Marilyn Peddle

I have been interested in photography for a number of years, I dabbled a little in processing my own B&W images and slides in the 70′s but work and life took over. I then took it up again with the advent of digital images and I had a number of cameras in that time as the technology improved and now I have a Canon 7D with a selection of kit.

Apr 272017

May 30th Tuesday

Tidy up Club After Exhibition

June 13th Tuesday

Garden Maintenance
6.30 PM Till 9.00 PM Approx
Bring along tools and rubbish bags please

June 7th Wednesday Social Evening (Skittles)

At The Old Ox Inn Shillingstone
7.00 PM For 7.30 PM
## Look at the menu for prices
The Skittles Evening Menu is available as   Adobe Acrobat document to read online or download to your computer

June 9 /10/11th Wimborne Folk Festival

Plenty of Photographic opportunity

July 11th Tuesday

Evening visit to Springhead Gardens, Fontmell Magna
£ 3.50 per head
Coffee and Tea will be available
#Bring your Camera and Tripod

July 18th Thursday

Garden Maintenance
Bring along tools and rubbish bags please
6.30 P.M till 9.PM Approx

July 23rd Sunday

Jurassic Coast Cruise
From Poole Quay to Dancing Ledge
Group booking 15 or more Adults £15.00 Per Head
Departs Between 11.30 and 12.00 Noon
## See Eric for Details Payment in Advance please

July 25th Tuesday Social evening

At The Club House Cheese and Wine
Bring your own Bottle
Food and Nibbles provided
** 7.00 P.M for 7.30 P.M

Items marked thus ## payment in advance
Items Marked ** numbers Required Please

There could be more Garden evenings subject to the growth of the Garden.

The BFCC Summer programme 2017 is also available as   Adobe Acrobat document to read online or download to your computer

Apr 172017

Fordingbridge Camera Club held their annual Fordingbridge Challenge competition on Wednesday 12th April. It comes at the end of our external competition season and rounds off the year very nicely.  The battle was between eight clubs which included two clubs from outside SAPA namely Beaulieu and Salisbury.

It was stipulated in the rules that the images for the challenge were to be of work not previously seen outside of our own clubs, again this made it more interesting, plus the fact the images were a larger dimension at 1920 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high and projected onto a very large screen.

The judge again as last year was Louis Rumis, who is a very entertaining speaker with an dry sense of humour. He mentioned at the beginning that judging has never been so difficult, quoting us an international competition where an  image was judged by three judges who could award points of 1-5, the division of marks they gave were 2,3 and 5 respectively, so it again it just goes to show it comes down to personal preference most of the time.

Louis moved through the judging swiftly holding back his favourite images and by half time we were doing very well. Of course we were hoping to bring the plate back to Blandford after winning last year but it was not to be and we only lost by one point to Wimborne Camera club at 72 points. We tied in 2nd place with Ringwood at 71 points so we did very well. We had a mixture of marks from 8 to one 10 which was awarded to Colin Cross for ‘Dawn Hunt’. This year Fordingbridge also presented a bottle of wine to the images which were the judge’s three favourites and these went to Blandford Forum Club, Salisbury Club and Fordingbridge Club. Colin’s ‘Dawn Hunt’ was one of them so a bottle of wine will be waiting for you Colin!

Three members from Blandford Camera club attended a very enjoyable night helped by the refreshments at the interval which included home made cake! We thank Fordingbridge for hosting this competition.

If you would like to see the marks from all the clubs follow the link to Fordingbridge Camera Club – Fordingbridge Challenge results

Nov 162016

For the last month I have been an avid watcher of the weather forecast for Saturday 12th November! This was due to the cancellation of the Weymouth night shoot in October because of rain, although if only we had a crystal ball near the date we would have seen that torrential rain of the Saturday stopped before our scheduled time at Weymouth. Such is English weather! Anyway it happened once again from a good weather forecast to heavy rain on the Saturday, I thought we would have to cancel again but it eased off and the trip was on.

I was pleased to see 8 members and a non member and lovely large dog come along on the night.


Members taking images of the seafront

We soon split up in smaller groups to do our own thing, I was with Ian and Denise and we spent a good three hours taking images as we walked back towards the car park. The weather was kind and the moon showed it’s face for a while. There was a little wind about on the front and the boats were moving in the Quay all a bit of a challenge but it was an enjoyable night and to finish it off we had Fish and Chips and a mug of tea and then home for around 8.30pm.

If any member has any thoughts on photography trips in the future please let me, Marilyn know. We find it is a good chance to enjoy photography with like minded people and concentrate on just taking pictures for a couple of hours.

Images from the evening photoshoot at Weymouth

If anyone has some images from the evening please send them to me and I will put them on this post if you are happy to do so.

Click on an image for a larger size.

Tony Ward

Jurassic Skyline tower & Moon - Tony Ward

Jurassic Skyline tower & Moon – Tony Ward

Marilyn Peddle


Jurassic Skyline Tower with Weymouth seafront behind – Marilyn Peddle


Weymouth Quay with the tall ship Pelican – Marilyn Peddle

Denise Halford

Beachside Light Curve - Denise Halford

Beachside Light Curve – Denise Halford

Harbour Clouds - Denise Halford

Harbour Clouds – Denise Halford

Moon and Rigging - Denise Halford

Moon and Rigging – Denise Halford

Ian Ferris

Esplanade - Ian Ferris

Esplanade – Ian Ferris

Fun Fair from the beach - Ian Ferris

Fun Fair from the beach – Ian Ferris

Pavilion from the beach - Ian Ferris

Pavilion from the beach – Ian Ferris

Nov 032016

This years Christmas Social will be taking place on Tuesday 13th December at 7.00pm in The Royal British Legion, Church Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 7AA.

There will be a hot and cold Buffet, see the menu below. Eric would like to know numbers and collect money for the evening at £10 a head before the end of November please. Bring along your spouse, partner or friend.

Christmas Social 2016


Menu –  Christmas social 13th Dec 2016   Adobe Acrobat document to read online or download to your computer.

Oct 092016

Thursday evening was the first of our informal get-together evenings to discuss between each other any queries or problems we have been “suffering” within the scope of our chosen pastime.

The evening was well attended and very soon the atmosphere was abuzz with different discussions of groups within ourselves of various problems we have had and how we have overcome them, or still bemused by them. We have all had problems that have had us clutching for ideas as to how to overcome them. During the course of the evening a lot of problems and ideas were voiced hopefully solutions arose that will prove useful for future consideration.

Due to the positive feedback and interest the evenings will be held on the first Thursday of the month from 7 till 10 in the same informal manner as started. If anyone has a “pet” query for discussion could you please forewarn me so I can acquire any helpful information.

My email address is:-

Ian Ferris

Jun 082016

I have been informed of the Blandford St. Mary Horticultural and Craft Show and Fete this year on Sunday August 14th.

There are photography classes in the show and I have been contacted by the BSM publicity officer , she says:

“I am thinking some folks might like to enter…we would be delighted to have more photo entries! The full Schedule of Classes will be available from Blandford TIC and Library and H & W Visitor Centre. They have not yet gone to print though but am sending a ‘preview’ for those who wish to make an early start !….. one of the photography requests will be ‘Tranquility’ and for children ‘My Sport’. “