Third Internal Competition 2017-18 – ‘Architecture’ DPI

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We held our third internal competition of the season on Monday.  This was a DPI-only competition on the theme of ‘Architecture’.  Thanks to all who entered images.  We had 56 entries from 19 entrants in total.

The competition was internally judged with Ian Morison and Howard Self being the judges.  Both had clearly done additional research which added to their critique.  Thank you to both of them for their comments and scoring.

Congratulations go to Conor Molloy and Malcolm Brunt who each had an image which scored 20 points.

A full list of the scores can be found here.

The overall league table after three competitions can be found here.

‘Last Light of the Day’ by Conor Molloy

‘Jevington Lost Victoriana’ by Malcolm Brunt

Success at the PAGB

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We submitted entries in both the Nature Cup as well as the Small Clubs Cup. This was judged over the weekend of the 20th January 2018. The Nature Cup allows us to submit a maximum of 21 images which a maximum of 3 per author, and the Small Clubs Cup a maximum of 10 images with 4 authors and a maximum of 4 per author. Well we did quite well. In the Nature category we’ve up’ed our game from sharing 23rd to 20th in our own right!, but that’s not all! In the Small Clubs we’ve leapt from 39th to 8th and only a couple of points for making it into the top 5 in the country. So well done all and to those who provided images, please keep on up’ing our game.

The full scores can be found here: gbcup_2018

The GB Cup for Small Clubs 2018 Open

Your 10 Highest Scoring Images
1 Leading The Field Conor Molloy   13  
2 Defying Time Paul Scott   12  
3 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow Kristina Kokocova   12  
4 Ebb And Flow Anthony Gosling   12  
5 Steadfast Anthony Gosling   12  
6 Splitting The Defence Conor Molloy   12  
7 Safe Return David Tolliday   10  
8 Marrakech Market Dave Boam   10  
9 Mad Hatters Tea For One Irene Lea   10  
10 Portrait Of A Footballer Conor Molloy   10  
  Total 113

The GB Cup for Nature 2018 Nature

Your 10 Highest Scoring Images
1 Juvenile African Jacana On Lily Pads Conor Molloy   15  
2 Carmine Beeeater Conor Molloy   13  
3 Bearded Reedling With Nesting Material David Tolliday   13  
4 Fish Offer Steve Gresty   12  
5 Common Snipe David Tolliday   12  
6 Pied Kingfisher Steve Gresty   12  
7 Puffin With Nesting Material Kevin Lomax   12  
8 Crested Tit Steve Gresty   11  
9 White Peacock Kevin Blake   10  
10 Swallowtail Kevin Blake   10  
  Total 120

 

 

 

Success for Alison in “Women Behind the Lens” Competition

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Congratulations to Alison Lomax who had an image shortlisted in Picfair’s “Women Behind the Lens” competition.  The competition was open to all women photographers and attracted over 4,000 entries from more than 40 countries.  The aim was to raise the profile of female photographers as currently only 2% of photographers on the books of major commercial agencies are female.

Images were entered into four categories – Portrait, Nature, Street Level and Architecture – with five images being shortlisted in each category.  Alison’s entry, “Sunflower Close-Up”, was entered and shortlisted in the Nature category.

All shortlisted images were displayed in the entrance gallery of The Guardian’s offices in London.

A selection of images which didn’t quite make the shortlist were displayed electronically in the gallery.  Congratulations also go to Louise Acton for having one of her images in this selection.

Alison’s image and all other shortlisted images can be viewed here.

“Sunflower Close-Up” by Alison Lomax

Second Internal Competition 2017-18 – ‘Colourful’ Prints

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Thanks to all who submitted entries for our second internal competition of the season.  This was a prints-only competition with a subject of ‘Colourful’.  We received a record 53 entries!  The competition was judged by Nick Berentzen of South Manchester Camera Club.

Congratulations go to David Boam, Paul Scott and Steve Gresty who each had one image scoring a maximum 20 points.

Thanks go to Nick for his comments and scoring.

A full list of scores can be found here.

The overall league table is taking on a familiar appearance after two rounds.  Click here to see it.

Jazz Synaesthesia by Steve Gresty

Macc Regain the High Peak Trophy

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What a fantastic start to the season!  Having regained the Robertshaw Trophy in October, last night we won the High Peak Trophy.  We hosted the event which takes place between Macclesfield, Stalybridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Bramhall.  The judge was Keith Barber of Swinton and District Photographic Society.  The evening was very well attended by the other clubs.

The competition is split into a prints round with 8 images submitted by each club and then a DPI round with 8 images per club.  The club with the highest combined score for the two rounds is the winner.  At the end of the prints round, Macc and Stalybridge were tied for first place with 147 points each.  Chapel had 134 points and Bramhall had 126.  In the DPI round, Macc forged ahead finishing with 150 points while Stalybridge had 141, Bramhall had 137 and Chapel had 132.

The overall results were: Macclesfield – 297, Stalybridge – 288, Chapel-en-le-Frith – 266, Bramhall – 263.

The individual print scores and names of Macc’s authors can be found here.

The individual DPI scores and names of Macc’s authors can be found here.

Special congratulations go to David Tolliday who’s image, Safe Return, was selected as the best in the competition.

“Safe Return” by David Tolliday