2nd Open Print Competition
Thursday 24th January saw the results of the seasons 2nd Open Print Competition judged by Dave Best LRPS.
Dave is currently president of Hexham & District Photographic Society, as well as judging competitions Dave also gives talks on photography. Dave’s photographic interests cover landscape, nature and sports photography.
For tonight’s competition there were 30 mono entries and 41 colour entries covering a wide variety of subjects. Dave discussed what he liked about each print and provided positive feedback on areas where improvements could be made.
Thank you to Dave for judging the competition and to everyone who entered and congratulations to those who were placed or were highly commended.
A full list of the prints 'placed' and' highly commended' are shown below and to view the images, both mono and colour click ...(HERE)
(Print Competition Secretary)
1st No 3 Colin Livingstone
2nd The End is Nigh Colin Livingstone
3rd Motocross Paul Dunn
4th Lady Peregrine Alec Cowley
5th Rydal Reflections Liz Lockey
1st Sore Loser Liz Lockey
2nd The Big Wheel Peter Moody
3rd Washday Blues Liz Lockey
4th Bad Hair Day Alan Lockey
5th Straight Furrows Peter Moody
Sunset Beach Tom Wilson Time to Relax Tom Wilson
Spittal Rocks Janet Leadbitter Let There Be Light Alan Lockey
Natures Framework Alan Lockey 3 Trees Colin Livingston
Path to the Old Church Jim Meikle Glen of Fairies Jim Meikle
Rydal Waterfall Alan Lockey Just a Rose Pauline Wilson
This week (17th Jan) we had an “It’s a Knockout” competition. The snow did reduce the audience somewhat but there were 43 images in the field with a wide range of subject matter covered.
The winning image was “Poser” by Lauren Ashleigh who also achieved second place with “Steetley”. Not content with that Lauen also managed joint third place with “North Pier Sunrise” with “Just a Weed” by Pauline Wilson
Congratulations to Lauren for such a successful entry and to Pauline for the other placed image.
Iain Chambers (PDI Secretary)
CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO VIEW FULL SIZE
First 'Poser' Lauren Ashleigh
Second 'Steetley Pier' Lauren Ashleigh
3rd (Joint) 'Just a Weed' Pauline Wilson
3rd (Joint) 'North Pier Sunrise' Lauren Ashleigh
Today sadly, we have to report the passing of 3 of our colleagues from camera clubs in our region.
Washington CC have informed us of the death on Jan 15th of Ken Henderson, who had been Chairman & Life President for many years. Ken died in Sunderland Royal Hospital after a short illness.
We have also been informed of the death of Joe Grabham EFIAP/s, Hon Life Member of Durham PS. Joe sadly passed after a long illness courageously borne. Joe's funeral will be held on Wednesday 23rd January at St Cuthbert's Church, Old Elvet, Durham at 11.30am.
Sadly we also have to report the passing of Dianne Mckenna of Amble PG who also died on 11th January. Joe had been a member of Amble PG for 8 years and held the post of Secretary from 2014 to 2018 when ill health forced her to cease those duties. Dianne's funeral will be held on Friday 25th January at 11.45am at St Cuthbert's Church, Amble.
I'm sure all CCC members will join with me in passing on our sincere condolences to the family, friends and fellow club members of Ken, Joe & Dianne.
Bob Finlay. (President)
Thursday 10th January saw the results of the Second Open PDI competition.
Our judge for this event was Patrick Sheard, currently Treasurer of Wooler & District Camera club. Patrick is a keen amateur photographer and holds a degree in Countryside Management. Patrick along with wife Paulette run The Old Mill B&B in Wooler.
There were 51 entries for the competition with a wide range of subjects and themes. Patrick managed to clearly critique the images and explain his opinion of each one, often making constructive observations & suggestions on how the image could be improved.
Many thanks go to Patrick for his judging skills. Thanks to all who entered images and well done to all who were placed or received HC's.
To view the top 5 images please click...(HERE)
Iain Chambers (PDI Secretary)
The results (five placed images and five highly commended) were are follows
1st Llyn Padarn Jim Meikle
2nd Eye Contact Bob Finlay
3rd Snowy Wylam Alan Lockey
4th Motocross Paul Dunn
5th Taking a selfie Colin Livingston
Looking for a wave Colin Livingston
The Grot and the Falls Liz Lockey
Above the Clouds Iain Chambers
Summer Colour Bob Finlay
Almost Perfect Julia Robson