2020 Lockdown Gallery

 

During the imposed Lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, EPS introduced a monthly photo challenge, here you can see some of the results of that. Lockdown began, in the UK, on 23rd March 2020. Our first challenge was for April 2020. There were no prizes or specific rules. Members were invited to submit their images and a few words to accompany them. Members were also invited to submit up to 10 images made during Lockdown that did not adhere to the themes of the monthly Challenges. All images are the copyright of the individuals. The April Challenge theme was “Creative images taken at home”. The May Challenge is “Five minutes from home”

Alistair Cowan

April Challenge

Caroline McDermott

April Challenge

For my photo, I decided to treat myself to a bunch of tulips on one of my very rare outings to the supermarket. I work in resilience planning for the NHS so you can imagine, have been really busy over the last few months. Fortunately I can work from home but when I saw these flowers I decided I deserved a treat so bought them for myself.  I mainly enjoy macro photos of plants. The tulips were on my living room windowsill. Now there is so much new life in spring I am taking a lot more photography outside in my garden as it is full of life. I been posting on FB and Instagram as I find it cheerful to see others’ photos and hope others will enjoy mine as well. 

Christopher Osborne

April Challenge

David Greer

April Challenge

I used my free time during the April Covid-19 Lockdown to experiment with three new photographic techniques viz. ICM, Focus Stacking and Photomoshing/Glitching. 
The rest of the time, I hung out of my balcony, somewhat precariously, to take pictures of strangers in the street

David Wolfenden

April Challenge

Dennis  Linn

April Challenge

Donald Stirling

April Challenge

Dragged out my ’toy’ collection to use as subject matter.

Doug Berndt

April Challenge

I see my camera as a friend that accompanies me out of doors. It’s rare for me to take images indoors. For my images – the idea came from Gavin Hoey here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKp8YO2DkwA -I also used various PS built-in 8-bit artistic filters on the images. You can find Gavin’s background images here – https://www.gavtrain.com/?p=6869 My backgrounds were derived from these but are not straight copies – credit to Gavin for the originals.

Edward Richards

April Challenge

New Home I spent some time making and giving away bird nesting boxes from scrap materials. Decided to put one up on a tree in the garden and it was occupied in 24 hours. Lockdown supplies  I always liked making still life compositions from things lying about the house and lockdown consumables seemed a good opportunity. Spring Cleaning Was really cleaning conservatory  when decided it could make a still life. Drew a freaky face on box of gloves but no one has noticed it! Wind Spinner. Tried to keep movement but also show vanes on spinner. Double Camellia Colourful but short lived blooms. Camera Canon G7X shutter priority at 1/500 because a strong wind blowing.

Eric Robinson

April Challenge

Graham Morrice

April Challenge

Isobel Lindsay

April Challenge

Krysia Kotowska

April Challenge

Mhairi Chambers

April Challenge

For my 3 images i decided to use both my 60mm macro lens and the in camera focus stacking setting in my Olympus EM5 mkiii by seeing what was around the house. All the images were shot hand held, as i was interested to see the results without resorting to using a tripod. The spider obliging appeared as my camera was to hand…. luckily for me!

Muriel Binnie

April Challenge

Two images were inspired by a Bailey and Chinnery video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIh7v29WA9c  The other three were taken using a lightpad.  For lightpad mastery  – look for Jane Simmonds on flickr or Instagram.

Neil Scott

April Challenge

Pete Gaskin

April Challenge