Alnwick, Camera Club

A view of The Alnwick Garden'Picture by Jane Coltman
A view of The Alnwick Garden'Picture by Jane Coltman

Alnwick and District Camera Club’s open projected image competition was judged by George Ledger, of Hexham and District Photographic Society.

While most entries were in colour, there were also some excellent monochrome images. Subject matter covered a wide spectrum, from landscape and sport to natural history and people.

Commended were Four Seats In The Sun by Richard Stent, and On The Firth Of Tay and Heading South, both by Carol McKay. Highly commended were Reflection by Alastair Cochrane, Graceful Flight by Margaret Whittaker and Hareshaw Linn by Dave Dixon.

Jim Kirkpatrick’s well captured colourful image of light falling through a stained glass window, entitled Reflections, took fourth place, while third went to Micheal Mundy for Last Year’s Model, a superb, enigmatic, monochrome image of a broken mannequin.

Second place was awarded to David Burn’s moody Norwegian landscape of Haja, but Jane Coltman took first place with Having A Ball, an excellently composed monochrome picture of a happy young boy inside a zorb ball.

The evening was completed by a high quality print gallery by John Thompson. This featured two panels relating to the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, one of colour pictures of the memorial and the other of poignant, monochrome close-up images of individual sculptures.