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October 2017

First Internal Competition 2017-18 – Open DPI

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Thanks to everyone who submitted images for our first competition of the season.  The theme was ‘Open’ and the competition was judged by Ian Whiston of Crewe P. S.  Congratulations go to Anthony Gosling (twice!), Conor Molloy and Kevin Lomax who had images that scored a maximum 20 points.  Thanks go to Ian for his scoring and comments.

A full list of scores can be found here.

The current 2017-18 league table can be found here.

‘Steadfast’ by Anthony Gosling.  One of four images scoring 20 points.

Victory in the Robertshaw Trophy

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We had a very successful night in the Robertshaw Trophy last night regaining the trophy and also having the best image in the competition.  The competition was hosted by Crewe P.S. and judged by Bob Dennis of Bebington.  The evening was well attended by all clubs with Kevin Blake, Anthony Gosling, Chris Aggersbury, Keith Parker, Alan Bardsley and Kevin Lomax reprsenting Macc.  The overall standard was very high.  The final clubs scores were Macc 205, Leek 198, Blythe Bridge 197, Holmes Chapel 192 and Crewe 190.

The 12 images from Macc scored as follows:

Defying Time by Paul Scott scored 19,  Feeding the Birds by David Tolliday scored 16,  Descend by Anthony Gosling scored 15,  Four-Spotted Chaser by Kevin Lomax scored 16,  Running Impala by Alison Lomax scored 18,  Limoncello by Steve Bolton scored 17, Little Owls by Conor Molloy scored 17, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Kristina Kokavcova scored 20, Early Morning Beijing by David Tolliday scored 15, Ebb and Flow by Anthony Gosling scored 18, Grey Heron Confrontation by Steve Gresty scored 18 and Swallowtail by Kevin Blake scored 16.

All 12 images can be viewed here.

Special congratulations go Kristina Kokavcova who’s image, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, was selected as the best in the competition.

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” by Kristina Kokavcova

Upcoming Events and Outings

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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)

Weekly Club Update

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Brian Lloyd Duckett

Another thoroughly entertaining and absorbing evening at the club last night with Brian Lloyd Duckett taking us through his approach to Street Photography. Lots of sound sensible advice and sharing of Brian’s knowledge and experience. For further details about Brian, his workshops and courses take at look at his web site: We’re hoping to try and arrange a workshop later in the year so if you’re interested please let us know. If you would like to look at more of Brian’s corporate work see:>.

To all those who came last night, thank you also for letting Brian know how much you enjoyed his talk. For those who didn’t manage to pick up Brian’s book it is worth a read: Mastering Street Photography which is available on Amazon and presumably other good book venders.