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Niton & District Camera Club

 

  All physical meetings suspended until further notice  however we will be having meetings via Zoom

- see programme for further details - in the download section

  

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Next Meeting: Our next meeting is on March 11th – “My favourite Image”.  Choose one or two images of any age and think about how and why they're  “special or favourite”. If you don’t want to talk about your images – that’s fine.

 

Thursday 25th February 2021 - Open and Food themed competitions

 

The zoom meeting was well attended and we welcomed Keith as a new member. 

 

The votes for the Open and Food competitions had all been added up from the voting on the website and the “Top 6” in each section already decided by the Members. Paul agreed to also Judge all the images as if it was a competition and give critique along the way.This proved very interesting as some images that may have been overlooked at first grew in appeal once Paul pointed out the skill and work that had gone into creating the photo.

Open - Members Choice    

Sparrowhawk by Barbara CloseSparrowhawk by Barbara Close

Tiger Heart by Tracey WinnallTiger Heart by Tracey Winnall  Chrysanthemum by Tracey WinnallChrysanthemum by Tracey Winnall
 1st. Sparrowhawk by Barbara Close  2nd. Tiger Heart by Tracey Winnall  3rd. Chrysanthemum by Tracey Winnall
     
 Open - Judges 10/10s    
 Sparrowhawk by Barbara CloseSparrowhawk by Barbara Close  Jar Ferry by Steve NewberryJar Ferry by Steve Newberry Ice World by Paul LucasIce World by Paul Lucas 
 Sparrowhawk by Barbara Close  Jar Ferry by Steve Newberry  Ice World by Paul Lucas
     
 Food - Members Choice    
 Orange by Tracey WinnallOrange by Tracey Winnall Beetroot Triptych by Barbara CloseBeetroot Triptych by Barbara Close   Time for Coffee by Loretta DyerTime for Coffee by Loretta Dyer
 1st. Orange by Tracey Winnall  2nd. Beetroot Triptych by Barbara Close  3rd. Time for Coffee by Loretta Dyer
     
 Food - Judges 10/10s    
 Dinner by Candlelight by Paul LucasDinner by Candlelight by Paul Lucas  Beetroot Triptych by Barbara CloseBeetroot Triptych by Barbara Close
Five a Day Flowers by Shani WattsFive a Day Flowers by Shani Watts 
 Dinner by Candlelight by Paul Lucas  Beetroot Triptych by Barbara Close  Five a Day Flowers by Shani Watts
     
 Deconstructed Pear by Tracey WinnallDeconstructed Pear by Tracey Winnall Kitchen Tools by Paul LucasKitchen Tools by Paul Lucas   
 Deconstructed Pear by Tracey Winnall  Kitchen Tools by Paul Lucas  

 

Thursday 11th February 2021 - League

Tony Oliver from Salisbury was the judge for this round of league 6 of the SCPF. Each club in the league hosts a round and this time it was Niton's turn. We were joined on zoom by members of several of the other clubs.

Each club has 8 photographs that they have put forward to represent their club, and the same 8 photographs are judged in each round. 

 

Thursday 28th January 2021 - 'Odd Things' talk

Dianne Seddon ARPS AFIAP CPAGB BPE3* from Cleethorpes Camera Club gave an enlightening talk using Zoom discussing daring to be different with our photography. She encouraged us to be creative, shoot the unusual and not worry about what anyone else thinks, including the judges. She showed her own photographs and discussed the inspiration for them and how she achieved her vision.   

We were joined by guests from other photography clubs and I think we all came away inspired! 

Diane's work can be seen at www.dseddonphoto.co.uk

 

Thursday 14th January 2021 - Yarmouth and Sunset Competition

We had a fun & chatty Zoom where we all “discussed” each entry from the 2 sections.

The score sheets were then projected and we tried to remember which ones we had voted for!!

Well done to Sue Cardwell for a runaway win in the Yarmouth section by 16 points with a lovely photo which totally captured Yarmouth in full Summer swing. She told us all that it was taken in 2019 from the steam ship “Waverley” when it docked at the Pier.

Yarmouth - Pier and Town by Sue CardwellYarmouth - Pier and Town by Sue Cardwell Storm on the Mainland by Barbara CloseStorm on the Mainland by Barbara Close   Pier by Mike CooperPier by Mike Cooper

1. Yarmouth - Pier and Town
by Sue Cardwell

 2. Storm on the Mainland
by Barbara Close
 3. Pier by Mike Cooper

 

Tracey also ran away with the Sunset section with the top two places in a much closer competition.

Thanks to all who entered and voted.

 

Sky on Fire by Tracey WinnallSky on Fire by Tracey Winnall Calming Rays by Tracey WinnallCalming Rays by Tracey Winnall Embers by Paul BradleyEmbers by Paul Bradley
1. Sky on Fire by Tracey Winnall 2. Calming Rays by Tracey Winnall 3. Embers by Paul Bradley

  

Thursday 3rd December 2020 - Autumn Cup

Sky Geometry by Ted DyerSky Geometry by Ted Dyer

The Zoom meeting had 16 members watch Judge Maria Leekblade review 52 very varied images. 

Maria made lots of informative and useful comments about all the entries and her calm and relaxed manner made the whole evening go very smoothly.

 

Maria held back 14 pictures before deciding on her top marks and top 3 places. 

 

Maria awarded six 10’s before choosing her top three. Well done to Ted for 1st place with his striking B&W image!

 

2nd place was Liz with her amazing capture of a seal having an early breakfast and 3rd place to Patricia to snap a very moody seascape with storm clouds

1st: Sky Geometry by Ted Dyer  
Mouth to Mouth by Liz MillerMouth to Mouth by Liz Miller Squall at Sea by Patrica LockwoodSquall at Sea by Patrica Lockwood
2nd: Mouth to Mouth by Liz Miller 3rd: Squall at Sea by Patrica Lockwood

 

 

Wednesday 25th November 2020 - All Island Photographic Competition 

Several Niton members entered the “All Island Competition” on Wednesday 25th organised by Ryde Focus.

In the “Colour Section” Tracey was placed 2nd with her moody image at night of Watchbell Lane. Don’s Orchid, Liz’s Grouse and Paul Bradley’s Poppy were all “Highly Commended” 

In the “Monochrome” section – Don’s delicate dead seed head was placed 3rd overall.

Paul Lucas’s Ventnor steps and Liz’s Scottish Castle were both “Highly commended “

 

Thursday 19th November 2020: Black and White Challenge

Over 20 members joined the Zoom session to discuss the 48 B&W image that had been posted onto the website for members to vote on, prior to the meeting. We had 17 members who had entered photos, and 22 members voted for their choice of top 3.

Each photographer talked about their images as they were displayed and all members were able to ask questions or discuss.  A second run through revealed the marks and then the winners were announced.

In first place was Tracey Winnall with Molly. Second place was awarded to two images, Yarmouth in the Mist by Barbara Close and Solitude by Lindsay Jobling. In third place was Partnership also by Lindsay Jobling. An excellent result for our new members Tracey and Lindsay. 

Molly by Tracey WinnallMolly by Tracey Winnall Yarmouth in the Mist by Barbara CloseYarmouth in the Mist by Barbara Close

1st: Molly by Tracey Winnall

 

=2nd: Yarmouth in the Mist by Barbara Close

 

Solitude by Lindsay JoblingSolitude by Lindsay Jobling Partnership by Lindsay JoblingPartnership by Lindsay Jobling
=2nd: Solitude by Lindsay Jobling 3rd: Partnership by Lindsay Jobling

 

Wednesday 11th November 2020 - Hasselblad Competition

A Dash of Red on Slip by Tracey WinnallA Dash of Red on Slip by Tracey Winnall

It was great to see so many Niton members and their images supporting the Hasselblad Competition last night.

 

The judge was Andrew Mills who is a professional photographer based in Southampton. 65 images is a lot to cover in one evening, let alone without a break!

Well done to new member Tracey who came second with her image taken at Freshwater, scoring 20/20. This was also the first image shown on the night as well, so credit to the judge for that.

 

Also very well done to Paul Lucas for his 19/20 scored. 

 

As we found to our cost in the recent battle with our northern based friends, a top competition demands top images as judges will be on the lookout for any "blemish" to seperate what should be excellent images. 

 

Well done all the Niton members who entered!

Kaleidoscope by Paul LucasKaleidoscope by Paul Lucas
 

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Niton joined three other camera clubs for an inter club challenge hosted online by Cleethorpes Club using zoom. Each club submitted 15 photos and the judge, David Kissman scored them out of 20. Two Niton images were held back, Red Beauty by Liz Miller and Curiosity by Paul Lucas. Both were awarded 17/20. 

The standard of images was very high and Niton came in 4th place with 219 points. 

 

Thursday 22nd October 2020

15 members joined the zoom meeting. Paul was judging the 29 images in each section, with Sue at the helm with some new software which proved very successful. 

We started with the black and white competition. Results were as follows...

1st - Ted Dyer -  Sky Geometry
2nd - Sue Brame - Dead Head
3rd - Malcolm Young - Yarmouth Pier

 

Sky Geometry by Ted DyerSky Geometry by Ted Dyer Dead Head by Sue BrameDead Head by Sue Brame
1st: Sky Geometry by Ted Dyer

2nd: Dead Head by Sue Brame

Yarmouth Pier by Malcolm YoungYarmouth Pier by Malcolm Young
3rd: Yarmouth Pier by Malcolm Young

 

Then came the competition to depict a book, song or film with some amusing and creative entries. 

The results were as follows...

1st -  Helter Skelter by Barbara Close
2nd - The Bodyguard by Paul Lucas
3rd - Purple Rain by Sue Brame

 

Helter Skelter by Barbara CloseHelter Skelter by Barbara Close The Bodyguard by Paul LucasThe Bodyguard by Paul Lucas

1st: Helter Skelter by Barbara Close

2nd: The Bodyguard by Paul Lucas
Purple Rain by Sue BramePurple Rain by Sue Brame  
3rd: Purple Rain by Sue Brame  

 

Thursday 8th October 2020

Image by Don BrameImage by Don Brame

 

Image by Don Brame

A small but select group enjoyed a socially distant meet up in Yarmouth to see one of the most spectacular sunsets for a long while! 

Considering how wet and windy the weather had been all day – by 2pm it had completely changed and we were all hopeful of something “pink” happening. The cloud formations were also amazing and certainly helped to make the photos more interesting!

So those that went will be storing the pictures away safely until the competition on January 14th 2021 – when they will be used (maybe) in the 2 part competition – Yarmouth and Sunset. Everyone else 

has a good few months to find entries……………………!!

Image by Shani WattsImage by Shani Watts

Image by Shani Watts

 

Image by Don BrameImage by Don Brame

Image by Don Brame

Our next meeting will be on zoom on October 22nd when Paul Bradley will be judging the Open B&W and “Book/film/song” competition held over from May when he was in hospital. All your entries are safely filed and ready!
   

Pig/Piglet competition 24th September 2020

The Club had a successful Zoom meeting with 12 members logging in – Liz even joined us from Scotland where she is away bird watching and snapping!

Paul introduced the meeting as he would do “in real life” and updated us with the coming meetings details.

In the first part of the meeting we projected some of the images taken by those that went to Quarr Abbey on 10th September and each photographer talked a bit about their individual photos.

 The second part of the meeting we looked again at all 22 of the “Piggy” photos again and Sue announced the top 4 photos. 

22 members took part in the vote and the points were added up.

1st place – 56 points – Eyelashes – DON

 2nd place – 43 points – Do you think she knows we’re here – LIZ

 3rd place – 42 points – Pack of sausages – LIZ

 =4th place – 15 points – Curly – SUE

=4th place – 15 points – Piggy Pudding – TRACEY

 

Eyelashes by Don BrameEyelashes by Don Brame Do you think she knows we’re here by Liz MillerDo you think she knows we’re here by Liz Miller
1st: Eyelashes by Don Brame 2nd: Do you think she knows we’re here by Liz Miller

 

Pack of sausages by Liz MillerPack of sausages by Liz Miller

 

3rd: Pack of sausages by Liz Miller

 

 
Curly by Sue BrameCurly by Sue Brame Piggy Pudding by TraceyPiggy Pudding by Tracey
4th: Curly by Sue Brame 4th: Piggy Pudding by Tracey

 

Club Outing to Quarr Abbey - 10th September 2020

Quarr Abbey visitQuarr Abbey visit This was the first socially distanced meet up of members since lockdown with around 15 members. There was a challenge to photograph the pigs  and piglets which will be judged later this month. 

 

Quarr AbbeyQuarr Abbey

 

Quarr Abbey visitQuarr Abbey visit

 

 

 

Summer and Open - online competition - self marked 7th July 2020

Images from members were loaded into the members area and people were asked to give 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to each section. 

The Summer section results were as follows... 

Summer Harvest by Liz MillerSummer Harvest by Liz Miller Kite Flying by Mike CooperKite Flying by Mike Cooper Lovely Jubbly by Don BrameLovely Jubbly by Don Brame

1st:  Summer Harvest by Liz Miller

26 points

 

2nd: Kite Flying by Mike Cooper

23 points

 

3rd:Lovely Jubbly by Don Brame

21 points

 

 The Open section results were as follows.... 

Symetrics by Paul BradleySymetrics by Paul Bradley Screw City by Malcolm YoungScrew City by Malcolm Young Hummer by Liz MillerHummer by Liz Miller

1st: Symetrics by Paul Bradley

31 points

2nd: Screw City by Malcolm Young

30 points

3rd: Hummer by Liz Miller

24 points

 

Lockdown Editing Challenge May 2020

With no meetings due to Covid-19, an online challenge was set to edit three photos. These were then displayed for members to choose their favourites. 

Here are the unedited photos... 

  

The favourites are listed below. 

1st: Don1st: Don

2nd: Paul2nd: Paul 3rd:Norma3rd:Norma
 1st: Don 2nd: Paul 3rd:Norma

 

1st: Steve1st: Steve  2nd: Norma2nd: Norma 3rd: Sue3rd: Sue
 1st: Steve 2nd:Norma 3rd: Sue

 

 1st: Loretta 1st: Loretta
 1st: Loretta  2nd: Shani 3rd: Don

  

 

Chairman's Shield - April 2020

Plantlife by Paul LucasPlantlife by Paul Lucas

 Overall winner and 1st in Open section: Plantlife by Paul Lucas

With the ongoing social distancing and everyone staying at home, our Chairman Paul was able to judge this annual competition, the Chairman’s Shield, at his leisure at home.

 

 The “Open” section had three maximum 10’s awarded to Paul Lucas, Liz Miller and Mark Erwin.

 

 The “Favourite Place” had two 9.5 awarded and some 8’s. 

 

 The overall winner is PAUL LUCAS with his stunning “Plantlife” – so congratulations to him!! Please give him a “virtual” round of applause!

Paul Lucas receiving shield Paul Lucas receiving shield
 

Open Section 

Sunrise in the Harbour by Liz MillerSunrise in the Harbour by Liz Miller Forbidden Steps by Mark ErwinForbidden Steps by Mark Erwin
2nd: Sunrise in the Harbour by Liz Miller 3rd: Forbidden Steps by Mark Erwin

 

Favourite Place

 

Headon Warren at Heather Time by Liz MillerHeadon Warren at Heather Time by Liz Miller

  Gateway to Clamerkin by Steve NewberryGateway to Clamerkin by Steve Newberry

1st: Headon Warren at Heather Time by Liz Miller 

2nd: Gateway to Clamerkin by Steve Newberry

 

Castlehaven by Sue BrameCastlehaven by Sue Brame  
3rd: Castlehaven by Sue Brame  

 

Wednesday 11th March 2020 - Hasselblad Cup 

Poppy by Trevor HooleyPoppy by Trevor Hooley

Trevor with his trophyTrevor with his trophy

1st: Poppy by Trevor Hooley  Trevor with his trophy

 

The Annual Hasselblad (All Island Competition) was held on 11th March at Isle of Wight Photographic Society at Arreton.

Niton had a total of 11 entries in the 62 images.

Of the 15 “held back “ – 6 of these were from Niton and when the Judge awarded the five maximum “20”’s – four of these were Niton.

Trevor won with his “Poppy”, Sue was 2nd with “Pen & Ink” and Paul Lucas and Paul Bradley were the other “20”’s scored.

 All in all  a very good evening for Niton.

Pen and Ink by Sue BramePen and Ink by Sue Brame Negative Space by Paul LucasNegative Space by Paul Lucas Six by Paul BradleySix by Paul Bradley
  2nd: Pen and Ink by Sue Brame  
Negative Space by Paul Lucas Six by Paul Bradley

 

Shadows on the Beach by Don BrameShadows on the Beach by Don Brame   Poo, Smelly Flippers by Liz MillerPoo, Smelly Flippers by Liz Miller  
Shadows on the Beach by Don Brame    Poo, Smelly Flippers by Liz Miller  


Thursday 5th March 2020 - Spring Cup

 

Evening Waves by Paul BradleyEvening Waves by Paul Bradley

Brian Williams was the judge for the annual Spring Cup competition.

Four images scored the maximum 20/20 with first place being taken by Paul Bradley with Evening Waves.

In 2nd place was London Technicolour by Shani Watts. 3rd was Mossy Mound by Malcolm Young. Liz Miller took 4th place with Red Beauty. 

1st: Evening Waves by Paul Bradley

 
London in Technicolour by Shani WattsLondon in Technicolour by Shani Watts Mossy Mound by Malcolm YoungMossy Mound by Malcolm Young
2nd: London in Technicolour by Shani Watts 3rd: Mossy Mound by Malcolm Young

 

Update on Programme  (Amended 25th February 2020)

There have been a couple of amendments to our original 2019-2020 programme and members may wish to download a new copy here. We have a different judge for The Spring Cup and a new date for the AGM.

The AGM will be held in the lower bar at The White Horse, Whitwell at 11.30am on  Thursday 14th May 2020. This will be followed by an end of season lunch for those who are able to stay. Lunch will be booked nearer to the date. 

 

Thursday 20th February 2020 - SCPF League

We had a slightly earlier than usual start this evening due to the judge, Jim Pascoe, visiting from overseas (the mainland!) and restrictive ferry times.

Images by Niton and District CC were among other clubs in the same division (7) for this league contest with 72 projected images overall being critiqued and marked out of 10. 

Some visitors from other island clubs in the same division were welcomed. Jim gave an excellent narrative on the reasoning for his marks, citing technical merits as well as artistry. 13 images were held back with several attaining 10/10. Niton came equal 4th with Ryde Focus on points, but were placed 5th due to Ryde Focus obtaining images with 10/10. 

 

Thursday 6th February 2020 - Competition - Open and 'Framed'

Maria Leekblde was the judge officiating for this evening's competition.

The top three images from the Framed Competition were 1st, Paul Bradley with Nothing To See Here.  Sharon Cornford took 2nd place with Caught On Film and Liz Miller came 3rd with Through The Gateway. 

1st: Nothing to  See here by Paul Bradley1st: Nothing to See here by Paul Bradley 2nd: Caught on Film by Sharon Cornford2nd: Caught on Film by Sharon Cornford 3rd: Through the Gateway by Liz Miller3rd: Through the Gateway by Liz Miller
1st: Nothing to  See here by Paul Bradley 2nd: Caught on Film by Sharon Cornford 3rd: Through the Gateway by Liz Miller

In the Open Competition Paul Bradley took first place again with In Memoriam. Sharon Cornford again took 2nd place with Bog Pipes and Mike Cooper came 3rd with Red Yacht in a Swirl.

1st : In Memorium by Paul Bradley1st : In Memorium by Paul Bradley 2nd: Bog Pipes by Sharon Cornford2nd: Bog Pipes by Sharon Cornford 3rd: Red Yacht in a Swirl
3rd: Red Yacht in a Swirl
1st : In Memorium by Paul Bradley   2nd: Bog Pipes by Sharon Cornford   3rd: Red Yacht in a Swirl

 

Thursday 23rd January - Talk and Open Question Session

 

Chris gave a talk and showed various images on the theme of 'framed', the subject for the next competition.

There was then a very helpful 'open question' session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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