Pupils in the
picture as they scoop award for wildlife
Cornish Guardian 30/11/12
PUPILS at Mount Charles School got snap
happy with a wildlife photographer as part
of their prize for an award.
scooped first prize in the Kingfisher Award
for a display about their visit to Kestle
Wildlife photographer Adrian Langdon
giving Mount Charles School pupils a
framed photo of a kingfisher with a
Part of the prize was a visit from
renowned wildlife photographer Adrian
Langdon on November 9th. He gave them top
tips and the pupils were able to get
hands-on snapping wildlife around the
"The pupils thoroughly enjoyed their
morning and learnt a great deal about
photography and wildlife," said deputy head
teacher, Sean Simmons. Mr Langdon presented
the school with a framed photograph of a
kingfisher taken on the River Camel.
"International Judge" - It's Official!
Adrian is featured in his role of international natural
history judge alongside judges from a all over Europe who judged images
submitted as part of the Fotowettbewerb 2011 competition. Clearly a
worthy ambassador representing natural history photography in the UK and
deserving holder of the title "renommierten internationalen personen!"
Well done Adrian.
Chris Curtis - Macro
Photographer" Magazine Feature
Chris Curtis has been wowing the club with a series of
high speed images of droplet splashes since the beginning of this season
and now his achievement has been celebrated in an article about the
collection in WH Smith's Autumn edition of Amateur Photographer
magazine. He says in the article in which includes images titled; Circle
Splash, Splashdown for Alien and Bubble Splash, "What I love is the
challenge of getting the shot I want."
Wadebridge CC "Best
in Cornwall 2012" - It's Official!
Colab Trophy - Overall Winners
Firstly in the Digital Image results we had two Highly Commended Images
from John Rogers & Jenni Cheesman
This was followed by John Evans-Jones winning the DPI section with
'Perspective gallery'. Further glory came when the same image won the
Geoff Marshall cup for best Digital Image.
In the Print section, Highly Commended images were achieved first by
John Rogers with Jeremy Northcott winning two.
Jenni Cheesman went a step further by winning the section with 'Garlic &
Peppercorns', & then like John, achieved further distinction by winning
the Abid Shah cup for best Colour print, wow!
It didn't stop there, John went on to win the President's Cup for best
Creative Image, and to top it all Jenni won the Len Collings Shield with
the overall winner, what a result!
On top of these individual winners, the club retained the Ken Farnell
cup for best Print Portfolio and then went on to top the overall points
scored and win the Colab Trophy, what a night!
Mc Cullagh Makes WCPF 12 Gold!
Study in Elegance - Paul Mc Cullagh
Once again Paul has proved beyond doubt his ability to
excel when up against the best of the Western Counties by getting a much
coveted Gold Medal in the Colour print competition. We're really proud
of him! He also got a HC and two more acceptances. Adrian had a Ribbon
and 3 more acceptances, Jeremy had 2 HCs and 3 more acceptances, Mike P
had 3 acceptances and Jenni a HC. All in all a great result for the club
reaffirming a confident and successful presence in the Western region.
Well done everyone!
for the full WCPF 12 Results
Make Bristol Salon Exhibition
Busker's Break - Penry
Congratulations to Penry who has achieved not one, but
three acceptances in the Bristol Salon 2012 Exhibition. Busker's Break
got a massive 18 points, with Tango in Buenos Aires and Dining Out in
Bangkok completing the triple. He gets around does our Penry. Brian has
also had an acceptance with Night in the Park which attracted a
commendable 17 points. I'm sure we at the club are all proud and pleased
to acknowledge the achievement of these stalwarts of high class
Mc Cullagh - Highly Commended @ Knightshayes!
to Paul for achieving this excellent accolade from the WCPF's
Knightshayes Trophy 2012 competition.
Charles Hosken -
First, Best colour and
Two HCs for WDCC Members!
Bob Wyatt - Aquilegia Seedhead
Well done John
Rogers, Bob Wyatt and Anne Chapman for securing such good results at the
Charles Hosken competition.
District Camera Club
12th March – 7th April
Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat (am)
9.30am – 5pm
A varied selection of recent work from the local Camera
WCC 9th Out of 50 Clubs in the WCPF DPIC
Well done to all
who were entered and the selection committee for putting together such a
strong overall club entry. Adrian should be especially congratulated on
his Ribbon for "Bittern in Flight". It scored 15 which was one
of only two 15s in the whole competition!
Penry did well to get full marks from one of the three judges too.
Wadebridge and District
Total: 209 9th
146 Bittern in
196 Black Tailed
John Evans Jones
John Evans Jones
John Evans Jones
896 The Old
646 Preparing the
The Kingswood Salver
Twenty three clubs
entered this year and our entry looked well up the general standard. The
competition is for a panel of five prints, viewed together, by five
The judge was
Margaret Salisbury from North Wales, an internationally renowned
speaker. During the morning, she gave a detailed and constructive
assessment of each of the panels.
Her comments on the
Wadebridge panel were that she was pleased to see a club being
adventurous in their theme. She liked the quality of the printing and
picked out the central image, by Penry Archer, for particular
praise. Margaret also liked the image from Emma Wilson, especially the
contrast between the soft and more graphic parts.
The winner of the
Salver was Phoenix Group from Taunton, whose images were colourful and
each very interesting. They were based on umbrellas in various shapes and
arrangements, with lovely quality in each print.
In the afternoon
Margaret gave a superb presentation of her own prints, with a great
breadth of styles and subjects. She also showed work from a recent trip
to a wedding in Ghana, where her interaction with the people gave the
pictures a wonderful intimacy.
Visit the wcpf
website to see all the panels in the Kingswood Salver competition.
(Cornwall) were 6th we were joint 3rd in the DPI's. John Rogers and
Giles Wilson both received 20 for their images. The judge said Giles'
"In Repair" almost got best colour print so was second, although there
are no official placings. Well done John and Giles.
Mike Makes Maltese Exhibitions!
Trebarwith Dawn - Mike P
It's confirmed we
are club which is having an increasing impact on European competitions.
Mike Pettet has three images in the 5th and 6th Malta International
Photographic Exhibitions 2010/11; "Tabby" (306 Colour), "Padstow
Turnstone" (270 Nature) and "Trebarwith Dawn" (tb posted) which also won
our own DPI of the Year last year.
congratulations go to you Mike. you must surely go from strength to
strength now with our best wishes . . . and a little jealousy.
If you want to
check out Mike's images and all the others click
here for Colour and
here for Nature - believe me the standard is breathtaking.
MPIX'11 Silver Successes and More!
WCPF Members Projected Image
Exhibition has been declared a winner by all who attended. We enjoyed
much collective success as a club, with John EJ and Adrian taking
special honours. Congratulations to everyone who took part, especially
those who gained acceptances and to Brian our resident WCPF President
who had a big role to play in setting up this inaugural show.
acceptances in the General section for Penry, Anne, Jenni, Mike P,
Adrian and John EJ. In the Natural History section John EJ had both an
acceptance and a very highly commended award whilst Adrian was close to
the top with a Silver Medal. In the Creative section John R and Mike P
gained acceptances while John EJ achieved not only an acceptance, but
also a lofty Silver Medal.
Malcolm Kitto - Gold
Gill Cardy - Gold
Paula Graham - Gold
RPS/NARAVA 2011 -
Honours for Adrian
As if gracing the
cover of the regular Wild Life Trust magazine wasn't exciting enough
Adrian's fantastic "Grey Heron Stalking" image has now gone on to be
accepted by the RPS for the
2011 International Projected Image Exhibition
Ironically it was
the only one of four images he entered in the Slovenia based
International Contest of
Digital Photography NARAVA 2011 not to be accepted for their
exhibition. The other three were; "Little Egret", "Great Crested
Grebes", "Kingfisher with Fish". It must be a "cultural" thing!
Adrian on such a great achievement in the international photographic
community. We're all very proud of you and I'm delighted to kick off the
new season with early news of success.
WCPF '11 Members Exhibition Accolade!
Ten acceptances in
including a silver medal and highly commended awards for John EJ
(Silver), Adrian (2 x HC), Penry (HC), Linda, Brian, Paul McC and Delia.
Wow - this is a fantastic result congratulations to all!
and John EJ - London Salon '11 Success!
"Suddenly There She Was" has been accepted. The
full colour image is a development from a mono submission which was
successful in WCPF some time ago. It had a long gestation period. PMcC.
John EJ has been successful with
'Bay View' but a different version from that in POY -
it's 2 combined
>180 degree panoramas. I've also heard that it's got a Silver Medal at
She Was - Paul Mc Cullagh
Bay View -
John E Jones
Print Portfolio @ CPA!
CC exhibited the best portfolio of prints in Cornwall at the CPA Annual
Competition last night with many individual awards being made in the DPI
category too! It was
certainly a night to remember with Jenni coming Third in the DPI with
Brimstone Butterfly. There were five Highly Commendeds including; Adrian
(3!) Avocet and Chick, Bittern in Flight and Stalking Heron, Jane for
Whitethroat and John EJ for Stilt Preening. I enjoyed only a short
reprieve from my own dismal performance, I came bottom in the DPI with
just 8 points, when I was first out of the jar for the raffle!
for the annual WCPF Knightshayes Trophy was "Missing" and
although Penry Archer was himself missing from the awards
ceremony, he was awarded Second Prize for his excellent image
depicting a scene in which a child, who has been playing now
appears to have gone missing from a garden where her toys and
pram are left by the poolside from which the water is also
missing. John EJ also gained a Highly Commended award for his
stylish treatment of a couple who had clearly missed the last
train. Well done both of you!
the past month, several members have achieved success with
Langdon’s ‘Great Crested Grebes’ was awarded a maximum 15 points
in the Great British Cup, one of only three to achieve this out
of thousands of entries. Outstanding!
Western Counties DPIC, Bob Wyatt achieved a Highly Commended
with his image of ‘ Aquilegia seedhead’, which was in the top 18
out of about 1000 images.
recent CPA Charles Hosken competition produced two award
winners, Mike Pettett and John Rogers, who both received Highly
commended certificates, with ‘Tabby’ and ‘Bottle Top’
"Wadebridge Camera Club are so proud to have won this regional
competition for the first time since it was first awarded 28
years ago. The Western Counties Photographic Federation includes
all the clubs in the Westcountry. There were 20 clubs with
entries this year. We’ve come third and enjoyed success with
individual images over the years, but never won the overall
competition which is for the best panel of five images by five
The judge Tom Dodd FRPS and member of the London Salon is from
North Wales. He praised the club’s entry for the combined effect
of the whole panel, the consistency of quality of the individual
images and their superb print quality.
Jeremy the club President who received the Salver on behalf of
the members at the annual meeting in Clyst St Mary, Exeter, said
he was delighted by the way the Wadebridge Club members had
worked together so successfully to produce the winning panel.
So if you’re interested and want to know more about photography
why not take a look at the rest of our website by using the
links at the top and bottom of this page, or better still come
and join the best club in the west!”
Tulip - Jenni
Clematis - Paul McC
Still Life - Giles
Allium - Jeremy
Campion - John EJ