Eastwood Photographic enters new season on a high note

Above: On Jokulsarlon Beach by Ken Lindsay. Below: Launching the Shot Put by Ross Eaglesham. Bottom: President Ken Wilkie presenting the Eastwood Trophy to Ken Lindsay.
Above: On Jokulsarlon Beach by Ken Lindsay. Below: Launching the Shot Put by Ross Eaglesham. Bottom: President Ken Wilkie presenting the Eastwood Trophy to Ken Lindsay.

It’s celebration time for Eastwood Photographic Society after a successful run in both international and national competitions.

In the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB) Inter Club Competition, Eastwood represented Scotland alongside Carluke, Dumfries and Dundee groups.

Some 38 clubs from across the UK took part in the competition at Warwick University, and the local group finished in seventh place.

It was better news still for Ken Lindsay, whose image On Jokulsarlon Beach, taken in Iceland, was judged to be the best image in the whole competition.

Closer to home, the Scottish Photographic Federation (SPF) held judging for its annual Digital and Print Portfolios. Eastwood submitted both digital images and prints from 11 club members, and had 20 photos accepted.

Once again, Ken’s Icelandic shot was placed top in the projected image category, while Launching the Shot Put by Ross Eaglesham — take at last year’s Commonwealth Games — was named best monochrome print.

And locally, Eastwood Photographic ended the 2014-15 season on a high, retinaing both the Renfrewshire Inter Club and the Glasgow and District Inter Club League trophies.

The club — responsible for The Extra’s popular Pic of the Week (see p24) — has resumed its autumn to spring programme, meeting Thursdays at 7.30pm in Albertslund Hall, Newton Mearns.

New members are welcome — see www.eastwoodps.co.uk.