Club Meeting 10 December 2015

This week we hosted the first 4-way inter-club competition of the 2015/2016 season. Members from Edinburgh Photographic Society, Haddington Camera Club and Stirling and District Camera Club visited us. 60 digital projected images (15 from each club) were judged by Dougie Allen of Beeslack Camera Club. Whether to crop was the most common comment: Do you need that extra piece of sky? Does that stick on the left hand side add or detract from the image? The artistic merits of each image were compared: Are those gravestones dark enough? Is the subject sufficiently distinguished from the background? Musselburgh’s entries held up well against the competition, but Stirling clinched it with some stunning, top-mark images. Joe’s action shot of the motorbikes was our highest marked image. Well done, Joe. The final result was:

  • First place: Stirling and District Camera Club.
  • Equal second place: Edinburgh Photographic Society and Musselburgh Camera Club.
  • Fourth place: Haddington Camera Club.

Thank you to Jennifer Davidson, George Todd and Liz Sowler for arranging the catering (and to my wife, Elizabeth for baking brownies for the occasion).

This was the last meeting at the Fisherrow Centre until the New Year. Next week, 17th December, we will be meeting at the Ravelston House Hotel in Musselburgh for the MCC Christmas social evening. Dinner is booked for 7:30pm, but we will meet in the hotel bar from 7pm onwards. Here is the location of the hotel on a Google map.

On Tuesday, 29th December, some members will be meeting at 3:30pm at the Scottish Cafe in Princes Street Gardens to photograph the Edinburgh Christmas lights. Details in Liz’s recent post.

Things to think about over the Christmas holidays:

  • Please send your digital images for the “COAST” set subject competition to George before 7th January. Jennifer will judge the competition on 14th January 2016.
  • The submission for the Black and White print competition is on 14th January 2016.
  • There is a WINTER SCENE digital knockout competition on 11th February 2016. A fall of snow, or a frosty morning over Christmas could be a good opportunity to collect some images.

For any members not coming to the social evening, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and I’ll see you at the next meeting at Fisherrow on 7th January 2016. (I am volunteering to make the tea that evening.)