Catchlight: to boldly go …….Colin Robinson

Action from a GHA fixture
Action from a GHA fixture – great image by Colin

I am not given to using Americanisms and the word “awesome!” usually just irritates me  (Fiona Wallace reports). But a couple of weeks ago I had good reason to see why our cousins across the Pond are so fond of it when it is merited. And what merited it on this occasion was my visit to Colin and Joyce Robinson.  By the power of inter-galactic travel (or at least a ramshackle auld Toyota Previa from home to Kilmaurs) let me take you to this final frontier. Cue Gene Roddenberry titles: Continue reading “Catchlight: to boldly go …….Colin Robinson”

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

The Final Bend was part of Bill Terrance’s submission for his DPAGB award.

A number of newer members have asked what all the various acronyms and organisations are that are regularly mentioned in bulletins and at the AGM, and in particular how they all relate to each other. When I re-read this article, the various bits that connect to other organisations made it sound a little like that old song Dem Bones Dem Bones Dem Dry Bones. So hear the word of the not quite lord:

As a club, Kilmaurs PC is affiliated to several organisations, in particular the GDPU and the SPF.

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Catchlight …….. Bill Terrance

Continuing our series of articles focusing on club members. In this article we look at club stalwart Bill Terrance.

“Kingfisher Catch ” by Bill Terrance

 If you have been at any Kilmaurs PC evening when club competition images are being judged, you will be more than aware that the name Bill Terrance comes up pretty much every time. Fiona Wallace caught up with Bill over a coffee and a cake (she claims it had FRUIT in it and therefore counted as one of her five a day) to find out what inspires this modest man from Newmilns via County Durham. Continue reading “Catchlight …….. Bill Terrance”

Shutters open on another season

Jim Stevenson won the Scottish Salon’s PSA Gold Medal for best overall mono print.
Jim Stevenson won the Scottish Salon’s PSA Gold Medal for best overall mono print. with this magnificent image titled The Recycler

The words “camera club” often conjures up an image of retired folk in anoraks, boring lectures and endless technical discussions about camera parts. But had you seen several of these *oldies” clambering up hillsides and rambling through various Ayrshire locations over the summer, you would quickly have realised that at Kilmaurs Photographic Club nothing could be further from the reality. Continue reading “Shutters open on another season”