At Wooler and District Camera Club’s latest meeting, members attempted to go one better than each other in a knock out competition with the audience as the jury.
Fifty-four entries submitted by 18 competitors went to five rounds to get to the winner.
Laughing children, pretty girls, cute pets, scenes, architecture, the off-beat and the unusual - many with witty and clever titles, vied with one another while the random assortment brought up some pairings that had the audience thinking hard to decide which picture should go through to the next round.
Eventually the choice in the semi-final came to Frozen Feather by Mike Young, an exquisite picture of a bird’s feather delicately frozen to a shard of ice, and Enchanted Wood by Ian Cartwright, a magical picture of New England woodland in the autumn, the gentle, ethereal light of which conjured up images of mystery and other worldliness.
The final vote made Ian the winner of an enjoyable competition that was well supported and attracted entries of a high quality.
The next meeting of Wooler and District Camera Club is on Thursday, February 5, at 7.30pm in the Glendale Hall, Wooler. There will be club competitions under the titles Landscapes and New Beginnings to be judged by local photographer John Wilson. All welcome.