Sunday, 22 November 2015

Reflections of Blencathra Reviewed

Last Friday (the 20th November) Hoylake held a 'Reflections on Blencathra' review night, to show some images, especially to those who could not attend, and hold the fun competitions we did not get round to whilst up in the Lake District. There were 4 'mini-competitions':

Best Nature: won by Margaret Sixsmith
Best Landscape: won by Rob Devenish
Best Image with a Cheap Camera: Won by Barry Quatermass (just to add to the fun... taken BY George Evans, with Barry's phone!)
Gill Lewis got a 'chocolate spoon' as all the judges thought she'd used an expensive camera!
Best Starry Sky Group: won also by Rob Devenish

Hygrocybe Species by Margaret Sixsmith
Crummock Water by Rob Devenish
Sub 500 Camera by Barry Quatemass (George Evans)
Cheap Camera - Middle of the Falls by Gill Lewis
The Stars Are On Our Heads Stupid by Rob Devenish
The competitions were followed by presentations by Judith and Anthony which emphasised what a good, fun time we all had and how remarkably lucky we were with the weather. After the break we enjoyed looking at over 100 images taken by all attendees, demonstrating how good FSC Blencathra location and accommodation was as well as the wonderfully dramatic countryside within 20 miles of it.

All the club members who went thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and we look forward to next May's weekend in Yorkshire at FSC Malham.

If any of the photographs have inspired you to come along to Hoylake Photographic Society then our next meeting on Friday 27th November is the Inter Mersey Competition with John Doherty, APAGB ARPS. We meet at Newton Village Hall, Grange Cross Lane, West Kirby from 7.30 pm to 10 pm.