Inter-club Knockout Print Competition 2018

On Tuesday 30th October Chester PS hosted the Annual Inter-club Print battle between thirteen clubs from across Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales at a packed Grosvenor Museum.

Birkenhead, Chester, Deeside, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Halton, Hawarden, Heswall, Hoylake, Mold, Nantwich, Northwich, and Warrington took part in the knock out, which was judged by Tillman Kleinhans.

Warrington PS were overall winners with a score of 26 points and Nantwich came second with 22 points. Hoylake were 3rd with 20 points, and Chester came 4th with 18 points. The Best Mono Print was Me and my Dog by Andy Polakowski from Mold. The Best Colour Print , Ptarmigan, was awarded to Margaret Sixsmith from Hoylake.Interclub 2018 wThanks go to all those who contributed to the organisation of the evening , and to the many helpers on the night.

The prints used by Chester PS were taken by Ray Groome, Ron Sutton, Keith Fitzpatrick and Sue Champion.

Don’t forget the Dorothy Clive Garden this autumn

If you are looking to capture the colours of autumn and enjoy nature’s blazing display you could do well to head south down the A41 to Audlem and visit the Dorothy Clive Garden in the coming weeks. It is a mere 30 miles away. Due to this year’s warm weather there is a truly glorious display from bright reds & buttery golds to deep racing greens & brassy browns.

The tearoom will be open where visitors can enjoy homemade soup, hot drinks and a selection of cakes, scones and snacks. The gift shop will also be open where visitors can stock up on Christmas presents such as candles, soaps, handmade crafts and  decorations.

Until Christmas the garden is only open from 10am-4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with a special discounted price of £3.50 for adults and just  £2.00 for children under 18.

Print Exhibition Visitor’s Choice

Visitors to our exhibition said they found it very difficult to choose their favourite images, and all seemed impressed at the variety of subjects on display. Every author received votes which was encouraging.

The Bench 13 July 2018

Congratulations to Richard Barrett whose image  “The Bench” was voted the visitors favourite by a clear majority. Three images tied for second place – “Pelican in Flight” and “Vestrahorn with Reflections” both by Ray Groome, and “The Railway Station” by Owen Watkins. Ron Sutton’s “Flying Low” was in third  place. Many thanks to all exhibitors and helpers.

2017-18 Print Exhibition; 7th & 8th September

Club members gathered to hang prints from the 2017-18 season for this weekend’s exhibition at St Mary’s Creative Space (the former church at the top of St Mary’s Hill just behind the Castle) which is open on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th September from 10am – 4pm.

Members of the club will be on hand during the exhibition so do drop in and encourage your family and friends to visit too.

4th Annual SRGB Exhibition: Southport

The 4th Annual SRGB Exhibition is being held in Wayfarer’s Arcade, Lord Street, Southport from 1st – 14th September from 9am-4pm. This is part British Photographic Exhibitions series with photographers from across the UK competing for Crown Awards photographic distinctions so you can expect a high standard of entries.

Click here for further details.

 

Cambrian Photography next open day

Cambrian Photography in Old Colwyn is one of the few remaining, privately owned camera shops that cater for enthusiasts and professions, selling a great range of new and used equipment.

Twice a year they have an open day, where many manufacturers set up stalls so you can try out different cameras and equipment and get advice from people in the know. They also put on a series of lectures and workshops – with free beverages including their much lauded lemon drizzle cake. For those want to make a purchase there are usually special discounts which are available only on day.

These events are usually a bit crowded and hectic, but always fun. The next one is on Saturday 24th November starting at 10 am. If you are interested, put the date in your diary and keep an eye out for booking yourself a place.