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EFIAP/b awarded - for international accepted images
28th May 2015 - 0 comments
I got confirmation today of my new distinction - the EFIAP/b (b = bronze).
The Federation Internationale de L'Art Photographique (FIAP) is an organisation which promotes exhibitions/competitions across the world. Acceptances into those exhibitions are accumulated along with awards and their distinctions awarded when certain criteria have been met.
The three awards I needed for this distinction, can be seen below. They were achieved in Germany (DVF), England (Smethwick) and Canada (Toronto).
Click on one of the images to go to my exhibition acceptances gallery.

Harlow Photographic Society - 2nd place - Portrait competition
26th May 2015 - 0 comments
The image below came 2nd in my camera club's Portrait Cup on 21st May 2015. It was a projected digital image competition.
The image was taken in an Indian village in Rajasthan. The kid goat is just 3 days old and the young boy was proudly showing off the newborn.

**New Gallery** Budapest to Amsterdam
04th April 2015 - 0 comments
Photos taken on a river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam, along the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers plus the Danube Main Canal that completes the link enabling ship passage from the North Sea to the Black Sea.

Click on the image below to go to that gallery.

Harlow Photographic Society - 3rd place - Print league 2014/15
17th March 2015 - 0 comments
Just three points separated the top three places in Harlow PS's print league. There were four rounds with eight prints in total. I scored 147 out of a possible 160, with four of them gaining a top mark of 20. I seem to be getting third place in everything! My prints were these -

Harlow Photographic Society - 3rd place - Panel competition
05th February 2015 - 0 comments
The panel competition is for panels of either 3 or 4 images that sit together well as a collection. I put in two panels - my white-capped 'Albatross' were awarded 3rd place and my 'Snow along the river bank' got a highly commended. The albatross were in deep water off Stewart Island which itself if off the south of the South Island, New Zealand. The snowy banks are those of the River Elbe in Germany.

Harlow Photographic Society - 3rd place - Natural History Cup
29th January 2015 - 0 comments
I got third place in Harlow's Natural History cup. I took my image of a 'Swamp deer, grazing' in India's Kanha national park. Swamp deer only live in India. The image was taken at 6.40am, the early morning mist can be seen in the background.

**New Gallery** City of London - Winter wanders
27th January 2015 - 0 comments
Photos taken on a Walk London walk from Tower Bridge to Greenwich.

Click on an image below to go to that gallery.

Toronto CC Salon 2014 - FIAP Gold Medal
03rd December 2014 - 0 comments
My image of a 'Juvenile dark chanting goshawk' has just won me a FIAP gold medal in the nature section of Toronto CC international salon of photography. I was absolutely thrilled to get the award. To give an idea of the size of the salon, there were 608 photographers who took part from 59 countries, though not all would have entered nature.

Click on the image below to go to my Exhibition acceptances gallery

New Book published - Viet Nam 2013 (companion book)
21st November 2014 - 0 comments
The long awaited companion book to Viet Nam Blog 2013 has now been published.
This book has more photos and less text that the Blog book along with some history of the places we visited.
Go to My Books to view it.

New Book published - Archive 2008-2012
16th November 2014 - 0 comments
I have now finished my second Archive of Photography book. It shows photos from 2008 - 2012 which I entered into club, national and international competitions.
Go to My Books to view it.
34 International Exhibition acceptances this week!
09th October 2014 - 0 comments
It's been quite amazing. I entered the Swansea Salon of Photography and the Danube Rtanji Circuit a couple of weeks ago and all of their results came out in the past few days. I got 7 acceptances from Swansea (from a possible 16) and 27 from the circuit of five salons in Danube Rtanji (from a possible 12 x 5 = 60). A circuit takes the same images which are seen and assessed by different sets of judges for each club in that circuit. Getting so many acceptances together definitely gives you a 'feel good factor'.

Here are all of the images that were accepted in Danube-Rtanji 2014, all but one were accepted in several salons in the circuit. 'Backstroke Break Through' and 'Red Limestone Tsingy' were accepted in all 5 salons of the circuit.

Click on any image below to go to my Exhibition acceptances gallery

Windmill Challenge Trophy 2014 - Winner of Best PDI and Best Image
07th October 2014 - 0 comments
On 7th October my club, Harlow PS, competed against seven other clubs at Upminster CC. Harlow PS won the competition. My image, below, was chosen as the Best Projected Digital Image. The judge then had to choose between the Best Print and Best PDI for an over all winner - he chose my PDI.

Two years before I won the Best Print in the 2012 Windmill Challenge competition.
**New Gallery** City of London - Autumn Ambles
01st October 2014 - 0 comments
Walk London organised walks across London in late September, I chose two walks in and around Aldgate and St Paul's. Each walk was about 2 hours long. The images in this gallery were taken on those two walks.

Click on either image below to go to that gallery.

Beyond Group BPE - Highly Commended
11th August 2014 - 0 comments
In the 7th British Photographic Exhibition organized by the Beyond Group I got a Highly Commended award for my image of a 'Juvenile dark chanting goshawk'. I took it in Kenya's Tsavo East national park.

I also got 'Galloping zebra' accepted into that Exhibition.

**New Gallery** Cricket
31st July 2014 - 0 comments
Thanks to North Middlesex Cricket Club for letting me and my husband Mike take photos of their cricket game in early July 2014. This is a selection of their batting photos I took. NMCC won that match - well done.

Click on an image below to go to that gallery.
**New Gallery** Portugal and a hint of Spain
22nd July 2014 - 0 comments
This new gallery shows images from Lisbon, Coimbra and along the river Duoro from Porto to the Spanish border. We dipped into Spain to Salamanca too.

Click on an image below to take you to that gallery.

Harlow Photographic Society - 2nd place - Print of the year 2014
05th June 2014 - 0 comments
The image below got second place in my photo club print of the year competition. There were 40 or so images in the competition where members each choose to enter their own three favourite images from their previous season's competitions.

East Anglian Federation Exhibition - Selector's award
23rd April 2014 - 0 comments
The image below was chosen by Rosemary Wilman as her personal selection from 981 projected digital images in the East Anglian Federation's 2014 Exhibition.

**New Gallery** Exhibition acceptances
12th March 2014 - 0 comments
The new gallery shows my exhibition acceptances over the past two years.

Click on any image below to go to that gallery.

New Gallery - China
12th January 2014 - 0 comments
Photos from my trip to China - there are more images to come soon.
Click on an image below to go to the China Gallery.