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High Peak Trophy 2018

We hosted this year's High Peak Trophy competition, which was ably judged by Christine Widdall MPAGB EFIAP FBPE, who spoke eloquently about each of the thirty-two prints and similar number of DPIs. After all the marks were combined the results were:

Bramhall Chapel Macclesfield Stalybridge
PDIs 122 135 138 132
Prints 118 144 138 140
TOTALS 240 279 276 272
POSITIONS 4th 1st 2nd 3rd

Our thanks go to the other clubs for providing their images and making the evening a success and to Christine for sharing her time and knowledge.

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Battle with Hyde PS

30.10.17

Nineteen members visited Hyde PS to see SPC successfully defend the biannual 'battle'; they heard judge, Toni Pioli discuss each of the DPI and print entries comprehensively before awarding the following marks:

Hyde Stalybridge
PDIs 173 181
Prints 171 181
TOTALS 344 362

Our thanks go to Hyde PS for hosting the night and to Toni for sharing his knowledge.

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Cheadle Alliance Shield

19.11.18

With the demise of Romiley PS, SPC has recently been invited to join The Cheadle Alliance Shield Competition, which is competed for in a four–round annual competition between the Photographic Societies of Bramhall, Hyde, Stockport and now Stalybridge. Each Society enters six digital and six print images per round and points are awarded out of twenty by independent judges.

The first round of the current competition was held at Hyde PS on 19th November and judged by Chris Boyes from Sale, who looked favourably on our entries and awarded the following points:

Prints DPIs Points
Bramhall 92 93 185
Hyde 108 101 209
Stalybridge 106 112 218
Stockport 104 103 207

SPC's top scorers in the Print section were:

  • Jen Barnes The Onions Are On Me (20)
  • Stuart Vaughton F15 Through Cad West (18)
  • Barry Barnes I'm Not Mad You Know (18)

and in the DPI section:

  • Emmet Doyle Green Iguana (20)
  • Mary Mansfield Polar Bear Meal (20)
  • Phil Combs Focus (19)
  • Vicky Mansfield Am In It To Win It (19)
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    Battle with Hyde PS – November 2018

    19.11.18

    More than a dozen members made the trip to Hyde, when we successfully defended the biannual 'battle', which was again judged by Cy Newton , who complimented the authors for the quality of all the images. Cy discussed each of the DPI and print entries comprehensively before awarding the following marks:

    Hyde Stalybridge
    PDIs 169 178
    Prints 177 187
    TOTALS 346 365

    Our thanks to our hosts Hyde PS and to Cy for sharing his knowledge.

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    L&CPU 2018 DPI Knockout Competition

    17.11.18

    The L&CPU held their 2018 PDI Club Knockout Competition on 17th November 2018 at Poynton Civic Hall. Thirty-nine clubs entered and SPC came a very creditable equal fifth.

    More details can be found on the L&CPU's website.

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    Battle with Hyde PS – April 2018

    16.04.18

    Our club room was almost overflowing with twenty–five members and almost as many Hyde PS members when we successfully defended the biannual 'battle', which was judged by Cy Newton - who complimented the authors for the quality of all the images. Cy discussed each of the DPI and print entries comprehensively before awarding the following marks:

    Hyde Stalybridge
    PDIs 180 179
    Prints 174 186
    TOTALS 354 365

    Our thanks go to Hyde PS for participating in the evening and to Cy for sharing his knowledge.

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    Photographers of the Year 2017

    18.12.17
    • Vicky and Charlie Vicky and Charlie with their trophies
    • Derek Fox Derek Fox with his bottle of wine
    • Members
    • We all had a good time

    The 2017 Christmas social evening was held on 18th December and during the course of the evening Keith, our Chairman, announced that the Club's 2017 DPI Photographer of the Year was Vicky Mansfield and that Charlie Saycell was the Print Photographer of the Year and he duly presented them with their trophies and boxes of chocolates.

    Barry Barnes was given a small prize for coming the runner-up print worker and Jen Barnes, Gary Lewis and Derek Fox were announced as equal runners-up in the DPI section and each receiving a small prize.

    Also during the evening, Keith presented Derek Fox with a bottle of wine for his image Spiral Staircase, which was chosen by Beccy Lane as her favourite photograph in her recent Architectural Photograph Challenge.

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    High Peak Trophy 2017

    20.11.17

    The host for this year's High Peak Trophy competition was Macclesfield Camera Club and eight SPC members attended to hear judge Keith Barber speak eloquently about each of the thirty-two prints and similar number of DPIs. After all the marks were combined the results were:

    Bramhall Chapel Macclesfield Stalybridge
    PDIs 137 132 150 141
    Prints 126 134 147 147
    TOTALS 263 266 297 288
    POSITIONS 4th 3rd 1st 2nd

    Our thanks go to Macclesfield for hosting the night and to Keith for sharing his knowledge.

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    Battle with Hyde PS

    30.10.17

    Nineteen members visited Hyde PS to see SPC successfully defend the biannual 'battle'; they heard judge, Toni Pioli discuss each of the DPI and print entries comprehensively before awarding the following marks:

    Hyde Stalybridge
    PDIs 173 181
    Prints 171 181
    TOTALS 344 362

    Our thanks go to Hyde PS for hosting the night and to Toni for sharing his knowledge.

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    AGM – New Committee

    25.09.17

    The Committee for the next year was elected at the AGM held on 25th September and is as follows:

    • Officers
    • Chairman – Keith Rawsthorne*
    • Secretary – Kevin Gamwell
    • Treasurer – Mike Wheeller*
    • Committee
    • Derek Baker*
    • David Oliver*
    • Stephen Price*
    • Vicky Mansfield

    NB * denotes re–elected. Kevin Gamwell was a committee member last year. Ian Boys did not offer himself for re–election.

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    Photoshoot – 3rd July

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    Another pleasant evening and another successful outdoor photoshoot, this time at Lymefield Visitor Centre, Broadbottom. Lauren was again our model.

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    Photoshoot – 26th June

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    We took advantage of the warm weather and extended daylight to have a photoshoot on the cricket club car park. We had the use of several 'exotic' cars and asked Lauren to model for us. The result was a very productive session.

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    Battle with Oldham Photographic Society

    22.05.17

    We hosted a battle with Oldham PS, which was judged by Keith Barber from Swinton & District PS. There were sixty PDIs (thirty from each club) and after totalling up the points, SPC was pronounced the creditable runner–up, with 477 points. Congratulations go to the winners, Oldham PS, who amassed the grand total of 492 points.

    Thanks to Keith for giving his time and expertise and to Oldham PS for making the evening a success.

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    Mobile Phone Night

    20.02.17
    club night

    We had an interesting evening exploring the possibilities of mobile phone photography. Thanks to Peter Gillooly for the image above, taken on his phone.

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    Photographers of the Year 2016

    01.01.17
    • Jen Barnes receiving trophy Jen Barnes receiving her DPI Photographer of the Year trophy
    • Charlie Saycell receives his trophy Charlie Saycell receiving his Print Photographer of the Year trophy
    • Mike Wheeller receives his award Mike Wheeller accepting his award

    At the Christmas social evening held on 19th December last Keith, our Chairman, announced that the Club's 2016 DPI Photographer of the Year was Jen Barnes and that Charlie Saycell was the Print Photographer of the Year and he duly presented them with their trophies and a bottle of wine each.

    Also during the evening Keith presented Mike Wheeller with a glass tankard and some beer to fill it in recognition that Mike has been Treasurer since the inception of the Club in 1979.

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