Chris Crane Cup
This evening (22nd March) was the 3rd outing for the Chris Crane Cup. Chris was a real 'gentleman' in the true sense of the word and since passing away some 3 years ago is still sadly missed by many members of Cramlington CC.
In photography, in which Chris was highly skilled his passions were for wildlife, nature & engineering, so these naturally became the topics that formed the basis of the Chris Crane Cup.
Making his first 'foray' into the world of judging was Phil Benton a professional photographer from Chopwell and a member of South Shields Camera Club who kindly agreed to judge this competition. Many members will know Phil from his attendance at many craft fairs and markets in and around the Newcastle area where he shows and sells his prints very successfully.
This evening Phil had a total of 30 images all based on those 3 themes of wildlife, nature & engineering. As a professional photographer Phil was easily able to slip into the role of 'critique' highlighting what was good and perhaps what not so, but all in a lighthearted, informative and constructive way.
In the Chris Crane Cup there can be only one winner and after his deliberations Phil announced that the image he had picked to receive the trophy was 'Winterland' by Lauren Clayton.
Lauren was presented with the Chris Crane Cup by Ann, Chris's partner of many years.
Many congratulations to Lauren and thanks to all who entered the competition.
Thanks to Phil for agreeing to judge for us at what was quite short notice and doing such a sterling job.
Bob Finlay (President)
Lauren's winning image 'Winterland'
Lauren being presented the 'Chris Crane Cup' by Ann