Alnwick and District Camera Club’s March 21 meeting started with the good news that they had just won the Interclub Shield for the Category Competition. The marks awarded to the competing clubs were: Alnwick 257, Blyth 250, Morpeth 249, Cambois 247, Ashington 244 and Amble 240.
The main event of the evening was judging of the second open projected image competition. The judge for the evening was David Ord from Ryton Camera Club. With more than fifty entries covering a multitude of subjects, David was presented with a considerable task. However, he rose to the challenge admirably, commenting in detail on every entry. From his well-considered remarks, it was very clear that he had spent a great amount of time assessing all of the pictures.
Entries commended by David were Neost Point Lighthouse, Isle of Skye by Andrew Mackie, Cologne Reflections by Stanley Trafford and Specimen (fe) by Micheal Mundy, while those highly commended were Ural Owl by Chris Goddard, Morning Coffee by Alastair Cochrane and The Upper Fairey Pool, Skye by Andrew Mackie. Fourth place went to Gerry Simpson for Waiting, a fine partial-silhouette, monochrome image of passengers at an airport, and third place was awarded to Andrew Mackie for The Lonely Tree on the Isle of Skye, a beautiful, well composed landscape. Ian Atkinson’s stunning image of Louise at Lake Louise was a worthy winner of second place but first place was taken by Laine Baker’s entry entitled Me and My Camel, a superb image of a camel and its owner which was not only amusing but also technically superb.
The evening was completed by a gallery of prints by Ian Atkinson and Malcolm Kus.
Ian’s excellent prints featured people and places in Kazakhstan and Kurdistan while Malcolms’ impressive selection of prints included subtly coloured pictures of memorial sculptures in a Milan cemetery and imaginative images of a tiled swimming pool.