Japanese inspired Wabi-sabi themed photography

This is about getting inspired and using your imagination to take some new and interesting photographs! You can interpret the theme as you wish. The important thing is taking part.

OUR THEME for this week is the Japanese inspired Wabi-sabi.

“This is the view or thought of finding beauty in every aspect of imperfection and decay in nature (and elsewhere). It is about the aesthetic of things in existence, the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.”

This is about getting inspired and using your imagination to take some new and interesting photographs! You can interpret the theme as you wish. The important thing is taking part.

You can post via our Facebook Group Hedon Viewfinders – Through the Lens (Members) or email them in to us at viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk

HEDON VIEWFINDERS: The only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying photography.

Socially distanced Club Photography events

Albeit restricted to six members at a time, we do hope to start ‘meeting’ once again for photography activities. Initially, these will be outdoors…

IT HAS BEEN over a year since the Club met in ‘normal’ circumstances. However, with the roll-out of the vaccines and the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions, we can now look at holding some activities once again.

Albeit restricted to six members at a time, we do hope to start ‘meeting’ once again for photography activities. Initially, these will be outdoors although from *April 12 it may be possible to restart indoor club activities again (6-members-at-a-time socially-distanced workshops).

The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown and other advice and guidance is published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021-summary

To begin our journey back to active photography, we are holding a Lens Ball photography walk early evening on Thursday 1 April in the Hedon area. If you would like to attend then you need to book via viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk and we’ll send further details.

Six places available only, but do get in touch anyway, and we can assess what demand there is for such activities.

Note: If you don’t have a Lens Ball, I have a spare that I can clean and sanitise for someone to use? Let me know, please. – Ray Duffill.

Lens Ball
Lens Ball – Paul Benson

HEDON VIEWFINDERS: The only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part. The club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach to studying photography.

Photography Challenge 2021 – More scores and latest League Table.

Latest update and League Table from the Photography Challenge 2021. Not taken part? Enter to take part in our free draw.

More scores from Locked Subjects:

3. Messy Hair.

Two points for the most bemused expression at her messy hair, is JENNY YOUNG.

35. A view from above.

The winner of two points in a keenly contested subject is MAGGIE WINGFIELD for her overview of a gull colony.

51. An accident waiting to happen.

A truly scary accident waiting to happen, is that depicted in JANET BUCKNALL’S photo! She wins two pointss.

57. A neon sign.

Two points are awarded to MIKE REDHEAD for Money Talks.

67. A spider web.

Which website has won two points? It is MIKE REDHEAD and his web network!

70. Running water.

For his excellent composition and long exposure, MIKE REDHEAD wins two points.

76. A winding staircase.

The two points go to MIKE REDHEAD for his graphic monochrome.

86. Sunny side up.

Coming ‘sunny side up’ in this challenge today is PAUL BENSON. I like his simple composition matching what became an ‘eggy’ theme. With respect to Jim Uney for interpreting the theme in another less obvious way.

93. Stripes.

The best representation of stripes is the natural ones worn by the zebra! Wins another two points for MIKE REDHEAD.

And the current League Table – including the points from above:

Dave Hook108
Janet Bucknall 103+2= 105
Steve Denniss 70
Gareth Hughes 69
Mike Redhead 46+10= 56
Maggie Wingfield 50+2 = 52
Jenny Young 29+2= 31
Paul Benson21+2 = 23
Jim Uney 22
Glen Stallard 8
Richard Winchester 5
Mike Bartlett 3
David Pike 2
Malcolm Seville 1
League Table 5.30pm 25 March 21

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

Not taken part yet? Enter a photo to take part in our free draw for £10.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find them easier:

#photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photography Challenge update – some subjects yet to fill.

Some ideas for your photography – and you could send the photos to us as Photography Challenge entries.

Photography Challenge 2021 update.

Use your imagination to create an image that fits the theme. You can send an entry to us at email viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk – at the very least your photo will automatically enter you into the £10 draw!


These are some subjects that are still open. If you have not entered the competition yet, perhaps these will spark ideas! Send your photos to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.com.

1 Sweatshirt. 1 slot left.

2. Somersault. 2 slots left.

3. Messy Hair.

4. A belly laugh. 2 slots left.

5. Jumping rope. 3 slots left.

6. Shoelaces tied together. 2 slots left.

8. Clouds that look like something else. 1 slot left.

9. A happy reunion. 3 slots left.

10. A bald spot. 3 slots left.

14. A stain. 3 slots left.

15. A wonderful surprise. 2 slots left.

16. Chapped lips. 2 slots left.

19. A cat sleeping in a window. 1 slot left.

24. Hanging laundry. 2 slots left.

27. Pierced ears. 3 slots left.

28. Thumb wrestling. 2 slots left.

29. An arrow pointing up. 2 slots left.

58. Today’s date. 1 slot left.

Send in your entries to email: viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find them easier:

#photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photo challenge Update 14 February 2021

THE LATEST from Photography Challenge 2021: A change in the rules to encourage more people to take part; and the latest League Table.

THE LATEST from Photography Challenge 2021: A change in the rules to encourage more people to take part; and the latest League Table.

In the last two days, we have had a further 45 photos submitted towards the challenge. We have 12 contributing photographers so far.

** NOTE – AN UPDATE TO RULES ** We have RESERVED certain subjects. These are for people who have not had a go yet or have only submitted a few entries (if you are on 5 points or under). This is to encourage more people to have a go. Everyone who submits an entry will be automatically entered into a draw for a £10 prize. The winning player’s name will be drawn at random at the end of the challenge. All players included except the £25 winner.

The RESERVED subjects are: 2. A somersault, 4. A belly laugh and 15. A wonderful suprise.

The following subjects are now LOCKED (as of 1.50pm today 14 Feb) and so drop out of the challenge. We publish the photos from each below and award the winning two points

  • 26 Black and White
  • 31 Green
  • 85 A graveyard
  • 87 Tallest building

No. 26 BLACK AND WHITE.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is – once again – Mike Redhead with his beautiful lighthouse in a scenic landscape.


No. 31 GREEN.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is… Gareth Hughes with his green grass in snow.

No. 85 A Graveyard.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is… Steve Denniss for his silhouettes which had been shot on film, processed and scanned.

No. 87 Tallest building.

The winner of the 2 POINTS is… Mike Bartlett with his iconic Palace of Westminster shot which with the puddle reflection makes it twice as tall!

The latest League Table (14 Feb 1.50pm):

Dave Hook37£25
Gareth Hughes33+2 = 352nd
Steve Denniss25+2 = 273rd
Janet Bucknall264th
Jenny Young145th
Mike Redhead12+2 = 145th
Maggie Wingfield10
Paul Benson6
Mike Bartlett1+2 = 3
David Pike2
Malcolm Seville1
Richard Winchester1

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photo challenge League Table 12 Feb 21

OUR NEW PHOTO challenge continues to attract interest and with a friendly competitive edge.

OUR new photo challenge continues to attract interest and with a friendly competitive edge.

The following subjects are LOCKED and so drop out the challenge:

  • 21 Christmas lights
  • 22 A reflection – 2 already points awarded
  • 31 Green
  • 85 A graveyard

Here we have the images for number 21 Christmas Lights. And my declared winner of two additional points is Mike Redhead with his lens in front of a Christmas tree and bokeh background.

We’ll have a look at 31 Green and 85 A graveyard over the weekend.

The latest League Table (12 Feb 6.30pm):

Dave Hook29£25
Gareth Hughes242nd
Janet Bucknall213rd
Steve Denniss194th
Mike Redhead10+2=125th
Jenny Young10
David Pike2
Maggie Wingfield6
Paul Benson2
Mike Bartlett1
Malcolm Seville1

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photo challenge first Locked Subject points awarded.

OUR new photo challenge is at its first milestone; the first Locked Subject points are awarded. We also publish the latest League Table (9am 10 Feb).

OUR new photo challenge is at its first milestone; the first Locked Subject points are awarded. We also publish the latest League Table (9am 10 Feb).

Number 22. A reflection is our first locked subject and so drops out of the challenge. So no more entries to number 22 folks! And from that subject, we pick a winner.

Whilst I will tend to lean towards those photos that appear to have been taken specifically for the challenge, in this case, the view of Hull Minster reflected in the office windows is just a great record of a viewpoint that no longer exists! So that scores an additional 2 POINTS to MIKE REDHEAD. His photo will be the first put into the challenge photobook.

The latest League Table:

Dave Hook16£25
Steve Denniss112nd
Jenny Young93rd
Gareth Hughes93rd
Mike Redhead4+2 = 65th
Janet Bucknall2
David Pike2
Maggie Wingfield2
Mike Bartlett1
Malcolm Seville1

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

#Time Photos

Thank you to those taking time to enter #Time photos. We have a look at the entries here…

Thank you to those taking the time to enter #Time photos.

We asked you to make an image that depicts/associates with a saying, phrase or idiom about TIME….?

On the entries – I like ‘Time for Tea’ by Dave Hook with its jet black background focussing attention on the subjects. I like both ‘Time is Money’ entries; Janet Bucknall’s made me laugh out loud with its pound coins as numbers and rolled-up notes as hands and must win the prize for creative thinking (if we had one!). The other ‘Time is Money’ by Steve Denniss is a lovely composition with the shallow depth of field just hinting at the ‘money’ part of the theme.

But my favourite and my declared winner is “Killin’ Time” by Gareth Hughes. Great composition and the red ‘blood’ of the clock and the shadow adding to the drama of the image. Well done, Gareth.

The images:

Again many thanks to all those taking part. I hope members are following along with the Photography Challenge 2021 and considering entering some images.

“And we’re off!” – Photo challenge first League Table

OUR new photo challenge has started with an early flurry and there are two clear contenders for that £25 top spot.

Dave Hook7£25
Jenny Young52nd
Steve Denniss33rd
Janet Bucknall24th
Mike Bartlett15th

The way you ‘play’ this game will become obvious as it goes on. At the moment some subjects have proven to be easier to complete or find your stock images for.

There are only two more images allowed in the No.22 A Reflection category before that subject is knocked out. Some of the subjects may be more difficult to complete, for example, 10. A bald spot, 16. Chapped lips or 52. Nerds. But the more difficult subjects will have to be tackled too if early leaders in the competition want to maintain their lead. The likelihood is that most competitors will have to take new images to score those valuable points.

Remember: We’ll only accept one photo from each person to each subject. After we’ve received 5 photos to a particular subject, then that subject will be closed for entries.

In whatever way you send us your images for the challenge, use the hashtag so that we can find it easier #photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge 2021

We are the only Hedon-based photographic club. It’s free to join in and take part, and the club prides itself on its good reputation for its fun and friendly approach.

Photography Challenge 2021

#photography_challenge_2021

Photography Challenge and League Table.

Put the bunting out – it’s competition time! #photography_challenge_2021

In response to a gift from the Hedon Mayor of a project book 104 things to photograph, a new Photography Challenge 2021 has been launched.

The challenge to be conducted throughout the year will seek to inspire members to make images in response to subjects suggested by the book. The first five people responding to each subject will score a point each just for entering. And one photograph out of the five will be declared ‘winner’ and receive a further 2 points.

At the end of the year, the photographer with the highest points in a League Table will win £25.

All the information to start taking part is at the new web page:

Photography Challenge 2021

#photography_challenge_2021

Hedon-based, free, fun and friendly photography club.