Jayne Winter Photography: Blog https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Jayne Winter Photography (Jayne Winter Photography) Fri, 14 May 2021 20:18:00 GMT Fri, 14 May 2021 20:18:00 GMT https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u228115730-o850179003-50.jpg Jayne Winter Photography: Blog https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog 120 120 Fellowship - Royal Photographic Society https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/5/fellowship---royal-photographic-society I was honoured and absolutely thrilled to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society yesterday with a panel of work created during Lockdown. Due to the lockdown restraints limiting the distances that we were allowed to travel, I was determined to try to continue with my photography and embarked upon a project in Tiddesley Wood, an ancient woodland close to my home.

My submission was a collection of 21 prints taken on frosty winter days between November 2020 and February 2021, capturing those quiet, early morning moments when the mists and frost combine to create a timeless atmosphere of solitude and peacefulness.

I loved creating this body of work, and to succeed in achieving my greatest photographic ambition using images of a location that is so local and means so much to me, is just perfect!


(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/5/fellowship---royal-photographic-society Fri, 14 May 2021 20:17:45 GMT
The Scottish Nature Photography Awards - Photographic Competition https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/4/the-scottish-nature-photography-awards---photographic-competition I was delighted to find out that one of my images had been shortlisted in the above competition. "The Gate" was selected in The Scottish Landscape - The Land category of the recently announced 2020 competition results.  The photograph was taken a couple of years ago on a very frosty January morning as we were making our way north having had a brief overnight stop in Moffatt, a favourite town for us to break the journey in.  A quick plug for The Queensberry House b&b hosted by Caroline and Miles.  Highly recommended!  The photograph was taken as we drove north from Moffatt to join the motorway, to continue our journey up to the Isle of Mull.

The image was cropped quite heavily, but I loved the way all the fences and walls converged at the central point of The Gate and because of the frost and early morning light it rendered quite a soft, pastel scene.  This will be featured, along with the other winning and shortlisted entries, in the Scottish Nature Photographer Yearbook 2020, soon to be published and will be available for sale.

(Jayne Winter Photography) and Dumfries fence fields frost Galloway Gate hills Moffatt Scotland walls winter https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/4/the-scottish-nature-photography-awards---photographic-competition Tue, 27 Apr 2021 20:41:57 GMT
Outdoor Photography Magazine - Issue 267 https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/4/outdoor-photography-magazine---issue-267 Was delighted to find out that another one of my images has been published in the latest edition of Outdoor Photography Magazine (No 267).  The "One Thing This Month.....Local Landscapes" challenge includes my "Bluebells, British Camp" photograph taken on the side of the Malvern hills.  As I said in the article, I used a low angle to enable me to get both the bluebells and the sunlit British Camp in the composition.  Using a small depth of field (F22) enabled me to keep the bluebells and hill in focus.  This image features in the Malvern Gallery on my other website, www.imagesofworcestershire.co.uk. 

(Jayne Winter Photography) bluebells British Camp images of Worcestershire Malvern Malvern Hills Outdoor Photography Magazine spring Worcestershire https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2021/4/outdoor-photography-magazine---issue-267 Tue, 20 Apr 2021 22:06:40 GMT
The Snow Arrived! https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/12/the-snow-arrived Heard the forecast for this morning so gathered our gear together last night ready to venture out should the snow arrive!  And it did.  Took the 4x4 out, along with a flask and packed lunch and set off around Bredon Hill and then on up to the Cotswolds where we hoped there would be even more snow!  It was quite evident that the snow was heavier the higher we went, so we eventually got to Stumps Cross and drove along the lanes stopping here and there for photo opportunities.  Unfortunately the light was pretty flat, but nevertheless I was quite pleased with my results.

A quick detour to Tewkesbury for a takeout coffee (I know we'd got a flask but that was for emergency use!) we then parked up in an interesting gateway for our lunch, carrying on afterwards to Castlemorton Common, Malvern for more photos.  The lake at Golden Valley provided some interesting bird shots, including this one of the six geese, topically called "Six Geese A Laying" as we're still in the festive season!

(Jayne Winter Photography) birds cold Cotswolds countryside geese Gloucestershire Golden Valley lake Malverns pool season sheep snow snowfall trees Winter Worcestershire https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/12/the-snow-arrived Mon, 28 Dec 2020 22:56:53 GMT
Outdoor Photography Magazine - No 263 https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/12/outdoor-photography-magazine---no-263 Really pleased to find on opening the current issue (no 263) of "Outdoor Photography" magazine that one of my photographs has been published in the "One Thing This Month.....Water's Edge".  It was taken on the Isle of Harris looking across Luskentyre beach after the tide had gone out.  I used my 80-200mm f2.8 Nikon lens to zoom in and create a minimalist shot with a simple colour palette, giving the rock prominence amongst the little blue rivulets of water as they meandered their way back to the sea.  Well pleased!  I have included this image in my "Moods" gallery as I feel it is quite evocative. 

(Jayne Winter Photography) beach blue estuary luskentyre luskentyre rock moods no 263 one thing this month...water's edge outdoor photography magazine outer hebrides sand sea western isles https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2020/12/outdoor-photography-magazine---no-263 Fri, 18 Dec 2020 22:24:21 GMT
Number 8 Open Art Exhibition - October 2019 - Pershore https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/number-8-open-art-exhibition---october-2019---pershore Am pleased to have one of my black and white photographs accepted into this year's Number 8 Open Art Exhibition in Pershore which is on from 26th September until 16th October 2019.  There are some super exhibits to look at (and maybe purchase!) so go check it out....and grab a coffee while you're there!

(Jayne Winter Photography) art exhibition Number 8 Open Art Exhibition Pershore photograph https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/10/number-8-open-art-exhibition---october-2019---pershore Thu, 03 Oct 2019 17:23:37 GMT
Instagram https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/4/instagram Check out my Instagram page (@jaynewinterphotography) for loads of pictures from in and around Scotland.  All are available to purchase as prints, if interested please email me for details!

(Jayne Winter Photography) instagram jaynewinterphotography Scotland https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2019/4/instagram Mon, 08 Apr 2019 21:31:46 GMT
Pershore's Number 8 Open Art Exhibition https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/10/pershores-number-8-open-art-exhibition Am delighted to have had two of my very recent photo creations accepted into Pershore Number 8's Open Art Exhibition...."Shadow of Spring" and "Trapped in Time". I have managed to source a new wooden moulding in a soft white/ivory frame, which sets them off a treat! The exhibition is currently on until 24th October 2018 and there is some pretty good work on display. Shadow of SpringShadow of SpringThis was a multiple exposure made in the churchyard at Birlingham Church whilst the locally "famous" snowdrops were in full bloom. I have printed this on Museum Heritage Fine Art paper which has a lovely texture finish. It has recently been exhibited in Pershore's No 8 Open Arts Exhibition, 2018.
Available as a PRINT ONLY on archival fine art textured matt professional paper using Epson archival Ultrachrome HD inks for a true giclee print.
Trapped in TimeTrapped in TimePhotograph of a Hydrangea seed head was taken in early spring against a bright sky, and including a background layer of fallen leaves. This has been recently exhibited in Pershore's No 8 Open Arts Exhibition 2018.
Available as a PRINT ONLY on archival fine art textured matt professional paper using Epson archival Ultrachrome HD inks for a true giclee print.

(Jayne Winter Photography) art exhibition flower hydangea No 8 Number 8 Open Art Exhibition Pershore photograph shadow snowdrop spring https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/10/pershores-number-8-open-art-exhibition Wed, 10 Oct 2018 11:18:53 GMT
Men's Space Calendar 2019, St Richard's Hospice https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/mens-space-calendar-st-richard-s-hospice Had a lovely day yesterday at St Richard's Hospice for the launch of the new 2019 Men's Space Calendar. Myself and fellow photographer Rose Finch, were responsible for all the photographs in the calendar which were taken over a series of days during the summer at various venues, including several within the Hospice grounds, the Morgan Motor Company Ltd, Mzuri Ltd, Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service, the Chequers at Crowle and Croome Court. Each photograph featured the well know "giraffe" in every shot. The calendars will be on sale at St Richard's Hospice at £7.50 each. All proceeds will go to St Richard's Hospice.

(Jayne Winter Photography) 2019 2019 Calendar April August Calendar Caring for Life December February giraffe group January July June launch March May Men's Space November October September snowdrops St Richard's Hospice https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2018/8/mens-space-calendar-st-richard-s-hospice Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:25:37 GMT
New Galleries and Photos https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/new-galleries-and-photos Just spent the last week creating two new galleries:" Creative" and "Triptychs & More". Have also added more images to other galleries including "Of Days Gone By" in the Monochrome Gallery (see photo).  Hope you enjoy looking through them.

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/9/new-galleries-and-photos Thu, 07 Sep 2017 20:03:27 GMT
Kemerton WI Calendar https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/kemerton-wi-calendar Congratulations go to the ladies of Kemerton WI for selling all of their 2017 "Calendar Girls" style calendar and being able to present the two charities, St Richards Hospice and Guideposts, with a cheque for the total amount of £2,350.  This was done last Thursday at The Crown Inn at Kemerton. I was so pleased to be one of two photographers responsible for all the photographs in the calendar.  A great set of hard working ladies to work with.

(Jayne Winter Photography) 2017 Kemerton WI Calendar Guideposts Kemerton St Richards Hospice The Crown, Kemerton WI https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2017/2/kemerton-wi-calendar Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:39:43 GMT
Kemerton WI 2017 Calendar https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/kemerton-wi-2017-calendar Had great fun and satisfaction from being involved with the ladies of Kemerton WI to help produce their 2017 calendar. Myself and fellow photographer, Rose Finch, never having done anything quite like this before, were a bit apprehensive beforehand, as I think were the WI ladies themselves!  It took great courage to bare all in front of two strangers but after we got the first "month"under our belt we all relaxed and a great time was had by all! The shoot was done over two separate days in June and July and proved quite a challenge at times especially when trying to replicate Christmas in June or Bonfire night in July!


The Calendar was eventually finished and printed and the launch was last night at The Crown in Kemerton.  Great coverage by BBC Hereford & Worcester, BBC Radio Gloucester, Evesham Journal and the Gloucester Echo all came and took even more photographs and interviewed us all for broadcasting this morning and for publication in the next editions.


Well done to Linda, Kim and Pam, for all their hard work (along with the rest of the ladies of the WI) in coming up with the ideas, the props, the venue and most of all the camaraderie as a result of this great experience!  It was a privilege to be involved and all proceeds from the sale of this calendar will be shared between St Richards Hospice and Guide Posts charities.  

(Jayne Winter Photography) 2017 April August Calendar December February January July June Kemerton March May November October September WI https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2016/9/kemerton-wi-2017-calendar Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:49:00 GMT
Short Break to Snowdonia https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/short-break-to-snowdonia Two days spent near Dolgellau photographing the autumn colours and waterfalls.  Spent about five hours the first day in the forest taking photos down by the river, staying until after it had gone dark to try some "painting with light".  Tripod, slow shutter speed and torches - great fun, here is one of the photos that had been "painted with light".

(Jayne Winter Photography) Snowdonia Wales autumn painting with light rapids river rock season water https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/11/short-break-to-snowdonia Sun, 02 Nov 2014 22:03:27 GMT
Autumn Colours https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/autumn-colours Went down to Batsford Arboretum last Thursday looking for some autumn colours.  Couldn't get excited with the colours, but tried a few  multiple exposures which I was quite pleased with.  Prefer to come across "natural" scenes rather than a manicured parkland so today went down to the Forest of Dean.  Tried Cannop Ponds but, again, the colours aren't stunning yet.  Went further into the forest and had some success with abstract movement shots which I enjoyed.  

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/autumn-colours Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:25:45 GMT
No 8 Open Art Exhibition, Pershore https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/no-8-open-art-exhibition-pershore Am pleased to be able to say that the two photographs I submitted for consideration a little while ago for Pershore's No 8 Open Art Exhibition (held every two years) were accepted and they are currently on view at "No 8" and will be until 15 October 2014.   Four "Special Merits" were awarded by the judges and I am delighted that both my exhibits were chosen for two of these awards. 


One other bit of good news is that I received a call earlier from "No 8 "to say that both pictures had been sold today and could I arrange for two replacements to fill the gap! Lovely!

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/no-8-open-art-exhibition-pershore Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:37:21 GMT
Evesham Country Park - Autumn Craft & Gift Fair - 27/28 September 2014 https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/evesham-country-park---autumn-craft-gift-fair---27/28-september-2014 I shall be exhibiting this weekend (Saturday & Sunday) 27th & 28th September 2014 at Evesham Country Park for their 2nd Autumn Craft and Gift Fair.  I will have a large selection of mounted photographs from my "Jayne Winter Photography" range and also a good selection from our "Images of Worcestershire" range, along with greetings cards. 

There are going to be over 70 stalls showcasing a range of wares from jewellery to knits, woodcrafts and paintings, soaps and ceramics  to fashions, photography and cushions.


There will be plenty of opportunities for refreshments at the restaurants on site, along with the opportunity to visit the courtyard shops, farm shop and of course the extensive garden centre.


Why not pop along and start that all important Christmas shopping!!  There is plenty of free parking available.


Evesham Country Park is at the northern end of the Evesham bypass (A44), at the junction with the Stratford Road (A46).  From here follow the brown tourist signs.







(Jayne Winter Photography) Craft Fair Evesham Evesham Country Park Images of Worcestershire Jayne Winter Photography Worcestershire black & white photographs greetings cards landscapes photographs https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/evesham-country-park---autumn-craft-gift-fair---27/28-september-2014 Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:53:38 GMT
Bruges in September https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/bruges-in-september Just spent four days in Bruges with my daughter.  What a super city, such wonderful architecture and a lovely atmosphere.  Also spent a day visiting Mount Sorrel (Hill 62) and the preserved trenches near Ypres along with the Menin Gate and Tyne Cot Cemetery near Passendale. So glad to have had the opportunity to experience these memorials, a very moving but enjoyable day.   Lots of photographs taken during the four days, here is just one taken in Bruges itself.

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/bruges-in-september Sat, 13 Sep 2014 14:38:12 GMT
Kilve, North Somerset https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/kilve-north-somerset Spent a great day on the beach at Kilve in north Somerset with friends from Worcestershire Camera Club.  Morning was spent taking slow shutter speeds of the waves breaking on the rocks and also trying out some multiple exposures which was great fun.  Later doing more intimate work using the macro lens concentrating on the rocks and strata patterns along the cliff face.  Great for abstract pictures.

(Jayne Winter Photography) Kilve Rock Somerset abstract beach cliff pattern https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/kilve-north-somerset Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:12:44 GMT
Pershore Arts Trail - Pershore Abbey https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/pershore-arts-trail---pershore-abbey Photo of the Mayor of Pershore, Coun Tony Rowley, having a look at some of my exhibits on day one of the two day Pershore Arts Trail in the Abbey.

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/pershore-arts-trail---pershore-abbey Sat, 23 Aug 2014 22:24:11 GMT
Pershore Arts Trail - Pershore Plum Festival https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/pershore-arts-trail---pershore-plum-festival Looking forward to spending the next two days (Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12noon-5pm, 23rd and 24th August) in Pershore Abbey.  Have taken a table as part of the Pershore Arts Trail to celebrate Pershore Plum Festival.  There will be fifteen other artists/photographers displaying/selling their work.  I will have a selection of mounted photographs from my "Jayne Winter Photography" range along with some from our "Images of Worcestershire" collection.  Would love to see as many people as possible.  Why not pop along and say hello!

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/pershore-arts-trail---pershore-plum-festival Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:08:28 GMT
Pembrokeshire https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/pembrokeshsire Just back from three days down in West Pembrokeshire.  Took a boat trip across to the island of Skomer where we spent five hours in the hot sun walking and photographing the puffins (who are still there amazingly as they have normally left for the Atlantic by now). A very memorable day.

(Jayne Winter Photography) Pembrokeshire Puffin Skomer seabird https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/8/pembrokeshsire Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:35:49 GMT
Croome Park Saturday 12th July 2014 - RAF Defford Heritage Day https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/croome-park-saturday-12th-july-2014 Looking forward to being at Croome Park (National Trust) for the RAF Defford Heritage Day.  Come along and see us at Sedgeberrow Books trade stand, where we will have a good selection of aircraft and other transport related books and prints (and a few jigsaws), along with a selection of mounted photographs and greetings cards from Images of Worcestershire.  Weather looking good, lots going on including a fly past of a Dakota. 

(Jayne Winter Photography) Croome Croome Park Dakota National Trust RAF Defford Heritage Day aircraft https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/croome-park-saturday-12th-july-2014 Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:52:19 GMT
Isle of Lewis holiday https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/isle-of-lewis-holiday Fabulous time being had up here on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides.  Loads of photography being done, some of the results of which will be uploaded on to the website once we are back home.  Weather much better than a previous visit about three years ago, with much lighter winds and less rain. Wonderful light and so much to photograph.  Even had two sightings of the white tailed eagle (sea eagle) over on the Aird of Uig which was really exciting. Lots of sheep, derelict crofts, seabirds, standing stones and wonderful sea and landscapes.  Off to photograph the "sheilings" shortly, between Callanish and Stornoway.

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/5/isle-of-lewis-holiday Fri, 09 May 2014 09:43:33 GMT
Worcestershire Camera Club - Crowngate Exhibition - Easter 2014 https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/worcestershire-camera-club---crowngate-exhibition---easter-2014 I am pleased to be able to say that some of my work under the "Jayne Winter Photography" range is now available to view and purchase as part of Worcestershire Camera Club's Easter Exhibition in Crowngate Shopping Centre, Worcester.  If you are in Worcester, do pop along and have a look.  It is in the old "M K One" shop unit at the Crowngate car park end of the shopping centre accessible from Broad Street and has been open over the Easter weekend and will be open daily from Tuesday 22nd April through to Saturday 26th April from 10 - 4pm.  See the feature in Thursday's copy (17th April) of the Worcester News.

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/4/worcestershire-camera-club---crowngate-exhibition---easter-2014 Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:51:40 GMT
Walk in Warwickshire - Sunday 9th March https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/walk-in-warwickshire Took advantage of the glorious weather today.  Did a lovely walk from the village of Illmington up along the Cotswold ridge and back.  Had my infra-red camera with me as it is much lighter than my main camera.  Was hoping for some more sheep photos, but unfortunately the sheep were a bit thin on the ground.  Was a lovely day however and a few "winter tree" shots were taken.

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/3/walk-in-warwickshire Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:43:17 GMT
Sales https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/sales Thank you to the lady who bought three framed L/E black & white prints from me this morning.  I hope they will look nice on her wall.  Will have to get printing again - can see I have a busy week ahead, what with The Photography Show at the NEC to attend as well!

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/sales Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:40:51 GMT
British Photographic Exhibitions https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/british-photographic-exhibitions Hooray! Just received my Award Certificate from the British Photographic Exhibitions! I can now add BPE1* to my photographic qualifications.  To qualify for this I have had to have 25 photographic acceptances in National Exhibitions organised by various photographic societies throughout the United Kingdom. 

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/british-photographic-exhibitions Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:31:16 GMT
Website Live!! https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/website-live I am pleased to say that my website is now up and running.  I hope you enjoy browsing through the galleries. If you would like to add any comments then please feel free to do so in my guest book.

More pictures will be uploaded over the forthcoming weeks.

In the meantime. . . . . . enjoy!

(Jayne Winter Photography) https://www.jaynewinterphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/website-live Sun, 05 Jan 2014 18:10:03 GMT