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ABC competition results

An excellent evening despite the technical issues, was lovely to see some new faces joining the club and joining the virtual activities 😊 Also fantastic support from all the members with a good number entering images for this fun competition ☺️ The winners were: A- Abstract by Steve Bird; B-Butterfly by Ellen Bell and C-Castle in the Moonlight by Chris Hellier. Congratulations everyone πŸ˜πŸ†

ABC Competition

Just a reminder that images are due for the ABC competition by tomorrow to the usual email address. Results evening will be the 29th – the links to the theme letters can be very tenuous – andΒ  if you can’t
manage one image for each letter – then send more that one for one of
the others. But most of all – it is a fun competition, so don’t take it
too seriously – but do try to enter to keep some of the club momentum
going while we can’t meet in person. The zoim link to join in on the evening has been emailed out. 😊

Fun Competition 😊

As we are still unable to meet, the committee decided to arrange another online meeting using Zoom. The most popular option from the recent survey was a fun competition on a theme. The theme will be “A, B, C.”
Please send in one image associated with each letter (three images in
total) – preferably taken recently. For example, A could be Apple, Asparagus, Aniseed balls, Above your head – there are some more examples of subjects beginning with A and B fromΒ  Saltburn PS
at:Β https://youtu.be/MgBKyijKhlY Entries should be sent to the usual email address
(competitions.mcc@gmail.com) by the end of Sunday 26th July. The
competition will be on Wednesday 29th July 8 PM for 8:15 PM start.
Members will vote on their favourite image from each letter. Happy snapping 😊

Online meetings

Hope that you are all staying safe and well. Over the last month or so, we have experimented with online meetings using a number of different platforms.
It would be great if you would complete this short survey, to see how you feel about online meetings:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PBR7BMJ

Virtual meeting 16th Jun 8pm

Following a successful evening sharing and discussing images this week, we have decided to do it again on Tuesday as we didn’t get through all the wonderful images submitted. It would be great to have a few more members involved, so if you have a couple of images you could share, or if anyone who joined last wed has any more pictures they want to discuss, please send them to the usual competition email address and join us from 8pm on 16th Jun. Joining details to follow via email 😊 Hope to see you all then πŸ˜€

Images to share

Don’t forget to send a few images to share with the club tomorrow evening (Wed) They don’t need to be competition standard, just a few images you would like to talk about 😊 Send to the usual competition email address by lunchtime on Wed, and for instructions on how to join the meeting, please check your emails (if not got anything, please check your junk box). Hope to see you all tomorrow from 7.45pm for an 8.15pm start 😁

You Tube Teaching Broadcasts

Ian M Butterfield is a professional photographer based in Stockport and has been developing a programme of YouTube broadcasts every Sunday evening at 7.30pm. Aimed at photographers of all levels. Visit https://www.youtube.com/ianssstudiostockport to set a reminder or watch 😊

Show and Tell Evening 10/6/20 8.15pm 🀭

After the success of the previous virtual meeting, we have decided run a night for sharing some of your lockdown images (or any previously unseen). Tell us a little bit about each of them. If this goes well, we will look at arranging a virtual speaker 😊 send upto 4 images to competitions.mcc@gmail.com and a link to join will follow in the next few days 😊 If anyone is struggling with joining please contact one of the committee. Keep safe and hope to see you Wednesday πŸ˜€

Zoom Test and Virtual Vote

**UPDATE ** The test meeting worked well, but with limited attendees, would be lovely to see a few more for the vote 😊 We are now holding this on Friday at 8pm, please check your email for more information ** This week we are going to try our first virtual meeting. There will be a trial run on Tuesday at 7.30pm. If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can go to the website and join a ‘test meeting’ to check your microphone and video is set-up. On Thursday we’re planning to show entries and vote on them, for the promotional image that will be used on website/Facebook/syllabus next year 😊 Email competitions.mcc@gmail.com if you have any questions πŸ‘

Annual Photography Competition

This year, our annuals have been slightly different and we have been very lucky to have them judged! Big thanks to Ken Ainscow for judging and giving such constructive comments. Since we were not able to meet for our competition, Graham Dean (our competition secretary and valued club member) prepared two virtual competition videos for our members to enjoy. We have received some fantastic comments from our members about all of the hard work that Graham has put in and we know that many members enjoyed watching the annual photography competition virtually this year! Thank you very much to Graham. So here goes- the winners:

  • Nature
  • 1st Peter Bagnall – Rare Little Bittern In Classic Pose
  • 2nd Chris Hellier- Painted Lady Butterfly
  • 3rd Peter Bagnall- Kingfisher Resting
  • HC Mags Carr Giant Owl Butterfly
  • HC Janet Taylor- Robin Reflected
  • C Ellen Bell- It’s Mine
  • C Peter Bagnall- Great Crested Grebe Just Surfaced
  • C Peter Bagnall- Great Reed Warblers Courting Display
  • Open
  • Best Portrait Sophie Wooff- Looking Out Through The Window
  • Best Mono Image Steve Bird- Longest Day
  • Best Colour Image Mags Carr- Going fishing in Kerala.
  • Best Tabletop/Still Image Graham Dean- Plaice Mat.
  • Best Image in Annuals Mags Carr- Going Fishing in Kerala.

Well done to all of our winners! If you would like to watch our annual photography competition then here are the links below! Enjoy! πŸ“Έ

Nature section:Β https://youtu.be/cz3QKwXKYzI

Open Section:Β https://youtu.be/AgaQ2XgRUwM

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