Print Competition Round 2 of 2017

Club Class Winner

An Evening at Derwentwater by Mukesh Gupta

Advanced Monochrome

Bored by John Thirkell and Brown Hare at first light by Lesley Robb both scored 20 points.

Advanced Colour

Sparrowhawk and Crossbill by Stephen Hoyle and Otter in the undergrowth by Maggie Henfield both scored 20 points.

Bury Photographic Exhibition 2017

Our Annual Society exhibition was officially opened this Saturday by the Mayor of Bury,      Councillor Mike Connolly and his consort Mr Ian Hargreaves.

The exhibition features the best of the work from all members with special awards given to photographs that visiting Judges have picked for being for being outstanding in the photographic subject.

Our exhibition will run until the 15th April, with voting slips for you to pick your favourite.

  • Please note that the exhibition will be closed on the 22nd and 30th March.

DPI Competition Round 5 2016

Round 5 was our last Digital Projected image of 2016. Congratulations to the following members on getting the maximum score of 20.

Club Class Winner: Harry Hagan with Trump or no Trump

Monochrome Advanced Winner: Richard Lodge with the Idol

Colour Advanced Winner: Gannet with Mackerel by Lesley Robb

DPI Competition 2016 round 4

Here are the top scoring Images from round 4 of our digital competition.

Club Class

Babe in the Woods by John Ibbotson – 20 points

Advanced Monochrome

Wrecks at High Tide by Jacob Martin – 20 points

Advanced Colour

Juvenile Kestral Demanding food by Barrie Kelly
Juvenile Kestrel demanding food by Barrie Kelly – 20 Points
The Night's Sky By Sarah Davies
The Night’s Sky By Sarah Davies – 20 points

Print Competition 2016 Round 4

Club Class


Still waiting – John Thirkell – 20 points

Eye of the Poppy – John Thirkell – 19 Points

Advanced Mono

The Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman Steam Train – Sarah Davies – 20 points

Seamer – Martin Henfield – 19 Points

Off the Blocks – Martin Henfield -19 Points

Bothy – Steve Smith – 19 Points

Advanced Colour



Full Throttle Bottle  – Martin Henfield – 20 points

Paint Sculpture 50 – Richard Lodge – 19 Points

Domaster – Steve Smith – 19 Points

President’s Farewell

It’s been a good year for the club. Membership is at near record levels (75 at the end of July) and results in external competitions have been good. It’s also been a year for two firsts. The most significant has been the successful establishment of special interest groups for members to grow their skills in the company of others. Currently the specialist groups are landscape, portraiture, sport, macro,still life and street photography and at least one has been so popular that numbers have had to be limited. We thank Richard Lodge for coming up with the idea and his work in setting up the groups which are each led by a co-ordinator.

The other “first” has been “Battle of the Sexes”, a competition between our men and women photographers which the women won by an appreciable margin. Hopefully the competition will become a regular feature of the syllabus.

Added to this has been yet another first class exhibition in the newly refurbished Bury Art Gallery, a high standard of work, beautifully presented in a superbly lit gallery which many clubs would give their all for.

Nothing of course could have happened without the hard work of a committee and in particular the efforts of David Crabtree as secretary ,Stuart Willetts as syllabus secretary, Roy Turner our treasurer and,of course, Garry and Bev hayes the competitions secretaries.

Garry and Bev Hayes are finishing at the AGM and we thank them for their hard work, the rapid circulation of results and league tables and their attendance at many of the outside local comps the club enters. Thanks also to Keith Hughes who is standing down as the organiser of the annual exhibition but can be proud of the exhibitions he has overseen. Thanks too to those members who staff the tea rota and those who come early every week to set up the screen, print display stand and sound equipment.

I’ve enjoyed being your President –the second time in four years-and wish Barry Scott all the very best for his Presidential year. We’ve even got a President elect, Paul Wood, in the wings so there’s organisation for you!

Martin Henfield

DPI Competition 2016 round 3

Round 3 of our Digital Projected Image competition was based on the theme of Texture.

Club Class

Après la douche
1. Harry Hagan – Apres la Douche – 20 points
2. Ian Bowker – Peacock Feather – 19 points
3. Janette O’Shaughnessy – Leaf – 18 points

Advanced Mono

No oil

1. Eb Swarbrick – No Oil – 20 points
2.= Eb Swarbrick, Sue Berry – 19 points
3.= Bev Hayes, Sarah Davies, Jean Neville – 18 points

Advanced Colour

Bellowing Smoke

1. Lesley Robb – Bellowing Smoke – 20 points
2.= Garry Hayes, Sue Berry – 19 points
3.= Sarah Davies, Maggie Henfield, Eb Swarbrick, Bev Hayes – 18 points