The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography.
Thursday 27th March 2015 saw our first theme competition of the year. This time the theme was 'Within the boundaries of Bolton'. For the first time, the current internal competition secretary was obliged to exclude some proposed entries since they had clearly been taken outside the borough boundary. The understanding of members in this regard is appreciated.
Our judge, Mike Lawrence, faced a large entry, but took on the task of assessing and marking images with good humour. Some of the top scoring images are shown below.
New Classic Car in Wood Street
by Phil Durkin
by Brian Wilcox
The War Memorial
by Frank Green
Zakayya Jaame Masjid
by Richard Towell
Our second PDI competition of 2015 took place on Thursday 19 March with guest judge Bill Edwards CPAGB. Bill is a member of the Executive Council of the L&CPU and makes a welcome return to this club.
The Beginners section was projected first, and after a run through Bill gave his comments on each image. He then ran through them again and gave his score, holding 10 back in the process. These were all scored and the top points went to “The Temperature of Light” by Susan Bedingham and “Jackson Stack and Beyond” by Don Isherwood.
Bill said that “The Temperature of Light” had great shape and very good lighting, and he loved the colours.
Bill considered that “Jackson Stack and Beyond” was a “cracking image” and a wonderful landscape. He particularly liked the way the eye of the viewer could wonder into the image, following natural lines and breaks in the right places on the hedges and walls.
The Advanced Class images were shown next, with the same run through style as for the Beginners. Bill held 14 back for further consideration, and awarded the full 20 points to “Catch of the Day” and “Rasta Reggae” both by Brian Wilcox, and to Alan Bromiley for “Waiting.”
Bill considered “Catch of the Day” to be a “simple image but very well caught and very sharp” and he liked the colour of the catch.
Bill said that “Rasta Reggae” was “a superb portrait of the musician in action, and very sharp and yet showing movement in his hands”.
Bill was particularly impressed with the detail in “Waiting” of the brick work and of the people in the image. It was very sharp and very well handled.
To see the scores please click open the pdf files attached below.
To see who scored the max 15 points and all the results of all our entries please click here
To find out who won which trophy, please click here.
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