Exhibition Prints on the Wall

Our Exhibition of Prints has now been set up in the main corridor of University Hospital Crosshouse, Kilmarnock. A great selection of 45 framed prints has been provided by club members. The display certainly brightens up the corridor, provide the club with a bit of exposure in the local community, and gives members a chance to sell their prints at reasonable prices. The exhibition runs until the 15th December 2023. It is really worth a look if you are in that area.

Dale wins the Quaich

“Adult Male Kingfisher” by Dale Powell

A great collection of 72 images were entered for this year’s Quig Quaich, our first competition of the year. Founder of the competition, Robert Quig judged the entries very fairly and, as always, gave insightful feedback on all the images. His comments are indeed of real value to the members.

Four images scored a maximum 20 points: Colin Robinson’s “Lost Board” (a wind surfer dropping his board); Martin Clark’s “Dunure Evening” (a mono image of Dunure Castle with its reflection in a beach pool); and two from Dale Powell, the “Adult Male Kingfisher” (above) and “Old Hands”. There were also many other outstanding images, particularly in the portrait section.

Each entrant submitted a total of six images from three categories. The marks were then added to give their final scores out of a possible 120.

Dale Powell achieved the top score of 114, and so Dale is this year’s winner of the Quig Quach! Congratulations!
In second place was Martin Clark (110 points), and Kevin Thorne was third (107 points). Well done guys!

“Dunure Evening” by Martin Clark

An invitation from Kilmaurs Photographic Club

Are you interested in photography?

Whether you are a beginner, an improver, or an expert; or someone wishing to improve their photographic techniques and get the most from their camera, why not give Kilmaurs Photographic Club a try?

We begin our autumn session on Monday 18th September 2023. The club meets once a week in Kilmaurs Masonic Lodge Halls at 7.30pm on Monday evenings We have a varied programme and pride ourselves in being friendly, welcoming, instructive, and challenging. You are welcome to visit without commitment to join.

You can find information on our planned meeting programme via the post below. Or contact the Club Secretary via the Contact pageclick HERE.

The above images are ‘Arctic Aurora’ by Jim Stevenson; ‘Resting Puffin’ by Dale Powell; and ‘Hydro’ by Kevin Thorne.

Season syllabus 2023-24

It’s getting closer… the start of our new season is just round the corner. On Monday 18th September, Kilmaurs Photographic Club will meet again for the first night of our new season. On our opening night we’ll get a look at some images taken over the summer break. But there’ll be plenty of time for members to catch up with one another, and time to learn a bit about the club for anyone interested in joining. We look forward to welcoming you all on the 18th. and you can get a look at our new syllabus of meetings via this link.

A Magical Time with Owls

“Don’t count your owls till they’re delivered.” So Dumbledore tells Harry. And on Monday 3rd July, we were in a similar frame of mind down in the woods wondering just what birds of prey we might see. Well, around eight different owl varieties was the outcome

And so, we had a very enjoyable afternoon at Eglinton Country Park photographing owls expertly delivered by a team from “Owl Magic”, led by Tracey Leonard. The birds were beautiful and, although not wild, were perched in very natural settings. Expectations from this event prompted a good attendance by club members who revelled in the superb opportunity for images. A portrait session of a different kind, with a deal of skill required in the lower light conditions of the Eglinton Woods.

These great images posted here are provided by our Syllabus Secretary, Alan Stewart. Well done, Alan!

A Big Thank-you to Tracey and her team, and especially to Jackie Stewart who suggested the outing and who helped set up the event.