Banbury Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2019

Banbury Camera Club Annual Exhibition 2019

Banbury Camera Club Annual Exhibition of members’ images 2019 will be held in the The Heseltine Gallery, Chenderit School, Archery Rd, Middleton Cheney, Banbury OX17 2QR, UK. Each member can enter up to three prints in this exhibition, which will be open to the public from  Tuesday 5th November to Sunday 10th November 2019.

Banbury Camera Club Exhibition 2019

All prints are displayed in standard 40x50cm frames, while the photos can be of any size, using individually cut mount boards. Prints can be offered for sale, including in a hayrack, in aid of Katharine House Hospice.

Members entering their photographs to the Annual Exhibition should hand in a completed form as soon as possible, but may bring the prints in either on the Mount Cutting Day – 19th October or the Hanging Day – 2nd November.  Prints must be mounted in board of standard size and colour.

Mount board cut to the correct outer size is available to buy at our club meetings. The inner size (aperture) needs to be cut to the appropriate size to fit the print. New members can get help with this at the Mount Cutting Day. The Exhibition Form is available here. Alternatively a copy can be collected on a Monday evening.

Competition Results for May 13th 2019

My crowning glory by Helene Boily

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

PlacingNameTitle
1Helene BoilyMy crowning glory
2Paul RaynorRe-gaining independence
3Paul RaynorEnglish Long Horn
`CGerry BernardoAdderbury Lambs
`CNeil MeredithRiver Mist
`CNigel HallGeneva
`CGareth MorganWet Race Day
`CDenis KnightSunset Stowe
`CBarrie WoodStreet Musicians, Covent Garden

Brantwood Cup – 2019-05-13 : Print Open Open

PlacingNameTitle
1Jeff YoungmanUgly Duckling
2Roy TholeSt Mary’s Church
3Helene BoilyCheeky Chappy

Annual Print Competitions

Kings of the Castle by Barry Boswell

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

PlacingNameTitle
1Barry BoswellKings of the Castle
2Michael ButterworthBless You
3Mike KirbyLanding Aborted
HCToby SolesburyLight Balcony
HCPaul RaynorRetro Racer
HCRoy TholeThe Entertainers
`CDerek LaneThe Eagle has Landed, Almost
`CJem HaywardTony at the Wedding
`CBarry BoswellThe Eagle is Landing
`CBarry BarkerFleur, in the Mirror of Magritte

Annual Colour Print – 2019-04-29 : Print Colour Open

PlacingNameTitle
1Mike KirbyCome to tea
2Barry BarkerAmerican Gotham
3Mike KirbyLily Stamens
3Barry BoswellBath time for the Sparrowhawk
HCDerek LaneReflections
HCPaul RaynorNatural texture
HCMichael ButterworthCeriane`s Harp
HCDenis KnightLone Tree Llyn Padarn
`CDiana GambleHighlands in the Autumn
`CChris BaldwinComing in to land with the Goodies
`CBarry BarkerLlansteffan Castle and dead tree

Print Competition 18 March 2019

combined firsts

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

PlacingNameTitlePoints
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

PlacingNameTitlePoints
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

PlacingNameTitle
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.