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Contents

Eric Williams - ‘Cuban Streets’ Jenny Rees Mann - ‘From an Indian Train’ Maddy Pennock - ‘Sense of the Organic’ & ‘The Royal London Hospital’ Kaz Diller - ‘Once Upon a Time in London’ Paul Mann - ‘The Grande Arche de la Defence, Paris’ Ruth Bourne - ‘Changed World’ James Boardman-Woodend - ‘Infrared Images of Woodlands’ Tessa Mills - ‘Cliché-Comfort’ Stewart Bourne - ‘Frustration, Anger and Disappointment’ Tineke Morgan - ‘Worcester and Tibberton in Monochrome’ Clive Haynes - ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ Karen Dewson - ‘Impressions of Light and Shade’ Judy Knights - ‘Another Day, Another Churchyard’ Peter Young - ‘Blue and Yellow’ Charles Ashton - ‘Awakening’ Bob Oakley - ‘Sleepers’ Alex Isaacs - ‘Cuba’.


Eric Williams Cuban Streets

Candid street photography is a genre with which I am a little uncomfortable, but inspired by the work of club members such as Nigel Reader and Alex Isaacs, I decided to create a series of images of Cuban females to illustrate ageing in what is basically a third world country. I’m showing these images in a sequence of ascending age of subject to illustrate how these women move from one phase of life to another in a country that has been governed by idealism into near poverty over the past 50 years.


Eric Williams 01 Let Me Out


Eric Williams 02 My Model Pose


Eric Williams 03 Havana Style


Eric Williams 04 Just Chatting


Eric Williams 05 Deveining Tobacco


Eric Williams 06 Colourful Dress


Eric Williams 07 Sifting Rice


Eric Williams 08 Waiting


Eric Williams 09 Havana Living


Eric Williams 10 When Oldies Go Bad


Eric Williams 11 Farmer


Jenny Rees Mann

From an Indian Train

'As dawn breaks, I’m looking out of a train window. We sweep across the Indian countryside and I glimpse people’s lives. We stop at stations where I catch moments frozen in time; but without context to help me interpret them, I am left with questions. Who is that woman? Where is she going? What are those people waiting for?’


Jenny Mann 01 From a window


JennyMann 02 From a window 1


JennyMann 03 From a window 3


JennyMann 04 n passing


JennyMann 05 Man on station 5


JennyMann 06 Two ladies on a platform


JennyMann 07 Boy on a platform


JennyMann 08 Look away


jennyMann 09 Morning Pylon


Maddy Pennock

Sense of the Organic (Ongoing Series)

A few more from this series including an awareness of the changing landscape as Winter changes to Spring and the renewal of life is becoming apparent.

The Royal London Hospital (Ongoing Series)

This is an exploratory series of my emotional response to training as a nurse at this historical teaching hospital serving the East London community. There is a feeling of great pride but also my memories are also tinged with a sense of foreboding and anxiety as learnt my craft in this establishment. I have become part of the history of this hospital and it has made me the person I am. Two of my images (9 & 10) are work in progress as I blended my paintings with the decaying hospital giving a sense of the past, like a ghost inhabiting the wards that are crumbling before my eyes.


1_Maddy Pennock_Organic Takeover


2_Maddy Pennock_Morning Glory


3_Maddy Pennock_Morning has Broken


4_Maddy Pennock_Pixam Ferry


6_Maddy Pennock_Colour Returning to the Land


5_Maddy Pennock_Spring Awakening


7_Edith Cavell1_


8_Edith Cavell2_


9_Care & Compassion_


10_Drug Round_


11_Fusion_


Kaz Diller 00 London


Kaz Diller 01 London


Kaz Diller 02 London


Kaz Diller 03 London


Kaz Diller 04 London


Kaz Diller 05 London


Kaz Diller 06 London


Kaz Diller 07 London


Kaz Diller 08 London


Kaz Diller 09 London


Kaz Diller 10 London


Kaz Diller 11 London


Paul Mann

The Grande Arche de la Defence, Paris.

Have you ever thought how strange scale is? An object can look quite small when viewed from a distance, yet in reality it might be very large. We usually take it for granted as our brains have adjusted to it. A good example is the Grande Arche in Paris. Viewed from a distance it appears to be just an open box but as you approach it the box becomes enormous, all 30k tonnes of it. Built in 1985 -1989 to a design by Danish architect Johan Otto Speckelson & engineer Erik Reitzel, it is an office block. Despite its height the building forms an intimate enclosed square within the box with spectacular views down the Champs Elise to which it forms end block visually. It is not so friendly on a windy day!


01 Grand Arche


02 Grand Arche


03 Grand Arche


04 Grand Arche


05 Grand Arche


06 Grand Arche


07 Grand Arche


08 Grand Arche


09 Grand Arche


10 Grand Arche


11 Grand Arche


Ruth Bourne Changed World

The acquisition of a Photoshop Camera app for the phone gave me an opportunity to have a quick play with the theme of a changed world. We find ourselves currently in a very different reality, some of which feels as if we have slipped into a science fiction or dystopian universe. These were all deliberately taken from inside the house and this was an attempt to take images of very familiar, mundane and usually comforting surroundings, and convey the feeling of having twisted somehow through 90 degrees to confront something strangely different and often threatening. Things get out of proportion in lockdown; even shopping looms out of proportion as a task. It was also a bit of fun, which we very much need right now! I’ve deliberately left them as from the app so maybe not technically perfect, but the app is worth a look!


Ruth Bourne 01 Strange new dawn


Ruth Bourne 02 Looming


Ruth Bourne 03 Tangerine skies


Ruth Bourne 04 Abandon ship


Ruth Bourne 05 It’s all out of proportion


Ruth Bourne 06 Bumbling along


Ruth Bourne 07 Where next


James Boardman-Woodend

Infrared Images of Woodlands

I use a converted second hand Fuji XT-10 & shoot in Black & White mode with minimal post processing. I'm fortunate to live a stone's throw from the wonderful Wyre Forest. If you keep away from the main paths (which can be fairly crowded) and follow the narrow side routes you can easily spend a couple of hours deep in the forest & not encounter a single other person. I particularly like the thick deciduous wooded area that surrounds the Rocket Testing Research Station which the Government has until very recently stopped all maps from showing its location. This is somewhat surprising as all locals know where it is, due to the very large bangs and whooshing sounds that occasionally emanate from deep within the forest. Summer is a great time for using an IR camera - the dappled light produced by bright sunlight penetrating into thick, leafy, woodland is truly magical. I hope you can appreciate my love of the local woodlands from my images.


James B-Woodend 01


James B-Woodend 02


James B-Woodend 03


James B-Woodend 04


James B-Woodend 05


James B-Woodend 06


James B-Woodend 07


James B-Woodend 08


James B-Woodend 09


James B-Woodend 10


James B-Woodend 11


Tessa Mills ClichĂŠ-Comfort

The comfort of a known effect, or a previously explored topic or an easily seen image. My walk along the canal was exactly this, I was seeking comfort and predictability. Like Vivian Maier, I was not searching for an image to please others, or to exhibit. It was to be quietly of the moment, for its own sake. Now on review I can recall the peaceful feelings of a lack of challenge, with no decisions to make. Simple pleasures . All very necessary for me at the moment. As they say ''Dance like no-one is watching''. I suggest ''Take pictures like no-body will see them''.


01 Tessa Mills 515


02. Tessa Mills 529


03. Tessa Mills 533


04. Tessa Mills 653


05. Tessa Mills 526


06. Tessa Mills 539


07. Tessa Mills 541


08. Tessa Mills 538


09. Tessa Mills 542


10. Tessa Mills 547


11. Tessa Mills 591


Stewart Bourne

These few images are really just an expression of frustration, anger and disappointment.


Stewart Bourne 01 Darwin award hopeful_


Stewart Bourne 02 Sitting in my study


Stewart Bourne 03 Current politics


Stewart Bourne 04 Covid picnic


Stewart Bourne 05 Toilet roll entity


Stewart Bourne 06 lockdown


Stewart Bourne 07 Sitting in my study


Stewart Bourne 08 The last rose


Stewart Bourne 09 See ya


Tineke Morgan

Worcester and Tibberton in Monochrome

During the lockdown, my favourite places for my daily walks are along the Diglis Waterside in Worcester and along the canal in Tibberton. The Cathedral in Worcester, the Waterside combines modern living with some of the timeless original buildings in the heart of Royal Worcester, the Diglis Basin Marina, the River Severn, the Diglis locks, the Boathouses, the nature, the panoramic views of the marina are blended together beautifully and in harmony. It is my intention to capture this as much as possible. The following images were taken on a bright sunny day and are presented in Monochrome.


Tineke Morgan 01 Diglis Waterside Worcester


Tineke Morgan 02 View from the Diglis Marina Worcester


Tineke Morgan 03 Diglis Waterside Worcester


Tineke Morgan 04 View in the afternoon Worcester


Tineke Morgan 05 View in the afternoon Worcester


Tineke Morgan 06 Worcester


Tineke Morgan 07 Trees in Tibberton


Tineke Morgan 08 Dancing Tree Worcester


Tineke Morgan 09 Trees in Tibberton


Tineke Morgan 10 Train track Tibberton


Tineke Morgan 11 Social distancing Tibberton


Clive Haynes

Cabinet of Curiosities

Humans are naturally curious. This innate sense is not only how we advance but also how we get into trouble! As photographers we reveal our fascination with ‘the curious’ through pictures and as ‘social animals’ we share this intrigue with others. Here’s a set of largely non-related images which aroused my curiosity. In a church porch I found a small poster deftly changed by one word to reflect the time we live in. Scratched upon the sea wall at Sea Palling were numerous ‘lines’ as if written as punishment for misbehaviour. A set of small monkeys and a window crammed full with teddy bears causes us to wonder about the people and children who once owned them. Similarly, a once treasured doll is for sale whilst an old framed picture with a label attached asks, somewhat tongue in cheek, ‘can you identify this delectable Gt. Witchinghay resident?’ Amidst a library of gilded tomes, a stuffed bird remains forever perched within a glass dome. A double-exposure creates surreal perspectives for the ‘mirror room’. The set concludes with the enigma of words hastily scribed upon whitewashed windows, a mysterious street sign and the ‘eviction’ of a large furry toy. We wonder why?


Clive Haynes-1 A Sign of the Times


Clive Haynes-2 Lines Upon the Sea Wall


Clive Haynes-3 Lines Upon the Sea Wall


Clive Haynes-4 Monkey Business


Clive Haynes-5 Captives


Clive Haynes-6 Lost Souls


Clive Haynes-7 Cabinet of Curiousity


Clive Haynes-8 Words on Whitewash


Clive Haynes-9 Mirror Room


Clive Haynes-10 Mystery Tour


Clive Haynes-11 Eviction


Karen Dewson

Impressions of Light and Shade

Once our garden was all shiny and new, but time has not been kind and decay has set in - the deck is crumbling, weeds have taken over, the lawn is no longer lush. So I avoid the overall picture and focus on the details; the flowers that come back year after year, thriving from neglect and a few favourites that receive unfair attention. Although splashes of colour are welcome, it’s the light that catches my eye. The morning sun beams through the leaves of the Crocosmia, glinting off dew drops clinging to its flowers. Shadows at midday form silhouettes of ‘Katrina Thompsen’ while the variegated Athyrium lurks in the shadows. Finding these little impressions of light and shade brings delight to a less than perfect garden.


Karen Dewson 01 Dew Drops on Crocosmia


Karen Dewson 02 Fuschia


Karen Dewson 03 Nasturtium


Karen Dewson 04 Fern


Karen Dewson 05 Fuschia


Karen Dewson 06 Nasturtium


Karen Dewson 07 Fern


Karen Dewson 08 Morning Dew on Crocosmia


Karen Dewson 09 Crocosmia Infected


Karen Dewson 10 Morning Dew


Karen Dewson 11 Crocosmia Infected


Judy Knights

Another day – Another Churchyard

Not quite so wild as the last one but I did have my infrared camera with me! I hadn’t realised until I read it in a newspaper that churches have been encouraged to let some areas go ‘natural’ - I think this one could be described as a ‘tamed wild’! I did take some shots in colour but they seemed too sharp and lacked atmosphere. The IR processing gave the place an ‘other worldly’ feeling which was much more interesting. The church was built in Victorian times so the area surounding it contains the oldest memorials, but over the railings you can look into the vast area of the later and much tidier cemetry – even cutting the grass with a ride-on mower!


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Judy Knights_11


Peter Young Blue and Yellow Steps

Blue and Yellow The Blue of the Sky and the Yellow of the Sun. A popular combination of primary colours. A decisive moment, Followed by several juxtapositions.


Peter Young 01 Friar Street Bicycle 200721


Peter Young 02 Crowngate Stickers 200612


Peter Young 03 Gheluvelt Park Splash Pad 200719 1


Peter Young 04 High Street Couple 200725 3


Peter Young 05 Bus Station Couple 200727


Peter Young 06 Blockhouse Door 200725


Peter Young 07 Church Street Tunnel 200527


Peter Young 08 Sardine Tin 200725


Peter Young 09 Padlock 200731


Dr. Charles Ashton

Awakening

On the 4th of July 2020 the Pubs and restaurants were brought back to life as a milestone in reopening. I put on my mask and headed to London. I saw the adaptations to try to make the environment Covid safe in the streets and the Underground and although compliance was generally good it was not universal.


Charles Ashton 01


Charles Ashton 02


Charles Ashton 03


Charles Ashton 04


Charles Ashton 05


Charles Ashton 06


Charles Ashton 07


Charles Ashton 08


Charles Ashton 09


Charles Ashton 10


Charles Ashton 11


Bob Oakley

Sleepers

Many miles of railway track were abandoned in the years following the Beeching Report. In most cases the track was taken up and there is now no sign that a railway was ever there. In a few cases like this line in Staffordshire the track remains for at least for part of the way. The track rusts, weeds proliferate, bushes and trees grow amongst what is left of the line and the wooden sleepers rot. Silently they sleep, ever hopeful that one day the line may be re-opened.


Bob Oakley 01 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 02 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 03 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 04 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 05 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 06 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 07 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 08 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 09 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 10 Sleepers


Bob Oakley 11 Sleepers


Alex Isaacs

Cuba

This is a set of images that sum up Cuba for me. They were taken four years ago but only chosen from my files a few days ago. They haven’t been seen before and aren’t necessarily the ones I would have chosen at the time of taking for a set about Cuba. However, I feel that these are more representative of how I feel now.


Alex Isaacs 01 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 02 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 03 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 04 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 05 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 06 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 07 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 08 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 09 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 10 Cuba


Alex Isaacs 11 Cuba


Worcestershire Camera Club Contemporary Photography Group ‘Viewpoint’ © August 2020

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WCC Contemporary Photography Group August 2020  

A monthly publication by members of the Contemporary Photography Group of the Worcestershire Camera Club, UK.

WCC Contemporary Photography Group August 2020  

A monthly publication by members of the Contemporary Photography Group of the Worcestershire Camera Club, UK.

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