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. 

Our 2013 competition started on Thursday 17 January and introduced our new scoring system, one of the features being that as many images as the judge chooses can achieve the maximum score of 20 points, rather than having one first, second and third image.

Our guest judge was Mike Stanley from the Blackburn and District Camera Club who said he liked coming to this club as the images were of a very high standard and the club is very friendly.

There were 31 projected images in the Advanced Class, and 10 of them were held back during scoring. “Horse Power” by Heather Beckett was awarded 18 points, described by judge Mike as “well caught and it has lots of movement.” He felt it has “plenty of atmosphere and holds together well.”

The following six images each received 19 points:

“Gotcha…Nearly” by Richard Towell, described as “well caught, perfectly positioned and woks very well indeed. Would have had less impact if the fish was fully held in the beak.”

“Coppice Wall, Brinscall” by Kevin Shipley, which Judge Mike said “had a very good lead in and good detail all through, and great foreground interest”

“Snake Goddess – Order of the Moon” by Paul Baybut which judge Mike acknowledged a lot of work was involved here and was very well put together.

“Serval Portrait” by Heather Beckett had “very good detail and was well caught in a good position.”

“We’ll Meet Again” by Ian Watson was “very well exposed, well seen and well framed”

The full 20 points were awarded to three images, “Langangarbh Cottage” by Peter Maddock, described by judge Mike as having “good colours, well taken with a good lead in and very well handled,” “A Grand Day Out” by Joan Horner was “a natural portrait and had good position in the frame” and “Milk Frog” by Richard Towell which judge Mike said was “absolutely superb, very sharp and taken from a good angle”


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