Alnwick, Camera Club

Alnwick Market Place
Alnwick Market Place

There was a full house at Alnwick and District Camera Club when it hosted the Northern Interclub Print Competition.

Six local clubs had entered four monochrome and four colour prints each.

These were to be judged by Dave Philips, from Hartlepool Photographic Society.

Dave is a very well respected judge, who takes great pains in analysing pictures and providing constructive and encouraging comments.

His love of photography was very evident as he delivered his comments, marking each picture with points up to a maximum of 30.

Needless to say, the quality of prints both in colour and monochrome was of a very high standard, with each club producing some outstanding results.

Landscape, portraiture and wildlife figured strongly, but there was also a good variety of other subjects.

The two highest scoring pictures were both awarded the full 30 points.

These were Tawny Owl, a splendid monochrome image by Steve MacDonald, of Morpeth Camera Club, and Breakfast, a wonderful colour portrait of a hare nibbling grass stems by George Sudlow, also from Morpeth.

The final totals for each of the participating clubs were as follows:

Amble Photographic Group, 197pts; Cambois Camera Club, 204; Ashington Camera Club, 207; Blyth Photographic Society, 208; Alnwick and District Camera Club, 209; and clear winners with 219, Morpeth Camera Club.

This was a very enjoyable and good natured evening, with plenty of opportunity to enjoy the excellent prints on show and meet members of other clubs.

It was brought to a close with the presentation of the trophy shield to a member of the winning club by judge Dave Philips.