10 March 2022 (Swedish Interclub)

Another year has gone by very quickly, and this week we were delighted to be once again joined by members from Mölnlycke Fotoclubb, in Gothenburg, Sweden for our annual interclub meeting. This time Musselburgh Camera Club members met at the Fisherrow Centre, or by Zoom, and joined Mölnlycke Fotoclubb members by Zoom.

The evening began with Musselburgh members reviewing the 17 images submitted by Mölnlycke Fotoclubb. Members commented on the images and then voted for their top 3 favourites. The most popular images were:

  • 1st place (9 votes)
    • A beautiful long exposure image of a woodland stream. We really liked the contrast between the sharp display of leaves in the foreground and the milky water leading your eye to the background.
  • 2nd place (8 votes)
    • A beautiful, misty and artistic image of a group of reflected trees. We liked the minimalist nature of this well-composed image.
  • 3rd equal (7 votes)
    • A well captured image of a child on a swing surrounded by a deserted beach.
  • 3th equal (7 votes)
    • A street photography image of a musician playing in front of some window dummies. We liked the “footwear and accessories” theme and the almost perfect exposure.
  • 4th place (6 votes)
    • A striking image of frost patterns on a window which looked like the side view of a woman’s head and shoulders. The colours and textures on this image looked like abstract art.
  • 5th place (5 votes)
    • A colourful, misty panorama of trees blending into a glorious orange sky.

Mölnlycke Fotoclubb members then commented on our 19 images, classifying them into “winners” and “almost winners”.

  • Winners:
    • Stylish (Carol Edmund).
    • Misty Morning Loch Ard (Mike Clark).
    • Chaffinch Affection (Malcolm Roberts).
  • Almost winners:
    • Candlemakers (George Todd).
    • Trees (Kevin Johnson).
    • Flooded Park (Joe Fowler).

Well done to Carol, Mike, Malcolm, George, Kevin and Joe for impressing the Mölnlycke Fotoclubb members It was good to catch up everyone again. Roll on next year…

11 March 2021 (Swedish Interclub)

Our very last face to face meeting of 2020 was the Swedish Interclub meeting, where we reviewed images submitted to us by Mölnlycke Fotoclubb, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

19 March 2020 (Swedish Inter-club Competition)

Almost one year later, on 11th March 2021 were were once again reviewing their images. This time however, thanks to our newly discovered method of holding virtual meetings by Zoom, we were joined by Mölnlycke Fotoclubb members. Both clubs had submitted 21 images each, which were reviewed in turn. Musselburgh members submitted votes for their top 5 favourite Mölnlycke images, which were:

  • 1st (36 votes)
    • A beautiful and mysterious image of a woodland stream. This was by far the most popular image, which most members who voted declared as their favourite.
  • 2nd place (23 votes)
    • A striking image of trees covered in snow contrasting with the soft water of a stream, lit by a golden light.
  • 3rd place (19 votes)
    • A beautiful New Zealand landscape with fantastic mountains and lovely reflections, with a duck captured in just the right place.
  • 4th equal (16 votes)
    • An innovative and beautiful, minimalist image of a small tree, created using a double exposure.
  • 5th place (12 votes)
    • A well posed, backlit image of a robin.

Mölnlycke members’ favourite Musselburgh image was a striking black and white picture of a rose created by Elaine Gilroy.