Recently a number of club members visited Dorset for their annual Autumn trip. In glorious weather,they enjoyed an interesting few days, based at a 250 year old coaching inn, the Black Bear Hotel in Wareham.
In addition to photographing some of the delights of Dorset, such as the Purbeck Hills, Brownsea Island, the Jurassic Coast, Kimmeridge Bay, Poole, Portland Bay, Chesil Beach and so on, they hosted a friendly competition with the Wareham Camera Club.
Twelve of our members and sixteen from their club met in the conference suite of The Black Bear to select the best print and the best DPI from each club, for which memorable medals were presented.
Dave Wilcox judged the Wareham entries and John Tilesley, chairman of the Dorchester Camera Club, judged ours.
Upminster winners were David Lund for his image of a Cayman Crocodile with Catfish, and Mick Bendish for his print, Grafitti Artist.
The following images were captured by a preliminary member, in very difficult lighting conditions, although it could be said that some of our members benefit from a touch of soft focus.