It’s a double for Francis…

but it could be tight next year

As the year draws to a close, Francis de Clermont romped home in both the Theme and Open categories for 2022. His excellent wildlife shots have time and again topped the lists and are a regular and well-loved feature in the Open competition. The Theme may have been a bit more of a challenge for him over the year but he held the lead in that though the margin was slightly smaller.

However, next year could prove very interesting for both the Peter Saul and Andy Stewart cups. Sue and John O’Reilly joined half way through the year and have given us all a run, and with increased interest amongst all members, 2023 has a lot of promise.

So, what about the November competition? Well, firstly there were 35 Theme and 26 Open entries, the most entered in a long while. John O’Reilly’s Steam Push-me Pull-you was the clear winner in the Letterbox theme, the judges this night being the club members. And is to emphasise a point, John also won the Open with Brill Windmill, a wonderfully evocative image.

Theme 1st Place
Steam Push-me Pull-you
John O’Reilly
1st Open
Brill Windmill
John O’Reilly

To see the top Open images, click here

To see the top Theme images, click here

It was also good to see our newest member, Andras Szalai, getting 3rd place in the Open with Moon. Andras is a keen astrophotographer so shall we expect to see lots of our solar system over the next year?

Our next meeting is on Monday December 5th, a practical session led by Eugenio Franchi. The Programme for 2023 is now available.

If non-members would like to join the next evening  please use the contact form to ask for details. 

Meetings are currently held in the Hunter Hall of Spratton Hall School usually on the 1st Monday of the Month except some bank holidays when usually meetings are held the following Monday. Usual start time 7.30pm. 

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