Fort Walk Photo Featured In Coast Magazine

As they say time and tide wait for no man, due to the excitement of the Olympic Games, it was little wonder, many people missed a window of opportunity to take part in the annual (unofficial) Isle of Wight Fort Walk 2012.

Bembridge resident and IWDIG photographer John Sparrow, who has been on the Walk many times, saw one of his photographs feature within the pages of Coast Magazine in 2012. Continue reading

Jimi Hendrix’s 70th Birthday

Rock star guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who died 42 years ago aged 27, would have been celebrating his 70th birthday today had he lived. 

As the Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group share space with his iconic statue we felt a birthday mention was in order.

The statue forms a gateway to the permanent exhibition of past and future Isle of Wight music festivals.

This life-size bronze statue (pictured) of Jimi Hendrix stands outside the home of a pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Sculpted by John Swindells, it was commissioned by John Giddings, a Dimbola trustee and promoter of the Isle of Wight festival.

Guitar Hero Number One. Continue reading

All Island Picture Of The Year Competiton 2012

It’s almost that time of year, when Isle of Wight photography club members dust off their photos and take the plunge within the inter-club competition circuit to try and gain individual credit for their photographic masterpieces.

The ‘All Island Picture Of The Year’competition, allows members of all camera clubs a pot shot at the coveted title.

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Blue Moon Tonight – Rare Treat For Sky Gazers

Image Island Pulse.

Tonight Isle of Wight star gazers may get to view a Blue Moon. This blue moon, and the second of two full moons within August, is a rare occurrence.

Blue moons exist due to our calendar months being imperfectly synched to the lunar months. It takes 29.5 days for the moon to orbit Earth, during which sky watchers observe all of its phases. The blue moon is expected to reach its full phase at 9:58 a.m.

However, “blue moon” is not in fact blue-colored at all. The first full moon occurred on August 1st, but tonights “blue moon” will be the last blue moon for three years.  Read more from the Island Pulse click here:

IWDIG Photographers Scoop Electric Woods Competition Prizes

Regular visitors will remember: Island photography club members were invited to view – for free – the “Electric Woods – Blazing June”, at Robin Hill.

Congratulations to Isle of Wight Digital Imaging Group photographers Verena Sparrow, Chris Cornford and John Sparrow who scooped three out of four categories in the Electric Woods Photography Competition.  John also took the title of Overall Winner! and all winning participants are to receive their images on canvas.

The Categories and Winners were:

1, Reflective Moment – Woodland Ponds & Overall Winner John Sparrow (IWDIG) Continue reading

Capture ‘The Spirit of the Olympics’

BT the official communications services for the Olympic Games are running a photography competition in association with Amateur Photographer magazine.

The competition is titled ‘The Spirit of the Olympics’ and although the competition will have ended before the games begin, they believe there are ample opportunities to capture the spirit of the Olympics before they start.

The images obviously do not need to show the games, but rather entrants must use their imagination to explore the Olympic theme and what it means to Britain and the rest of the world.

Images uploaded here can range from street parties, Olympic flags, Olympic Stadiums, athletes practising their skills or torch bearers running through your town. Continue reading

Adobe Stages Free Online Creative Week

In July, Adobe will be staging a free online event.  Billed as ‘Creative Week’  specific events will be broadcast live over five days  from 9th-13th July and will involve key figures from the creative world.

The week will be packed with ‘lively interactive debates, creative challenges and exclusive events’. Continue reading

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