OPEN PRINT: Dave Phillips from Hartlepool Photographic and Digital Group was the judge for Alnwick and District Camera Club’s latest open print competitions.
As these were open competitions, there was a great deal of variety in subject both in colour and monochrome categories with landscapes and natural history subjects strongly represented.
In the colour competition, Alnwick Castle by Dave Dixon, Playtime by Margaret Whittaker and Ewart Window by David Carter were commended while Looking for Lunch by Margaret Whittaker, Tufty Red Squirrel by Kevin Murray and Infinity Bridge Reflection by Dawn Groves were all highly commended. In fourth place was Great Spotted Woodpecker by Kevin Murray, while David Carter’s The Fly took third place. Second place went to Dave Dixon for Cullernose Point but first place was awarded to John Thompson for his splendidly composed image of beach huts at Mer les Bains.
In the monochrome competition, Namaste by Ian Atkinson, Tyne Tunnel Cyclist by Richard Stent and Shed Security by Raymond Beston were commended while Attitude by Micheal Mundy, Tree and Sea Fret by Dave Dixon and Owen Gate by John Thompson were all highly commended.
Margaret Whittaker’s The Vortex was awarded fourth place while Barry Robertson’s Ardmore Point took third place. In second place was Coquet Island by Peter Downs but once again John Thompson took first place with A Winter’s Day, a superb landscape with a wonderfully dramatic sky.