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

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
`CJeff YoungmanThe Chase is On1
`CChris BaldwinFlower Lady1
`CJohn ButtressFloral Paintbox1
`CKeeran BrabazonSolitary Confinement1

PDI – 2020-11-30 : PDI Mono Open

1Gareth MorganHere Comes the Rain Again4
2Jamie Bodley-ScottGoing Up3
3John TaylorRainy Day in Paris2
HCMike KirbyLockdown Stroll1
HCJohn ButtressDell Boy1
`CCharles BinnsYewTree Pinhole1
`CCharles BinnsFlyover1

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

1Lynne HooperView from the back4
2Jane JarvisChateau Impney Hill Climb3
3Jamie Bodley-ScottPromenade du Paillon - Nice2
HCBarry BoswellFeeding Gulls1
HCAndrew SpackmanOne way only, Oxford1
HCChris BaldwinBuried In Berries1
`CTony ChiversTranslucent Alstroemeria1
`CMiles CrisellWatlington Hill Red Kite1
`CDerek LaneA good hare day1

On-line 1 – 2020-10-05 : PDI Mono Open

2Gareth MorganBefore the tide3
3Mike KirbyPathos2
HCGraham OsgoodCastlerigg Stones, evening1
`CJeff YoungmanInterior, Worcester Cathedral1
`CTony ChiversMono Abstract1
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

1Mike KirbyLockdown blues
HCChris BaldwinUnder Permanent Lockdown
HCJamie Bodley-ScottPot by the Window
HCRoy Tholethe last passenger
HCTony ChiversLockdown Locks
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

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

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 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 On-line Competition No.1

In view of the Covid-19 disruption, Banbury Camera Club is organising club meetings online. On Monday 6th April 2020 the first such meeting was held and it was a competition. Each participating member could submit one colour digital image in advance of the meeting. The Judge was Chris Baldwin. Judging was done in the usual way discussing each image in turn, holding back the best and making final placings. There were 25 images and 41 members joined the meeting from the comfort of their own homes.

Many thanks to the committee for organising the event over a difficult period and especially Trevor Cooper for putting together the instructions and FAQs and being Zoom Mentor.

As usual the titles below give a link to the image.

Zoom on-line competition No 1 – 2020-04-06 : PDI Colour Open

1Barry BoswellStone Curlew
2Mark HarrisRed Veil
3John TaylorStacking on the steps
HCTony ChiversExplosion of Colour
HCCourtney KillpackLady in Red
`CIan DraperEly Cathedral Chancel Sunlight
`CCharles BinnsWhittlebury
`CBarry LaneAt Batsford Arboretum

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
HCMiles CrisellWe Can`t wait to get to Banbury
HCJohn ButtressChurch and Gatehouse Broughton

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

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

The overall winner was John Credland with The Environment