Competition: Funny Faces

We were treated to a riot of funny faces in our themed competition on 16th February, judged by Kylie-Ann Martin CPAGB EFIAP BPE2* of Great Barr Photographic Society. Despite storm Dudley and a howling gale, several members braved it to Castle Street Community Centre while the judge and everyone else joined on Zoom, including Jo via candlelight as her electric had gone off in the storm!

We’ll start this week’s blog with Club Mono where big congratulations go to Peter Kennedy who hit the double, being awarded 20 points for both ‘Angus’ and ‘Me and my gal’. Ann Dallaway was awarded second place for ‘Masked Man’, with Kim Rigg in third place with ‘Who you looking at’.

In the Club colour section, a big well done to our winner Kim Rigg with ‘Stumpy’, while second place went to Ann Bench with ‘We can all be different’ and third place was shared between Derek Mackie with ‘Look Who’s Coming’ and Kim Rigg again with ‘Funny Man’.

On to the Advanced mono section, with a well deserved win for Maureen Smith with ‘Egg Heads’. Second place was awarded to Phil Drayton for ‘Water Bombed’, and third place was shared between Gavin Lowe with ‘Cat Woman’ and Maureen Smith again with ‘Side Splitter’.

And last but not least our Advanced colour section. Well done to Gavin Lowe with ‘Hot Dog’, which should have won for the title alone 😁. Second place was shared between Jo Knight with ‘Identity Crisis’ and Phil Drayton with ‘Merry go round’, while third place went to both Jeff Bagnall for ‘Fell Pony’, Jo Knight for ‘Tears of a Clown’ and Maureen Smith for ‘Oh no’.

Next week we are being visited via Zoom by Adrian Almond, a photographer recently moved to Cumbria, with his talk entitled ‘A Man For All Seasons’. The evening promises to be wide ranging, with subjects including landscapes, military jets, birds, steam locomotives and nature! Guests are very welcome to join us either at the club or on Zoom – please see our membership page for prices and how to book. Look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 😁.

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