David Ord, from Ryton Camera Club, was the judge for Alnwick and District Camera Club’s first open colour print competition of the season. With a high quality entry of 52 pictures covering a wide range of subjects, David was presented with a difficult task to select the winners, but he rose to the occasion admirably.
There was plenty of useful analysis and encouragement for all those who had entered, presented in a light-hearted style. David’s excellent rapport with his audience, with plenty of good humour and amusing anecdotes, made this an entertaining and enjoyable evening.
Commended entries were Blue House by Malcolm Kus, In Transit by Alastair Cochrane, and Safely Over by Pat Wood, while A Touch of Red by Alastair Cochrane, Artist at Work by Ian Atkinson and Period Architecture by Andrew Mackie were all highly commended.
In third place was Holy Smoke, an atmospheric interior shot of a Croatian church by Laine Baker, and in second place The Lowry Centre, a well composed, colourful image of modern architecture by Richard Stent.
First place went to Jane Coltman for Trinite, a wonderful image of a platform on the Paris Metro with strategically placed figures that made this a worthy winner.