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 This week the club held the second competition of the 2019-2020 club year, and the theme was "Red, White & Blue”. There were 9 prints and 30 digital images to be judged. The club welcomed Bill Preston ARPS, DPAGB, BPE5* of Ellesmere Port Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

Projected Digital Images Competition

1st Place - “ I Found The Colours You’re Looking For” by  Jeff Williams
2nd Place - “Rubik’s Cube” by Jeff Williams
3rd Place - “Remberence” by David Edwardson
4th Place - “Red Arrows Blue Sky” by John Kemp
5th Place - “Pottery” by Vicky Roxby 

Commended - Helen Greenwood for “ Red, White and 2” and Christine Beedham for “Valentine”

Printed Images

1st Place - “Sailing To Pier Head” by Andy Gilbert
2nd Place - “Red, White and Blue Roses” by Jeff Williams
3rd Place - “ Pride and Joy” by Andy Gilbert
4th Place - “Flying The Flags” by Ian Sprott
5th Place - “American Spoiler” by Ian Sprott

Commended - Ian Sprott for “Red, White and BMW”

Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part. A gallery of the winning images will be available on the website once all of the authors have provided them.

This week the club held the first competition of the 2019-2020 club year, and the theme as ever was "Open”. The club welcomed Brian Dunseath ARPS to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

Projected Digital Images Competition

1st Place - “Tallinn” by  Helen Greenwood
2nd Place - “Storm In A Teacup” by Bernard Booth
3rd Place - “Bee On Flower” by Helen Greenwood
4th Place - “Moon” by Mike Lyne
5th Place - “Fallen Angels” by John Kemp

Commended - Anna Backlund, Ian Sprott, Pete Carroll

Printed Images

1st Place - “Oi, You With The Camera” by Adrian Battersby
2nd Place - “Leading Light” by Adrian Battersby
3rd Place - “Manchester Ship Canal” by Andy Gilbert
4th Place - “Armed and Dangerous” by Andy Gilbert
5th Place - “ Spirit Having Flown” by David Mellor

Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part. A gallery of the winning images will be available on the website once all of the authors have provided them.

I have finally got around to creating the galleries for the Autumn competition, and for David Mellor's images that earned him Photographer Of The Year 2018-2019. Both galleries can be accessed via the menus above, under Competitions / Results, and Galleries / POTY Galleries.

This week the club held the fourth and final competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Autumn”. There were 24 prints and 40 digital images to be judged. The club welcomed Keith Barber FIScT LRPS, President of Swinton & District Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition which will be announced at the AGM in 4 weeks time. 

The winners and placings were as follows:-

The winning images gallery from October's "Glass" themed club competition is now available. Please check out the menus above.

After 3 rounds of competition the standings are currently

1. David Mellor

2. Gary Bibby

3. Alan Dean

4. Christine Beedham

=5 Andy Gilbert

=5 John Kemp

=5 Ian Sprott

So it is all to play for in the January competition which is entitled "Autumn". Hopefully you already have your images in the bag, otherwise it might be a bit late!

Nice to see 3 of our newer members making a big dent in the leaderboard.

This week the club held the third competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Glass". There were 15 prints and 35 digital images to be judged. The club welcomed Ove Alexander from Stockport Photographic Society to judge the images. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

The winners and placings were as follows:-

It's been 2 years since the last front page refresh (doesn't time fly!) so I thought it was about time I refreshed the gallery. A new selection of 24 images from the last 2 years worth of competitions now adorn the front page and will be the first thing visitors to the site will see.

This week the club held the second competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Number". The club welcomed Doug Bennison from Lydiate to judge the images. This competition had a large number of digital entries, so for the first time the club made use of the rule to exclude 3rd choice images to limit the number of entries. As ever, points scored count towards the Photographer Of The Year competition.

From Neil Hulme, who gave us his Moments in Mono presentation a couple of years ago:-

Hi All,
I was asked a couple of months ago would I be interested in being the guest artist at the Williamson art Gallery Birkenhead.
This is in conjunction with Wirral festival of  firsts and the Liverpool biennial. 
The Williamson Art Gallery is a beautiful venue which I am proud to have been invited to exhibit my work. 

Well, we got there in the end! This week the club held the first competition of the 2018-2019 club year, and the theme was "Open". The club welcomed Cy Newton from to judge the images. This competition had the largest number of entries for a very long time with 35 prints and 56 digital images. Great to see, albeit it makes for a much longer evening!