Alnwick and District Camera Club

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Alnwick and District Camera Club’s Northumberland Plate competition is for photographs taken solely in the county.

This year’s competition, for projected digital images, had no set subject so entries ranged widely from landscapes to portraits and wildlife, both in colour and monochrome. On this occasion, club members were the judges, awarding points to their five favourite pictures. At the end of the evening, the points were totalled to find the winners.

Commended were Pastel Sunset by David Burn, Ford Graveyard by Ian Atkinson and Alliums by Margaret Whittaker while Storm Clouds, Holy Island by Jane Coltman, A Place to Sit by Nick Johnson and What’s Round the Corner by Rosalee Cook Jury were all highly commended.

In fourth place was Coquet Haze by David Burn and in third place, Hauxley Egret by Edwin Dinsdale. Second place went to Bamburgh Dawn by Jane Coltman and Jane also took first place with Masted Ship off Coquet Island, a striking high key monochrome image of an unusual subject.

To complete the evening, there was an interesting mixed gallery of pictures by Athol Swanston and David Carter.

Athol’s prints included landscapes from Scotland and Northumberland and some abstract images while David’s subjects included New Zealand buildings, York Minster and the Leeds Canal.