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Earl Shilton Camera Club 2020

The following images form the 2020 Earl Shilton Camera Club Photography Exhibition which due to current COVID-19 circumstances has gone virtual.  The images are by members of the Earl Shilton Camera Club and are a mix of members favourites and others that have done well in club competitions.

The Earl Shilton Camera Club or ESCC provides an opportunity for like minded people who share an interest in photography to come together to talk about their passion. It has around 35 members ranging from novice to expert who are all willing to share advice and knowledge.

The philosophy of the ESCC is to try to improve and we believe this is best achieved by doing i.e. "actually taking photographs".

So to facilitate this the club season includes a number of competitions some of which are externally judged

Secretary's Challenge,     Trevor Wain UK Landscape,     

Neville Jackson Image of the Year (IOTY)

Whilst others form the rounds for the Photographer of the year competing for the Wendy Jarvis Memorial Trophy.  These rounds are peer voted and are often themed to try to push the author out of their comfort zone and into trying new subjects and techniques.  When an external judge is used they provide comments and suggestions on how to improve the image

For peer voted competitions we hold a separate critique evening when members can give their opinions and we hear how the author took the image.  The club also enters into a number of competitions with other local clubs and on a slightly large scale competitions hosted by the Midland Counties Photographic Federation

For more information about the club please visit our website http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk 

Featured Artworks
A photo of 'Clun Castle' by Gary Wood

Clun Castle

By Gary Wood

Shows GWR 7029 Castle Class 4-6-2 Clun Castle hauling the Vintage Trains White Rose to York on 21 Dec 2019 Just passing Croft 'New' Hill.

A photo of 'A Rainy Day in Bradgate' by John Smith

A Rainy Day in Bradgate

By John Smith

"I took this only yesterday as usual with my Nikon D5200 - f5 @ 1/640th sec and ISO 400. on a tripod and for the first time I used my new Cokin ND8 sq filter"

A photo of 'After Dark City View' by Steve Bexon

After Dark City View

By Steve Bexon

"I planned a day out in London to mainly photograph 'Street' / People and Architecture. I booked a later train home as it was November and this enabled me to get some night time images.
This image was taken on London's South Bank in an area called 'More London' close to Tower Bridge. There is some great architecture in this area but I settled on a composition with a large pipe structure (which is a design feature running along the top of a wall) giving me a leading line to the River Thames and the buildings in the 'City' district on the other side. The couple of people standing by the wall looking at the view gave some additional interest and scale. Because it was a night time long exposure I used a mini tripod balanced on the pipe to steady my camera.
I set my camera for an exposure of f/11, ISO100 at 24mm, I then focused on the couple a few feet away. These settings gave me a sharp image through the whole scene including the distant buildings. The raw file was processed in Adobe Lightroom."

A photo of 'Aurora' by Daniel Wood

Aurora

By Daniel Wood

Taken along a foot path near Enderby

A photo of 'Baker Street' by Peter Lawrance

Baker Street

By Peter Lawrance

Features the famous station in London taken on a photography trip just before travel was restricted. Its a montage of the themes meant to depict the virus including Mont Blanc, climbers, cyclists, a dog and a crocodile.
The images were mostly taken on a Nikon D850 and a 24-120 Nikon lens and constructed using up to thirty layers in Photoshop.

A photo of 'Chilly at Sutton Cheney' by Rob Jones

Chilly at Sutton Cheney

By Rob Jones

Taken 9/11/19 at 8am on a cold frosty morning when house boats had their fires burning which I thought gave nice drifting smoke across a nice sunrise.
Canon 6D 1/1250s F5 130mm and 400iso

A photo of 'Educating Eeyore' by Julie Holbeche-Maund ARPS

Educating Eeyore

By Julie Holbeche-Maund ARPS

Still life portrayal of Eeyore with his books. Part of a four character panel of Disney Icons. www.sandalwoodpictures.co.uk

A photo of 'Engrossed In A Book' by Geoff Whiltelocks

Engrossed In A Book

By Geoff Whiltelocks

"I was walking along footpath in Slapton Sands Devon spotted this young woman sitting on the sea wall engrossed in a book,and oblivious to what was going on around her."
Camera Lumix FZ150 1/800 sec at F8 ISO 200

A photo of 'Fairy Steps' by Alan Wardropper

Fairy Steps

By Alan Wardropper

"Both my images were taken at the last studio shoot I did before the lockdown kicked in.
They were both taken with one light source, an overhead soft box . I metered the light and move the F setting up one stop to get a softer effect. With Fairy steps the model is directly below the light giving a brighter overall effect. Where as in seeking inspiration she is seated to the rear of the light giving more shadows. I wanted to give a soft feel to the images and when printing them I have used matt paper which again helps to soften them.
So my aim was to get soft, simple , atmospheric images"

A photo of 'Flamingo' by Graham Townsend

Flamingo

By Graham Townsend
A photo of 'Flood at Congerstone' by Rob Jones

Flood at Congerstone

By Rob Jones

Taken 2/10/19 at 9.43am when the road was flooded and only 4x4 vehicles took a chance !
Canon 6D 1/400s F9 20mm and 320iso

A photo of 'Frisbee In The Fog' by Isobel Chesterman

Frisbee In The Fog

By Isobel Chesterman
A photo of 'Fun in the Township' by Debbie Lowe

Fun in the Township

By Debbie Lowe
A photo of 'Going Underground' by Steve Bexon

Going Underground

By Steve Bexon

"During a photo trip to London I planned to photograph some interiors of underground tube stations. They can be unique and have some amazing architecture.
This image was taken at Embankment Station in one of the Northern line access tunnels. An additional problem nobody was using the tunnel.
After a long wait and some strange looks from the security staff, a lone girl walked past me and continued down the tunnel."

A photo of 'Harvest Mice' by Ian Waite

Harvest Mice

By Ian Waite
A photo of 'IOTY 20 Herringfleet' by James Botterill

IOTY 20 Herringfleet

By James Botterill

The IOTY or Image of the Year is normally last competition of the season with the winner awarded the Nevill Jackson Trophy
This years competition was judged by Peter Gennard MFIAP EFIAP/p from Smethwick PS.
The winning image was by James Botterill and was of the Herringfleet smock mill down on the Norfolk / Surfolk border.
For other IOTY images visit http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/image-of-the-year-2020-gallery/

A photo of 'Look up there' by Geoff Whiltelocks

Look up there

By Geoff Whiltelocks

"Taken at the Victory Show Cosby. This interesting couple were watching the air show. I liked the clothes and good colour contrast with the black and red. It shows you can get good impact from people shots without necessarily seeing their full faces."

Camera Nikon D90 1/640 sec at F7.1 ISO 200

A photo of 'Rydal Mist' by Julie Holbeche-Maund

Rydal Mist

By Julie Holbeche-Maund

Midphot is an MCPF competition attracting entries from photographers across the Midlands ares.
This year we entered a record entry of over 56 images from 9 members.
and had 26 images accepted having scored 12 or more from a possible 15.
Of those 26 4 images achieved awards and included this image by Julie which scored 15 and receiving the Midphot Golden Jubilee Trophy

Visit the website to see other images entered into Midphot by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2020-mcpg-midphot/

A photo of 'Normanton Church' by Isobel Chesterman

Normanton Church

By Isobel Chesterman

Midphot is an MCPF competition attracting entries from photographers across the Midlands ares.
This year we entered a record entry of over 56 images from 9 members.
and had 26 images accepted having scored 12 or more from a possible 15.
Of those 26 4 images achieved awards and included this image by Isobel which scored 13 and receiving a highly commended

Visit the website to see other images entered into Midphot by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2020-mcpg-midphot/

A photo of 'Peppers' by Phil Mallin LNPS

Peppers

By Phil Mallin LNPS

Midphot is an MCPF competition attracting entries from photographers across the Midlands ares.
This year we entered a record entry of over 56 images from 9 members.
and had 26 images accepted having scored 12 or more from a possible 15.
Of those 26 4 images achieved awards and included this image by Phil which scored 14 and receiving a PAGB Silver Medal

Visit the website to see other images entered into Midphot by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2020-mcpg-midphot/

A photo of 'Morning Glory ' by John Smith

Morning Glory

By John Smith

f5 @ 1/000 sec and ISO 160 and is hand held

A photo of 'Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid' by Margaret Wateron

Phalaenopsis Moth Orchid

By Margaret Wateron

"I took this image using a tripod with a Fujifilm XT3 camera fitted with a 18x140mm lens
I set the flower inside a light tent against a silver grey background with lighting source from above
Using these settings F/11, 1/60, Manual exposure, Focal length 140mm
Used photoshop for slight enhancements
It was taken in lockdown before we were allowed out anywhere
and i was trying to show depth of field to have all the parts of the flowers in focus"

A photo of 'Muscat Mosque' by Steve Pears

Muscat Mosque

By Steve Pears

"I was fortunate to visit Oman just before lockdown. It is an interesting country with an individual character. The majority of Omanis are Ibadi Muslims. The country has changed considerably during the past 50 years. This image gives old and new aspects and represents the strong influences of religion and the recent investment.
The mosque was completed in 2001 taking 6 years to build. It covers a massive area of 416,000 square meters, made up of 300,000 tons of sandstone and can hold up to 20,000 worshipers.
The image was taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mk4 with a 16-35mm f4 lens, set to ISO 100, 35mm, f8 and 1/160sec. It was processed in Affinity Photo

A photo of 'Iilium orientalis stargazer Lily' by Margaret Wateron

Iilium orientalis stargazer Lily

By Margaret Wateron

"I took this image using a tripod with a Fujifilm XT3 camera fitted with an 80mm lens
I set the flower inside a light tent against a black background with lighting source from above
Using these camera settings F/11, 1/30, Focal length 34.5 mm, Manual exposure
Used photoshop for slight enhancements
It was taken in lockdown before we were allowed out anywhere
and i was trying to show depth of field to have all the parts of the flowers in focus"

A photo of 'Pooh and Honey' by Julie Holbeche-Maund ARPS

Pooh and Honey

By Julie Holbeche-Maund ARPS

Still life portrayal of pooh looking for his honey. Part of a four character panel of Disney icons. www.sandalwoodpictures.co.uk

A photo of 'Peppers' by Phil Mallin

Peppers

By Phil Mallin

The photogapher of the year competition is peer voted and takes place over a number of rounds some of which have themes.
The first round is generally an open Print and was won by this image from Phil

Visit the website to see other images entered into POTY round 1 by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-poty-1-gallery/

A photo of '1st Red White And Blue' by Julie Holbeche-Maund

1st Red White And Blue

By Julie Holbeche-Maund

The photogapher of the year competition is peer voted and takes place over a number of rounds some of which have themes.
The second round is generally a themed Projected image round.
This year the theme was Graffiti and was won by this image from Julie

Visit the website to see other images entered into POTY round 2 by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-poty-2-graffiti-gallery/

A photo of 'Hollywood Glamour' by Julie Holbeche-Maund

Hollywood Glamour

By Julie Holbeche-Maund

The photogapher of the year competition is peer voted and takes place over a number of rounds some of which have themes.
The third round is generally a mono print round and was won by this image from Julie


Visit the website to see other images entered into POTY round 3 by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-poty-3-monochrome-gallery/

A photo of 'Electric Power' by Steve Bexon

Electric Power

By Steve Bexon

"After seeing a similar picture a number of years ago, managed with the help of Google maps to find a possible viewpoint.
On my next trip to London I checked it out and found a narrow footpath on the edge of Chelsea which seemed a good spot."
The fourth round is generally a themed Projected image round with this year the theme was Industry and was won by this image

To see other POTY 4 images visit http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-poty-4-industry/

A photo of 'Mid Day Herd' by Phil Mallin

Mid Day Herd

By Phil Mallin

The photogapher of the year competition is peer voted and takes place over a number of rounds some of which have themes.
The fifth round is generally a themed print round.
This year the theme was Nature and was won by this image from Phil

Visit the website to see other images entered into POTY round 5 by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/201-20-poty-5-nature-gallery/

A photo of 'Oxararfoss Iceland' by Phil Mallin

Oxararfoss Iceland

By Phil Mallin

The photogapher of the year competition is peer voted and takes place over a number of rounds some of which have themes.
The sixth round is generally a themed Projected image round.
This year the theme was Winter and was won by this image from Phil

Visit the website to see other images entered into POTY round 6 by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-poty-6-winter-gallery/

A photo of 'Rain Dance' by Steve Bexon

Rain Dance

By Steve Bexon

The photographer of the year competition is peer voted and takes place over a number of rounds some of which have themes.
The seventh is generally a themed print round.
This year the theme was Street and was won by this image from Steve

Visit the website to see other images entered into POTY round 7 by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-poty-7-street-gallery/

A photo of 'Resting Airman' by Al Simms

Resting Airman

By Al Simms
A photo of 'Ivory Flame' by Phil Mallin LNPS

Ivory Flame

By Phil Mallin LNPS

The Secretarys Challenge is the 1st competition of the season and is generally an open print externally judged.
This years judge Nat Coalson ARPS select this image by Phil as the winner.
Phil also entered this image into the MCPF Midphot competition and it was 1 of the 4 images to achieve an award scoring 15 and was awarded a MCPF Ribbon

Visit the website to see other images entered in the Secretarys challenge http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-competition-gallery/secretarieschallenge2019-20/

A photo of 'Seeking Inspiration' by Alan Wardropper

Seeking Inspiration

By Alan Wardropper

"Both my images were taken at the last studio shoot I did before the lockdown kicked in.
They were both taken with one light source, an overhead soft box . I metered the light and move the F setting up one stop to get a softer effect. With Fairy steps the model is directly below the light giving a brighter overall effect. Where as in seeking inspiration she is seated to the rear of the light giving more shadows. I wanted to give a soft feel to the images and when printing them I have used matt paper which again helps to soften them.
So my aim was to get soft, simple , atmospheric images"

A photo of 'Selfridges Bridge' by Paul Steans

Selfridges Bridge

By Paul Steans

"This was taken on the footbridge linking the car park to Selfridges in the bull ring shopping centre in Birmingham. Looking towards Selfridges, I waited until a single person was in the desired position. The image was converted to black and white for the desired effect."

A photo of 'Snow Chase' by James Botterill

Snow Chase

By James Botterill
A photo of 'Soon be Spring' by Ken Chesterman

Soon be Spring

By Ken Chesterman
A photo of 'Te Hoho Rock, NZ ' by Phil Mallin

Te Hoho Rock, NZ

By Phil Mallin

Taken in New Zealand at Cathedral Cove, North Island. "We walked for 1.5 hours in the pitch dark, with just head torches to guide us,to get to this place before the sun came up.
No idea if the sunrise was going to be worth it!
We arrived about half an hour before the sky began to colour up (we wanted to be the first photographers there, it is very popular)
Needless to say - we stayed there for about 2 hours and many a shot was taken!"

I used a Canon 5D mk4 - 17mm - f14 - 30 sec - iso 800 - Manual Exp -
6 Stopper Filter and Graduated Neutral Density Filter

A photo of 'The Boy with the Rainbow Umbrella ' by Trish Rudin

The Boy with the Rainbow Umbrella

By Trish Rudin
A photo of 'The Fishseller At Barka' by Steve Pears

The Fishseller At Barka

By Steve Pears

"Ibadi Muslims have been referred to as tolerant Puritans or as political quietists because of their preference to solve differences through dignity and reason rather than with confrontation.
This photograph represents the traditional people of Oman and shows fish selling a traditional way of life and still an important part of the local industry. The fish markets were lively and colourful. We found the people to be friendly and helpful."
The image was taken on a Canon EOS 5D Mk4 with a 16-35mm f4 lens, set to ISO 100, 35mm, f8 and 1/125sec. It was processed in Affinity Photo

A photo of 'The Lookout ' by Paul Steans

The Lookout

By Paul Steans

"This was taken at Twycross zoo. A single meerkat was isolated suggesting it was a single lookout for the whole group."

A photo of 'Thornham' by Gary Wood

Thornham

By Gary Wood

"This was taken at the beginning of August just after sunset at Thornham in Norfolk"

A photo of 'Walkies' by Peter Lawrance LNPS

Walkies

By Peter Lawrance LNPS

This is a montage of images meant as a commentary on global warming. Initially based on the Mont Blanc glacier which is increasingly receding; caused by increasingly hotter yearly temperatures and by the encroachment of more and more visitors.
Everything was originally photographed in very different locations. Both girls were on a bridge in Florence, the ice cream van in Lichfield, the plane in Sydney Harbour and the cyclists in a Leicestershire road race.

A photo of 'Tide's out' by Isobel Chesterman

Tide's out

By Isobel Chesterman
A photo of 'Tuaranga Bay, NZ' by Phil Mallin LNPS

Tuaranga Bay, NZ

By Phil Mallin LNPS

"Taken just as most people were leaving the beach and bay area after a beautiful sunny day.
The idea was to get Mount Manganui silhouetted in the sunset."
Building Lights and Street Lights were removed in processing.
I used a Canon 5D mk4 - 19mm - f14 - 2.5 sec - iso 800 - Manual Exp - 6 Stopper Filter and Graduated Neutral Density Filter

A photo of 'Walk On By' by Ian Waite

Walk On By

By Ian Waite
A photo of 'Saltwick Wreck' by Julie Holbeche Maund

Saltwick Wreck

By Julie Holbeche Maund

The Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition is an externally judged themed competition.
this year judged by Chris Balwin of Daventry PS who selected this image by Julie as the winner.

Visit the website to see other images entered into The Trevor Wain UK Landscape Competition by ESCC Members http://www.earlshiltoncameraclub.org.uk/2019-20-trevor-wain-uk-landscape-competition-gallery/

A photo of 'Waiting For The Wind ' by Robin Astle

Waiting For The Wind

By Robin Astle
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