Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our first competition of the season this was an open themed competition and we were thrilled to receive 41 images for 14 entrants – given the size of the club that is a brilliant effort so thanks and well done .
Congratulations go to Steve Gresty who was the overall winner with a score of 20 points for his image “Carmine bee eater after a quick dip”.
Due to Covid-19 interrupting the season mid flow our final competition of last season was cancelled meaning that we only managed four of the planned five internal competitions.
After some deliberation on whether to roll the 2019/20 competition league into the current season we have decided that the 2019/20 season will be closed and the 2020/2021 league will consist of the three competitions as described in the Programme.
So I would like to announce that congratulations go to Dave Boam who in 2019/2020 topped the leader board with the highest accumulated score overall.
We would like to thank Dave for his continued, consistently very high quality contributions to both our internal competitions and external competitions – we value this greatly.
Macclesfield Camera Club have regained the High Peak Trophy which they last won in 2017. The High Peak Trophy is a local photography competition run annually between 4 clubs: Macclesfield Camera Club, Stalybridge Photographic Club, Chapel Camera Club and Bramhall Photographic Society.
The High Peak Trophy is a team competition which is normally run over two rounds, the first usually being the Printed Images round followed by the Digital Projected Image (DPI) round. There are 8 entries per club in each round with a maximum of 2 entries per photographer per club. This year, because of Covid restrictions the competition was run on line, with each of the clubs submitting 16 digital images with a maximum of 3 images per photographer. All of the entries were scored out 20, the club with the highest cumulative score after both rounds winning.
The result wasn’t certain until the very end as, because of the high quality of the field, the judge held back over a third of the images for a “second look”. In the end Macclesfield came out winners by 11 points with a magnificent score of 303 points (from a possible maximum of 320). In addition Steve Gresty’s image of two fighting White Tailed Eagles was judged to be the best image in the competition. All 3 of the images submitted by Steve and by David Tolliday received maximum scores of 20 points – a fantastic and very unusual achievement.
If you are interested in coming along to the club for photographic help, advice or to share your images or indeed just like photography, the club currently meets on alternate Monday nights 8pm by Zoom.
Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our fourth competition of the season and also this time around a big thanks thanks also goes to those who participated in the “members-own” judging which made this a very enjoyable competition indeed.
There were 2 images that scored a maximum of 20 points
Western Siberian Eagle Owl
Congratulations go to Steve Gresty for both images, which make a stonking “double top”!
Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our third competition of the season.
The competition was for mobile device capture, but with no restrictions on post processing methods.
The competition was kindly judged by Darrell Oakden DPAGB BPE4* EFIAP who is an experienced and accredited L&CPU judge. We got some great feedback from Darrell and some insights into the judging process itself. So I would like to extend our thanks to Darrell for taking the time to consider our images and providing some great constructive comments.
There were 3 images that scored a maximum of 20 points
Will she make it – by Brian Law
Blackpool pier sunset – by Dave Boam
Birmingham morning sky ablaze – by Alex White
Congratulations go to all three with some great images!