Winner of the Club Class was “Eleven” by Richard Watson
Winner of the Advanced Monochrome “Girl Power” by Martin Henfield
Winner was Iris by Bev Hayes
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.
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
Video: Press the Play Button for a quick welcome to Bury Photographic Society.
Winner of the Club Class was Amy by Jenette O’Shaughnessy.
London Calling by Sarah Davies
Winner of the Colour Print section was Sparrowhawk with Prey by Peter Retford.
Here are the top scoring Images from round 4 of our digital competition.
Still waiting – John Thirkell – 20 points
Eye of the Poppy – John Thirkell – 19 Points
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
Full Throttle Bottle – Martin Henfield – 20 points
Paint Sculpture 50 – Richard Lodge – 19 Points
Domaster – Steve Smith – 19 Points
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!
Round 3 of our Digital Projected Image competition was based on the theme of Texture.
1. Harry Hagan – Apres la Douche – 20 points
2. Ian Bowker – Peacock Feather – 19 points
3. Janette O’Shaughnessy – Leaf – 18 points
1. Eb Swarbrick – No Oil – 20 points
2.= Eb Swarbrick, Sue Berry – 19 points
3.= Bev Hayes, Sarah Davies, Jean Neville – 18 points
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
Round 3 of our 2016 Print competition was as themed round on Street Photography.
1st. Robert Stopforth – “Deserted” – 20 points
2nd.John Thirkell, 18 points
3rd. John Thirkell, 17 points
1st. Paul Wood – “Going Home” – 20 points
2nd. Jenny Young, 19 points
3rd.= Eb Swarbrick, Garry Hayes, 18 points
1st. Sarah Davies – “A Spirit Beckons” – 20 points
2nd = Bev Hayes, Sarah Davies, 19 points
3rd. = Steve Smith, Maurice Wilson, Maggie Henfield, Eb Swarbrick, 18 points