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October 2018

2018-2019 Open Digital Image Competition

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Many thanks to everyone who submitted images for our first competition of the season.  The theme was ‘Open’ and the competition was judged by Bob Dennis APAGB CPAGB AFIAP BPE4 of the Bebington Photographic Society. 

We really benefited from Bob’s considerable experience demonstrated by his direct but constructive comments on the submitted images and the club would like to thank Bob for his efforts and time.

Congratulations go to the authors of the highest ranking images which were

  1. (1st place) Denis Jones – Hoverfly – scoring a maximum 20 points.
  2. (2nd place) Terry Heathcote – Patterns in the Sand – scoring a maximum 20 points.
  3. (3rd place) Terry Heathcote – Hand in Hand – scoring 19 points.

A full list of scores can be found here.

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

Denis’s ‘Hoverfly ‘ overall winner of Round 1 can be seen below and the remainder of the top scoring images can be seen here.

Robertshaw – 2018 – Macclesfield Retain the Trophy

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Well it’s been an hectic start to the season, so this is the first news item I’ve managed to post, but a good one to post none the less. On Thursday last (11th October) we were defending the Robertshaw Trophy at Leek Photographic Club. As ever there were the 5 clubs represented: Macclesfield Camera Club; Leek Photographic Club; Holmes Chapel Photographic Society; Blythe Bridge Camera Club and Crewe Photographic Society. The trophy was judged by Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB AFIAP from Smethwick Photographic Society.  

This was also the 50th year of the running of the competition so some honour was there to be defended. 

The trophy is an Open PDI competition requiring 12 images with at most 3 images per author per club making 60 images in total. The standard of images as ever was very high which was reflected in the fact that the judge held back 38 images after the first round. Due to the range of subjects and the quality of the images judging was not an easy task. Macclesfield were well represented by 7 members (details below). It was a very tight scoring evening with only 10 points separating the clubs. Macclesfield had a very good number held back but we were slightly behind going into the final judging, but I am please to say we were able to claw back our deficit in the final round. In the end we tied with Leek on 206 points with 2 top scoring (20 point) images from Paul Scott -Alter Ego and Steve Gresty – Velocipede. The final 20 point image going to Paul Matthews of Leek.  The full set of scores can be found here: 50th Robertshaw Trophy 11th October 2018 Results

Alter Ego - Paul Scott

Alter Ego – Paul Scott

Velocipede - Steve Gresty

Velocipede – Steve Gresty

The remaining images are below