Galashiels Camera club Annual 2021
Judged by Simon Wootton of Midlothian Camera club.
Thanks to Simon for excellent critique on the awarded images and for your valuable time. Around 30 members logged in to view the images
226 images in all. Members were allowed to enter up to 3 images in each of four categories, Landscape, General, People, Nature. Images were awarded in either Beginner or Standard classes. Here are the first placed images and full results. Well done to everyone who entered. All images were DPI as sadly we couldn’t allow prints this year.
Landscape: Commended – Mike Gray, Suzanne Montgomery, Lauren Hume; 3rd – This way – Mike Gray, 2nd Belhaven Bay – Suzanne Montgomery, 1st– Lakeland- Suzanne Montgomery.
General: Commended – Mike Gray, Suzanne Montgomery; 3rd – Bailey – Lauren Hume, 2nd Cove Widows – Suzanne Montgomery, 1st Fell Ponies – Suzanne Montgomery.
People: Commended – Mike Gray, Lauren Hume 3rd – Navigating – Suzanne Montgomery, 2nd – Teenage Beauty – Lauren Hume, 1st – Evy’s Crash – Mike Gray.
Nature: Commended – Mike Gray, Lauren Hume x 2
Landscape: Commended – Alistair Peacock, Keith O’Brien, Ron Bell; 3rd – White Out – Ford Renton, 2nd Dawn in the Grand Canyon – David Graham; 1st and Best Landscape – Chamonix Aiguille du Midi – David Graham.
General: Commended – Neil McLean, John Frater, Fiona Jamieson 3rd – Cabbage Beauty – Alison Lomax, 2nd Bats and Banana Flower – Alison Lomax, 1st and Best General – Red Eyed Tree frog in the Rain – John Frater
People: Commended – Ford Renton, John Montgomery, Alastair Stuart 3rd – Malaysian boy – Christine Swalwell, 2nd – Missed you – Lisa Kerr, 1st and Best People – Malagasy Singers – David Graham
Nature: Commended – Kevin Lomax x 2, Fiona Jamieson. 3rd – Green Woodpecker feeding youngsters – John Frater, 2nd American Bullfrog – David Graham, 1st and Best Nature – Feeding time – Fiona Kilgour
The Best Beginner image in the competition was Lakeland by Suzanne Montgomery
The Best Overall in the competition and recipient of The Burns Trophy was Chamonix Aiguille du Midi by David Graham
Summer Outings and Meets
Summer evening shoots are normally the first Wednesday of every month from April to September. The following venues were agreed but are dependent on current Covid 19 restrictions at the time.
Wednesday 5th May 2021 – The Hirsel
Wednesday 2nd June 2021 – The Haining
Wednesday 7th July 2021 – Smailholm Tower
Sunday 8th, 15th or 22nd August, Train to Edinburgh for Festival street photography.
Summer Annual Outing – Last Sunday in August or First Sunday in September 2021 – Cragside House or Warrington
Club resumes for season on Wednesday 15th September 2021.
Every Picture Tells a Story – 24th Feb 2021
Our last competition of the season was held last Wednesday. The theme was Every picture tells a Story. The results were as follows:
Beginners section; Commended – Ian Douglas x 2, Suzanne Montgomery. 3rd Mike Gray, 2nd Suzanne Montgomery, 1st Ian Douglas
Standard section; Commended – Fiona Jamieson, Richard Lillico, Alistair Peacock, Kevin Lomax x 2, Alison Lomax. 3rd Fiona Kilgour, 2nd Kevin Lomax, 1st Alistair Peacock.
The total accumulated points for our 4 seasonal competitions makes Suzanne Montgomery the overall winner in the beginners section and Alison Lomax.
OPEN COMPETITION 20TH JANUARY
The competition was superbly judged by Pamela Notman of Hawick CC. The results were as follows: Beginners – Commended Mike Gray x 3, Third Mike Gray, Second Suzanne Montgomery, first Lauren Hume. Standard class – Commended – Neil McLean, Kevin Lomax, Fiona Kilgour, Keith O’Brien Third Alison Lomax, Second Kat Slater, First David Graham. Well done to all the awarded authors and well done to all who entered, the standard was very high indeed. Here are some of the images.
Here are last night results: Beginners: Commended – Mike Gray, 3rd Suzanne Montgomery, 2nd Suzanne Montgomery, 1st Suzanne Montgomery
Standard: Commended – Ford Renton (3), Alison Lomax (2), Fiona Kilgour, Christine Swalwell, Fiona Jamieson, David Graham, and Richard Lillico (2)
3rd and 2nd Fiona Kilgour, 1st Alison Lomax
Well done everyone, 103 entries in total
THE BATTLE OF MIDLOTHIAN
Gala wins Midlothian battle.
Gala 346 points, Midlothian 322.
An excellent evening with 20 images from Midlothian and 20 from Gala. Particular congratulations to those who scored 19 and 20. From Gala, these were
Neil McLean with “Three of a Kind”
Christine Swalwell with “Swallowtail”
Suzanne Montgomery with “Scarba Sunset”
Christine Swalwell with “Commando Memorial”
OPEN – 14TH OCT 2020:
JUDGED BY JOHN AND SANDRA PARRIS OF https://www.parrisphotography.co.uk/
Beginners: Commended – Ian Douglas x 2, Suzanne Montgomery x 2; Third – Lauren Hume Second – Michael Grey; First – Suzanne Montgomery
Standard section: Commended – John Frater x 2, Alison Lomax x 3, Fiona Kilgour; Third – John Frater Second – Alison Lomax First – Kevin Lomax
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The club AGM was held on-line on June 3rd. The full minutes of the meeting will be distributed shortly.
Items of note:
- The club syllabus will be conducted online via video conference until at least December
- Election of office holders as follows:
Chair: Ford Renton, Vice Chair: Kat Slater, Secretary: Fiona Kilgour, Treasurer: Christine Swalwell, Syllabus: Alistair Peacock, Internal comp: Ford Renton, External comp: Ron Bell, Press: Ford Renton, House and Catering: Jim Paxton, AGRI: Ford Renton
Committee: All of the above plus Fiona Jamieson, Chris Mack-Riddell and Neil Mclean
A new Practical night committee was formed: Ford Renton, Alistair Peacock, Kat Slater, Chris Mack-Riddell and Jim Paxton
We’ve had two successful online meetings, with more to come. Firstly, Ford gave us his wee presentation on astrophotography. This was followed a couple of weeks later with Scott Near giving us some hints and tips on editing within Lightroom.
Next date for your calender is May 13th when Scott Near is returning with more editing hints and tips. You should already have an invite from ford in your inbox. If not, don’t worry, he’ll be sending reminders the day before the meeting.
Just click on the link and input the meeting ID and password. You may need a Zoom account. They are free so sign up anyway, we may be doing this for some time to come.