Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Calling all wildlife photographers!

Comedy Wildlife Photography

Make a cuppa and then click on www.comedywildlifephoto.com which is sure to raise a smile or three!

Many thanks to Barbara for giving the heads up on this lighter side of serious photography.

Club Print Comp Winners

Congratulations...

...to everyone who submitted photographs for BPC's first dedicated print competition as there really wasn't a bad one amongst them!

This year saw developments in offering two categories: Foundation and Experienced, which encouraged more members to enter, giving a delightful range of genres for our visiting judge, Claire Carter, to consider.  www.carterart.co.uk 

Claire did an amazing job in talking about each photograph at length, highlighting the best parts in each image and offering some guidance where improvements could be made.  This light touch approach is perfect no matter what level the photographer has reached.



L-R: Tony Woods, Elaine Castleford, Steve Reynolds,
Angela Fitch, Graham Harber, Helen Barlow,
Claire Carter (Jan Robinson couldn't make the meeting) 

The winning photographs

Foundation:            Elaine Castleford for her punchy image of trailing car lights
Experiences:          Tony Woods for his pin sharp image of a diving kingfisher

Runners up

Foundation:            Elaine Castleford for her 'watercolour' image of Ladybower Reservoir
                               Helen Barlow for her monochrome image of power through the lines
                               Jan Robinson for her HDR image of people from the Ethiopian Hamar Tribe

Experienced:         Graham Harber for his ethereal image stormy skies over Scotland
                              Steve Reynolds for his dynamically geometric image of an RNLI lifeboat
                              Angela Fitch for her daring to be different portrait of an Ethiopian tribeswoman

Jim Fergusson also got a special mention from judge Claire for perfectly executed image of a Petronas Mercedes Formula One race car.

Many thanks to everyone who obviously took a massive amount of time to submit to a field of excellent images.

Heads up for the digital competition in December - all entries should have a file size of no more than 5Mb.  Exclusive to members, all genres welcome, up to three images per member, free entry, deadline for submissions to birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com no later than midnight Sunday 24th November.  Peter Siviter will be the visiting judge for the digital competition.peter-siviter-dpagb