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Brimham Rocks by Kevin Blake

2nd Internal Competition Results

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We have had little time to catch our breath before our 2nd internal competition was upon us. This was an Open DPI competition but with a Mono / Black & White theme. Like all our internal competitions this season the images were judged by a group of selected club members rotating between 5 of them but with additional input and feedback from all our other members on the competition night. It was a busy night of judging with little time for a break. Thank you to all the members who submitted images and to all the judges for providing their feedback. We had 14 images held back and 5 scoring top marks. Congratulations to Steve Gresty, Irene Lea and Kevin Blake for scoring 20 points for their images.

Snake Knot by Irene Lea
Snake Knot by Irene Lea

All of the top scoring images can be found on the Internal Competitions page: Internal Competitions 2023/2024

Competition Season Continues

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Well its been a busy time on the competition front. Following on from the Robert Shaw and High Peak external competitions we held our first internal competition of the season.

First Internal Competition

This was an Open DPI competition which was judged by members of the club. Congratulations to Jeff Dakin for his winning image Roe Deer Buck scoring 20 points. More details and the top images can be found on our internal competitions page: Internal Competitions 2023/2024.

Roe deer Buck. Time to stand and stare by Jeff Dakin
Roe deer Buck. Time to stand and stare by Jeff Dakin

L&CPU Knockout Competition

We entered our first L&CPU competition for a while. This was the L&CPU Knockout Competition where each club can enter 8 images with no more than 2 per author. Whilst we didn’t win we did manage to come 7th out of 40 clubs which I think merits an honourable mention. For more details please visit our external competitions page: External Competition Images 23/24.

Vera International

The L&CPU Knockout was quickly followed (the very next day) with an international competition between Macclesfield Camera Club and Vera International, who are based in Mojácar. 24 images from both clubs were judged by Macclesfield Camera Club’s past president and member: Brian Law, who quite rightly showed no bias or favouritism. It was a great way to pass an afternoon on a seasonal wet and grey November Sunday. Congratulations to Alex White for having the top image (Dawn at Vasco da Gama Bridge) and to Macclesfield Camera Club who won out on the day. For more details please see our external competitions page: External Competition Images 23/24.

Dawn at Vasco da Gama Bridge by Alex White
Dawn at Vasco da Gama Bridge by Alex White
Mating Beautiful Demoiselle by Steve Gresty

High Peak Trophy 2023

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On Monday 23rd October we entered the High Peak Trophy which was hosted by Bramhall Photographic Society, so a big thank you to them, especially for the lovely home cooked scones. After the relative success of the Robert Shaw Trophy the previous external competition it was back down to earth for the club where we didn’t fair as well. Some interesting images on the evening but a big thank you to all those who submitted images.

The images and the scores can be found on the external competitions page: External Competitions – 2023/24

Leopard by Steve Gresty

External Competition Season Starts

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It has been a hectic few weeks getting ready for external competition season. As ever we don’t get far into the season before we have to start pulling together various entries for our external competitions. We have two competitions on the go: The Robert Shaw and High Peak Trophies. The Robert Shaw was first up on Thursday 12th October and hosted by Leek Photographic Society. We had to whittle 120 images down to 12 with a maximum of 3 images per photographer. It was all a bit last minute but we were able to pull together a competitive entry and narrowly missed out to our hosts Leek, a simple matter of 3 points between the top 2 clubs, but congratulations to Leek for their superb entry. .

So well done to all those who submitted images. But ! a special well down to Alex White who, even though the club didn’t win on the night, had the top image across all the clubs’ images. .

Dawn at Vasco da Gama Bridge by Alex White
Dawn at Vasco da Gama Bridge by Alex White

Full details of the images and the scores can be found on our external competitions page: External Competitions – 2023/24

Window by Vince Sparks

New Season Imminent

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The new Macclesfield Camera Club season will be starting in Sept with the first meeting on Monday 12th Sept @ 20:00 meeting at Gawsworth Village Hall, Church Lane, Gawsworth SK11 9RJ.

The new season programme has a packed agenda with guest speaker talks from established photographers, internal and external club competitions as well as photo critique and photo challenge evenings.

The full programme can be viewed on our programme page or by the following link: Programme

If you are interested in photography and would like to learn and share your work with other photographers, come along and join us for the first session to find out more.