In the Herald - Nature shots at their finest

Date Published 
Wed 24 Mar 2021

This week saw the announcement of the results of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) Cups. Irvine Camera Club had entered both the main competition but also the nature competition. We were competing with over 100 camera clubs from all across the UK. As a small club from Ayrshire it was a privilege to join such esteemed company. Needless to say that with our small number of members it was always going to be difficult to compete with the big guns of UK club photography. However, we did ourselves proud in both cups, finishing above some much bigger and more established clubs in the results table. Michele Campbell’s wonderful image “Knit One, Purl One” was our highest scorer in the main Cup and also received the prestigious Howard Tate Medal. Well done Michelle!

Having said that, the old saying of “it’s the taking part that counts” really does hold true. This was a chance for many of our members to have their work judged on a truly national scale. Not everyone could be included, and I am sure many who were may be disappointed that their images didn’t score higher – but when the judges have literally thousands of photographs to rank it isn’t surprising that achieving recognition is a very difficult thing to do.

This week we have included some of our wonderful nature images from the GB Nature Cup submission for you to enjoy.

Irvine Camera Club continues to meet every week on Zoom but, as we start to come out of lockdown, we are already planning a series of field trips over the summer months. If you would like to come along online or when we start to venture out, please contact us at our website