The sixth and final club league competition of the 2022-23 season took place on Wednesday 19 April.

The set subject, for both prints and projected digital images (PDIs), was “Long Exposure”.

“Long Exposure” was further described in the Programme as follows.

“As the name implies, Long Exposure is a photographic style that involves slow shutter speeds and by doing so, we are able to blur moving elements such as water, cars or clouds to show motion.  This technique can be applied to many different types of genres eg landscape, street, abstract.  The majority of photographers agree that long exposure begins when the shutter speed is too slow to capture a sharp handheld image.  That exact shutter speed varies based on available light, camera, focal length and subject matter.

For this competition, we are looking for images where the subject is suitable for long exposures and the image has been enhanced by the use of long exposure.

Panning of moving subjects is allowed but other ICM techniques are not.  Blur introduced through post processing is also not allowed.”

The entries portrayed a diverse assortment of subjects whose motion was revealed by long exposure.  These including water (in various guises) and clouds, transport (cars, trains, motorbikes, cycles, boats), dancers, a fairground ride, a ping pong ball, and even a child’s bath time toy.  Accordingly, the images made imaginative and creative use of a variety of styles and approaches including seascapes, landscapes, travel, street, close-up, abstract, motor sport, off-camera flash, colour, and black and white.

Our independent judge for the competition was Peter Cox, President and past chairman of Tring & District Camera Club.  He has been a CACC judge for about four years, but this was his first visit to LBPC.  (See his work at )

Each entry was marked out of twenty.  Marks for this competition count towards the season’s Print and Digital Image Championships (Sections One and Two).

(There were no Section Two Prints entries.)

The top performers were as below.

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Section One Prints (10 entries)

  • 1st – “Catch the Morning Tide” by David Manning – 20 marks

  • 1st – “Live Performance” by Tricia Meers – 20 marks

  • 2nd – “Calm at Night” by Wendy Taylor – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Battersea Nightscape” by Wendy Taylor – 19 marks

  • 3rd – “To the Sea” by Tim Gould – 18 marks

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

All Section One Print Entries (click image for full size)

Section One Digital Images (22 entries)

  • 1st – “Stream in Snowdonia” by Barbara Fleming – 20 marks

  • 1st – “Winning the Race” by Barbara Fleming – 20 marks

  • 2nd – “Motor Bike Courier” by Roger Turner – 19 marks

  • 2nd – “Dawn Tide” by Paul Needham – 19 marks

  • 3rd place – “That’s Tailgating” by Terry Godber – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “Chainsaw Carving” by Sandra Eve – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “Unusual Planetary Motion” by Patrick Linford – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “Night Skate Boarder” by Roger Turner – 18 marks

  • 3rd place – “Passing Trains” by Martin Wood – 18 marks

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

All Section One Digital Image Entries (click image for full size)

Section Two Digital Images (4 entries)

  • 1st – “Lest We Forget” by Emma Burrell – 20 marks

  • 2nd – “Brighton West Pier” by David Saunders – 19 marks

  • 3rd – “This Drummer’s On Fire” by Emma Burrell – 17 marks

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

All Section Two Digital Image Entries (click image for full size)