Photo club bags awards


ASO­CI­ETY of snap­pers is cel­e­brat­ing a year of suc­cess­ful events and awards.

Mac­cles­field’s Cam­era Club fin­ished 2014 by bag­ging a pair of tro­phies, after start­ing it by cel­e­brat­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s 60th an­niver­sary.

And in the last sev­eral weeks it has achieved two suc­cesses in pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tions while com­pet­ing against other clubs in the area.

The club won the Bramhall Trophy against ri­vals in­clud­ing the South Manch­ester, Stock­port, Ch­ester and North Cheshire pho­to­graphic so­ci­eties. Mac­cles­field spoilt Bramhall’s party at the South Manch­ester so­ci­ety­hosted the event this year – but could not top the en­try from the town’s club, which meets ev­ery Mon­day night in at Mac­cles­field li­brary, on Jor­dan­gate in the town cen­tre.

The club, which has more than 50 mem­bers, then went on to win the much cov­eted High Peak Trophy which is held an­nu­ally along­side Staly­bridge, Chapel en-le-Frith and Bramhall.

At the end of that evening, it fin­ished with seven more points than Chapel en-le-Frith in a tight fin­ish.

The judge was par­tic­u­larly im­pressed by Steve Bolton’s pic­ture, Long Jump Ri­vals, which cap­tured ath­lete Chris Tom­lin­son in flight while Olympic gold medal­list, Greg Ruther­ford, watched from be­hind. This was awarded the top mark of 20 out of 20 on the evening and was highly praised.

Conor Mol­loy, Mac­cles­field Cam­era Club pres­i­dent, said: “It is ter­rific to see that the Mac­cles­field Club’s mem­bers are get­ting just re­ward for their pho­to­graphic achieve­ments. We are al­ways try­ing to im­prove our stan­dards and help peo­ple at all lev­els with their pho­tog­ra­phy.

“It is look­ing to go from strength to strength in 2015 and, on this ev­i­dence, seems likely to do so.”

●● Long Jump Ri­vals by Steve Bolton

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