People’s Vote – Summer Exhibition 2017

People’s Vote – Summer Exhibition 2017

The Summer Exhibition at the Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park is now over. Andy, John and Ian now don’t know what to do with their days!

It was our 5th exhibition there and our most popular attracting 1,200 visitors which is great.

Feedback both verbally and in the message book was universally positive and it’s clear that many people now seek us out each year as opposed to stumbling across us!

Visitors to the gallery are asked to vote for their favourite photo, which isn’t simple with 80 prints to vote for.

Here are the results, and congratulations to Jackie, a very worthy winner and one of the favourites of the author.

A selection of images will be added to this post once they have been collected so please check back.

1st  After Hopper by Jackie Robinson  (46 votes)
2nd  Stillness 3: Another Way of Seeing by Teresa Elwes  (40 votes)
3rd  Candystripe Impression by Ian Waterman  (37 votes)
4th  A Man Who Wasn’t There by Mick Ralph  (31 votes)
5th  Mother and cub, Resolution Island, Nunavut, by John Cross  (29 votes)
=5th  The X Factor by James Thatcher  (29 votes)
7th  Misty Sunset by Thomas Barry  (24 votes)
8th  Berlin Underground by Sara Uddin  (23 votes)
9th  The Two Sisters, Glencoe by John Cross  (22 votes)
10th  Volcano, Chile by Naomi Furnace  (21 votes)
=10th  Hawthorn by Giulia Hetherington  (21 votes)

Walker Trophy 2017 Projected Round 1

Walker Trophy 2017 Projected Round 1

The first competition of 2017 had a lot of entries, so much so that we were only able to show the first two entries from each person.

Even so 56 images were judged last night and the competition was tough.

Congratulations to Mike Ward for not only winning, but also securing 3rd place!! Can anyone catch him now?

Here are the winning images;

1st – Mike Ward – The Doctor Calls

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2nd – Sue Shickle – Waterfall

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3rd – Mike Ward – Gateway to the City

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4th – Thomas Barry – View from Golden Jubilee Bridge

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Autumn Winter Competition 2017

Autumn Winter Competition 2017

Yesterday saw the Society start the new year with a fun competition voted on by members in a knockout competition.

The theme was Autumn or Winter and members were able to enter 3 images each which had to be taken from Autumn 2106.

65 entries were received and the overall winner was Keith Mauterer with his great image ‘Frosted Leaf‘.


Runner up in the hotly contested final was Caroline Preece and her image ‘Winter Morning’.


Walker Prints – Round 3 – 2015

Walker Prints – Round 3 – 2015

On the 15th June the final round, of 3, of the Walker Print Trophy took place.

The results are as follows;

  1. Jump – Philip Atkinson
  2. Vulture – Stephanie Waterman
  3. Wily Coyote – John Cross
  4. Portwey – Jackie Robinson

The competition was judged by Ken Payne – you can view his website by CLICKING HERE. He has quite a number of training videos online, many of them Lightroom related. Worth a view.

So the overall results of this year’s Walker Print are as follows;

  1. John Cross – 44 points
  2. Philip Atkinson – 38 points
  3. Teresa Elves & Stephanie Waterman – 12 points


5th place went to Mick Ralph with 10 points.

Congratulations to John and everyone who has made time to enter the competition and made it such a success.

1st Place – Jump – Philip Atkinson

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2nd Place – Vulture – Stephanie Waterman

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3rd Place – Wily Coyote – John Cross

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4th Place – Portwey – Jackie Robinson

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Walker Trophy (Prints) – Round 2 2015

Walker Trophy (Prints) – Round 2 2015

The 18th May saw the second round of the Walker Trophy for prints.

Over 40 prints were entered.

Here are the top 4 places – shared between Philip Atkinson and John Cross.

This means that John is well in the lead going into the final round on June 15th.

Ist Place – Philip Atkinson – Anguish

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2nd Place – John Cross – Water Lilly Ponds

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3rd Place – Philip Atkinson – Beats

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4th Place – John Cross – Bald Eagle with Fish

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