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We were very pleased to have Professor Lloyd Peck, Science Leader of the British Antarctic Survey, talking to March Camera Club on Thursday 8th October 2015 where he gave a talk entitled "Life in the Antarctic Extremes".

He is an internationally renowned Antarctic Scientist and this was a very special evening indeed.

More information about Professor Peck can be found on the British Antarctic Survey's web site by clicking here ...

March Camera Club's 2015 Annual Awards Evening was on Friday 12th June 2015 with a great BBQ hosted by Roger and Jackie Newark - many thanks to you both.

2015 BBQ

 

March Camera Club's 2013 Annual Exhibition, sponsored by Charles David Photography Ltd, was on Saturday 31st August 2013 at The Scout Hall behind Sainsbury's Store.

Thank you to everyone who came to support us

 

Several Camera Club members were out enjoying St George's Day in March Town on Sunday 21st April 2013 and if you would like to see a few of the photographs that were taken please click here ...

 

Congratulations to Alan March who won the 2013 Chairman's Challenge with his image "A Pair of Glasses"

 

The 2012 Annual Exhibition was at March Town Library on Saturday 1st September 2012

March Camera Club Exhibition 2012

 

The annual Barbeque and awards evening was on Friday 10th August 2012 at Fenoak

Thanks to Steve Williams for the slideshow images below

 

Congratulations to Chris Ley who won the 2012 Annual Projected Images Exhibition which attracted 117 entries. The Judge was Barbie Lindsay EFIAP, MPAGB, FBPE.

Full results by clicking here.

Just the Other Half Please (Chris Ley) - winner of the Owen Driver Shield

 

Congratulations to Mel Harris who won the 2012 Annual Print Exhibition which attracted 99 entries. The judge was David Hodgson who is pictured below with Mel who is holding his wining print.

Full results by clicking here.

Tram Conductor (Mel Harris) - winner of the Mac. Cotterel Trophy

 

Congratulations to Roger Newark who won the Chairman's Challenge 2011

(to photograph a glass - which should be the dominant subject)

"After the Party"

 

Many thanks to Lydia who hosted the 2011 annual barbeque on July 8th ("Sizzling in the Rain")

Click here to see a short slideshow of some of the presentations 

Brotherhood Cup 2011 results:

1.Peterborough 138
2.Wisbech 137
3. Deeping 134
4.Bedford 133
5.Kings Lynn 132
6.North Norfolk 129
7.Rushden 128
8.St Neots 126
9.March 124
10.Perkins 120
11.Spalding 118
11.Sutton 118
13.Stamford 115
13.Ely 115
15.St Ives 112
16.Grantham 108

 

Congratulations to Ely Camera Club who won the inaugural four-way battle on 9th December 2010. Despite a strong showing in the projected images, March's prints faired badly and we got the wooden spoon. The results were Ely 273 points, St Ives 268 points, St Neots 264 points, March 262 points. Many thanks to Daphne Hanson for her excellent judging on the night.
We all thoroughly enjoyed Paul Beastall's talk "I've Never Been to India" on 2nd December 2010. It was an entertaining, educational and extremely well put together presentation about photographing captive animals. Paul has then used his learned skills to great effect in the wild too. Click here to see his web site ...
Many thanks to Jane Goodall for an excellent evening on 18th November 2010. Her talk entitled "The Beautiful Light" was thoroughly enjoyable and her skills and hard work much appreciated.

The Beautiful Light

Click here or on the image above to see Jane's web site

Congratulations to Chris Ley who won the Chairman's Challenge 2010

(to photograph a pencil - which should be the dominant subject)

The Turbinator

"The Turbinator"

The Chairman's Challenge for 2011 is to photograph any drinking glass (eg beaker, wine glass, pint glass). Again the glass must be the dominant subject in the photograph. Two entries per member are allowed and entries can be either a print or projected image.

 

March Camera Club's Annual Exhibition on display at the Library August 2010

(photos courtesy of Albert Horon)

March Camera Club 2010 Library Exhibition   March Camera Club 2010 Library Exhibition
Many thanks to Lydia and Brian for all their hard work preparing and hosting the 2010 annual BBQ on Friday 18th June. Images from the awards ceremony can be seen by clicking here ...

 

Peter over-reacts when he hears that Lydia's just run out of gas and Pat's on his way to claim the last burger before the light fades.

 
March Camera Club at St George's Fayre

St George's Fayre 2010 was a great success and March Camera Club was represented by club members who manned a stall on the Market Place throughout much of the day.

March Camera Club at S George's Fayre
 
Four Way Battle 2010

(held at Peterborough and judged by Bob Rowe from Nottingham 13th April)

Despite a 20/20 winner in the prints (Pat Ringham's "What makes him tick?") March took the wooden spoon in that section. However, we triumphed in the projection images and also had another 20/20 (Chris Ley's "Who's gonna drive you home tonight?"). Overall March came third and the results were:

Peterborough 266 points

Deepings 265 points

March 259 points

Wisbech 257 points

 

March came sixth out of twelve clubs in the 2010 Brotherhood Challenge Cup held at Peterborough on 16th March 2010. Colin Southgate judged a very close competition with only four points separating the first six. Chris Ley won the best image award with "Who's Gonna Drive You Home Tonight?"

 

March Camera Club came a creditable 7th place at the 2010 Interprint Competition

(there were 31 clubs represented).

Click here to see the results ...

 

 

March Wildlife Group took part in a record breaking tree attempt in December 2009.

Click here for more details ...

March Wildlife Group
 

The Pat Goode Memorial Shield

The club finished third behind Peterborough and Ely on Monday 23rd November 2009, when Barbie Lindsay EFIAP, MPAGB, FBPE from Ipswich was judge.

 
March prints:
 
Corvette, Cliff Marsh - 9
Uncaring society, Mel Harris - 8
What makes him tick?, Pat Ringham - 9
Contemplating, Steve Williams - 7
 
March projected images:
 
JLS on tour, Steve Williams - 9
Night lights, Cliff Marsh - 8
Old farm house, Mel Harris - 8
Who's gonna drive you home tonight?, Chris Ley - 9
 
 
Prints: Wisbech 38.5, Peterborough 38, Hunstanton 33.5, March 33, Ely 32, King's Lynn 32, Sutton 32, Deeping 31.
 
Projected images: Ely 36, Deeping 34, March 34, Norfolk 34, Peterborough 33, King's Lynn 31, Hunstanton 30, Pinchbeck 30, Sutton 30, Wisbech 28.
 
Over all: Peterborough 71.5, Ely 68, March 67, Wisbech 66.5, Deeping 65, Norfolk 64, Hunstanton 63.5, King's Lynn 63, Sutton 62, Pinchbeck 30.

 

"The Chairman's Challenge 2009"

Congratulations to Chris Ley who won the first "Chairman's Challenge (and is 10 better off) - prints were produced with a pinhole camera and judged by Allan Howe. "Blurry Furries" opposite was taken through a pinhole approximately 0.3mm diameter with an exposure of 4 seconds at ISO 400.

The Chairman's Challenge for 2010 is to produce images in which the dominant part of the picture features the pencil issued by Allan for this very purpose.

 

Blurry Furries
 

The 2009 exhibition at March Town Library ran from Wednesday 25th August to Saturday 5th September.

Photo courtesy of Albert Horton.

 

Congratulations to Pat Ringham LRPS whose colour print "What makes him tick?" has been accepted into the PAGB Exhibition 2009. It scored 12/15 in the PAGB Inter-Federation Competition and was Highly Commended. The image is on line in the EAF web site 2009 Gallery.

Cliff Marsh LRPS also had a monochrome print "The Stationmaster" judged and scored a very creditable 10/15 points. This image can be seen in our Set Subject 2009 "Other Competitions" section.

 

What makes him tick?
The 2009 Annual Barbeque:

 

This was a most enjoyable event held on Friday 10th July.

Many thanks to "Team Lydia" for hosting another very successful annual barbeque, congratulations to everyone who received awards.

 

2009 Annual Barbeque
 

There was an exhibition at Fenland Hall on Saturday 27th June 2009 celebrating Gypsy and Traveller life:

Fenland Town Hall

Click image to see a slideshow of the display

Event organised by John Band

 

 

Article about the Gypsy Life Exhibition in Gypsy Roma Traveller Magazine

Gypsy Roma Traveller (click to view)

Gypsy Roma Traveller Web Site

 

 

The club hosted a free Photoshop lecture at March Town Library on Thursday 9th April 2009 at 2:30pm.

Dave Stewart was the guest lecturer and the talk was a great success

 

Allan Howe introduces Dave Stewart

 

March won the Invitation Shield, held in Wisbech on 27th October 2008 and Steve Williams won the trophy for the best print for the second year running!

 

We scored 141 points, ahead of Deepings with 139 and Lynn with 138. There were seven clubs and each submitted four print and four slides. the judge was Peter Yeo, FRPS, PAGB, APAGB from Gainsborough.

 

 

 

 

"Strawberry Girl"

 

 

Steve Williams winning print - scored 20/20

 

(Steve is pictured left with the trophy that he won in 2007)

 

 
We had an excellent talk from Sarah Graves of the Welney Wildfowl and Wetland Trust on Thursday 23rd October. She gave us a great deal of information about Welney through the seasons illustrated by photographs.

See WWT Welney for more information (or click their photograph opposite)

Welney Wildfowl and Wetland Trust sunset  
 

The Club had a "hands on" night on Thursday 18th September. Studio lights were set up outdoors and two sports cars provided as props:

 
 

March Town Library had an exhibition of Club member's prints running from

4th September to 13th September 2008:

Alan and Mel set up the Exhibition

 

The annual BBQ took place on Friday 4th July 2008; many thanks to Team Lydia for organising such an excellent evening which was very well attended and much appreciated. Below are pictures of Mel and Steve receiving trophies from Allan Howe:

 

 

 

 

The Club had a successful day out to the Bure Valley on Sunday 8th June 2008. Fourteen went over and took the steam train from Aylsham to Wroxham then went on a two hour river cruise.

 

 

March Camera Club was invited to the Library on Saturday 23rd February to participate in the formal presentation of a graphics panel of images taken by our Club and donated by the Friends of March Library. The presentation was made by Jan French, March Town Mayor.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Peterborough won the Four-way Battle on Valentine's night 2008. Deeping came second, March came third, and Spalding fourth. This was hosted at March Town Cricket Club.

 

 
March won the Three-Way Battle at Hunstanton on 31st January 2008.
Print

Vatican passageway 10/10

(Albert Horton)

 

Slide

Three Card Trick 9.5/10

(Chris Ley)

Slide

 

Largo Rocks 9.5/10

(Pat Ringham)

 

March lost to St Ives in a Two-Way Battle at March on 17th January 2008.

Click image for more details

 

Picture of Tracks in the Snow

 

March came third out of nine clubs at the Invitation Shield, held in Wisbech on 5th November 2007 and we won the print section with 34/40 points.

 

 

 

"Equal Opportunities"

 

Steve Williams won the best print overall  - scoring 10/10 (Steve is pictured left with his trophy)

 
The Club exhibited a selection of prints at the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Chatteris 16th June 2007
Clipping from the Cambs Times 27th April 2007 (Click to enlarge)

 

 

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