The 2nd Open Print Competition was held on Thursday 12th January 2017. The judge was Mr Will Ireland of Washington Camera Club who has over 40 years’ experience in photography. His experience is wide ranging from the dark room to Digital.
Will was introduced to the members by Jamie.
Will thanked the Club for inviting him. He said he had a hard time picking a winner in both categories because of the high quality of the Prints.
Will started with the Mono Prints and after showing and explaining how he thought some could possibly be improved, he presented his top five selection and those he thought warranted a highly commended mention.
The Top Five are,
Reflected Beauty - Dawn Tweddell
Dressing Up- Margaret Stephens
Swan Tarn- Jamie Welsh
Fountains Abbey- Jim Meikle
The Fly- Alan Lockey
Will talked about the Colour Prints and how hard it had been to select the winning prints. He gave his opinion on how certain prints could have been improved. He presented the Winning 5 Prints as follows:-
1) The Last Farewell- Jamie Welsh
2) Ullswater Reflection- Colin Livingstone
3) Birkenau Remembered Margaret Stephens
4) Unfurling Lilly Pauline Wilson
5) Woodpecker Margaret Stephens
The Highly commended Prints are:-
Doing the Books – Phil Tweddell
Off Their Rockers – Jamie Welsh
On The Hunt – J Meikle
A Walk in the Park – Pauline Wilson
Quack Louder I Can’t Here You – Bill Stephens
Jamie thanked Will for his entertaining and humorous talk and asked the members to show their appreciation for Will in the normal way. At the end of the meeting Will talked to the members about their Prints and Photography.
There were 57 Colour Entries and 42 Mono Entries
The winning images can be viewed .......(Here)