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. 

Those Monday Meanders

Since the winding up of our formal meetings in April, members have been out and about on Monday evenings. These Monday Meanders have been well attended, helped by the good weather. We’ve had two trips to castle parks, two to the west end of Glasgow plus one down to the seaside. Meandering sounds quite relaxed but it really depends on the subject matter for the photography.

Here’s a few images taken on our Monday evening trips. A good range of photo opportunities combined with a chance to see how others tackle different subjects.  And then there’s the accompanying humour keeps us all going along.

If you’re interested in joining in, keep an eye on our club bulletins or otherwise just contact our secretary

Trophies awarded at the AGM

Archive Photograph – with Joyce Robinson awarding the Robinson League Trophy to Jim Stevenson
(Jim won the league this year but was unable to attend)

We held our AGM last night (Mon 17th April) with a good attendance of members and interactive items including the choice of competition topics for next year. And, of course we awarded several trophies for Annual Competition winners and others.

The club league was topped by Jim Stevenson with an almost perfect score of 239 points out of a possible 240, in second place was Ian Mortimer with 225 points and in third was Kevin Thorne with 215 points.

Trophy Winners awarded at the AGM were: –
Robinson League Trophy                               Jim Stevenson
Robinson Improvers Salver                           Martin Hancock
First Years Members Cup                               Martin Hancock
Improvers Cup                                                Ian Johnstone

Annual Exhibition Trophy——Ian Mortimer
2nd Open Trophy ————–Dale Powell
The club appreciates the continued support and sponsorship of Colin and Joyce Robinson for club competitions.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all who enter the club competitions.

President John Sommerville awards trophies to (clockwise from top left) Martin Hancock,
Ian Johnstone, Dale Powell and Ian Mortimer.

Ian’s Adventure in the Annual

“Eddie’s Adventures”

Last Monday brought the judging of our Annual Exhibition to completion. Libby Smith from Carluke Camera Club gave a thorough commentary on all 93 prints and projected images entered in this final competitive show of the year. A rather cute image by Ian Mortimer won the Annual Trophy this year, an image involving a wee dog, an old suitcase and some gorgeous lighting, which Ian had titled ”Eddie’s Adventures”.

The overall standard of images was exceptionally high with eight images in total getting the full 20 marks out of 20 from judge Libby. These included the Best Monochrome Print titled “The Old Guard” by Jim Stevenson (included in another post below) and The Best Colour Print titled “With an Air of Confidence” by Martin Clark. However, it was Ian Mortimer’s great projected image that won the overall prize this time round.

Congratulations Ian!!