Succesful event for Mearns Camera Club

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Mearns Camera Club had a very successful day at the Grampian Eye competition which was hosted by the club in Stonehaven Town Hall on Saturday (April 27).

Grampian Eye is a photographic competition with 13 clubs from all over the Grampian area competing . Each club submitted 15 images which were judged in 3 sessions over the day.

Each image could obtain a maximum of 20 points.

The images were judged by Richard Speirs DPAGB APAGB from Carlisle who commented on each images and the score he had given to it.

A large audience enjoyed his very insightful and entertaining comments which added greatly to the enjoyment of the day. Mearns won the trophy with a total of 243 points,

Moray Camera Club were second with 238 and Bon Accord Camera Club were third with 232 . Added success came with two of the Mearns entries gaining a maximum 20 points.

These were ’ In The Still Of The Evening‘ by Pat Copner and’ Plucking The Kill’ by Alan Gawthorpe. Pat Copner also won the trophy for best overall image in the competition.

Mearns Club President Mike Reid compered the event and in closing thanked Richard Speirs for his contribution and also thanked all the members of the club who had helped to make the running of the event such a success

Richard Speirs stayed on in Stonehaven to deliver a talk to the Mearns Camera Club at their weekly meeting in the Community Centre on Monday night..

He gave an entertaining, thoughtful and witty talk on composition and focus, ably illustrated by his own high quality images.

President Mike Reid presented flowers to two long standing members of the club who were both moving away from the North East.

Ping Ling and Alison Smart had been with the club for several years and both had made a significant contribution in that time.