Cream of the crop on display...

Gairloch Sunset by Vince Rooker
Gairloch Sunset by Vince Rooker
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Morpeth Camera Club

THE theme of the meeting on Tuesday, October 22, was the North Counties Photographic Federation International Print Salon.

Club President Vince Rooker explained, for the benefit of new members, that each year the Federation invites photographers from all around the world to submit their images for judging.

A total of 2,700 prints were entered and were judged by representatives from the Northern Counties, the United Kingdom and a judge from abroad. All the prints on display on the evening had been awarded the maximum of 12 points.

To start the presentation, Mr Rooker displayed entrants from the Northern Counties and a show of appreciation was given to John Thompson for having seven images accepted – one of which was entitled Closed Season and another Trees in Winter – and to Mr Rooker for his photograph entitled Gairloch Sunset.

This category included stunning images of landscapes, abstract and surreal subjects, travel, graffiti and seascapes.

Next were photographs from the English monochrome and colour sections, which included action shots, portraits, scenes taken in Indonesia, India, South Africa, examples of murmuration, dramatic waves and hoar frosts.

From China, club members were treated to images of water buffalo, ballet dancers, kickboxers and athletics. There were also pictures of Slovakian wildlife, Turkish tinsmiths, ice climbing in Norway, dirt riders, wild horses, camel racers and goat herders.

Morpeth Camera Club Chairman Steve McDonald thanked Mr Rooker for a very interesting, thought-provoking presentation of the very best photographs from around the world – a selection of contrasting images which must have been very difficult to judge due to their diversity.

For more information about the club, including meetings, events and membership information, visit www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk