David Hall was the judge for Alnwick and District Camera Club’s first Open Monochrome Print Competition of the year.
There was a strong entry of 64 prints covering a wide range of subjects from landscape to abstract.
Once again, the overall standard of prints was high and David made it clear that selecting just 10 pictures for awards and commendations was difficult with so many worthy entries.
David’s final choice of commended prints were Cheviot Hillside by Barry Robertson, Just Thinking by John Thompson and Tea Break by Jane Coltman. Highly commended were Edlingham Castle by Dave Dixon, Lighting Up by Laine Baker and Ribblehead Viaduct by John Thompson.
In fourth place was an atmospheric interior scene by Ian Atkinson, entitled Home Dyeing, while in third place was Alastair Cochrane’s small but striking print depicting a hand over guitar strings entitled Guitar George – He Knows All the Chords. Second place went to After Sanding (Admiration), a finely-composed portrait by Michael Mundy but the winner was Kevin Murray with Snow Storm Approaching, a wonderfully moody seascape looking towards Dunstanburgh Castle.