January 2021

Bill Smith has updated his Gallery of Images, click on this link to view them.

January 2021

Congratulations go to Mr. Roger Johnstone​ who last weekend was awarded a Credit from the Photographic Association of Great Britain, so Roger will have the letters behind his name CPAGB.

Well done Roger.

Three of Rogers images can be seen here along with his comments thanking the PAGB for their hard work.

January 2021

The results are in for our 9th 0n-Line Digital Image Competition and its congratulations to our first Joint Winners with

Anne-Marie Imeson & Howard Harrison both scoring 147.5 marks each. Well Done both of you. Follow this link to see all the images.

7.Pendle Hill in winter
6.Bearded Tit - Male

Joint Winning Images

Aggression - Colne Cycling Grand Prix
Broad Bodied Chaser
Common Blue Butterflies - Mating
Six Spot Burnet Moths -Mating
Mother & Young Orangutans
Moroccan Orange Tip Butterfly
Little Grebe with Good Catch
Keeled Skimmer Dragonflies - Mating
Mycena Arcangeliana (Angel's Bonnet)
Scots Guardsman on a Chilly Winters Day - Copy

Rogers CPAGB Panel

10th February 2021

ICPA Projected Digital Image  Knockout 2021

We came a very creditable joint 7th with 28 points in this years ICPA knockout competition, here  the  images that were used for the competition, well done everyone. 

                          1st Chorley 50

                         2nd Bury 40
                         2nd = Preston 40 
                          4th Leyland 34 
                          5th Blackburn 31
                          6th Rochdale 30
                          7th Nelson 28
                          7th = Bacup 28
                          7th = Burnley 28
                          7th = Padiham 28
                        11th Accrington 25
                        12th Colne 23


Our Entry

Common Blue Butterflies - Mating
6201 Princess Elizabeth near Clapham
Bearded Tit - male
Dexter out for a Run
Early morning light on an Autumnal Goldfinch
Yellow Hammer
Broad-bodied Chaser- female
Starling Dispute

15th February 2021

Flickr Sites from some of our members.

Four of our members also have quite a lot of images on Flickr. If you would like to visit their sites and view their work, follow their links on their Gallery pages.

Or click on these links below.

Mike Dickinson

Bill Smith

Andy Pritchard

Tony Mellor

Michelle Thompson

24th February

The results are in for our 10th On-Line digital Image Competition, and its congratulations to our newest member Stephen Singleton with his superb image of " Young Peregrine wih Prey "   Well Done.

Again a big thank you to you all for supporting this competition, and it could be, we will back at the club later in the year all being well.

Take Care & Stay Safe.​​​​

Follow this link for all the results.​​

Young Peregrine wih Prey

27th February

Anne-Marie gets photo of the week....RSPB,

" Water Rail​ "

Sometimes described as sounding like a disgruntled squealing piglet. Or perhaps you’ve heard its tired moan and sharp ‘kip’ calls when disturbed, the water rail is a common backdrop to your wetland walk. But how many of us can say we have seen one in the open, or even, photographed one? Well Nature’s Home reader, Anne-Marie Imeson from Nelson in Lancashire and also a member of Nelson Camera Club ticked all the boxes. ​Anne-Marie photographed this on one of her many visits to Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. Well spotted and a well taken image.​​​

28th February

Howard gets his Bearded Tits Published​

Mr. Howard Harrison who is also a frequent visitor to Leighton Moss Nature Reserve​ gets one of his images of Bearded Tits feeding on grit published in RSPB's magazine, another one of Howards superb images. 

21st March

 L&CPU Annual Club Digital Competition 2021

Nelson Camera Club sent an entry to the L&CPU Annual Club Digital Competition 2021​ and although we only managed to gain 32nd place in the Open section, out of 41 we had quite a lot of images which scored 15 marks out of a possible 20. In the Nature section we did better, getting 27th place out of 40, so well done everyone and keep up the good work. The slideshow opposite shows the images that scored 15 and over.

For a full list of results click on this link.​​​​

Welcome to the Tea House     Roger Johnstone    15
Up in Lights    David Clegg    17
The Secret        Watermill        Andy Pritchard    16
Starling with Nesting Material  Ken Wilmore     15
Hold Down a           Chord              Howard Harrison   15
Not on my Patch   Tony Mellor    15
Nuthatch       Roger Johnstone    17
Senorita           Tony Mellor   16
Colour Burst    Tony Mellor     16
Dipper with              Grubs        Howard Harrison   15
End of an Era   Roger Johnstone 15
Goldfinch with two fledgelings Bill Smith   17
80080 Double Heads with         Repton               Bill Smith    16
Brown Hare   Andy Pritchard    15
Candlelight        Bill Smith     15

21st March 

Michael Whittaker CPAGB, BPE1* + Gold Medal Winner

During lockdown Michael has been entering​ BPE Competitions all over the country to gain BPE recognition, well he finally achieved that last week when he gained 25 acceptances scoring over 12 marks out of 15 in competitions he entered in the last 12 months, so Michael was awarded BPE1*.

​Then yesterday he received an email congratulating him on winning the Gold Medal in the Open Colour Section of the South Birmingham “Image 21” Exhibition. What a good result.

Congratulations Michael on your success, well deserved.​

If you would like more information about the BPE

​(British Photographic Exhibition )​ follow this link.




             Gold Medal Winner

         " Who's Idea Was This "​

Just a few of Michael's Acceptances

29th March

The Results of our 11th On-Line Digital Image Competition have been published on our website. We had another good selection of images for our members to vote on. When all the votes had been cast Mr. Howard Harrison  took 1st place with his image of " Redshank, Breeding Plumage "

Well done Howard, to see all the results click on this link.

Redshank, Breeding Plumage 

News 2021

5th May

Michael Whittaker CPAGB BPE2*

Michael does it again, gaining 8 acceptances in the 

Rushden Open Photographic Exhibition - 38th year, 2021.

These acceptances take Michael to BPE2*

Very well done & congratulations.

To see all the results & images from Rushden follow this link

10th May

Results of our On-Line Digital Image Competition No. 12

The full results of our latest On Line Digital image Competition have now been published on our competitions page. Congratulations go to Bill Smith on what was a very close competition with only half a mark separating the top 3 images. Well done everyone once again, all the images have been first class.

Click on any image to enlarge it.

11th May

L&CPU Individuals Competition 2021

Members from Nelson Camera Club entered the L&CPU Individual Competition 2021 which was judged on the 9th May.

Roger Johnstone CPAGB, Bill Smith, Michelle Thompson and Mike Dickinson entered both the Open and Nature sections.

Robert Beveridge entered the Open. Howard Harrison and Anne-Marie Imeson entered the Nature.

All scores were out of a maximum 15 marks and we had some excellent results. Well done everybody.

Look on the L&CPU website - Results Annual Individual Competition

Individual Award Winners – PDF Download

Individual Category Rankings for Open Digital – PDF Download

Digital Worker of the Year 2021 – PDF Download

Open Section slide show of the highest scoring images HERE

Nature Section slide show of the highest scoring images HERE

Individual category rankings gives individual positions in both the Open and Nature sections separately

Digital Worker of the Year gives individual rankings for those who have entered both sections.

Click on any image to enlarge it.

4th June

Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue, Calendar Fund Raising Event

The Mountain Rescue Organisation is making a 2022 calendar to raise funds for their voluntary organisation. They would appreciate any photograph which you think would be suitable and within the guidelines as below:-

We want to see your best photos that showcase the splendour of our local landscapes and wildlife. We will pick the top 12 photos to be featured.

The competition is free to enter and open to all. Entries are limited to one per person and photos may have been taken any year but must be within the team’s area. (Map attached of the area they cover}

Please submit your entries no later than the 27th June 2021 via email to lewis.imeson@rpmrt.org.uk with the words 'Calendar Competition' in the subject.

Please include your name and a title for the photo. Images can be portrait or landscape but should be no larger than 10MB and have a minimum of 275 DPI. If people feature in them you must obtain their written permission to use the photograph for the calendar.

By entering, you are confirming that you provide consent for the photograph to be used in our calendar, however the photographer retains copyright and will be credited if their photo is successful.

Lewis Imeson

Click image to enlarge

12th July

Results for the ICPA Annual Competition  - The Frank Sellers Trophy.

Chorley PS came first in the Colour section and 2nd in the Mono section giving them a grand total of 147 marks making them this years winners of the Frank Sellers Trophy. Well done Chorley.

Nelson Camera Club came a very creditable 3rd in the Colour section and 2nd place in the  Monochrome, in fact only 1 mark below Bury PS in the Monochrome. Well done Nelson CC.

Colour Images

  1st Chorley Photographic Society 75 marks

 2nd Preston Photographic Society 73 

 3rd Nelson Camera Club 72

 4th Bury Photographic Society 71

 4th Padiham & District PS 71

 4th Rochdale & Distrist CC 71

 7th Darwen Camera Club 70 

 7th Ribblesdale Photographic Society 70

 9th Accrington Camera Club 68

 9th Burnley Camera Club 68


Monochrome Images

1st Bury Photographic Society  73 marks

2nd Accrington Camera Club  72

2nd Chorley Photographic Society  72

2nd Nelson Camera Club 72

2nd Padiham and District PS  72

2nd Preston Photographic Society  72

7th Ribblesdale PS  72

8th Darwen camera club  70

9th Burnley Camera Club  68

10th Rochdale and District Camera Club  66

Nelson's Colour Entry

Nelson's Mono Entry

Overall Scores 

1st Chorley Photographic Society  147 marks

2nd Preston Photographic Society  145

3rd Nelson Camera Club 144

3rd Bury Photographic Society 144

5th Padiham and District PS  143

6th Ribblesdale Photographic Society  142

 7th Darwen Camera Club 140

 7th Accrington Camera Club 140

 9th Rochdale and District Camera Club 137      10th Burnley Camera Club  136

Click on any image to enlarge / start slideshow

29th July

The results of our on Line Digital Image Competition have now been published on the website.

Once again its congratulations to Tony Mellor with his winning image "Broad Bodied Chaser, Male"   Well Done.

Its also a big thank you to all of you who have entered these competitons over the last 18 months, it will be good to see you all once again back in the club house in September.   Take Care.

27th October 

Nelson Naturalists Autumn Programme

Nelson Naturalists have published their Autumn programme but please take note that they have had to change there meeting place. Their new meeting place is at ..

Higherford Methodist Church, Bankhouse Mews Barrowford BB9 6JZ

14th November

L&CPU Open Knockout 2021  Results

 The competition took place last night at the Elm Bank Conference Centre in downtown Eccles with our Judge for the evening being Howard Tate from the Yorkshire Photographic Federation.

42 clubs took part and their first four images were used giving an entry of 168 images to be judges on the night - no mean feat!

In Joint Second place were Nelson CC, Kendal PC and Lytham St Annes PS with the Winning Club being Southport PS.

  Nelson's Entry

   (Click to Enlarge)