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Winter Wonderland 3 by Ian Cook

Welcome to Livingston Camera Club

Based in Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland, the club offers a wide range of activities for photographers of all skill levels.

Although most members are now using digital cameras, all forms of photography are encouraged.

Before you explore the rest of our website, why not take a few moments to view some outstanding images, below, taken by some of our members?

A Low Flying Gannet by Billy McCourt
Snowscape sunset by Ross Sutherland
Selfie by Ross Sutherland
Hands off, it’s my snowball by Ross Sutherland
Cheeky by Gordon Kennedy
Fearless2 by John McKay
Making an exit by Iain Glen
The Warrior King by Bruce Harley
Winter sunset on the golf course by Ross Sutherland
Spring is coming by Hendrik Nahler
Morus bassanus by Craig Graham
Gin in the dark by Hendrik Nahler
Fish Supper by Hendrik Nahler
Winter Fox by Clare Harte
Male Starling by James Wilson
Bumble Bee 2 by John McKay
Special Branch by Russell Walker
Hooghly River Boatmen Kolkata by Bruce Harley
Preening by Margaret Cefferty
Elevenes by Margaret Cefferty
The Thinker by Ana Taylor
Green woodpecker by Billy McCourt
Robin in flight by Billy McCourt
Claw your way to the top by Ruta Nicol
Casual Pose by Sandy Calder
Coal tit by Geoff Donnelly
Blue Tit reflection by Geoff Donnelly
A bit blowey at St Monans by Geoff Donnelly
The Buzzard by Martin Ross
Great Crested Grebe with breakfast by Martin Ross
Hare in the Dew by Aileen Louden
Early Morning Catch by Aileen Louden
Low Flyer. by Ian Cook
Pyrrhosoma nymphula by Bruce McDowall
Lestes sponsa male 4 by Bruce McDowall
Scream by Peter Lawson
Chaffy by Jim Flynn
Gannet Angel by Graham Young
Junior by Ross Sutherland
Bullfinch takeoff by Martin Ross
Canal by Sandy Calder
Demure by Sandy Calder
Bumble Bee by John McKay
Honeybee by John McKay
Red squirrel by Billy McCourt
Yellowhammer by Billy McCourt
Road into the winter sun by Hendrik Nahler
Red Kite by Margaret Cefferty
Who's there! by Margaret Cefferty
Kite in flight by Clare Harte
Snow on my nose by Aileen Louden
Pole position by Geoff Donnelly
Snow Robin Robin Snow by Linda Tailford
The Coblers Friend by Linda Tailford
Blue tit foraging by Ruta Nicol
Its time to go by Peter Lawson
Elevated by Peter Lawson
Caught in the act by Peter Lawson
A step in time by Michael Langton
Witchy Woman by Gordon Kennedy
Emerging Victorious by Russell Walker
The Spell is Cast by Gordon Kennedy
Lestes sponsa male 2 by Bruce McDowall
Ischnura elegans male 1 by Bruce McDowall
Lestes sponsa male 3 by Bruce McDowall
Goldcrest. by Ian Cook
Wonder in the Christmas Market by Maureen O'Neill
Diamonds in the snow by Katrina Smith
Nibbles by Margaret Cefferty
Caught it by Margaret Cefferty
Dare Devil. by John McKay
Chaffinch in flight by Billy McCourt
Little red jumper by Billy McCourt
Female Sparrohawk by Russell Walker
The Plucky Chaffinch by Russell Walker
Boat house by Ana Taylor
Smailholm Tower Black & White by Sandy Calder
Carla Monica by Sandy Calder
This piano is not in tune by Peter Lawson
Capital sunset by Ross Sutherland
Call from above by Geoff Donnelly
They said it would be fun by James Wilson
Ouija board by Peter Lawson
Lestes sponsa male 1 by Bruce McDowall
Large red damselfly feeding by Bruce McDowall
Azure damselfly balancing by Bruce McDowall
Who are you looking at by Katrina Smith
Bella Notte by Bruce Harley
The Dalmarnock Footbridge by Ian Cook
This is my blue side by Ian Cook
Tied up by Ian Cook
Taking off by Margaret Cefferty
Great Grey Owl Portrait by Souraya Morrison
Barn Owl by Souraya Morrison
Loch Assynt by Jim Hutcheon
A Walk In The Woods by Jim Hutcheon
Vintage Burlesque by Gary Kerr
Cleopatra by Gary Kerr
Madusa by Gary Kerr
Palace with a star by Hendrik Nahler
Gin o'clock by Hendrik Nahler
Stone Jetty at Loch Ard by Hendrik Nahler
Breakfast is on the way by Clare Harte
Tree Hugger by Clare Harte
Smile for the Camera by Susan Roberts
Lament by Gill Walker
Stories from the Past by Susan Roberts
The Bullfinch and the Bluebells by Martin Ross
Bashful Buzzard by Martin Ross
Nectar Hunter by Martin Ross
Large red damselfly by Billy McCourt
Pine marten by Billy McCourt
Frozen chaffinch by Billy McCourt
Large Red Damselfly by Geoff Donnelly
Hot pursuit by Geoff Donnelly
Two Jays by Jim Flynn
Changing weather by Bob Anderson
Goldcrest by Craig Graham
Storm Ciara by Craig Graham
Forth Rail Bridge by Sandy Calder
16th Hole Royal Course Vale do Lobo at dusk by Sandy Calder
Reflections of Garlic & Thyme by Sandy Calder
All roads lead to Fife by Ross Sutherland
On the fence by Ross Sutherland
Sunset on the Barrier Reef by Elaine Forrest
Iris, making an exit by Iain Glen
Abbie, all in black by Iain Glen
Amber, behind the wheel by Iain Glen
I see you by Aileen Louden
Colours of Harris by Linda Tailford
This one is mine by Linda Tailford
butterfly dreaming by Katrina Smith
Rowing the Ganges by Bruce Harley
Playing Ball at Rattray Head Lighthouse by Bruce Harley
American Road Trip by Bruce Harley
Common Blue Damselfly by Bruce McDowall
Immature Female Azure Damselfly by Bruce McDowall
LADY IN RED by Ana Taylor
2 BRIDES by Ana Taylor
Where did that fish go? by Stephen Wood
white tailed sea eagle by Stephen Wood
On the lookout by Stephen Wood
The Forth Mermaid by Peter Lawson
Well, I didn't expect that! by Peter Lawson
Sunshine on a cloudy day by Peter Lawson
Southerness by Gary Fyfe
And so it was written by Gary Fyfe
Testament by Gary Fyfe
Curly Wurly. by Ian Cook
Ready to strike. by Ian Cook
Pool of Sorrow by Gordon Kennedy
Early Morning Flight. by Ian Cook
Anchor Mill by Graham Young
The Lookout by Russell Walker
Rattray Head Lighthouse by Graham Young
Leap of Faith by Russell Walker
Buchan Ness by Abigail Rennie
Driftwood by Abigail Rennie
Chaffinch on a stick. by Ruta Nicol
On the beach. by Ruta Nicol
Is it just Meer by Michael Langton
Children's Tea Party by James Wilson
The Phantom Tram by James Wilson
Scottish Wildcat by Maureen O'Neill
Buachaille Etive Mòr by Maureen O'Neill
Cosmic Concentration by Maureen O'Neill
Lunch at the Spider's Web Cafe by Alasdair Mackenzie
Red Veil by Ana Taylor
Lost In Music by Gill Walker
Sitting Pretty by Clare Harte
Sun over the hills by Sandra Taylor

News

New Season

We’re back! But unfortunately, we can't start next season back at Crofthead as it is still being used as a Coronavirus test centre. We will start off using Zoom for our meetings in the hope that we can return to Crofthead later in the season.

August Facebook Competition Result

Joint winners of the August photographer of the month with 10 likes each are: Gordon Kennedy for his image ‘Golden Sunset Breeze’ and Martin Ross with ‘Into The Mist’. Well done both. Runners up were Clare Harte with 8 likes and James Wilson with 6 likes. Many thanks to all who posted images and also to those who pressed the like button!"

"Into The Mist" by Martin Ross ["Golden Sunset Breeze" by Gordon Kennedy appeared in the first half of the month]

 

Membership opening soon to new members

Livingston Camera Club will open to new members from Tuesday 17 August. If you would like to join head to the Information section of the club website where you will find the application form. Once you fill in your form you will be sent details about payment.

The fees are £30 per annum for full members and £12 for students with no weekly fee at the moment. 

Looking Ahead ...

Mon, 27/09/2021

David Keep - "Underwater Photography 1 - from swimming pools to sharks"

David is an award winning photographer based in Chesterfield. Underwater photography is his greatest passion but closely following that comes the pleasure from showing people photographs of the fantastic creatures he sees. Here's a link to David's website for more information:  https://www.davidkeepphotography.co.uk

Mon, 04/10/2021

Mike Caithness - Topic to be confirmed

Mike’s passion in photography is to find and see abstract or unusual images in the landscape or city.  He is based in Edinburgh and is a past president of Edinburgh Photographic Society.  He also has galleries of images on Flickr500px and Getty Images and is an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS).

His talk tonight was meant to be on focus stacking, a topic that sparked interest during last season’s Zoom meetings. However, Mike thinks that this might not be suitable for a Zoom meeting so he will present something more suitable for that environment. Meanwhile, here’s a link to Mike’s website where you can view some stunning images in his gallery: https://www.michaelcaithness.photography/home .

Hand-in Internal Competition 1 - Digital

This is the first competition of the season comprising only digital images. The results from his competition count towards the Annual League Table.

The RULES for submitting entries for digital images are available on the Information page of the website.

If you want to submit images to this competition go to the Members page of the website, login with your username and password and then select the My Images menu option. If you have previously submitted images onto the website, you can browse through them here and select up to a maximum of four for this competition. If you have yet to submit images to the website select the blue Add Image button and follow the instructions; then select up to a maximum of four for this competition.

Digital images or prints submitted to a previous club competition MUST NOT be resubmitted for this competition.

 

Mon, 11/10/2021

Kieran Metcalfe - "Taming the Chaos"

By day, Kieran describes himself as a 40-something, freelance graphic designer - while being self-employed has many benefits, it inevitably leads to him spending most, if not all, of the day at home - mainly in one room. In the last year or so, he has found that photography provides an excellent remedy for cabin-fever - when work pressures are high, you can't beat getting out into the fresh air and the stillness of the countryside. He believes that having camera with you certainly focuses your attention on what is around you, rather than the busyness of the day. When he finds and takes the time to look, he finds the natural world to be full of wonder, from awe-inspiring vistas, to delicate details, and these are the images which he feels capture that best.

Tonight, Kieran looks at the technical and compositional elements of landscape photography. Here’s a link to Kieran’s website for more info: https://kieranmetcalfephotography.co.uk/

 

 

Mon, 18/10/2021

Ian MacNicol - "Sports Photography"

Ian is a full time professional multi-award winning photographer based in Glasgow. He specialises in sports photography both home and abroad and he has been fortunate enough to cover Summer & Winter Olympic Games, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, World & European Athletics Championships, World Swimming Championships, Wimbledon Championships, as well as Football World Cups, European Football Championships, Champions League Finals and English Premier League Football.

Ian’s work can regularly be seen in both print and online publishing worldwide, and he has recently been working with prestigious clients such as Swimming Australia & Swimming Canada. He is also a regular stringer and contributor to the highly acclaimed Getty Images.

Ian has presented at the club before and a return invitation is testament to the quality of the presentation. Here’s a link to Ian’s website: https://www.ianmacnicol.com/

Mon, 25/10/2021

Competition 1 - Digital 1 - Results

This is the results of our first digital competition of the year. An independent judge will award scores for each image with a maximum of 20 points. There are three categories of entries: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Scores from this competition count towards the annual league table.