Saturday, 26 November 2016

1st Monthly Competition 2016_2017

Here are the results of our 1st Monthly competition of the season.  Congratulations to all who entered and thank you to Angus Campbell from Greenock Camera Club for judging.

Prints Section - 'Open'

1.    ‘Effort’                Bill Clark       
2.    ‘Loch Lomond’            Matt Erskine         
3.    ‘Storm Clouds Gathering’    Robert McKenzie         
4.    ‘Robin’                Gregor Roach        
5.    ‘Twin-shock Rider’        Bill Clark         
6.    ‘Southern Ocean’        Bill Clark       
7.    ‘Loch Katrine’            Matt Erskine         
8.    ‘Grass Track’            Matt Erskine   


Digital Section - 'Reflections'

   
1.    ‘Escalation’        Bill Clark
2.    ‘Ripple Effect’        Bill Clark
3.    ‘Busy Bridge’        Martin McGeehan
4.    ‘Enlightenment’    John McCue
5.    ‘Jamaica Bridge’    Robert McKenzie
6.    ‘Windows6’        Bill Clark
7.    ‘Inverary Bridge’    John McCue
8.    ‘Hotel Cameraman’    Chris Pilling


Esclalation


Ripple Effect
Busy Bridge



Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Close Season Assignment

Thanks to member Gaie Brown for judging the entries for this, the first of our season's competitions.  The winning set of 4 images came from Bill Barry, with Bill Clark and John McCue respectively taking a very close 2nd and 3rd.

Here are Bill Barry's winning images;

 Sport Section

Colour Impact Section

On Holiday
 People

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Slip in Mounts for Prints

Last night was opening night at the club and we welcomed a number of new potential members.  There was some discussion about printing and how best to mount prints.  Here is the supplier we generally use for slip mounts for monthly competitions.  There is a minimum order of £20 before VAT and carriage costs.  The club usually orders several batches in a season as required but if you prefer to order your own the usual size for the mount is 14 x 11" for A4 prints.

http://www.cotswoldmounts.co.uk/products/slip-mounts/white-core-slip-mounts

Monday, 22 August 2016

2016_2017 Season

Our new syllabus has now been finalised and we are looking forward to welcoming old and new members alike on 23 September for the official opening night of the new season.

Remember the club is still open every Friday night from around 7.30/8pm.  If you are interested in photography and would like more information on the club, please drop in and visit us or send an e mail using the address on the contact page.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Summer Season 2016

Although camera club organised events are finished for the season, the clubhouse is open every Friday throughout the Spring/Summer for members and potential members to meet.  Doors are usually open 7.30/8 pm.  Exceptions to this are if a trip out has been organised - check our Facebook page for details of any upcoming summer excursions.  Prospective members or those interested in photography are welcome to come along  to the club on a Friday night for informal chat and advice.  For further information, please contact us using the information on the contact page.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Prizegiving night 2015_2016

We had our final night of the season last night and the silverware was given out.  Here's how the trophies were allocated;





Print League GCCC Championship Cup Premier Award in Annual Exhibition Matt Erskine

Digital Image League GCCC Shield - Edward Auld memorial Trophy - Colour Slide League – Bill Barry



Annual Print
Best Monochrome GCCC Presidents' Trophy – Matt Erskine
Best Colour Johnny Campbell Memorial Shield – John Carey

Best Portrait The Campbell Smith Trophy – Ann-Marie Westwood
Best Overall The J. Smith Memorial Trophy – Ann-Marie Westwood


Annual Digital Image
Landscape Section Tommy Turner Memorial Trophy – John Carey
Nature Section Joseph Shirley Nature Shield – Bill Barry
Open Section ICC Shield – Robert McKenzie
Overall Winner Best Slide in Annual Competition – Robert McKenzie
Most Creative/Innovative Duncan Ferguson Memorial Trophy – Martin McGeehan

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Annual Print Competition 2016

We recently had the judging of our Annual Print Competition - congratulations to those who won and were commended;



COLOUR SECTION
COMMENDED – TREE – MATT ERSKINE

HIGHLY COMMENDED – FEW STARS AND AURORA – GREGOR ROACH


BEST COLOUR PRINT – EILEAN DONAN CASTLE – JOHN CAREY




MONO SECTION
COMMENDED – MOORING – JOHN CAREY


HIGHLY COMMENDED – INDIAN MAIDENS LOCHAN – JOHN CAREY


BEST MONO PRINT – FLOODING – MATT ERSKINE


PORTRAIT SECTION
COMMENDED – VIOLINIST – MATT ERSKINE

HIGHLY COMMENDED – EMMA – JOHN CAREY

BEST PORTRAIT – LIP SMACKING GOOD – ANN-MARIE WESTWOOD



BEST OVERAL PRINT – LIP SMACKING GOOD – ANN-MARIE WESTWOOD

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Annual Digital Competition 2016 Results



Open Section
Commended
Tommy Rodger                 Falling Water
Robert McKenzie             Fiat Balilla
Highly Commended       
Bill Barry                         Ancient Warehouse
John McCue                      Eastern Tete a Tete
Martin McGeehan             Misty Blue

Winner and overall winner
Robert McKenzie              Lucy

Nature
Highly Commended
Bill Clark                             Black Crowned heron and Catch
Bill Clark                             Eastern Water Dragon
Bill Barry                             Family
Alistair McKenzie                Predator
Winner
Bill Barry                             Mallard Duckling


Landscape   
      
Commended
Alistair McKenzie              Follow the Burn
Martin McGeehan               Limestone Gorge
Highly Commended
Gregor Roach                     Milky Way
Bill Barry                           The Gathering Storm
Ann-Marie Westwood        Trees
Winner
John Carey                         Glen Etive



Creative Trophy              
Martin McGeehan            Misty Blue


Sunday, 6 March 2016

4th Monthly Competitions 2015_2016

Our final monthly competitions were
Prints - Something Different
Digital - Nature

Prints;
1st - Does God Play Baseball? Bill Clark


2nd - Titanic Textures - Martin McGeehan
3rd - A Bit Loopy - Bill Clark


Digital
1st - Old Woodland - Alastair McKenzie

2nd - Mallard Duckling - Bill Barry

3rd - Blue Tit - Bill Barry

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

1st





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

1st



2nd



3rd

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


1st

2nd

 3rd

4th




 5th




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

1st
 2nd



3rd
4th
5th
Well done to all who entered.