Sandra Crowhurst has pointed out that the Royal Horticultural Society’s 2021 photography competition is now open for entries. Click below for details.
Entry is free, so if you have already collected photographs for our “flowers and horticulture” competition you could send them to this competition as well. You could also browse their galleries for ideas how to improve your images before submitting them. Best of luck!
A reminder that human portrait competition entries need to be sent to George before the end of this week. Please send your 3 JPEGs to email@example.com.
See you at the Christmas social evening this Thursday at 7:30pm.
Our third and final set subject competition of the season is open for entries. Please send your 3 JPEG images (sized up to 1600 pixels on the longest side and up to 1200 pixels on the shortest side) on the theme of “Old Faces” to George Todd by this Thursday, 5th March 2020. The competition will be judged on 26th March 2020.
Note that this Thursday’s meeting will be in the same large room at Fisherrow where we had the 3-way competition. We will be having a joint evening with Musselburgh Art Club.
Members will recall that last February we competed with North Berwick Photographic Society in a new competition format called “Match An Image”, in which each team has 30 seconds to match an image displayed by the other team. We did rather badly in that competition because we weren’t used to the format. Click the link below to see what happened last time.
14 February 2019 (Match That Image)
On 24th October 2019 we had a rematch with North Berwick. This time they hosted the competition and entertained us with a delicious collection of cakes and biscuits. The competition was judged by Andy Bennetts. We were better prepared than last time, and this year the competition was a lot closer. By half time the competition was neck and neck at 16 points each. We opened the second half by attempting to repeat our trick of matching an image of a spider with a herd of elephants. This time it didn’t work, and North Berwick took the lead. They stayed ahead until we managed to catch up by matching their image of a group of mushrooms with our image of a cauliflower! Then we won three consecutive rounds with images of a canoeist, a showjumper and a light house, and we moved ahead. The rounds became more chaotic as we tried to match their images with fewer to choose from. At the end of the competition we played our last image – Jim Tod’s “Church Of The Santissimo Redentore”. Astonishingly, they managed to match it with their final image of a building the same shape. But their final match didn’t help much. In the end, Musselburgh won the competition by 32 points to 27.
Thank you to North Berwick for hosting us, and thank you to everyone who submitted images and helped us to win.
This Thursday our audio visual evening with Beeslack Penicuik Camera Club will be in room G6 at Fisherrow, the large room at the end of the corridor on the left, rather than our usual room.
This Thursday is also the closing date for the “Abstract” set subject competition. Please send your 3 JPEG images, scaled to 1600×1200, to George Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musselburgh Camera Club was successful on Sunday 12th March at the inter-club 9 way competition which was held at the mining museum, Newtongrange and organised by Beeslack Camera Club. The clubs from all over the Lothians, Lanarkshire & the Borders all submitted 5 images in each category.
The club held a six point lead after the first round which consisted of printed images and the lead was consolidated in the second round which was Digital Images, congratulations to all concerned.