A Beaulieu Camera Group photographer who uses special techniques to give her pictures a unique character will be holding a special exhibition at the New Forest Heritage Centre. Opening tomorrow (Saturday 12th January) the show will display the talents of Cathryn Baldock who manipulates her work to produce more "abstract images".

She is particularly interested in landscapes and what she describes as the "magical qualities" of the New Forest.

She said "a photograph represents a moment in time. By using a range of techniques, I seek to expand on that moment by stretching the amount of time captured and showing different viewpoints together. Not so much trying to freeze a moment in time, rather seeking to capture the spirit of the place."

Living on the edge of the New Forest, Cathryn says she has a wealth of inspiration on her doorstep in the form of ponds, trees, wildlife and ponies.

Her talent has led to a number of her images being commended in Landscape Photographer of the Year 2017 and 2018, and winning the Abstract category winner while also being a finalist in the International Garden Photographer of the year 2018.

Her exhibition opens at the centre in Lyndhurst (NEW FOREST HERITAGE CENTRE LYNDHURST SO43 7NY) and continues until Sunday 10th March. Visitors will be able to buy prints.

 Lymington Advertiser and Times -  Friday, 11 January, 2019

Cathryn Baldock All the Leaves Are Brown



Our PDI of the Year took place on 5th December with Barbara Holder CPAGB as the judge.

Barbara had the very difficult task of selecting a winner and second and third place from a total of 86 images which had been awarded a Seal of Merit during the year.

With a concise critique of each image, Barbara chose the following as her top images.

1st Place - Fiona Hardy "Festival at Soller

1st Fiona Hardy Festival at Soller

2nd Place - Hilary Flaxman "Early Evening, Hatchet Pond"

2nd Hilary Flaxman Early Evening Hatchet Pond

3rd Place - Barry Armstrong "Smoke Break"

3rd Barry Armstrong Smoke Break

Congratulations to Fiona, Hilary and Barry and to all those members whose PDIs were awarded Seals of Merit this year.

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary



Our Print of the Year Competition took place on 7th November with Barry Senior FRPS as the judge.

Twenty seven prints which had been awarded Seals of Merit during the year were eligible and vied for the title.

After an excellent critique of each image by Barry, the "Print of the Year" was awarded to Hilary Flaxman for her image "Bamburgh Castle".

Hilary Flaxman Bamburg castleHilary Flaxman

In 2nd place was Cathryn Baldock with "Street Life, Shingle Street"

Cathryn Baldock Street LifeShingle Street

3rd Place was given to Barry Armstrong for "Three Boys on Cloud Nine"

Barry Armstrong Three Boys on Cloud Nine

Many congratulations to Hilary, Cathryn and Barry and to all the members whose prints were awarded Seals of Merit this year.  

Sue Dunham - Competition Secretary




Congratulations to Cathryn Baldock on receiving a Commended Award for her image "Amble Seaweed, Amble, Northumberland" in the Landscape Photographer of the Year 2018 competition.

Cathryn's image will not only appear in the wonderful book, showcasing the work of talented photographers, but also in the exhibition at London Waterloo Station from Monday 19th November 2018 to Sunday 3rd February 2019.

Cathryn Baldock Amble Seaweed

For more information: https://www.take-a-view.co.uk/2018-award-winners/


Cathryn Baldock All the leaves are brown


Congratulations to Cathryn Baldock, her photograph ‘All the Leaves are Brown’  taken in the National Park in Autumn has won the sixth New Forest Open Art Competition.

For more information: New Forest National Park Open Art Competition