helene Boily, Barry Boswell, Diana Gamble, Mike Kirby, Derek Lane, Gareth Morgan, Toby Solesbury & Jamie Bodley-Scott whose images we used.

Projected Digital Images Competition 18th November 2019

On Monday 18th November Banbury Camera Club held its first Projected Digital Images Competition (PDI) of the season. The Judge was Sandy Watson.

The placed images are as follows

PDI – 2019-11-18 : PDI Open Open

1Barry BoswellFeeding Time
2Mark HarrisMr and Mrs Smith
3Mark HarrisWho You Looking At
HCDerek LaneDaybreak in the forest
HCMichael ButterworthMusician
HCChris BaldwinUnder Fire
HCJohn CredlandFire Eater
HCBarrie WoodNorth Sea Sunset
HCHelene BoilyA little rough today
HCMichael GreenwayMother Nature - NT Stowe - Swan
HCPaul RaynorThe Extra Hand
`CJohn ButtressPerfect Bloom
`CJamie Bodley-ScottDawn patrol
`CGareth MorganThe Briefing in the crowd
`CTrevor CooperOtter
`CJohn ButtressThe Hive

Print Competition 4th November 2019

Foxglove in Ice - John Credland

On Monday 4th November we held our second print competition of the season. The Judge was Peter Cox LRPS from Tring Camera Club.

Print Competition – 2019-11-04 : Print Colour Open

1John CredlandFoxglove in ice4
2Tony ChiversFaded Glory3
3Barry BoswellA Thirsty Buzzard2
HCAndrew SpackmanGoing Home1
HCJeff YoungmanThrough the trees1
HCMike KirbyHarbour Entrance1
HCDiana GambleBreakfast Time1
HCAndrew SpackmanGuided Tour, Oxford1
HCTony ChiversThe Three Graces1
`CDerek LaneBird on a Stick1
`CMichael GreenwayFormula Open, Billie Monger1
`CBarry BoswellHungry!1

Print Competition – 2019-11-04 : Print Mono Open

1John TaylorSky Light4
2Jamie Bodley-ScottGoing Up3
3John TaylorSimple Lines2

Annual Exhibition 2019

group photo
Banbury Camera Club Exhibition 2019
Click here to see details and opening times

On Saturday 2nd November, Banbury Camera Club members set up their annual exhibition at The Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Rd, Middleton Cheney, Banbury OX17 2QR, UK. The exhibition will be open to the public from 5th to 10th November. All the images have been chosen by individual members and many are on sale.

Here are some images taken on Hanging day.