Photo Challenge update 23rd Feb 21

PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE 2021 update – and the latest League Table.

Photography Challenge 2021 – the latest update and League Table (as of 7.30pm am Feb 23).

The additional points awarded in three of the LOCKED subjects:

11. Disappointment.

A very good category and difficult to judge. But for a sheer expression of disappointment the 2 additional points is awarded to STEVE DENNISS.

12. Siblings.

The 2 points – again based on a great expression – goes to MIKE REDHEAD.

17. Incognito.

The 2 points are awarded to GARETH HUGHES.

The current League Table:

Dave Hook97£25
Janet Bucknall732nd
Steve Denniss66+2= 683rd
Gareth Hughes55+2 = 574th
Mike Redhead36+2 = 385th
Maggie Wingfield24
Jenny Young22
Jim Uney15
Paul Benson13
Richard Winchester5
Glenn Stallard4
Mike Bartlett3
David Pike2
Malcolm Seville1
League Table 10.00 am Fri 19 Feb 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.

RESERVED subjects are for those new to the game or with 5 points or less. We encourage you to 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

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 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

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Merry Christmas! – And yes, looking forward to 2021

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all subscribers from Hedon Viewfinders. This photo was taken by Jim Uney via a Christmas album on our active Club Facebook group page.

A MERRY CHRISTMAS to all subscribers from Hedon Viewfinders. This photo was taken by Jim Uney and submitted via a Christmas album on our Facebook group page. It depicts St. Augustine’s Church, Hedon during the ‘Big Freeze’ of 2010.

The year 2020 year started off so promising with club meetings on Panning, Light Painting and sparkly light bulbs. In February we had a Club Photography Holiday Trip to ‘Shakespeare Country’ with ten of us taking part. I remember thinking at the time that 10 was not actually very many of us – but what a luxury it was meeting with 10 photography friends considering that very soon due to the pandemic gatherings of that size would be banned. Yes, 2020 will be remembered as the Year of COVID-19 and the misery and restrictions that ensued.

Hedon Viewfinders cancelled its meetings due to the first lockdown in March and a small hardcore group of members opted to continue meeting via Zoom video conferencing. These online meetings were held twice a week with a Club Night on Wednesdays and a Happy Hour social evening on a Saturday. Happy Hours became longer, more complex and more fun as the weeks in isolation went by. We had themed quizzes e.g. Mexican and Irish nights, Music and Video presentations, a Murder, Mystery Night and our very own version of the Eurovision Song Contest. A special mention must be given to Nigel and Wendy Robson (aka Bonnier Logs and Bonny Dowser) for spending many hours preparing quizzes and online games for us to enjoy.

Also during the first lockdown, we held our Daily Tasks photographic challenges which helped keep members occupied during a particularly bad time spent for many of us in isolation.

As the first lockdown came to an end the Club began to meet tentatively again under the Government’s ‘Rule of 6’ guidelines. Our six-people ‘weekly workshops’ approach allowed meetings and the opportunity to practice and experiment with our photography. The Club wishes to give its thanks to the Haven Arms for the continuing support in facilitating these meetings – Thank You, Mark and Alison! We look forward to better times and returning to the pub for weekly meetings and events sometime in 2021. In the meantime, we encourage members to support the pub in these difficult times by using their takeaway meals service. Contact them via private message on Facebook or telephone on 07845 191 366.

We now look forward to 2021 with some optimism for a return to a more normal life later in the year. We want to ensure the club remains relevant to you and your passion for photography so if you do have ideas for things that the club might do – now or in the future – then please do get in touch.

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FINALLY, we wish you all the best for 2021 – keep safe, enjoy your photography, make great images and can’t wait to invite you to our first ‘normal’ meet-up at some point in the New Year!

Looking for a New Year challenge? Well, you could go down the Weekly or Daily Challenge routes, or set your own personal project.

Here’s an idea “Hunt the Alphabet”. Find things to photograph that look like a letter from A – Z . This idea comes from Janet Bucknall a few years ago when she used a set of photos to spell the word HEDON. But we’ll add the rule ‘no actual letters’ allowed!

When you’ve collected your 26 photographs you might want to find a way to present them, perhaps in a grid and post them as one photo. As you see and take your photos of each individual letter, send them to us here to post as an encouragement to others #alphabet

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Addressing the World with what3words

Exhibition Reminder – New Weekly Photography Challenges

THE DEADLINE for submissions to our ONLINE EXHIBITION is this Saturday, 7 November – please do not leave it until the last minute!

The Hedon Open Photography Exhibition is a marvellous opportunity for photographers to showcase their work, and particularly during the current ‘lockdown’ proposals will provide a real focus of attention for the club. Your support and images are needed! Full details here.


Weekly Challenges. With the success of our Daily Tasks during the last lockdown to guide us, Hedon Viewfinders will aim to provide a series of challenges for members to tackle during the current restrictions that prevent us from meeting.

Challenge 1.

At 7pm on Wed 4 November, following an introductory post on our Facebook Group Page at 7pm, then members are invited to post one new photo (not an old one) inspired by – and to match – one of the following themes:

    1. Toy Town
    2. Little & Large
    3. Balloon

You can enter one photo to each theme, but you might just want to concentrate on one theme! Post after the 7pm introductory post on Wednesday. You have got between now and then to plan and shoot your photo(s).

For those of you not on Facebook, then please submit your entries by email to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk at least an hour before the 7pm deadline on Wednesday 4 November and we will post your entries for you!


Want some ideas and inspiration for your own photography during the new lockdown period? Visit one (or both!) of the following:

52 Week Photography Challenge

52 Weekly Photography Ideas

Contact us!

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Photo: I have the Power by Ray Duffill/Lynn Leedham

Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition 2020 – Call for Members’ Images

Hedon Viewfinders Exhibition 2020 – the CALL for Members’ Images is now OPEN and LIVE

We are going ONLINE for our 2020 Exhibition held Saturday 14 November 2020 until Monday, 4 January 2021.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a terrible impact on the world and affected our way of life. Carrying out the art and craft of photography from an individual point of view, and from a Club point of view, has necessarily changed and we all have had to adapt to the new circumstances.

Hedon Viewfinders has managed to maintain its existence and identity as a Club during this unsettling period. Rather than seeing the restrictions on how many people can meet ‘the rule of 6’ as a negative, we are currently embracing the ‘power of six’ to develop our workshop approach and creativity. And before that during the six-month lockdown, members resorted to Zoom video technology in order to continue to meet both for Club events and socially.

We are now going to use what we’ve learned during the pandemic to stage our most ambitious event yet: Exhibition 2020.

Using the Club website, the Hedon Blog website, and links with local media, we will be hosting an Online Open Exhibition of members work which will reach a larger audience than we ever could with just a traditional exhibition.

All those associated with the Club and in receipt of this email are invited to submit two images to the exhibition. We hope to be able to use your Number 1 image in the Exhibition and your Number 2 image may be selected for inclusion too.

  • The theme of Exhibition 2020 is ‘Open’ which means that you can submit images of any genre.
  • Images should be taken this year or in the last 12 months.

We will categorise images in the Online Gallery and whilst not a competition, we will award some images with recommendations and award small prizes, and bring them (and their photographers) to the attention of local media.

We will offer images for public sale under the following terms:

    • A4 prints £20 (the photographer will get £16 from any sale).
    • Folio of five 6×4 prints selected by the customer £20 (the photographer will get £3 if their image is one of the five.
    • If the photographer wishes to purchase their own A4 print, it will cost £4. A folio of five will cost the photographer the same as a member of the public (minus £3 i.e. £17) so we can maintain income for other photographers. Photographers will be paid by bank transfer or cheque.
    • Customers will receive your images on professional photographic paper.
    • Hedon Museum (my chosen good cause) will benefit from every print sale and folio sale to the amount of £3.

More detailed information will be published. But for now, we can declare that the CALL for Members’ Images is now OPEN and LIVE.

Your Two Images should be submitted by email in the following format:

Email Subject: Exhibition 2020

Number 1 Image – Title (as it will appear in the Gallery)
Number 2 Image – Title (as it will appear in the Gallery)
Your Name

Please use the following convention to name your JPEG files no1_title_your_name
JPEG files should be of the highest resolution possible.

# Closing date for sending your images Saturday 7 November #

Your image files can be sent direct to viewfinders-ttl@gmx.co.uk or sent using WeTransfer to the same e-mail address if you prefer.

Photo: Teenager Daisy Blythe’s exhibition at the HIP Gallery in January this year.