Alnwick and District Camera Club

Alnwick and District Camera Club’s latest projected digital image open competition attracted a large entry of 84 pictures.

The judge for the evening, Alan Porrett from Whitley Bay Photographic Society, was presented with a challenging task which he fulfilled in good time without appearing to be hurried. He spoke about each picture with helpful criticism and encouraging remarks. There was an immense variety of images both in colour and monochrome making the selection of winners even more difficult, but Alan rose to the occasion.

Commended were High Level Shadows by Gordon Charlton, Cups and Saucers by Jane Coltman and Field of Dreams, also by Jane. Those highly commended were Holy Island Sunrise by Dru Dodd, Hen Pheasant Reflection by Kevin Murray and No – On Your Other Left! by Christine Gray. In fourth place was John Thompson with Night Sage, while in third place was Richard Stent with Grand Central Station.

Kevin Murray’s fine bird portrait, Dipper with Caddis Grubs, fully deserved second place, but John Thompson’s dramatic picture of waves crashing against a lighthouse, simply entitled Defender, was worthy winner of first place.

To complete the evening were two fine galleries of prints by Peter Sutcliffe and Richard Stent.

Peter showed a series of beautiful images of Northumberland both in colour and monochrome, while Richard’s excellent monochrome photographs of people and places in New York had all been taken using a film camera.