Author: Phil

J,K & L Fun Competition Results

The fabulous winning images from last nights alphabetical competition. J for Jay Searching by Peter Bagnall, K for Kiwi Fruit by Steve Bird and L for Lemon Light Bulb by Steve Bird. There were some brilliant and very creative images entered, well done everyone!

Thursday 10th June – 7:30 pm for 8 pm start “alphabetical challenge” J, K & L

This week we have the next of our summer meetings. This time it’s a fun competition via zoom, carrying on our alphabetical theme that we started during last summer. This week are the letters j, k and l. One image for each letter, feel free to be as creative as you like both in images and titles 😂

There’s still time to send up to four images – email to the usual competitions address:  by the end of tomorrow, Wed 9th June). Images should be no wider than 1600 pixels and no taller than 1200 pixels.

Hope to see you on Thursday 😊

Sunderland Point

 Tonight (Thursday 27th May) we have our first summer outdoor meeting ar Sunderland Point. The weather forecast is looking ok 🤞
Meet by the toilet block at the far end of the causeway at 7:30 pm. The causeway should be clear until about 11:30 pm – so more than enough time for us.


We’ll make our way from the car park to Old Hall. At that point we may separate, with those who have stout footwear and are happy to walk round the point on the rocky shoreline continuing, while others return to The Lane. We’ll probably all meet up at Sambo’s Grave and the Horizon Line Chamber.

It would be great if we knew who was intending to come along – se if you are coming, please email (preferably before 6pm.

Please can anyone who won trophies last year bring them back tonight, so they can be engraved ready for their new owners 😀 🏆Thanks, see you all tonight 😀

Sunderland point outing 🏝

Thursday 27th May
Our summer programme kicks off with an outdoor evening, meeting at the car parking area by the toilets at Sunderland Point at 7:30. There will probably be two options:

  • walking around the point to the Horizon Line Chamber and back down the Lane – for this you will need stout footware (the path ends at the Hall and the route continues on rocky beach
  • walking to the Hall, then back to walk along the Lane, perhaps meeting others near the “Horizon Line Chamber” and Sambo’s Grave

The weather forecast looks promising (but that can change) – Confirmation on Wednesday or Thursday. Also, it would be good if you could let us know if you are planning to come along.

Low tide next Thursday is at about 7:30 pm. – so we have 4 hours to get back across the causeway – I don’t think any of us will want to stay that long 🙂

As always new and old members welcome 😊 Hope to see you there.

Cover photo comp

Don’t forget to submit your local images for this weeks fun competition. The winner gets their image on the club website, social media and promotional materials for the next 12 months 😁 Images to the usual competition address by the end of tomorrow (wed) please. Max of 4 entries per member. These will be judged via zoom on Thursday 20th May. Look out for the link in your emails 😊

Summer Fun 🌞

Looking for something to do now restrictions are easing? Camera been gathering dust? Then look no further 😁 We are about to start our annual summer programme 😀 This is a completely free mixture of zoom workshops and face to face meetings, so an ideal time to come along! New people always welcome. We are kicking off on Thursday 27th May with an outdoor meet at Sunderland Point. Current social distancing measures must be adhered to. If you want to join us we are meeting in the car park at 7.30pm. Feel free to message for further information 😊 Look forward to seeing Everyone there!

L&CPU Individual Competition

Don’t forget there is only 24 hours left to enter the L&CPU individual competition. There has been very few entries from the club this year ☹ Please consider entering,  Individual authors may up-load their entries through the L&CPU Information Portal ( using your email address and password. An Individual Password can be sought by requesting password on the Information Portal login. If you are unsure, email:

A photographer may enter up to 12 images in the Open section and 6 images in Nature.
Image size – maximum 1600 pixels (horizontal & 1200 pixels (vertical). Colour spage sRGB (even mono images).
Full rulesavailable from the L&CPU website.

AGM 22nd April 2021

Don’t forget this week is our AGM. Please come along and support your club. If you are unable to attend and wish to vote on any of the proposals, please submit this in writing ASAP ✍ Thanks 😊

L&CPU Individual Competition Entries

The Portal for entries into the L&CPU Individual Competition is now open. All members are welcome to and encouraged to enter;

-Individual authors may up-load their entries through the L&CPU Information Portal ( using your email address and Password (I would encourage this). An Individual Password can be sought by requesting password on the Information Portal login. If you are unsure, email:
– Entries can be made by Club Competition Secretaries via the L&CPU Information Portal. If you wish me to upload your entry send to the usual address.
– The last day for all online entries is 2nd May 2021 (if you are uploading your own – if you want me to upload them, then I must receive them by the 27th April).
– An image used in previous L&CPU Individual Competition may not be entered.
– A photographer may enter up to 12 images in the Open section and 6 images in Nature.
Image size – maximum 1600 pixels (horizontal & 1200 pixels (vertical).
– Colour space sRGB (even mono images).

The above are the main points of the rules – there is a 7 page pdf available from the L&CPU website.

Results of the Annual Competition

Massive congratulations to all the winners of this years Annual Competition. There were some excellent images as always, so I am sure it was a tough decision for our judge for the evening Pat Couder, who did an amazing job, with some excellent and constructive feedback.

1st File Eared Tree Frog Romance – Janet Taylor – Best Nature Image Trophy
2nd European Roller with Beetle – Peter Bagnall
3rd Royal Python – Janet Taylor
HC Wasp Refelctions – Ellen Bell
Com European Bee Eaters squabble – Peter Bagnall
Com Wasp Returning to Nest With Prey- Ellen Bell

1st Olive Oil Jar – Steve Bird – Table Top/Still Life Trophy
2nd Lovely Leap – Ellen Bell – Best Mono Image Trophy
3rd Snow on the Beach – Graham Dean – Best Colour Image Trophy
HC  Burnt Out – Beth Robertson
HC Lonely Tree, Wales – Ellen Bell
HC Eyes on the Prize – Janet Taylor
HC The Great Eggscape – Ellen Bell
Com Behind the Painted Smile – Janet Taylor
Com Full Moon -. Steve Bird
Com Baby It’s Cold outside – Ellen Bell
Best Image of the competition – File Eared Tree Frog Romance – Janet Taylor

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