Alnwick and District Camera Club

George Ledger, from Hexham, was welcomed to Alnwick and District Camera Club to judge its latest competition.

This competition was for sets of three projected digital images, either in colour or monochrome.

There was a total of 31 entries, meaning that George had 93 images to consider. Nevertheless, he managed to give each picture a thorough appraisal as well as judging it as part of a set. It was evident that he had spent a great deal of time in considering the merits of each set and his comments were both interesting and helpful.

Commended were Beach Huts by Dawn Groves, The Stool by Gordon Charlton and On the Buses by Alastair Cochrane, while highly commended were Red Grouse by Kevin Murray, September Snow by Jean Findlay and Autumn Seed Heads by John Thompson.

In fourth place was Signs and Fences, a set of snowy Cheviot landscapes by Barry Robertson, and in third place were three superb animal portraits, entitled Otter, by Judith Snaith. Second place went to three beautiful images of Fungi, digitally processed to resemble vintage wet-plate collodion prints, by Peter Downs, but first place went to Margaret Whittaker’s wonderfully atmospheric set of images entitled Snowstorm on the Lake.

The evening was completed by two fine picture galleries by Dave Dixon and Ian Atkinson.

Dave’s excellent high-dynamic-range prints were all of Northumberland churches, while Ian’s impressively detailed architectural pictures were of Barcelona, in particular, Gaudi’s amazing cathedral.