On a lovely Sunday morning we all met up in the countryside at Kinver at a fairly reasonable time for Landscape photography. After a short walk up a hill to our destination everyone began getting their camera and tripods out and started composing for what was a lovely view. After an explanation of the basics of landscape photography and the advantage of using filters, a demonstration was given to each member of how a simple filter could drastically improve their exposure and ultimately greatly enhance the image without the use of a computer. Focusing and composition tips were demonstrated while we walked around Kinver Edge looking at new landscape shots which did not encompass the traditional views and expanding everyone’s definition of landscape and encouraging them to look around them at all of their surroundings. Terry.
and here are some of the results…..
Kinver Edge by Marion Shephard
Back to Nature by Ann Dixon
Let it Blow by Bob Dixon
by Jeff Evans
Sunday 21st September at 10am and the peace and quiet of Bewdley’s Jubilee Garden was disturbed ever so slightly by the arrival of Terry Livesey and seven KCC members eager to brush up their macro photo skills.
This was the first of Terry’s hands on tutorials and the areas covered were :-
- Features of the camera for macro photography.
- Information about special macro modes and dedicated macro lenses.
- Composition for stunning images
- Lighting techniques using natural light and flash.
The day started off by talking about the principles of what Macro photography is and the things needed to accomplish optimum results. The reduced depth of field was also explained and demonstrated. Composition and lighting was covered and then experimented with. At the end everyone retired to the café and reviewed one image from each person, explaining why the shot worked and if any other methods would of helped enhance the image.
THE SIX IMAGES ABOVE KINDLY SUPPLIED BY TERRY LIVESEY
And here are the best images supplied by Terry’s pupils. Well done everyone!
by Bob Dixon
by Ann Dixon
by Jeff Evans
by Sheelagh Cooke
Action Woman Andrea does it again – this time with a visit to the Morgan Motor Company to see how they build those marvellous machines. Everyone agreed that it was a great experience being taken around the factory to see the cars taking shape in the hands of the individual craftsmen from the chassis (no they are not wooden!) to the moment they are put onto the transporter that will take them to their final destination either in the UK or more likely to countries world wide. Contrary to popular belief the waiting time for your shiny new roadster is no longer a matter of years but a mere three months. Unfortunately, we were all undecided which model, and there are many, to place an order for – although it is believed that Steve bought a key ring …
Laurie persuaded our guide to take this group. You will notice that we seem to have gained a few more members. These are folk that we met during the tour and were so attracted to us that they tagged along.
by Bob Dixon
Slideshow First by Len Harris
by John Pugh
by John Pugh
Reflections of Jill, Len & Terry By Sue Hancox
Supercar by Len Harris
Grilled Selfie by Ray Rogers
Morgan Headlight by Mike Gregg
Nearly Finished by Len Harris
Weird Three Wheeler by Len Harris
Morgan Reflections by Derek Aston
Jeff Asks a Question by Jill Harris
Pattern Picture by Jill Harris
Metal Worker by Jeff Evans
Any Colour You Want by Jill Harris
Awaiting Dispatch by Jeff Evans
Len in action! by Laurie Abraham
No parking! by Laurie Abraham
Hubble Bubble by Terry Jamieson Taken at the Great Malvern Prioryin prior to the factory visit
A message from our leader!
Back in the days when the club membership struggled to reach twenty five this competition was called The Five a Side. Now our membership pushes sixty, re-naming it was the only way ahead. Jill organizes us into teams every year. This year we had six teams of between five and eight members. Each team was required to submit ten images, a mixture of prints and projected and the judge then gives marks out of twenty to each image. The team with the most marks is declared the winner.
This year’s winner with was Sue Hancox’s team, “Suzies Floozies” with 164 points. Second came Derek Aston’s “Aston Villas” with 161. Third was Brian Hardy’s “Hardy Perennials” with 156. Fourth Steve Ficken’s “Shady” with 153. Fifth came Mike Webb’s “Wampant Wabbits” with 151 and last but not least (?) Geoff Cookes “Captain Cooke’s Crew” with 144.
Like most competitions at KCC the night was taken anything but seriously, a few laughs were had, legs were pulled, Micky was taken etc. We had fun with photography then retired to the pub to gloat or commiserate – ain’t that what it’s all about?
Suzies Floozies receiving their prize ( a big tin of Heros!) from David Lowe our intrepid judge.
September 16th. Our newly appointed “Queen of Outings” Andrea, squeezed sixteen of us into a minibus, fed us her home made BaraBrith and we set off to see the big city. The principal idea was to see the “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Blood” installation at the Tower of London. Andrea arranged a great day with a visit to Covent Garden and The London Eye. She also told us that the excellent weather had been pre-ordered, (some of us actually believed her). The poppies were just incredible! Much fun was had by all. Thanks Andrea.
Blood Swept Lands Jill Harris
Tears of Blood Sue Hancox
London at Dusk Andrea Holmes
Suzanne Enjoying a Yoghurt Duncan McCormack
Balancing Act Terry Jamieson
Where’s Duncan? Terry Jamieson
Terry’s Treat Jill Harris
A Kodak Moment Len Harris
Tower Bridge Terry Jamieson
Ray of Sunshine Ray Rogers
A Likely Pair Andrea Holmes
Ransom Required Andrea Holmes
Cooking Clobber Ray Rogers
Andrea Taking the Shot Duncan McCormack
Eye Aye Brian Berkeley-White
Who’s Lost? Duncan McCormack
Red Eye John Pugh
Evening Time John Pugh
Red Eye Brian Berkeley White
Eye View Ray Rogers
End of a Great Day Duncan McCormack
As the Sun Sets Duncan McCormack