Well done to all our club photographers who contributed to us achieving upper quartile positioning in the recent L&CPU competition. We finished 7th overall among the 44 clubs who entered with a mixture of Colour, Mono & Nature images. Macc’s performance was consistently good across both the print and PDI sections enabling us to achieve a strong final result. The image of the African Fish Eagle by Steve Gresty was one of ours that achieved the maximum mark.
Congratulations to Alison Lomax on her winning image of an Impala running at full tilt. Judged by our internal judges Howard Self, Vince Sparks, Martin Welsh and Stephen Bolton as the best image on the night in our Open PDI competition. Well done also to Anthony Gosling who came in a close second with his “Descent” seascape image and to Steve Gresty whose action packed picture of two Herons fighting was placed third. Well done to Paul Scott and Steve Gresty whose four images were all placed as Highly Commended on the night.
The Macclesfield Camera Club have now opened their second exhibition at the Teggs Nose Tea rooms. The theme this time is “Autumn & Winter”. Images are on display from Alison Lomax, David Tolliday, Steve Gresty, Alan Bardsley, Terry Heathcote, Martin Welch, Denis Jones, Kevin Lomax, Kevin Blake & Conor Molloy. The exhibition will be open every day from 9am – 5pm until 11th January 2017. Images are on sale from £35 for an unframed mounted print.
Martin James, the Ranger at Teggs Nose is keen to utilise the facilities that he manages to the full, and so, having just established a small exhibition space he asked us if we could fill it with a photographic exhibition. We had seven days in which to pull together a range of images that would appeal to the theme requested by Martin “Local wildlife and Landscapes”. The exhibition will be in place until at least 22nd August. Martin will seek to vary the style of exhibition from time to time and he may well ask us to do another exhibition in due course when, under less time pressure, we will be able to widen the number of club members involved. This exhibition contains images from Mark Helliwell, Kevin Blake, David Tolliday, Alison Lomax, Steve Gresty and Conor Molloy. Spread the word and hopefully we can get as many people viewing the work as possible.
Congratulations to Steve Gresty whose wonderfully detailed image of a Kingfisher with two fish won the public vote at our exhibition. There were a total of 192 votes cast, an uplift of nearly 100% on last year marking an encouragingly positive trend of interest in our work by the Macclesfield public matched by our improving standard of photography. I know a lot of you picked up very positive vibes about the quality of the exhibition so well done to all who entered. Points were awarded as 3 points for 1st preference, 2 points for 2nd preference and 1 point for third preference. The Top 10 scores were :
1st Kingfisher with two fish by Steve Gresty (76 points)
2nd Kissing Beeeaters by Conor Molloy (72 points)
3rd Over & Under by Anthony Gosling (63 points)
4th Great Grey Owl hunting in the snow by Conor Molloy (47 points)
5th Core of the Milky Way by David Tolliday (42 points)
6th Reflections by Len Claydon (38 points)
7th Still Going Strong by Anthony Gosling (36 points)
7th Gaze by Anthony Gosling (36 points)
9th Grazing Geese by Alison Lomax (34 points)
9th Havanna School Run by Len Claydon (34 points)