Monthly Competition Results

The Bolton Camera Club meets weekly throughout most of the year and gives a very warm welcome to visitors and new members. We have been sharing a passion for photography since 1884 and are more than happy to share with you, whether your interest is in film or digital, audio visual or more technical aspects of photography. 

On January 18 2018 we welcomed back John Fletcher CPAGB from Longridge to judge our PDI Competition.

As a result of their success at our competitions in 2017 several members have progressed to a higher level within our competitions and face fresh challenges in the month ahead. We wish them every success and good luck in our competitions for 2018.

There were 17 entries for the Club lever and after a run through John commented on them and held three images back. These were “Central Pier, Blackpool” by Adam Hutchinson and “Mini Cup Cakes” by Claire Taylor, both of which John awarded 19 points. To the final held image, “Manchester Natural History Museum” by Stephen McDonald, John gave the full 20 points 

Manchester Natural History Museum

“Manchester Natural History Museum” by Stephen McDonald

The 30 images from members of our Intermediate Group were shown next, and John commented and scored all but two of them. The two held images were “Nuts Whole Hazel Nuts” and “Harvest Mouse Scales”, both by Mick Stone.  John gave 19 points to “Nuts Whole Hazel Nuts” and the full twenty points to “Harvest Mouse Scales”.

Harvest Mouse Scales web

 “Harvest Mouse Scales” by Mick Stone

The Advanced Group PDI were shown next and of the 26 images John held four of them. “Solitary” by John Durkin and “Dipper with Caddisfly Larvae” by Richard Towell both received 19 points, while “Tomboy”  by Alan Bromiley and “Male and Female Kingfisher” by Blake Wardle both scored 20 points.


“Tomboy” by Alan Bromiley


Male and Female Kingfisher

 “Male and Female Kingfisher” by Blake Wardle


Our congratulations to these members and our thanks to John Fletcher for his constructive and helpful comments.

The score sheets can be found by opening the attachments below. 

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