Tractor Driver Steve Chick
Suckling Pigs James Mcinnes
Precision drilling Roger Gibson SBACC


Bradford Abbas Shield

Tuesday 24th October saw five clubs, namely South Petherton, Wincanton, Shaftesbury, SBACC and Yeovil, compete for the coveted Bradford Abbas Shield.
The theme was "Agriculture" and with members attending from all the participating clubs, this was a very busy and excellent night for the club.
The quality of entries was high, and this was reflected by the small difference between the highest and lowest scores which were as follows:

1. South Petherton Photographic Society 174 points
2. Shaftesbury Camera Club 169 points
3. Wincanton Camera Club 168 points
4. Sherborne and Bradford Abbas Camera Club 160 points
5. Yeovil Camera Club 159 points

Each club entered five digital images and five prints and some of the highest scoring images are shown on the left.

Tractor Driver - Steve chick

Suckling Pigs - James Mcinnes

Precision Drilling - Roger Gibson (SBACC)

Smoke on Water - Fo bugler (SBACC)

Farming Country - Rob Cochran (Wincanton)

Below is the trophy being presented by our chairman, Malcolm Balmer, to very worthy winners South Petherton.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year!




The Eternal Autumn - Jay Warnes
Angle of View - Laura Pearce LRPS
Pooh Corner - Jim Eastaugh


Bradford Abbas Shield 2016

The theme for our annual inter-club competition for the coveted Bradford Abbas Shield was Corners, which brought a diverse bag of ideas, styles, techniques and interpretations to our eager attention. Competition was fierce, with strong images coming from all of the participating clubs. The judging was provided by Penny Piddock, DPAGB, AFIAP from Dorchester Camera Club to ensure a constructive and objective appraisal was received by all.

The five competing clubs were:

Sherborne Bradford Abbas



South Petherton


We are very happy to report that the shield was awarded to Sherborne Bradford Abbas this year, with a very high standard of photography making the judging particularly tricky (with only 6 points separating first and fifth place)! Well done to all who entered, and a special thank you to Penny for her valuable comments and balanced judging.

The three images featured left are from SBACC, Yeovil and Wincanton, with the remaining competition entries from SBACC found below. Many thanks to our members for making a winning selection!