Tonight (11th Jan) was the results of the 2nd Open Print Competition.
Jane Coltman made a welcome return to Cramlington after an absence of over 2 years but this time as a judge not a guest speaker.
Jane, a member of Alnwick Camera Club has been a press photographer for over 30 years and is currently lead photographer on the Northumberland Gazette and so brings a wealth of experience to her role as a judge.
Jane said she was impressed with the quality of the entries and enjoyed viewing them all and as usual picking winners proved a challenge. Jane explained what she liked about each print and what perhaps might be a distraction or where perhaps improvements could be made. The members were impressed and pleased by the way Jane managed to find positives in all the entries and even managed to make any negative comments or criticism sound positive, ideal for those new members having their photographic skills judged for the first time.
The mono prints were judged first and the winner declared as ‘Christmas Rose’ by Pauline Wilson.
Following straight on came the colour section with Jim Meikle taking the accolade for ‘Jess in the Hood’. A very well done to both Pauline and Jim for 2 excellent prints worthy of their 1st places.
At the end of the evening Jane was thanked for her judging skills and positive and informed comments and was rewarded with a round of applause from the members.
A full list of the prints 'placed' and' highly commended' are shown below and to view the top 5 images, both mono and colour click ...(HERE)
Bob Finlay (President)
1) Jess in the Hood Jim Meikle Christmas Rose Pauline Wilson
2) Old Hartley Bay Sunrise Bob Finlay Sea Urchin Pauline Wilson
3) Cave Tourist Ray Thompson Light and Shades Ray Thompson
4) Roughting Linn Bob Finlay Blyth Mooring Tom Wilson
5) Mo-Does it Again Paul Kidd Light Wave Jim Meikle
Blue Sky in Blyth Colin Livingston Off the Hook Jamie Welsh
Guarding the Herd Paul Kidd Mother Love Paul Kidd
Morning Dew Pauline Wilson The View Jim Meikle
Common Kestrel Jamie Welsh Tyne Water God Jamie Welsh
Stormy St Marys Jim Meikle Time to Relaxed & Think Paul Kidd