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