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Camera clubs battle it out

By Herald Express  |  Posted: April 11, 2013

well done:   Brian Galbraith, left, awards the trophy to Gordon Aspland, from Newton Abbot Camera Club.

well done: Brian Galbraith, left, awards the trophy to Gordon Aspland, from Newton Abbot Camera Club.

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DAWLISH and Teignmouth Camera Club hosted a friendly, but competitive, competition between four camera clubs in South Devon.

A packed audience from all four clubs welcomed judge Brian Galbraith, president of the Western Counties Photographic Federation, which embraces over 100 clubs from across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset and South Gloucester.

Brian travelled from his base in Wadebridge to Holcombe to judge 60 projected photographs selected by the four clubs as their best digital images.

Brian received the pictures two weeks before to allow time for proper appraisal. It was obvious on the night he had evaluated each image in detail and gave some thought-provoking, constructive feedback.

Awards were given to first, second and third places which, in reverse order, were: The Stare by Ken Holland, from Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club; Braced for Trouble by Rory Oliver, from Crediton; and Last Post, by Alex Graeme, from Newton Abbot Camera Club.

The final points for this season's competition were: Newton Abbot, 467; Exmouth 402; Crediton 400; and Dawlish and Teignmouth 388. Exmouth's and Crediton's were so close a recount was necessary.

Dawlish and Teignmouth club's external competition secretary, Mac Bouchere, said: "It was a great evening looking at some really good images which were each commented upon by Brian Galbraith and awarded marks."

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  • a1300r  |  April 11 2013, 7:00PM

    Macro lenses at dawn.........I feel a book coming on

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