Club News

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!

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 - “Mary's Shell" by Christine Beedham
2nd Place - “Summer" by Anna Backlund
3rd Place - “Red Arrow" by Gary Bibby
4th Place - “Ship Wrecked" by Stephen Lee
5th Place - “Reflections" by Peter Thirsk

Printed Images

1st Place - “Ferry On A Rainy Lake Bed (Slovenia)” by Andy Gilbert
2nd Place - “Penmon Lighthouse” by Gary Bibby
3rd Place - “Kingfisher” by Martin Young
4th Place - “Portrait Of A Baby Gelarda Monkey (Ethiopia)” by Andy Gilbert
5th Place - “It Floats My Boat” by David Mellor

Commended - “Calm Reflections” by Pete Carroll

Congratulations to all involved, whether placed or just taking part.

An online gallery of the winning images is available here

Hi All

Unfortunately, the second session of the studio night ((8:30 > 9:15) is now full, but the first session (7:30 > 8:15) still has 8 places left.

Remember - book it or miss it!

David

There have been a couple of minor changes to the programme to be aware of. 

Firstly, we have secured an opportunity to photograh inside the Warrington Town Hall, but unfortunately they have a council meeting on our planned date of 13th August and we cannot be accommodated so we are moving this event to Monday 20th August, a week later than billed. This will mean a three week gap between meetings.

The events from Jan 28th 2019 and 11th Feb 2019 have swapped over to accommodate the a availability of the guest Speaker. George Franks will now attend on Feb 11th and the competition is now on Jan 28th.

The programme has been updated on the website to reflect the changes.

 

The competition dates and subjects are now available on the website, but please note that there has been a slight changes to the dates announced at the AGM.

In order to faciliate the availability of guest speaker George Franks, we have had to switch the dates in Jan/Feb 2019 so the competition is now on the 28th January 2019, and the guest speaker is now 11th February 2019.

Thanks to everyone that attended, some good suggestions and feedback that we will discuss at future committee meetings. As soon as some minutes are available they will be circulated to members along with the financial report. We also had 5 new members sign up at the AGM which is a real success, given the agonising for months over whether we should move from the club's home for som many years in Grappenhall to Winwick. We've picked up around 12 new members in the last 6 months (about a quarter of our current membership).