On December 16th members of the club met up for our annual Christmas Meal & Social. It was great to see many of those members who joined through this year in attendance. A big thanks you to all those who came along to make the night successful once again.
On November 5th we welcomed our near neighbours Atherton and District Photographic Society for our annual battle with them. They were well represented on the night with a good number of their members present and made very welcome as always.
A good selection of high quality prints and D.P.I.s were entered by both clubs making the task of judge, Ove Alexander of Stockport Photographic Society, all the more difficult. We are extremely grateful to him for his critique and constructive comments and marking accordingly.
The scores for the prints was Swinton 170pts. Atherton 158pts.
The scores for the D.P.Is. was Swinton 159pts. Atherton 165pts.
Overall scores therefore Swinton 329pts Atherton 323pts.
So just 6 pts separating us.
Commiserations to Atherton and we look forward to the return next year when I'm sure they will endeavour to reverse this result. Many thanks to the judge of the evening,Ove Alexander C.P.A.G.B., our club members whose images were used, Stephen Ryan (our Competition Secretary) for sorting out our entries, Keith Richardson Atherton's Competition Secretary and his fellow members.
Keith R. Barber F.I.Sc.T. C.P.A.G.B; L.R.P.S.