Wooler Camera Club

In two competitions that attracted a total of 59 entries, members of Wooler and District Camera Club competed for The Arthur Wills Trophy and The Cheviot Cup.

The subject for the trophy competition was Weather and was confined to prints.

The cup competition was jpeg images and the subject was Seascape/Boats.

The judge for the evening, Jim Welsh, complimented the entrants on the high standard of their work.

Local weather and some from further afield was captured in all its moods from a benign summer’s day to the drama of a gathering storm.

Highly commended was awarded to Patrick Sheard for Wooler in the Mist, Russell Young for Bar Code, an engaging pattern picture of a fence in the snow, and Pat Young for Sudden Downpour.

Third was Mike Allport for Warm Front Coming, second was Russell Young for Nice Umbrella and first was Diane Baynton with a delicate study titled Frost and Snow.

After the break, judge Jim reviewed the Seascape entries.

Tranquil seas, angry foam and boats both land-bound and on the water provided a wide subject matter.

Highly commended was awarded to Russell Young for Tide Line, Patrick Sheard for Red Sea Sunset and Mike Allport for The Race, a picture featuring sand yachts.

Third was Charlie Brown with The Anchorage at Lochranza, second was Patrick Sheard with the BC Ferry and first was Russell Young with Rhum from Eigg, a picture that made those two Scottish Islands look as if they were connected by a transient rope of foam across the sand.