Pho­tog­ra­phers snap up pic­ture awards

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP - DANIELLE ROPER

ACAMERA club has an­nounced the win­ner of the pub­lic vote at its an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion.

Mac­cles­field Cam­era Club’s ex­hi­bi­tion at Mac­cles­field Li­brary last month saw Steve Gresty’s ‘stun­ningly de­tailed’ im­age of a king­fisher with two fish claim first place.

Am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher Steve, of Col­lege Court, Mac­cles­field, said: “This year’s en­try was very strong with so many varied and ex­cel­lent images, so I was very pleased to re­ceive such in­ter­est, and thanks to all who voted.”

There were 192 votes cast from mem­bers of the pub­lic, who were asked to vote for their top three pho­to­graphs.

Cam­era club pres­i­dent, Conor Mol­loy said: “Steve’s im­age was a very wor­thy win­ner. It was such a well-cap­tured, sharp shot with a beau­ti­ful back­ground. We’ve been de­lighted with the pub­lic feed­back on the qual­ity of our work, which con­tin­ues to im­prove year on year and at­tracts ever in­creas­ing in­ter­est.”

The sec­ond-placed im­age was Conor’s own ‘Kiss­ing Beeeaters’ im­age, show­ing two birds in midair, while third place went to An­thony Gosling for his Manch­ester ur­ban scene ‘Un­der and Over’.

An­thony, from Mac­cles­field, won six tro­phies for his images, mostly taken in and around Manch­ester and Liver­pool. The dad-of-three said: “Never hav­ing won any­thing, I would’ve been more than happy with one tro­phy but was over­joyed when I picked up six!

“The cam­era club have given me in­valu­able guid­ance and sup­port and I ap­plaud their com­mit­ment to en­sur­ing the club is ed­u­ca­tional and en­joy- able for all.”

Conor said: “It’s a spec­tac­u­lar achieve­ment and just re­ward for the hard work An­thony put in to im­prove his pho­tog­ra­phy.”

He said he hoped An­thony’s suc­cess would in­spire others to get more am­bi­tious with their pho­tos.

The cam­era club starts again in Septem­ber. For more go to mac­cles­field cam­er­a­club.org.uk.

Vi­sion­haus/Gary Prior

●» Rob­bie Sav­age (in­set) is open­ing up his home in Prest­bury to con­test win­ners

●» Clock­wise from left: Steve Gresty; Steve’s award win­ning pic­ture; An­thony Gosling and his sons with his tro­phies

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