Alnwick and District Camera Club’s latest competition was for sets of three prints, either in colour or monochrome.
Club member Geoffrey Bradford was judge for the evening, commenting not only on how well each set held together as a group of three but also highlighting special points of interest in individual pictures. He pointed out the importance of keeping a balance between all three pictures - it always seems to be that elusive third picture that causes the problem. Geoffrey has an engaging personal style of judging that is much more interactive than most. After making his comments he offered each entrant the opportunity to talk about their pictures which lead to some interesting discussions.
There were 22 entries covering a wide range of subjects both in colour and monochrome. Commended sets were Otter by Andrew Mackie, Lumen Flowers by Alastair Cochrane and Farne Island Puffins by Gordon Charlton, while Alnmouth Church Windows by Rosalee Cook Jurie, Remembering 9/11 by Jane Coltman and Words by Gordon Farrington were all highly commended. In fourth place was Taking a Break in Venice by Richard Stent, and in third place, Gone Rockpooling by Valerie Atkinson.
David Carter’s colourful pictures of broken tractor lamps, entitled Ancient Lights, took second place but first place was awarded to Micheal Mundy for a superb set of finely detailed monochrome images of groups of people, entitled Interactions.