Saturday, 5 April 2014

Annual Digital Competition 2013_2014

Here are the winners of the Annual Print Competition.  Well done to everyone who received a commendation.

Overall Digital Image Winner and Winner of the Landscape Section
Sunrise on the Loch - Bill Barry

Winner - Nature Section - 6 Spot Burnett - Gaie Brown

Winner - Open Section - Bandstand by the Sea - Bill Barry

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Annual Print Competition 2013_2014

Here are the results for our Annual Print Competition along with a selection of some of the winning and placed images.  Well done to all who entered.

Overall Print Winner

Winter - Matt Erskine

Portrait Section

1st - Michael - Albert Burrows

2nd - Cubbie - Ann-Marie Westwood

Monochrome Section

1st - Black Rock Cottage - John Carey
2nd - Shore Line - Bill Clark

Colour Section

1st - Winter - Matt Erskine ( see above)
2nd - Village Life - Bill Clark

Head on over to our Facebook page to view more of the images from the competition.

Sunday, 9 March 2014


We recently ran a Facebook informal competition to find the new Facebook cover image.  Here are the top 2 images for 'likes';

 The above image received the most 'likes' - Raindrops by Raymond McElroy

This was a close second - Spring Awakening - John McCue

Thanks to everyone who submitted images and to those of you that took the time to 'like' them.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

4th Monthly Competition

Here are the results for the last monthly competition of this season;

Prints - A Shot in the Dark

1st - Moonlight Glow - Jack Leitch
2nd - Reflections - Ian Johnston
3rd - Ghostly Ferry - Matt Erskine

Moonlight Glow by Jack Leitch

Reflections by Ian Johnston

Digital - Perspective

1st - Space and Time - Bill Barry
2nd - A Walk in the Park - Bill Barry
3rd - Clyde View - Bill Barry

Space and Time

A Walk in the Park

Clyde View

Well done to everyone who entered!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

3rd Monthly Competition

On Friday we had the presentation of our 3rd Monthly Competition and here are the results;

Digital - A Touch of Yellow

1st - At the Turn - Bill Clark

2nd - Bow Lines - Bill Clark

 3rd - Odd Man Out - John McCue


Print Section - Old

1st - Bolt - Ann-Marie Westwood

3rd - Container Colour - Bill Clark

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

January images

Club members were asked to submit images to epitomize 'January'.  Here is a selection;

John McCue

Bill Clark

Bill Clark

 Gaie Brown

 Bill Clark

Ronnie McFadyen

Matt Erskine

To vote for your favourite image and to see it featured as the cover photo on our Facebook page, please visit

Sunday, 15 December 2013

2nd Monthly Competition Winners

Congratulations to Bill Clark who was the winner of both the digital and print section.  Here are Bill's winning images;

This one is 'Fishmonger' and the judge commented that it really fitted the competition title of 'People at Work or Play' and was a worthy print winner.

The digital section was 'Nature' and this image is entitled 'Juvenile Blue Tit'.

Well done Bill and congratulations to everyone who placed.  The standards were really high.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Duncan McEwan

Another excellent night at club last Friday with a visit from Duncan McEwan.  This time he wowed us with his sports photography - great images, superb instruction and a very enjoyable presentation.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

1st Monthly Competition  2013_2014 Season

Here are the winning entries;

Open Prints Section - 'Coast' by Bill Clark

'Contrasts' - Digital Section - Sunrise on the Loch by Bill Barry

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Close Season Assignment 2013_2014 Results

There were some excellent images on show from members.  The winner was John McCue with this set of 4 images.

The last image above scored maximum points as did these 2 from Bill Clark who was runner up.

Well done to John and Bill and thanks to all the members who entered and everyone who attended to hear the feedback.  Thanks again to Gemma and Karen for doing the hard part - the judging!

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Award winning Landscape photographer Robert Fulton is visiting the club this Friday.

See his excellent work at

Hope to see members and new visitors there so be early as it starts at 7.30pm

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Sunday, 22 July 2012

David Stanton

I would like to thank Ian Johnston for reccommending David Stanton who has just agreed to come along to the club in October to give us a talk.

Have a look at his impressive work on Facebook at!/stantonimaging

and his websites at  and

Monday, 16 July 2012

Summer Outings

There have been a few suggestions for trips this summer as follows:

Cardwel Bay Nursery to take photos when it's closed early morning or late in the evening.

The Riverside Transport Museum.

A walk around the Greenock Cut.

A boat trip on the Clyde

A visit to Loxley Colour for a tour of their lab

Please let comittee members if you are interested in any of these or you have your own suggestions.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Prize-giving Night 2012

There was an enjoyable evening on Friday for our Annual Prize-giving night. 

A big thanks to John McCue for taking the pictures of the prize winners which are available on our Facebook page. 

Remember that we will be still meeting over the summer months in the clubhouse and hope to organise day out for members to take photos.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Spring Colour

Light & colour combined to make the little plaza at the Custom House look very attractive.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Slides Lamp

Here is an idea for all those old slides we have lying around.

I saw this for sale for £144.99 so it would be cheap to make ourselves...but could you do this to your old memories?

Saturday, 7 January 2012

After the storm

For those not on Facebook, here are a couple of post-storm pictures showing how the gales moved containers at the terminal around like kids' building blocks.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Club Closure Until 6th January 2012

Don't forget we are now closed until the 6th January and the Low Light evening will now take place in February 2012.

Thanks to members who participated in last weeks 5 x 25 evening which went well. Here is a picture I took of a Zebra in Blackpool Zoo.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

A fortnight ago we had the pleasure of a visit from the ground breaking photographer David McAleavy who demonstrated how to paint with light using simple torches and lights he had made himself.

We would like to thank him for coming out on a wet November to show is work and share his secrets and recommend him to other camera clubs for their syllabus.

For more information about David see his website at:

Monday, 3 October 2011

Keith Fergus

The Knock by Keith Fergus

Thanks to Keith Fergus for his inspirational talk and photos on Friday about Ayrshire and Arran Coastal Paths which everyone enjoyed.

We wish him success with his book and look forward to seeing his future works and hopefully a return visit to the club.

For more information about Keith's work click on the links below.



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