Alnwick and District Camera Club

Knockout competitions are always popular at Alnwick and District Camera Club and the latest one, for projected digital images, attracted 112 entries from 30 members.

Pictures were projected in pairs and voted on by a show of hands until all but the winners were eliminated.

As there was no fixed subject, the capacity audience was treated to a wide range of pictures, both in colour and monochrome, including landscapes, street scenes, portraits, architecture, still life and natural history, amongst others.

Although there is always an element of chance in such competitions where strong entries may be pitted against each other in early rounds, four fine pictures survived to reach the winning places.

In fourth place was a delicately coloured image of Roker Pier by David Burn, while Rosalee Cook Jury took third place with a well seen portrait of a young boy, entitled Which Way.

David Burn also took second place with Moon River, an excellent night time landscape, but clear winner of first place was Ian Atkinson with Uphill in the Rain, a superb picture of an elderly woman trudging up a cobbled street in Portugal.

The evening was completed by an extensive gallery of colourful prints by Rosalee Cook Jury, including some fascinating images of flowers, people and landscapes.