Saturday, 6 February 2016

3rd Monthly Competition 2015_2016

Our third monthly print competition was 'It's all in the light' and congratulations go to the following members who placed;

1st Matt Erskine - Street Light

2nd Alastair McKenzie - When the Boats Come In
3rd Martin McGeehan - Silver Dawn
4th  Bill Clark - Watchers on the Shore
5th  Martin McGeehan - Escape from New York

On the same evening, our digital competition was 'Illustrate a book/film/song title'.  Lots of work went into these images!

1st Raymond McElroy - A Clockwork Orange

2nd Tommy Rodger - Paint it Black

3rd Martin McGeehan - She's in Love with You

4th Bill Barry - The Gathering Storm
5th Tommy Rodger - The Hunger Games

Sunday, 13 December 2015

2nd Monthly Competition 2015

Our second monthly this season was judged by Martin McNaughton of Beith Camera Club.  Martin gave us some excellent constructive feedback on our images.

Here are the results;

Prints - Transport

1st - Slalom - Bill Clark
2nd - West Highland Line - Matt Erskine
3rd - Into the Mist - Albert Burrows
4th - Into the Channel - Matt Erskine
5th - Extinct Beetle - Bill Clark


Digital - History/Old Things

1st - A Life Well Lived - Martin McGeehan
2nd - 1935 Fiat Ballila - Robert McKenzie
3rd - Steam Power - Bill Barrie
4th - Egyptian Temple - John Carey
5th -  Jurassic Period Limestone Gorge - Martin McGeehan




Sunday, 8 November 2015

1st Monthly Competition November 2015

Here are the results of our first competition this season judged by Tom Docherty CPAGB of Queens Park CC.

Print – Open
1st           Bumble Bee – Gregor Roach
2nd          Glencoe – Matt Erskine
3rd          Lone Tree – Matt Erskine
4th          Pier - Matt Erskine
5th          Martina – Martin McGeehan






Digital – Urban/Industrial
1st           Ancient warehouse – Bill Barry
2nd          Terminated Terminal – Alistair McKenzie
3rd          Through the Gap – Bill Clark
4th          Trio – Bill Barry
5th          Shopping on Hold – Ann Sloane


Well done to all who entered. 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

'Aotearoa' - Friday 30 October 2015

Last Friday Bill Clark presented 'Aotearoa' - taking us on a trip to the other side of the world!  There were some excellent images on show.  Here are a few of the favourites.  Thank you Bill for your presentation which we all enjoyed!

Lake Taupo

Champagne Pool
Devil's Bath

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Close Season Assignment 2015

Congratulations to Bill Barry who won the Close Season Assignment with this fantastic set of images.  'Shadows' scored the maximum 20 points.

Woman of Nature

Gardening Required

Spray King


Thursday, 1 October 2015

25 September - Mark Medcalf

Our first lecturer of the season was Mark Medcalf and what a fabulous set of images he presented to us.  Image after image depicting excellent wildlife shots and then some instruction on how best to achieve these results ourselves.  Well, we will certainly try, but Mark is a hard act to follow!  Here is his website;

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Opening Night 18 September 2015

Summer is over and it's time to get back to the Club meetings!  We kick off the season tomorrow night - 18 September - at 7.30 pm.  Hope to see you there!  Prospective members are welcome to come along and 'try us out' for a few weeks before deciding whether to join - you will receive a warm welcome.  All levels of ability and interest are welcome.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Trophy Holders for 2014_2015 Season

Another season over and congratulations are due to our new trophy holders pictured below:

Picture by Ronnie McFadyen

From left to right;

Martin McGeehan - Overall winner of the annual digital section and open digital sections.
Matt Erskine - Overall annual print winner and winner of best monochrome and best colour print in the annual competition and winner of the print league.
Gregor Roach - winner of the annual print portrait award.
Ann-Marie Westwood - winner of the digital league.
John Carey - winner of the annual digital nature section.
Alastair McKenzie - winner of the annual digital landscape section.

Well done to everyone who took home a trophy.  Make sure you keep it polished!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Annual Print Competition 2014_2015

Well done to Matt Erskine and Gregor Roach who took the top prizes in our Annual Print Competition.

Matt was the overall print winner with this beautiful print which also won the colour section.

Gregor won the portrait section with this lovely image;

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Annual Digital Competition 2014_2015

Best Overall – Beach Hut Abstract – Martin McGeehan

Winner – Summer Evening - Alastair McKenzie

HC – Indian Maidens Lochan – John Carey
C- Lonely Lighthouse – Bob Dougans
C – Misty Morning in the Med – Bill Barry
C- Crepuscular Rays – Ann-Marie Westwood 

Winner – Mallard – John Carey

HC – Four Spotted Chaser – Bill Barry
C – Golden Frog – Gaie Brown
C – White Tailed Bumble – Bill Clark
C – Fly Agaric – Gaie Brown
C – Life’s a Predicament – Bill Clark

Winner – Beach Hut Abstract – Martin McGeehan - see above
C – Bee – Gaie Brown
C- Stormy Sky Venice – Ann Sloane
C- Black Headed Gull – Gaie Brown
C – Wild Water – Bill Clark