In the Herald - Its all over in a flash

Date Published 
Wed 24 Feb 2021

This week Irvine Camera Club were invited to an inter-club knock out competition with Cumnock Camera Club.  As with previous knock outs, both clubs supplied 16 images each.  The good turnout of members proceeded to vote on pairs of images using Zoom’s online polling.  Bob Wark from Irvine and Derrick Phillips from Cumnock took it turns to give a short constructive critique of each image that was voted out.  After an hour of voting we had whittled the photographs down from 32 to 16. 

After a short break which gave everyone a chance to grab a cuppa (or perhaps something a little stronger) and a catch-up blether, we resumed the voting with round 2 of the knockout.

Both clubs were made to work really hard as choosing between images became progressively more difficult as the evening progressed.  Despite a valiant effort from Irvine our best images were eliminated before two Cumnock images made it through to the final round.  In the end a stunning colourful and dynamic portrait of Sophie by Kevin Wylie overcame a dramatic aerial shot of the dam at Loch Doon by Neil Given.

Irvine were glad to be invited to take part and our members always enjoy getting to show off their images, some of which you can see here.

However, these nights are not just about the winning and losing, they are mostly about having a good get together in difficult times and to appreciate and discuss good photography.  Well done to Cumnock for a splendid evening and for taking the spoils this time.   We hope that the return visit next season will be in person and that we will get our revenge then!

You can find out all about Irvine Camera Club at our website or on the various social media platforms.  If you are keen to kick-start your photography why don’t you search us up and come along to one of our Zoom meetings?  We would love to see you.