Alnwick and District Camera Club member Malcolm Kus was the judge for the projected digital image competition for sets of three.
Malcolm is an experienced judge, noted for his humour and down-to-earth advice. This was in evidence as he spoke about each entry, appraising images for their individual merits, before commenting on how well they worked as sets.
The standard was very high, with all entrants taking pains to ensure their pictures worked well together.
Commended were Circles of Confusion by Alastair Cochrane, Luskentyre Horses by Dawn Groves, and Through a Car Window by Gerry Simpson, while highly commended were Terrier Racing Alwinton by Jane Coltman, Going Underground by Micheal Mundy, and Ashington Leisure Centre by Pat Wood.
Fourth place went to Dave Dixon for Down on the Tyne, images of the iconic buildings of the riverside, and third place to Margaret Whittaker for The Stumps, well seen and composed pictures of tree stumps. Valerie Atkinson took second with Invisible, a clever set showing people ignoring a busker in the Central Arcade, Newcastle.
But first place, and the Nellie Bache Award, went to David Burn for Midnight Sun Offshore, three spectacular marine images of an oil rig.
An enjoyable evening was completed by a fine gallery of colour and monochrome portraits taken at Whitby by Dennis Hall.