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2021/2022 Internal Competition Results

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Competition 3 Results

Monday saw the third and final internal competition of the year. Once again this was an Open Digital competition and we had a total of 33 entries from 11 entrants. That’s a great effort, so thanks to all those who contributed images.

Thanks also go to Andrew Mills who judged the competition.

Andrew is a career long, professional photographer with experience in Commercial, Advertising, Editorial, Documentary, Street and Travel Photography and teaches photography to the higher level.

Andrew’s feedback was both useful and thought provoking and was well received by club members.

You can find out more about Andrew over here at https://www.photomills.co.uk/ .

The competition had a total of five top scoring images, namely:

  • Deansgate by Martin Pickles
  • Cloudbreak over Tittesworth Water by Alex White
  • Orion and Running Man Nebulae by Ian Morison
  • Stag in the rain by Jeff Dakin
  • Winter wonderland by Vicky Orchard

and Andrew’s preferred overall winner was Deansgate by Martin Pickles.

Congratulations go to all the top-scorers and especially Martin for Deansgate which can be seen below.

Deansgate – Martin Pickles – Overall Winner

You can see the competition results here here and the all of the high scoring images here

2021/2022 Season Results

So after three competitions this year, the internal competition results are now available and I can confirm that the top three places are:

  • First place – Steve Gresty with running total of 115 and final total of 98
  • Second place – Alex White with running total of 112 and final total 95
  • Third place – Jeff Dakin with a running total of 110 and final total 93

So a well deserved many congratulations go to Steve who has topped the charts for a second year running and congratulations to Alex and Jeff as runners up.

Thanks to everyone for their participation this year and we will look forward to lots more great images to follow next season.

The league table can be found here.

Internal Competition 2 – January 2022

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our second competition of the season. This was an open themed competition and we had 29 images from 10 entrants – that is a great effort so thanks and well done to all.

Thanks also goes to Adrian Lines the judge who provided a great deal of high quality feedback which was well received.

We had three images receiving a maximum of 20 points, one from Alex White and two from Steve Gresty. On this occasion, congratulations go to Steve Gresty who was the overall competition winner with his “Female Kingfisher” which was judged best in competition – well done Steve!

A full list of scores for this competition can be found here, and the current 2021-22 league table can be found here.

Steve’s winning image and the other high scoring images can be seen here.

Internal Competition 1 – December 2021

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our first competition of the season. This was an open themed competition and we had 34 images from 12 entrants – that is a great effort so thanks and well done to all.

Thanks also goes to all those who helped judge this competition by providing me with scores and some really useful feedback on the images.

Congratulations go to Steve Gresty who was the overall competition winner with a highest score of 20 points for his image “White Tailed Eagle Conflict”, this image got a near perfect score from all member judges – well done Steve!

A full list of scores for this competition can be found here, and the current 2021-22 league table can be found here.

Steve’s winning image and the other the remainder of the high scoring images can be seen here.

Club Trip to Photograph Birmingham

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As part of our new season we’re trying to get out more as a group. Following the success of the trip to the Treacle Market we ventured further afield this time to Brum early on a Saturday morning in November. With thanks once again to Vince for putting a plan together and checking up on train times and costs a happy band of photographers met up at Macclesfield station.

To those familiar with Brum and especially the John Lewis building the only sad item on the trip was the fact that it had been clad, we’re not sure why but I’m sure someone will tell us. However the cladding itself made for some interesting images. We then wandered down into the Market area which has seen better days but we were rewarded by some truly stunning street art some of which is in the gallery below. We ended up spending a long time capturing the art.

Then back into the city and the ever impressive library and canal areas. Thanks again to Vince for pulling this all together, The images below exhibit just a small selection of the images captured and we’re planning on presenting more at the club. It is interesting that even though we were photographing the same subjects there is a lot of variety in the final images.

p.s. There are 2 pages of images, so don’t forget to look on the 2nd page 🙂

Cormorant by Jeff Dakin - 20 Points

Macclesfield Camera Club wins The Robertshaw Trophy

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Macclesfield Camera Club have regained The Robertshaw Trophy, a competition that they last won in 2018.  The Robertshaw Trophy is an inter club photographic competition held annually between five clubs – Blythe Bridge, Crewe, Holmes Chapel, Leek and Macclesfield.

Each club is required to submit 12 digital images with a maximum of 3 images per photographer.  An independent judge scores each entry out of 20.

The result was very close, Macclesfield finally winning by a margin of 6 points with a score of 212 points.  Two of the Macclesfield images,  Steve Gresty’s White Tailed Eagle Confrontation and Jeff Dakin’s Cormorant, received a maximum of 20 points.

If you are interested in coming along to the club for photographic help, advice or just like photography, you will be be very welcome to join us on alternate Monday evenings at 8pm at Gawsworth Village Hall. For further information go to our website:   http://www.macclesfieldcameraclub.org.uk