Latest News from Uckfield Camera Club

SxPF Success!!

We entered the annual Sussex Photographic Federation PDI championships and were very pleased to come 4th!  As a small club we are very proud of this achievement!

 Well done to everyone whose images were chosen and to the club as a whole for maintaining such a high standard. 

Special congratulations to Brian Goode for his image “Waves” which was highly commended by the judges.

Click on the one of the images to view at a larger size.

Print Competition 2021

We had our first and only Print competition since the start of the Covid crisis .. it was lovely to share prints once again.

It was quite an informal evening with entries being judged by members, but we are looking forward to more print competition in 2022 

 
Congratulations to Ruth who was overall winner with ‘Busy Street’

View all entries here: https://uckfieldcameraclub.co.uk/portfolio-item/2021-print-1/

 

PDI of the year 2021

We gathered in the Luxford Centre for our end of year PDI competition –  it was good to catch up with each other again.  As is now the tradition this competition was judged by members to pick their favourite images in the different genres with overall winners too.

 
Congratulations to Duncan who entered ‘Pier Gold’.  This was voted by members as the overall DPI of the Year.  Congratulations also go to Roy Marriot for his image ‘Evening Departure‘, Brian Goode for his image ‘TFL Faces‘ and to Bob Bell for his image ‘Fusion Extreme BMX‘.  These latter three all came joint second.


Congratulations also to those who were placed in the individual categories.  The results are:

Category: Abstract

1st: New Leaves by Jan Beesley
2nd: Blue droplet by Regina Manso de Zuniga
3rd: Waves by Brian Goode

Category: Animals

1st: Harvest mouse by Regina Manso de Zuniga
2nd: Evening Departure by Roy Marriot
3rd: Affection by Robert Bell

Category: Colour

1st: Pier Gold by Duncan Innes
2nd: Hellebore by Roy Scarlett
3rd: Pretty In Pink by Debbie Lias

Category: Landscape

1st: Blake Projected by Jan Beesley
2nd: The castle by Jonathon Close
3rd: Morning at Derwent Water by Jonathon Close

Category: Monochrome

1st: Windswept by Jan Beesley
2nd: The Dotted Line by Duncan Innes
3rd: Bayonne, France by Alan Peters

Category: People

1st: Fusion Extreme BMX by Robert Bell
2nd:  TFL Faces by Brian Goode
3rd: White Queen Regina Manso de Zuniga

 

View all entries here: https://uckfieldcameraclub.co.uk/portfolio-item/2021-pdi-round-6/

 

PDI Competition – Open Subject

Well done to everyone in our PDI round 7 and thank you to Alison Buchanon for judging.

Winning entries were:

“Affection” by Bob Bell

“London Eye from Greenwich – 5 Miles” by Ian Winning

“Fusion Extreme BMX” by Bob Bell

“Nuthatch” by Roy Marriot

View all entries here: https://uckfieldcameraclub.co.uk/portfolio-item/2021-pdi-round-6/

 

Photoggs is back

There used to be a group called Photoggs where UCC members could meet, drink, eat, discuss and learn different aspects of photography in a social setting.   Obviously Covid pout paid to all that but now Photoggs is back!!  This time round we will be meeting in a different venue which will provide more space and be more central to where members mostly live (between Crowborough and Uckfield)
 
Where: The Garden Room, The Crow & Gate, Uckfield Road, Crowborough, East Sussex. TN6 3TA.
 
When: Tuesday 16th November 2021 at 7.30pm.
 
What is Photoggs? Where a group of UCC members meet, drink, eat, discuss and learn different aspects of photography in a social setting.
 
There will be no limit to the numbers that attend. One ask is that chairs taken outside ‘The Garden Room’ are returned to the tables they were taken from.
 
The evening: 7.30 – 8.15 – Greet one another and chat about everything and anything. 8.15 – 9.05 – Discuss a pre-set topic. 9.05 – 9.15 – Plan the next meetings topic.
 
Like the Black Boys, the area will be reserved for us free of charge, although I’ve been asked by the management we buy food, drinks and snacks from the bar. It could be one soft drink, a tea or something stronger. I don’t think that will be too arduous for some.
 
You must order and pay at the bar and mention you’re in the Garden Room if it’s a tea or coffee.
 
Some of you have waited a long time for the return of Photoggs. Let us hope we can continue with it without any more Covid restrictions.

PDI Competition – Flora and Fauna

Well done to everyone in our PDI round 6 – Flora and fauna competition and thank you to Paul Radden for judging.

Winning entries were:

“Along for the Ride” by Roy Marriot

“Dahlia Diva” by Peter Hills

“Harvest Mouse” by Regina Manso de Zuniga

View all entries here: https://uckfieldcameraclub.co.uk/portfolio-item/2021-pdi-round-6/

 

PDI Competition – Open Subject

Well done to everyone in our PDI round 5 open competition and thank you to Cherry Larcombe for judging.

Winning entries were:

“New Leaves” by Jan Beesley

“Hobby in the rain” by Bob Bell

“Hyde Park Winter Wonderland” by Ian Winning

View all entries here: https://uckfieldcameraclub.co.uk/portfolio-item/2021-pdi-round-5/

PDI Panel Competition

Well done to everyone in our PDI panel competition and thank you to David Eastley for stepping in at the last minute to judge.

Putting together a panel is a different thing to presenting single images so congrats to all who accepted the challenge.

Top 3 entries were:

London Red by Brian Goode

Grumpy Old Men by Martin Morris

Shopping Bag  by Jan Beesley

View all entries here: PDI Competition 2021

PDI Competition – Open Subject

Well done to everyone in our PDI open competition and thank you to Lawrence Homewood for judging.

Winning entries were:

Rapidly Changing Skyline by Brian Goode

Pearl Bordered Fritillary by Andrew Burns 

Storm Approaching by Jonathan Close

View all entries here: https://uckfieldcameraclub.co.uk/portfolio-item/2021-pdi-4-competition/

Landscapes Competition

Well done to everyone in our Landscapes Urban and Rural competition and many thanks to Paul Parkinson for judging.

Winning entries were:

Blake Projected by Jan Beesley

South Bank by Ian Winning

Sunset on the Thames by Brian Goode

View all entries here.PDI Competition 2021 – Landscapes Urban and Rural