Our penultimate event for year was held at The Clef & Cask in Cramlington. Thirty two members attended our Presentation evening. As people arrived and mingled the talk turned to photography and speculation of who might have won what.
Colin Livingstone acted as MC and announced the winners with our president Lauren Clayton handing out the certificates and awards. With Mark Illingworth taking pictures.
There were two new awards this year, "Best of the Best" won by Alan Carr and "The Chris Crane Cup" Won by Paul Murphy.
Photographer of the Year and Club Champion went to Alan Carr with an overall score of 111.
PDI Photographer of the Year, went to Pop Brannon with a score of 34.
Mono Photographer of the Year , went to Alan Lockey with a score of 49.
Colour Photographer of the Year, went to Alan Carr with a score of 48.
Beach Huts Jamie Welsh
Pink Pelargonium Pauline Wilson
Neist Head Jim Meikle
Follow Me Pop Brannon
Vase & Cones Julia Robson
Will She make It Alan Carr
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder Steven Morrison
Steam Ahead Steven Morrison
Lunch Alan Carr
1st print Colour
Night Lights Jamie Welsh
Three Bridges @ Sunset Jamie Welsh
Chrome Park Church Bob Finlay
1st Print Mono
A Misty Walk Alan Carr
His Other love Always Hated Me Jamie Welsh
An Outstanding View Alan Carr
2nd print Colour
Keeping Warm Alan Carr
Ullswater Boathouse Alan Carr
Wisdom Jamie Welsh
2nd Print Mono
Tide and Time Alan Lockey
Seed Head Pauline Wilson
Sgurr Thuilm Jim Meikle
3rd Print Colour
Girls Just Wanna Have fun Elizabeth Lockey
Number 07724676841 Having Lunch Alan Carr
Cuilians at Dusk Jim Meikle
3rd Print Mono
Bamburgh Alan Carr
Walkies Alan Lockey
Ellie Jim Meikle
After the presentations Alan Lockey gave us a quiz to get our heads working while we tucked into the buffet. I did see a few smart phones under the tables searching for obscure pop duos.
A very big thank you to all the members who have contributed this season and the committee for their support.
A very good turnout of members for this inaugural event.
Throughout the season we have had 6 judges looking at and commenting on 194 PDIs, 130 colour prints and 90 mono prints over nine club competitions. This gave us 45 top scoring images for inclusion in tonight's event.
Our judge for the night was Jed Wee MA (Photog) ARPS, AFIAP, from Durham Photographic Society . We have met Jed before and he is a very well known judge and speaker on the circuit. He explained how he approached judging by looking at the technical quality, composition and importantly the light in each image.
Once started Jed took us on an informative critique and commentary of each image, explaining how he tried to see what the author saw and recorded.
We had asked Jed for only one image as a "Best of the Best" and he commented how difficult it was to choose from so many good images. He settled on Alan Carr`s "Bamburgh" as his winner, a stunning mono of the castle seen from the north looking down the beach through the grasses.
The members showed their appreciation for both Alan and Jed`s comments, a short question session followed before our president Lauren congratulated Alan and thanked Jed for coming to Cramlington.