The Annual 2022
Here are the full results for our Annual competition 2022. We’ll get trophies out to the winners as soon as possible. For engraving purposes it should be for the year 2022, just follow the style of engraving already on the trophy. Usually, this is the first initial, surname year. eg. C.Renton 2022.
Well done to all who entered, and an excellent turnout with 163 images entered. Sadly no prints again this year but this should be reintroduced next season.
Beginners: Commended – Beached – Suzanne Montgomery; 3rd – Play with me – Suzanne Montgomery; 2nd- Log pile – Mike Gray; 1st – Big Splash – Suzanne Montgomery.
Standard: Commended – Bare Feet – Ford Renton; Looking to the future – David Graham; Porcelain in blue – Fiona Kilgour; Posers – Alistair Peacock; Sparkling Cubes – David Graham; Watching the flurry of snow – Fiona Jamieson; 3rd – Birds on a branch – Fiona Kilgour; 2nd – Ignoring the drama – David Graham; 1st – New collar – Fiona Jamieson
Beginners: Commended – Caepabhal – Suzanne Montgomery; Harvest time – Mike Gray; 3rd – Gathering storms – Mike Gray; 2nd – Highland heights – Suzanne Montgomery; 1st – Evening light – Suzanne Montgomery.
Standard: Commended – A moment on the beach – Ford Renton; Arran from Culzean – Gordon Swalwell; Dark sky over Ladhope – Peter Macleod; Orchard in the mist – David Graham; River crossing – Alison Lomax; Sundown at Leaderfoot – Alistair Peacock; 3rd – Stormy sea at sunset – Fiona Kilgour; 2nd – Dawn at St Moran’s – Kevin Lomax; 1st – The church on the hill – Alison Lomax.
Beginners Commended – Budle Bay redshank – Gwen Braithwaite; Forever blowing bubbles – Mike Gray; 3rd – What do you think – Mike Gray; 2nd – Newton Don fungi – Gwen Braithwaite; 1st – Watchful eyes – Mike Gray.
Standard: Commended – Field fare and rowan berries – Alison Lomax; Fungi family – Ford Renton; Puffin – Brian Stark; Ready to leap – Kevin Lomax; Redshank landing – John Montgomery; Scorpion Fly – Ford Renton; 3rd – Not so famous Grouse – Fiona Kilgour; 2nd – Sparrowhawk feeding – Kevin Lomax; 1st – Nuthatch – Gordon Swalwell
Beginners – 3rd – Tomorrow’s Engineer – Mike Gray; 2nd – Bored – Suzanne Montgomery; 1st – Decision Time – Mike Gray.
Standard: Commended – Desperate to be photographed – David Graham; Have they forgotten me? – Gordon Swalwell; Juggler – Brian Stark; Racing for the line – Kevin Lomax; Stu – John Montgomery; Three’s a crowd – John Montgomery; 3rd – Spitfire smiles – Fiona Jamieson; 2nd – Rex – Christine Swalwell; 1st – Quick dip – Fiona Jamieson.
Best beginners image Neil Mclean Trophy – Watchful Eyes – Mike Gray
Best image overall – Burns Cup – The Church on the Hill – Alison Lomax
Monthly competition points winners: Beginners- Mike Gray; Standard – Alison Lomax
Best New Member award: Alison Lomax
Club meetings throughout the Summer months
Our Summer Outing is to Wallington Estate in Northumberland on Sunday 12th June details of which will be published in due course.
Our evening meetups in the summer are on the first Wednesday of each month. 19:30
6th April – We’re leaving this one open as there isn’t much daylight and the weather can be less favourable. Something will be decided nearer the time. (Sunset 19:58)
4th May – (Star Wars Day) Harestanes. Meet at the main car park. The bluebells could be out at Woodside. (Sunset 20:54)
6th July – Bowhill. Meet at the junction of the roads going to the house and Newark tower. (Sunset 21:54)
3rd August – Ashiestiel Bridge. Meet at Yair campsite. Parking there and nearby GlenKinnon burn (Peel burn). (Sunset 21:12)
Landscape Competition 23rd Feb 2022
The results are as follows:
Commended – Mike Gray – Lauderdale and Misty Aspiring, Suzanne Montgomery – Loch Hourn
1st Suzanne Montgomery – Ceapabhal
2nd Suzanne Montgomery – Highland Heights
3rd Ian Douglas – The Old Trooper
Commended – Gordon Swalwell – Arran from Culzean, John Montgomery – Criscliff Knotts Cumbria, Ford Renton – In a Sunbeam, Alison Lomax – Late Snow On Beinn Eighe, Alistair Peacock – Sundown at Leaderfoot.
1st Kevin Lomax – Dawn at St Monan’s
2nd Alison Lomax – River Crossing
3rd Fiona Kilgour – Stormy Sea at Sunset
Very well done to all who entered and especially those awarded.
Open Competition 19th January 2022
Here are the scores on the doors. Beginners Commended - After the Harvest - Suzanne Montgomery, Go with the flow - Michael Gray, Hawk Eye - Michael Gray, 3rd - Busy Bee - Michael Gray 2nd - Tobermory - Suzanne Montgomery 1st - Wemyss Station - Ian Douglas Standard Commended - Alstroemerias - Graham Meikle, Ignoring the Drama - David Graham, Lone Scots Pine - Kevin Lomax, Male Siskin - Kevin Lomax, Nuts are for sharing - Kevin Lomax, Quite a mouthful - John Montgomery, Spring Time - Ford Renton 3rd - Birds on a branch - Fiona Kilgour 2nd - Redshank Landing - John Montgomery 1st - The magic of winter - Gordon Swalwell
Motion Competition 15th December 2021
Well done to everyone who centred our themed Motion competition. Judge Graeme Webb provide excellent advice and critique.
Beginners 1st Michael Gray - Pollen Collector 2nd Michael Gray - Who did that? 3rd Suzanne Montgomery - Take Off Commended Lauren Hume - Rocky Stream Suzanne Montgomery- Shiant Sailing Lauren Hume - You’re not catching me Standard 1st Alison Lomax - Green Crowned Brilliant 2nd Fiona Kilgour - Super Squirrel 3rd John Frater - Catch of the day Commended Fiona Kilgour - Chaffinch Alistair Peacock - Soaring Alison Lomax - The winger Alistair Peacock - Y638
Open competition 13th October 2021
Our thanks to judge Becky Henderson of EnaMay photography in Innerleithen. Becky remarked how she had an extremely hard task in picking winners from such a high standard of images. The results are as follows:
1st – Frog Forum – Mike Gray
2nd – Web Developer – Mike Gray
3rd – Bass Rock Sunflowers – Suzanne Montgomery
Commended – Decision time – Mike Gray; Staffa – Suzanne Montgomery; Wallace Monument – Ian Douglas; and Meerkat Mountain – Lauren Hume.
1st – Scorpion Fly – Ford Renton
2nd – Wild Tawny Owl – Alison Lomax
3rd – Sea Eagle Loch Tuath – John Montgomery
Commended – Church on a hill – Alison Lomax; Gold Finch – Fiona Kilgour; Crab Spider – Ford Renton; Crested Grebe Family – John Frater; and Through the looking Glass- Richard Lillico.