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.
On Thursday 29 September we held the fourth round of our Themed Competition with guest judge Simon Ray from Lytham St Annes PS. The Theme this time was “the colour Yellow” and the 19 prints were presented first.
Simon gave us his commentary and observations and held 8 back. After due consideration he gave top marks to “Autumn Leaf” by David Hawkins.
"Autumn Leaf" by David Hawkins
The 51 PDIs were shown next, and Simon gave encouraging advice and helpful photographic tips in his positive observations. Several images were held back and after further thoughts Simon gave the full 20 points to “Yellow Hat, Exit Stage Right” by Don Isherwood.
"Yellow Hat, Exit Stage Right" By Don Isherwood
Our thanks to Simon for his observations and helpful comments on the night.
The scores can be seen on the pdf files below
On Thursday 15th september the Club held its fifth and final PDI competitions of the year.
The judge for the occassion was Tilman Kleinhang, who had the unenviable task of selecting the top images for both the Advanced Level and Club Level Competitions.
Tilman took to his task with an expert eye for detail and some humour. He gave experienced information to the members whose images did not reach the final stage of the competition, on how in his opinion they may improve their images. Whist Tilman did comment that these were only his opinions and others may offer an alternative view as photography is always subjective. We are sure our members will benefit from his observations.
In the Advanced Level Competition two images were awarded the maximum score of 20 points.
Reminiscing False Hope
by Mike Williamson by Ian Walker
In the Club Level Competition two images were also awarded the maximum of 20 points.
Catch of the Day The White House
by Roger Gubbins by John Durkin
Congratulations to all four winners on the night.
To see how their scores and how the other competition scores on the night affected the trophy standings, see the attached leaderboard score charts for both Advanced and Club Level members.
|Sept 2016 Advanced Open PDI Competition Results.pdf||[ ]||13 kB|
|Sept 2016 Club Level Open PDI Competition Results.pdf||[ ]||10 kB|
|2016 Scores Advanced PDI Leaderboard.pdf||[ ]||18 kB|
|2016 Scores Club Level PDI Leaderboards.pdf||[ ]||14 kB|
To see how we fared in this competition please click here
On 14th August 2016, it is intended to arrange a Club Day Out to Carnforth for a photoshoot of Stock Car Racing.
The event is called "Monarch of the Marsh" with events for Unlimited Bangers, Ladies Bangers, Stock Cars, Ministox, and Senior Minis.
If you would like to come on what promises to be an exciting and fun day out, then enter your name in the Days Out Book at the club.
We have a Day Out to Oulton Park Motor Racing Circuit planned for 7th May 2016. Any members wishing to go should enter their name in the book so we know who to expect. Meet at the club at 0845 for a 0900 departure.
To read the review and see all the scores from this print competition, please click here.
To read about the latest Bury battle and find out who won and to view the scores, please click here.