Janice Barton with Ray Girling
Janice Barton with Ray Girling
Janice Barton is back for a return visit to Mid-Cheshire Camera Club as we kick off the first meeting of the new year with Open Competition No. 4. She is pictured here with Ray Girling. Read on to see how Ray got on.

Open Competition 4

No Broken Bones
No Broken Bones
This was our first meeting of the new year following our Christmas break. There was no time to stand around as we were flung into the competitive world of club competition photography in the form of our Open Competition 4.

Janice Barton was making a return trip to the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club with her unique style of judging. It was a packed night of excellent images to view with 22 prints and 51 Projected Digital Images.

Cheetah with Food for Sibling
Cheetah with Food for Sibling
Janice provided sound critique, giving advice on; identifying the subject within the frame, tidying up clutter and the edges of an image. She also mentioned using various techniques to reduce distractions from the subject. Janice was very complimentary of the standard of image taking within the club and found it very difficult to narrow down held back images to the final three.

The results
1st – Forgive them – Ray Girling
2nd – The Bog Warrior – Paul Wilcock
3rd – Rachyy (No. 2) – Paul Wilcock

1st – No Broken Bones – Ray Hill
2nd – Cheetah with Food for Sibling – Ian Whiston
3rd – Alex – Ray Girling

Congratulations to all the winners and runners up and a thank you to all the members taking part. A final big thank you goes to our Judge – Janice Barton who provided sound and honest feedback throughout the whole evening. We look forward to seeing her again next year.

For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit our website at or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8pm at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.

Paul Wilcock
Press & Publicity Officer