Monthly Competition Results

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 20 October saw our final Print Competition for Beginners of this year, with 31 images being presented to guest judge Harry Emmett form Accrington Camera Club Harry said that the overall quality and standard of the prints was very good. He said that the comments were his opinions, and it would be boring if we all liked the same images. 

Judge Harry held back three images which he placed as the top three. Scoring the maximum 20 points was “Thoughtful Chimp” by Andrew McArthur. Harry said this had a “good low key quality” and “the sharpness is unquestioned.” He also liked the catch light in the eye.

Second place and 19 points went to Paul Baybut for “Smoked,” which Harry said was “very stark” and graphic in its presentation. He felt the image conveyed “the feeling of hatred the girl feels to the photographer, which is terrific.”

Third place and 18½ points went to Peter Thomasson for “Shift Over, It’s My Turn.” Judge Harry said this was “a sharp image throughout on both the insects and the plant” and he liked the “mush in the background” and the “superb detail.”

Here are the results and judges comments of the top three beginners images in the Print Competition. The full statistics can be viewed by opening the attached PDF file below. In addition, any member wanting to know their individual scores should consult the Competition binder on display at the Club.

"Thoughtful Chimp"

by Andrew Mcarthur


"Good low key quality. Sharpness is unquestioned. Good catch light in the eye."

20 points



by Paul Baybut


 "Very stark and graphic in presentation. Convey hatred towards the photographer, which is terrific"

19 points


"Shift Over, It's My Turn"

by Peter Thomasson


 "A sharp image throughout, on both the insects and plant.Good mush in the background. superb detail."

18½ points


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