Ruthin Camera Club

ANOTHER enjoyable season has come to an end.

Bob Dennis, a most experienced judge based on the Wirral, returned to the club on March 19 for the image of the year competition.

In the colour print category, Jan won with “river fun”, followed by Martin Davies in second and Jan again was third.

On a great evening for Jan, she triumphed once more in the digital projected image category with “the early bird”.

Ray Davies was the runner-up and Phil Durrell finished third.

A week later and two members - Ray Davies and Dan Muckle-Jones - showed their audio-visual entries.

Dan’s “Record Street” proved to be the winner.

The music for this A/V was provided by a band, most of whom are residents on the street.

After the refreshment break, Les Starling gave a slide show entitled “Trees and Woodlands of North-East Wales”, utilising his many years of experience in forestry.

Another club night followed on April 2, when members judged the displayed entries in the 7x5 competition.

First place going to Dan Muckle-Jones’ “Icons of Canada”.

Annie Davies came second and Stuart Carr was third.

Then, members had a free-ranging discussion on how the season had gone and what they would like to see in 2019/20.

To round off a very healthy season on April 9, the AGM took place.

Annie Davies ended her excellent two-year stint as chair, being succeeded by Ray Davies.

John Ranson stood down as the club’s long-standing representative on the North Wales Photographic Association, with Brian Burrows stepping into the breach.

Awards were then given to the winners in the club championship, comprising of four major competitions spread over the season.

The mono print title was won by Dan Muckle-Jones, with John Ranson second, Jan third and Mal Ingham fourth.

Dan also won the colour print category, with Jan runner-up, in third spot was Jane Edgar and Martin Davies was fourth.

And in the projected digital image group, which always seems to attract the most entries, Ray Davies came out on top.

Stephen Yates was second, Martin Davies came third and Jan was fourth.

It may fairly be said that Jan and Dan have dominated the season, and Jan was presented with a bottle of Prosecco for inching out ahead, not on points but with the most wins.

Behind them on points, but also featuring strongly through the season, came John Ranson and Ray Davies.

The customary end of season members’ buffet feast then brought the season to a close in sociable style.

The 2019/20 programme begins on September 17 at the Tabernacle Chapel, Ruthin, giving plenty of time for everyone to fit in lots of photography over the spring and summer months.