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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.

General:

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

Landscape:

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.

Nature:

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

People:

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:

Beginners

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

Standard

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:

Beginners

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.

Standard

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.