Competitions

Round 5 - Absolute Photo's Best Camera Club Competition 2016/17


Landscape

Finally, we reach the last round of this amazing competition and many thanks to all of the BPC Members who have taken the time, trouble and photos at the various stages.

Here is the last selection - which are landscape photos.  Club voting opens on Monday 30th April and closes midnight Wednesday 3rd April.  Send your 'best three' to birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com

Good  luck everyone!


Lake Louise by Sue Allen




Herbert Lake by Sue Allen




St. Ninian's Isle by Sue Allen




Steinkjer by Sue Allen




Padham Gorge by Peter Allies



Tuscan Farmhouse by Peter Allies



Val d'Orcia Dawn by Peter Allies




Broadway Sunset by Bernadette Totton



Mount Blanc ski Run by Bernadette Totton



River Valley by Bernadette Totton



View from Mount Blanc by Bernadette Totton



Divornic by Geoff Moore



Princess Tower by Geoff Moore



Talacre by Geoff Moore




Contemplating the View  by David Watson




Peaceful Waters by David Watson



Reflections by Graham Harber



In the blue by Mark Waidson



Ploughing by Angela Fitch




Rapeseed Field by Angela Fitch



Olive Tree Lane by Angela Fitch


Boscombe by Angela Fitch


Lighthouse by Angela Fitch




Lakes and Roses by Angela Fitch



Leading lines by Barbara Pritchard




A walk in the park by Barbara Pritchard




Harbour vista by Barbara Pritchard



Taking in the view by Barbara Pritchard



Canyon by Hamish Whitehead



Panorama by Hamish Whitehead



Sedimentary by Hamish Whitehead



A bend in the river by Kevin Williams



Autumn in Croome by Kevin Williams




Pershore Abbey by Kevin Williams



Reflection in landscape by Mark Waidson



Autumn colours by Ray Phillips



Autumn Lights by Ray Phillips



Dead Vlei by Ray Phillips



Remarkable by Ray Phillips



Stalegmites Staletites by Ray Phillips



Subterranean Landscape by Ray Phillips


Swan's Neck Birlingham by Steve Diston



Swan's Neck Birlingham 2 by Steve Diston



The Walls in the Peak by Steve Diston


Round 4 of Absolute Photo's Best Camera Club Competition 2016/17

ACTION!

Following some success in Round 3, BPC Members are now invited to submit images which depict 'action' - fast cars, boats, planes and so on instantly spring to mind, but it could be something a little more subtle, maybe something to do with the elements: wind, water or fire or possibly sporting activities.  The choice is yours, please send your images to birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com



Follow the Leader by Kevin Williams




Ghost Train by Kevin Williams




Boxing Day Hangover by Paul Marsh




If you go down to the woods today by Paul Marsh




Stand back please by Paul Marsh




Hercules on Fly By by Bernadette Totton




Lisbon by Bernadette Totton




Reds 1 by Bernadette Totton




Reds 2 by Bernadette Totton




Reds 3 by Bernadette Totton




Rome by Bernadette Totton




F22 Raptor Knife Edge Pass by Geoff Moore




Storm Force by Mark Waidson





Nafford Lock by Angela Fitch




Coming into land by Angela Fitch




Wind farming by Angela Fitch




Zooming!  by Jim Fergusson




Action men! by Steve Arbery




Bath time by Sue Allen




Haven Street by Sue Allen




Para Surfing by Sue Allen




River sheen waterfall by Sue Allen




Sea Eagle by Sue Allen




Whale tail by Sue Allen




Arrows Action by Pete Allen




Carrying Action by Pete Allen




Dance Action by Pete Allen




Lightning Action by Pete Allen




Take off action by Pete Allen




Chasing down the Wellington by Jim Fergusson




Head down by Jim Fergusson




On the National Straight by Jim Fergusson




Travelling home by Jim Fergusson




Approaching Maggots by Jim Fergusson




Riding the Waves by Peter Allies




The Musketeers by Peter Allies




The horse rider by Peter Allies



Round 3 of Absolute Photo's Best Camera Club Competition 2016/17

THE STREET

Many thanks to BPC Members for submitting images for Round 3 - the theme is 'The Street' and you can interpret that pretty much as you would like.

Street photography often implies or tells a story, a moment in life that is depicted in a single image.

The following images are available for BPC Member voting, please choose the three images you think capture a story or are of artistic merit and email birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com by midnight on 2nd March.

The five images, each from different photographers, will be uploaded to the Absolute Photo website on 5th March.



Painted Silos by Sue Allen




Cards by Andy Crooks





Helping Hands by Andy Crooks





The Meeting by Peter Allies





Penang Street, by Bernadette Totton





Sharing Lunch, by Kevin Williams





Candle one by Andy Crooks





Candle two by Andy Crooks






A street with a history, by Barbara Pritchard





A busy street by Steve Arbery





Busy, busy, busy by Steve Arbery





Hong Kong by Steve Arbery





Balloons Hong King Style, by Steve Arbery





Quebec Fountain by Steve Arbery





Seagulls, what seagulls? by Steve Arbery





Sydney Harbour Bridge by Steve Arbery





Vegetable Market by Steve Arbery





Shopping by Steve Arbery





Daily Chores by Steve Arbery





Saffron and Grey by Steve Arbery





Street Corner Gaming by Steve Arbery





Laundry Day by Steve Arbery





Ferris Wheel by Lucie Kingscott-Marsh





Walking away by Lucie Kingscott-Marsh





The River by Lucie Kingscott-Marsh





All the world is a stage by Lucie Kingscott-Marsh






Asleep on the job, by Bernadette Totton





Celebrations, by Bernadette Totton





Lisbon Trams, by Bernadette Totton





Shoeshine, by  Bernadette Totton





Empty, by Kevin Williams





Homegrown, by Peter Allies





Red on Black by Angela Fitch





Green Scene by Angela Fitch






Domes by Angela Fitch





Construction Reflection by Angela Fitch





Street Vendor by Angela Fitch





Hot by Angela Fitch





Grenada Bar by Steve Diston





On yer bike Vietnam by Steve Diston





Tate Saigon by Steve Diston





Silhoutte Cyclist by Pete Allen





Reflection by Pete Allen





The Fish Eaters by Graham Harber





Wrapped up warm by Graham Harber





Harbour Picnic by Graham Harber




Round 2 of Absolute Photo's Best Camera Club competition - 2016/17

WILDLIFE

The following images have been submitted by BPC Members for peer group selection by vote.

BPC Members are invited to submit images to be included in the Club vote and to cast their three votes for the three images they think are the best.  When votes are counted the five attracting the most votes will be submitted to the Absolute Photo website.

Please email your images to birlinghamphoto@btintinternet.com no later than close of play 30th January.

Please email your votes to birlinghamphoto@btinternet.com no later than close of play 2nd February.

The selected five images will be uploaded to the Absolute Photo website to meet the 5th February deadline.

For more information about the competition visit www.absolutephoto.com



Butterfly, by Ray Phillips



Dragon Fly, by Ann Kingscott-Marsh



Butterfly, by Ann Kingscott-Marsh



Zebra, by Ray Phillips



Owl, by Ray Phillips


Lioness, by Ray Phillips



Snail, by Ann Kingscott-Marsh



Swan Lake, by Ann Kinsgscott- Marsh



Woodpecker, by Ann Kingscott-Marsh



Bee, by Ann Kingscott-Marsh



Alert 2, by Andy Crooks



Alert, by Andy Crooks



Arctic Tern, by Pete Allen



Bird Call, by Hamish Whitehead



Sloth with Baby, by Pete Allen



Common blue Damselfly, by Pete Allen



Common Frog, by Pete Allen



Elephant, by Andy Crooks



Emperor Moth, by Pete Allen



Fly, by Peter Allen



Puffin in Flight, by Pete Allen



Garden Cross Spider, by Pete Allen



Green Bottle Flies, by Pete Allen



Hawk, by Hamish Whitehead



Honeybee, by Pete Allen



Hummingbird, by Hamish Whitehead



Keel Billed Toucan, by Pete Allen



Leopard, by Andy Crooks



Leopard 2, by Andy Crooks



Lion, by Andy Crooks



Nettle Weevil, by Pete Allen



Southern Hawker Dragonfly, by Pete Allen



Painted Lady Butterfly, by Pete Allen



Puffin Portrait, by Pete Allen



Robin, by Hamish Whitehead



Robin 2, by Hamish Whitehead



Scarlet Tiger Moths, by Pete Allen



Shag, by Pete Allen



Swan, by Pete Allen



Wild Fowl Movement, by Pete Allen



Basking Seals, by Bernadette Totton



Seals at Sea, by Bernadette Totton



Wading Birds, by Bernadette Totton



 
Red Kite in Flight, by Peter Allies



Four Spot Chaser, by Peter Allies



Bee, by Kevin Williams


Birds, by Hamish Whitehead


Butterfly, by Steve Diston


Damsel Fly, by Steve Diston



Deer, by Gary Boughton



Hawk, by Gary Boughton


Hedgehog, by Kevin Williams


Heron, by Steve Diston



Merlin, by Kevin Williams



Robin, by Steve Diston


Robin, by Gary Boughton


White Tiger, by Kevin Williams



 
Butterfly, by Angela Fitch




 
Kite, by Angela Fitch    


  

 
Kingfisher, by Angela Fitch




 
Mockingbird, by Angela Fitch














Congratulations to the five BPC photographers....

...who made the cut for the first round (portraiture) of Absolute Photo's Best Camera Club selection.  BPC thanks everyone who submitted photographs and voted for their favourite - we can do it all again for round two in a few weeks time, theme TBC.


  English Rose, by Kevin Pugh


  Man in Turban, by Peter Allies



   Model, by Steve Diston



  Rocker at Rest, by Angela Fitch



  Wild West, by Kevin Williams





The first BPC competition was held in December 2016.

Submissions from Club Members were made on an open theme and fellow members cast votes for the three images they liked best.  When the votes were counted Pershore based photographer, Peter Allies, was the outright winner with this splendid seascape.  Further competitions are planned for 2017.