Mearns emerge tops in bi-annual event

Members of the Carnoustie Camera Club, the Mearns Camera Club and the Brechin Photographic Society assembled in the St Andrews Hall last week to contest two annual inter-club competitions.

Each of the clubs submitted 40 of their best photographs to be judged by Malcolm McBeath. A wide range of images were presented and Mr McBeath commented on the high standard of work and diverse photographic techniques.

The Angus Cup, awarded to the club with the most points in the digital category, went to the Mearns Camera club with 170 points narrowly beating Carnoustie and Brechin with 166 and 165 points respectively.

Judged to be the best photograph submitted in this competition was Wild Geese At Dawn captured by Jim Snedden of Brechin Photographic Society.

The John Senior Trophy, awarded to the club for the best printed images, was also won by the Mearns Camera Club with a total score of 170 points with Carnoustie and Brechin both receiving 167 points.

Judged to be the best print in this competition was Waiting for the Train by Frank Horrocks form the Brechin Photographic Society Brechin Photographic Society would like to thank Mearns Camera Club for hosting the event and providing a much appreciated buffet.

The society was delighted to receive raffle prizes generously donated by The Hardware Store, Brymer the Butchers, News Plus, Premier Express, City Press, Turrif the Florist and the Co-op.

At the next meeting Mike Smith from Flying Scotscam will give a demonstration on taking photographs from an elevation of 400 feet using remote controlled vehicles in flight.