If the entries at Wooler and District Camera Club’s latest meeting are anything to go by, club members are very well travelled and have diverse and original ideas over what constitutes a new start.
At their latest meeting, the competitions were for the President’s Cup with Landscapes and the Tom Dickinson Trophy with New Beginnings.
Both attracted a large number of entries of a standard that caused the judge, local photographer John Wilson, to comment favourably on their quality and award six highly commended certificates in each competition, in addition to the top three places.
Landscapes featured scenes from New Zealand, Spain and the USA as well as some closer to home from Scotland and the Borders.
The winner was Mike Young with Yetholm Loch, second came Russell Young with Quiet Quayside and third Peter Ayres with Lake View.
Eggs and chicks, growing vegetation, an artist at work, some architecture, a mother with her baby and a fair bit of nature propagating itself provided some of the inspiration for New Beginnings.
The winner was Russell Young with Mating Insects, Ian Cartwright came second with Mating Sea Slugs and third was Mike Young with Sprouting Seeds.
The next meeting of Wooler and District Camera Club will be on February 12, at 7.30pm in the Glendale Hall, Wooler.
Members will be on hand to provide practical advice and wisdom on all aspects of photography. All welcome.