This evening (1st March) saw the results of the 3rd Open Print Competition revealed. This was the last print competition of the season and was judged by Bill Broadley. Bill is a member of Blyth Photographic Society and a keen supporter of, and photographer for Blyth Spartans.
First I must praise and thank Bill for turning out on a particularly cold, snowy and icy night when many Cramlington Camera Club members decided the conditions too severe to attend.
As is usual with competitions as we approach the season end, entries were a little ‘light’ in number but also as usual quality remained high.
Bill was very kind with his comments and suggested ways in which certain prints could have been improved upon whilst always expressing that this was just his opinion and agreement was always optional not a requirement.
As well as the top 5 placings in both mono & colour prints Bill was asked to pick 5 Highly Commended in each.
The winner in the Mono Section was Jim Meikle with his print ‘One o’clock Fairy’ and the Colour Section, Colin Livingstone with ‘Beer Garden’. Many congratulations to both.
Bill was thanked for judging the competition and for his comments and received thanks from the members in the usual way.
A list of all placings and those highly commended are shown below and to view the top 5 Mono & Colour images. Click......(HERE)
Bob Finlay (President)
1st 'One O’clock Fairy' Jim Meikle
2nd 'Buttermere' Colin Livingstone
3rd ' Tree on a Hill' Colin Livingstone
4th ' Tyne God' Colin Livingstone
5th 'Mo Farah' Paul Kidd
1st 'Beer Garden' Colin Livingstone
2nd 'Dawn at St Mary's' Jim Meikle
3rd 'Wacky Wabbitt' Paul Kidd
4th 'Light on Corrie Scamadal' Jamie Welsh
5th ' Amaryllis Flower' Peter Moody
'Student Going Home' (Col) Jim Meikle
'The Butt & Ben' (Col) Jamie Welsh
'Five Trees' (Col) Colin Livingstone
'Geranium' (Col) Peter Moody
'Looking Downstairs' (Col) Jim Meikle
'Boxcar' (Mono) Paul Dunn
'The Watch House' (Mono) Jim Meikle
'Beside the Pond' (Mono) Peter Moody
'Seal Noir' (Mono) Paul Kidd
'Storm Watch Sentinel on Sky' (Mono) Jamie Welsh