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Digital Photography Group Worcestershire Camera Club

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Page Numbers 03 Barrie Glover 15 Jeff Steady 25 Martin Addison 37 Richard Sarginson 49 Clive Haynes 61 Nigel Reader 71 James BoardmanWoodend 83 Tessa Mills 91 Eric Williams 103 Les Bailey 115 Colin Nash 127 Heather Mann 135 Janet Sprason 147 Derek Skinner 155 Lawrence Keen 163 Peter Willis 3


Barrie Glover

Images from our Tierra del Fuego trip

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Barrie Glover 01_Culpeo, vixen This is a female Andean Fox or Culpeo. The Culpeo (Lycalopexculpaeus), is also known as Zorro Culpeo.

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Barrie Glover 02_Culpeo, cub This is one of the Culpeo vixen’s six cubs.

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Barrie Glover 03_Magellanic Penguin Megallenic Penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus), they breed in coastal Patagonia, including Argentina and the Falkland Islands.

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Barrie Glover 04_Gentoo Penguin Gentoo Penguin(Pygoscelispapua) isclosely related to both the AdĂŠlie and Chinstrap Penguins

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Barrie Glover 05_Magallenic Penguin gathering A Megallenic Penguin gathering

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Barrie Glover 06_Blue-eyed Cormorant This is a Blue-eyed Cormorant (Phalacrocoraxatriceps) it is the only Antarctic bird to keep a year-round nest as long as the ice holds off.

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Barrie Glover 07_Black-browed Albatross The Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarchemelanophris), are also known as the Black-browed Mollymawk

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Barrie Glover 08_South Polar Skua The South Polar Skua (Stercorariusmaccormicki) is a large seabird in the Skua family

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Barrie Glover 09_Southern Lapwing The Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis) is a common and widespread resident throughout South America.

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Barrie Glover 10_Kelp Goose - Male A male Kelp Goose (Chloephagahybrida), these are found in the Southern part of South America including Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands. 14


Barrie Glover 11_Dolphin Gull The Dolphin Gull (Leucophaeusscoresbii), is another bird native to Argentina, and the Falkland Islands.

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Jeff Steady

In February, after two weeks excellent but strenuous birding in The Gambia in January carrying my Nikon kit through the day, I finally did what I had planned for a while – I acquired a mirrorless camera for reduced weight, help with cropping for birds and animals and to improve low light photography. These are some of my images so far. The camera is Sony A7R4 with a Sony 200-600mm lens. Although I am sold on the camera for its portability, it does not yield its delights easily. As it is I am making progress but the high incidence of noise brings challenges especially for moving creatures at a distance in poor light. (I still have the Nikon kit) 16


Jeff Steady 01 Powick Mill from Carrington Bridge - Powick Mill – uncropped - Taken from Carrington Bridge on a windy day at 600mm, 9504 x 6336 uncompressed RAW

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Jeff Steady 02 Clearing flood debris at Carrington Bridge - Clearing flood debris - cropped to 7798 x 5199 - Taken from Carrington Bridge on a windy day at 600mm, 9504 x 6336 uncompressed RAW

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Jeff Steady 03 Diglis foot bridge from Carrington Bridge - Diglis Bridge – cropped to 8950 x 5967 - Taken from Carrington Bridge on a windy day at 600mm, 9504 x 6336 uncompressed RAW

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Jeff Steady 04 Avon Meadows welcome board Avon Meadows welcome board - RAW at 268mm and lightly cropped

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Jeff Steady 05 Swans display Swans display – RAW taken on cropped sensor setting at 610mm equivalent, max scaled, and then cropped to about half 21


Jeff Steady 06 Black headed gulls resent a Lesser Black Backed Gull - Black headed gulls resent a lesser black backed gull – RAW taken at 600mm, max scaled and then cropped to about half 22


Jeff Steady 07 Swans relate - Swans relate – JPEG at 600mm, max scaled, and then cropped to half

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Jeff Steady 08 Grey heron in flight - Heron in flight – JPEG at 35mm equivalent 820mm 4752 x 3168, max scaled and then cropped to 3352 x 2235 – bird was about 1/50th of original image. I toned down highlights and greens but otherwise I think the image is as taken. 24


Jeff Steady 09 Great crested grebe JPEG taken at equivalent 900mm and heavily cropped. Highlights reduced (but still some white clipping). Otherwise little or no editing done.

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Martin Addison

These images were taken on a trip to Snowdonia last October. Many of them have been treated in various ways in Lightroom

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Wild panel 1 - This started as a series of photographs of a broken warning sign. I put several of them into a panel and then cropped to squares. I then treated them to some work using Curves in Lightroom. 27


Two panels created from photographs of slate in the National Slate Museum in Dinorwig 28


Circular panel Two experiments in using Curves in Lightroom, the original photographs were taken in Snowdonia 29


More playing with Curves in Lightroom

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Reeds panel Intentional camera movement on reeds

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Lichens panel 2

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Blue Mood panel. ICM on grasses on the beach and treated using Curves 33


Lichens panel 3 Details from a slate fence in Cymorthin, Snowdonia

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Wheel and Window in the Dinorwig Slate Museum 35


Multiple exposure in camera followed by Curves treatment in Lightroom 36


Water panel - 13 different photographs, all the same but different created this panel. Made in Lightroom 37


Richard Sarginson

These images follow a theme that I have been pursuing for over a year now. I took a few images of trees at Link Top in Malvern. One or two of these were used as the source image. An example is shown in the first image. The problem is, I do not know which image(s) were used to produce each abstract. I think only two were used for all those sent. The images you see were produced by digital manipulation. I have to admit that each image is unique and totally non-reproducible (even if I knew the image processing I used at each stage of their production). When I start each image, its more like a computer doodle from which something sometimes emerges that strikes a chord with me. I had no idea what would appear - I suppose you could say the process is a real random walk through an abstract jungle. A recognisable reality just doesn't survive for long. 38


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Clive Haynes

Rococo Gardens - Interpretations In February, accompanied by Angie Hill, Gill and I had a day out in the Rococo Gardens at Painswick. There was much to enjoy and I sought to discover subjects away from the myriad snowdrops which were the principal attraction for visitors. My selection opens with a couple of infrared pictures then, moving from interpretations of the Exhedra feature through in-camera double-exposures to reflections and trees. 50


Clive Haynes 01 Castle in the Trees

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Clive Haynes 02 Exhedra in Infrared 52


Clive Haynes 03 Exhedra Impression (double-exposure) 53


Clive Haynes 04 Exhedra Impression (double-exposure) 54


Clive Haynes 05 Exhedra Detail (double-exposure) 55


Clive Haynes 06 Exhedra in Reflection

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Clive Haynes 07 Reeds and Ripples 57


Clive Haynes 08 Watery Branches 58


Clive Haynes 09 Watery Branches 59


Clive Haynes 10 Squiggles

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Clive Haynes 11 Interweave

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Nigel Reader

Aspects of High-Tech and Structural Expressionist Architecture This set of images was taken over two separate recent visits to London in late 2019 and early 2020. In the course of looking for architectural pictures I “discovered” Leadenhall, which was not previously an area of the City that I knew. Without getting into the technicalities (which are in any event beyond me!) I think that the predominant style of architecture can best be described as High-Tech (the “Gherkin”) and/or Structural Expressionist (the Lloyds building). Whatever, this is the money quarter and the buildings are clearly designed to impress, if not over awe. I found that my reaction to it all was a little ambivalent. Whilst I could greatly admire the vision and ability to harness new materials and techniques in order to create designs and shapes hitherto impossible; and whilst the photographer in me found the possible light and texture combinations of endless interest, the whole ambiance seemed a bit beyond the human scale and even somewhat foreboding. There is also, in modern parlance, more that an element of “Vanity Project” about the whole construct. The images are processed in high contrast, high structure black and white in an effort to sum up my reaction to the buildings and demonstrate what exactly inspired me to take the images in the first place. 62


Nigel Reader 01 Vertical City

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Nigel Reader 02 Facade

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Nigel Reader 03 Glass Curtain 65


Nigel Reader 04 Gherkin

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Nigel Reader 05 Skyscrapers

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Nigel Reader 06 Gherkin Detail 68


Nigel Reader 07 Money Machines 69


Nigel Reader 08 Geometrics

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Nigel Reader 09 Light & Dark 71


James Boardman Woodend

Ever seen I moved from shooting film to digital I have always shot and processed in colour. Since being confined to mostly being at home due to the dreaded virus I thought I would grasp the nettle and reprocess my pictures taken on the Isle of Harris ( Outer Hebrides ) as black and white images. I hope you like them. 72


James B-Woodend 01 Harris 73


James B-Woodend 02 Harris

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James B-Woodend 03 Harris 75


James B-Woodend 04 Harris 76


James B-Woodend 05 Harris 77


James B-Woodend 06 Harris 78


James B-Woodend 07 Harris 79


James B-Woodend 08 Harris 80


James B-Woodend 09 Harris 81


James B-Woodend 10 Harris 82


James B-Woodend 11 Harris 83


Tessa Mills

Sometimes I use my camera like a sketch book. Whatever takes my eye is 'caught' . No concept or deep meaning, just interesting fun of the moment! These images were taken whilst travelling on a ferry to Spain last year

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Tessa. 01. On Board.

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Tessa. 02. On Board. 86


Tessa. 03. On Board.

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Tessa. 04. On Board.

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Tessa. 05. On Board. 89


Tessa. 06. On Board. 90


Tessa. 07. On Board. 91


Eric Williams

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Eric Williams_01_Palm Leaf Detail from an unidentified palm leaf

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Eric Williams_02_Agapanthus Rotating the camera during exposure provides a nice twirly feel to this agapanthus 94


Eric Williams_03_Tropical Forest Vertical camera movement of this tropical forest 95


Eric Williams_04_Glass Blocks Viewing a glass block wall through a glass block 96


Eric Williams_05_Flaming Flowers Vertical movement on these unidentified flowers 97


Eric Williams_06_Palm Leaf Genesis The heart of the traveller palm tree from where the fronds sprout 98


Eric Williams_07_Red Zoom A little bit of zooming colour on a grey day 99


Eric Williams_08_Rainbow Eucalyptus The multi-coloured trunk of the rainbow eucalyptus 100


Eric Williams_09_Wetlands Sunset Horizontal ICM at sunset over the Palo Verde wetlands 101


Eric Williams_10_Pointed Palms Unidentified palm fronds 102


Eric Williams_11_After Hockney After Hockney - what else could it be? 103


Les Bailey

Garden birds and deer, all taken in the last week or two from house windows; 'through the square window' as the kids' TV programme might say. We see the two young deer most days now, mom and dad some days, and rarely a very young deer; I hope to photograph that soon.

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1 les bailey 2 yng fmls

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2 les bailey yng fml

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3 les bailey bullfinch male

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5 les bailey goldfinch 1

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6 les bailey greenfinch

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7 les bailey greenfinch

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8 les bailey long tail tit

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9 les bailey blue tit in rain

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10 les bailey wheatear in rain 113


11 les bailey wheatear

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4 les bailey goldfinch 2

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Colin Nash

I thought that I would do some from a pleasant holiday in Spain last spring, so different to this year

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Colin Nash 01 Orchidarium Roof 117


Colin Nash 02 - Almond Blossum 118


Colin Nash 03 - Empty Sun Loungers 119


Colin Nash 04 - Street Decorations in Manilva 120


Colin Nash 05 - Duquesa Port 121


Colin Nash 06 - Cormorant at Sea 122


Colin Nash 07 - Out of Season Life Guard Tower 123


Colin Nash 08 - Is this really worth eating 124


Colin Nash 09 - Griffon Vulture 125


Colin Nash 10 - Old men on the Town Square 126


Colin Nash 11 - Spanish White Village 127


Heather Mann

The reason I have chosen these images is they are different to my usual wildlife shots. All taken in India, I found the people and street scenes fascinating and couldn't resist taking these shots.

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Heather Mann 01 India

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Heather Mann 02 India 130


Heather Mann 03 India

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Heather Mann 04 India

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Heather Mann 05 India 133


Heather Mann 06 India 134


Heather Mann 07 India 135


Janet Sprason

A selection of images from my files

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Jan Sprason 01-Stoer Lighthouse

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Jan Sprason 02-Kinlochewe 138


Jan Sprason 03-Postcard From Sutherland 139


Jan Sprason 04-Suffolk Sunrise 140


Jan Sprason 05-Sailing, Regardless 141


Jan Sprason 07-Sandscape

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Jan Sprason 09- Leaves (with Butterfly) 143


Jan Sprason 10-Seed Heads 144


Jan Sprason 11-Lily Trace

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Jan Sprason 12-Lavender 146


Jan Sprason 13-Blue Mood

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Derek Skinner

All taken with a fisheye lens.

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Derek Skinner 01 Grand Central.

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Derek Skinner 02 Grand Central. 150


Derek Skinner 03 Birmingham Library. 151


Derek Skinner 04 Birmingham museum. 152


Derek Skinner 05 Avoncroft. 153


Derek Skinner 06 Bewdley 154


Derek Skinner 07 Stourport basin. 155


Lawrence Keen

I have attached seven images taken last week looking at buildings & structures that I have seen as Abandoned & Derelict.

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Lawrence Keen-01-Abandoned & Derelict Ruined barn looking towards Helvellyn.

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Lawrence Keen-02-Abandoned & Derelict Roofless barn looking towards Helvellyn. 158


Lawrence Keen-03-Abandoned & Derelict Sheepfold. 159


Lawrence Keen-04-Abandoned & Derelict Redundant gateposts near Angle Tarn. 160


Lawrence Keen-05-Abandoned & Derelict Derelict stone wall at Angle Tarn. 161


Lawrence Keen-06-Abandoned & Derelict Ruined barn near Hartsop. 162


Lawrence Keen-07-Abandoned & Derelict Shepherds Cottage off Bromyard Downs. 163


Peter Willis

These are pictures I have found when trawling back through the archive here, no real plan here, just stuff, in some cases which I have not seen for years.

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Peter Willis 01 - _Barley Sugar Twist_ Sign Post 165


Peter Willis 02 - Nottingham - Street Scene 166


Peter Willis 03 - Nottingham Lace Mkt 167


Peter Willis 04 -Bevere - Old Bath & Water Pump 168


Peter Willis 05 - Nottingham Rly Stn - Drain Pipe 169


Peter Willis 06 - Queen & Philip - Worcs High St - 2012 170


Peter Willis 07- Gt Witley - Ceiling 2014 171


Peter Willis 08 - Worcs Floods 2012 - Black Swan 172


Peter Willis 09 - Bath - Pulteney Bridge 173


Peter Willis 10 - Bedgelert Nth Wales 2014 174


Peter Willis 11 - Clevedon Pier

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Digital Photography Group (Worcestershire Camera Club)  

March 2020. A selection of work by club members now that we cannot meet in person.

Digital Photography Group (Worcestershire Camera Club)  

March 2020. A selection of work by club members now that we cannot meet in person.

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