The Exhibition at the Coach House, Littleborough, was opened by the Mayor of Rochdale, Cllr Billy Sheerin (accompanied by the Lady Mayoress, his wife Lynn) on Saturday 31st August and ran until Sunday 15th September. The Mayor showed great interest in the prints and digital images and congratulated all the members whose images were on display. He also talked about his own interest in Photography and his enjoyment of the exhibition.
A profile of both the Mayor and Mayoress can be found by clicking the link below:-
The Page Banner photo, also viewable full size in the gallery below, and includes from Left to Right:-
Paul Gibson, Councillor Janet Emsley, Mia Heaton, Carolyn Gibson, Mayoress, Mrs Lynn Sheerin, Mike Redfern, Mayor Billy Sheerin, Lynda Redfern, Society Committee Member, Ed Whitaker, Society President, Mike Heaton, Society Print Competition Secretary.
The exhibition received some very favourable comments left by visitors on the feedback form. Many visitors enjoyed selecting their favourite Print and "voting" for it. At the end of the exhibition, the Print "Winter Sun Rays" by Geoff Pye was the most popular with our visitors. Geoff's winning image is on display at the Coach House for about 4 weeks, up to mid-October.
Thanks are due to all our members who assisted in the setting up of the exhibition, publicity, manning the Steward's rota each day of the exhibition, and finally taking down the exhibition.
The Annual Exhibition Competition has both Prints and Digital (PDI - Projected Digital Images) sections. A TV display at the exhibition played a slideshow of all digital entries, identifying those photos that had commendations, and of course, the winner.
The winner of each of the sub-sections within both PRINT and PDI categories are as follows:-
PRINT: Advanced Colour:- Mischkah Ballerina by Sandra Walker
Advanced Monochrome:- Caught In The Act by Mel Dunn
Advanced Nature:- Avocet by Tony Green
Beginner Colour:- Winter Sun Rays by Geoff Pye
Beginner Monochrome:- I've Got My Eye On You by Geoff Pye
PDI: Advanced Colour:- Love In The Mist by Sandra Walker
Advanced Monochrome:- Dominic B by Sandra Walker
Advanced Nature:- Jaybird by Barbara Cook
A selection of photos taken on the opening day, by society members Bob Srinivas and Mike Davis, can be viewed in the gallery below.
Clicking on the images in the gallery will open them to full size, with a caption top left.