On 28 April Club members assembled for the latest online ‘covid meeting’ using Zoom, a very user-friendly app enabling live virtual meetings without needing to download – perfect! On the night twenty-six members gathered to collectively respond to the Macro Challenge. Members had earlier uploaded macro images, from which they had cut a small detail. The challenge was to individually identify the subject from the small detail. There were forty-two entries, across a diverse range of macro subjects.
Chris Andrews was Master of Ceremonies, presenting the challenge images, supported by Brian Worley as the human clock counting down the presentation times. All entries were suitably challenging, engaging significant concentration while providing much entertainment. Highlighting some of the entries, the small details included a: deviousinternal view of a washing machine; scary close-up of a cork screw; flighty view of a fly’s wing; enticing view of a wine glass… .
The small details took us to tea break when members gratefully retired to find their kettles and tea pots. On returning the full macro images were screened to many ‘oohs and ahs’ as the main subjects were revealed. Members’ scores were counted, with the highest score of
24½ (58+%) by John McInnone with 12½ (29.8%) provided by Carol Haines at the lower bound. John received suitable applause, while Carol was delighted to learn that she was awarded tea making duties when we get back to meeting at the Club’s venue! A highly engaging evening with much fun had by all.
The next online Club meeting is Tuesday 5 May starting at 20:15. This is a Competition Evening, with Stripes as the theme. Entries must be uploaded by midnight, Sunday 3 May. Everyone welcome to attend. The url link for the meeting can be found at the Club website, under the program tab. If you need the password please email Chris or Kathy.