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Robertshaw Trophy – 12th October 2017

This coming Thursday is the Robertshaw Trophy which is our first external competition. This year it is being hosted by Crewe Photographic Society ( and being held at Crewe Vagrants Sports Club. The address is Newcastle Road, Willaston, Nantwich, CW5 7EP. The start time is 7:30pm and it will take about an hour to get there from Macclesfield.

The competition is between Crewe, Blythe Bridge, Holmes Chapel, Leek and Macclesfield and is being judged by Bob Dennis. It would be good if we could get a number of people to go to support the club. If you’re interested please let me know: and we’ll try and work out the logistics. If you need any further details please let me know.

Painting with Light Evening – 23rd October 2017

Following on from the success of last season’s Painting with Light Evening we’re running this event again. If you are interested in coming please can you let Terry Heathcote know as he has kindly agreed to organise If you would like to see some notes, advice, tips, for the evening please see the document below. There is a word version and a PDF version. In the meantime if you have any questions please just drop Terry or myself an email.

PDF: Painting with Light – Participants Info (Oct 8 2017)
Word: Painting with Light – Participants Info (Oct 8 2017)

Terrific members night out at Blackpool illuminations

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Around a dozen of us made the trip to Blackpool in four shared cars, most leaving Macc between 2pm and 3pm although a few had driven up the night before. We had around two hours of daylight photography before the night came and the lights were turned on at 6.45pm. Despite the length of the prom we all managed to bump into each other sometime during the night. The weather was extremely kind to us, no wind and no rain and it really wasn’t terribly busy either. The lights are a terrific show with the lit up trams, water reflections from the beach and multiple viewing angles from varying distances of the Tower to help get some good nighttime landscapes. I think everyone managed to get some good and very different shots. We will plan to show the best of these at some future camera club evening. Below is Kevin Blake’s creative slow shutter work of the passing tram.

Tram lights at Blackpool by Kevin Blake

Tram lights at Blackpool by Kevin Blake

Camera Club ladies experimenting at Biddulph Grange

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Four of our Camera Club ladies have recently visited Biddulph Grange, a delightful high Victorian garden organised by the National Trust. It is an amazing garden created by James Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world. We had a lovely day relaxing in the gardens and despite it being busy and very bright we all captured some lovely images. As you can see we were also experimenting with our technique.

Alison Lomax, Chris Aggersbury, Pamela Carr, Val Lear