Wooler and District Camera Club

Freckles by Pat Young.
Freckles by Pat Young.
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Members of Wooler and District Camera Club submitted a wide variety of pictures for the latest two club competitions.

Entrants for Anything Goes contested for the John Wilson Cup and those for Portraits vied for the honours in the John Walker Cup.

The judge for the evening, Gazette photographer Jane Coltman, commended entrants on the general high standard and imaginativeness of their work then with a sensitive critique considered each submission.

Anything Goes attracted a strong show of 32 images ranging from cute family pets to nature scenes, pattern pictures and some abstract ideas.

Jane found much to admire in the colours, textures, contrast and composition of the entries and awarded highly commended certificates to Russell Young and Peter Ayres. Third came Pat Young, second was Peter Ayres and the cup went to Russell Young for Torridon Tree,.

Attention then turned to Portraits. Some 35 entries featured happy children, pretty girls, people lost in thought and some characterful studies.

Jane commented on the photographers’ skilful handling of light and composition and noted that many of the pictures had made her smile.

Highly commended certificates went to John Wilson and Russell Young. Mike Young took third and Russell Young came second. Pat Young took the cup with Freckles.

The next club meeting will be on February 27, in the Glendale Hall at 7.30pm when John Gaunt will speak on wild Life photography. All are welcome.