Morpeth camera club
On April 1, the club held its annual Photographic Digital Images Knockout evening.
A total of 54 pictures were submitted – members were invited to submit up to four digital images of their choice.
Mark Harrison, the club’s digital projectionist, entered the photographs into a piece of software so the computer could randomly select two images and project them at the same time.
The audience then selected which image went into the next round until only two were left. In the event of a draw, the chairman had the casting vote.
No marks are awarded and the entries were anonymous until the final two images were declared.
Among the very varied range of interesting subjects captured were pebble stacks, Buddhas, driftwood, stairwells, portraits, sweeping landscapes and coastal scenes, surfers, reflections, dramatic highland scenes, waves and cityscapes.
This was a very vocal evening, including groans when favourites were knocked out and laughter when a lone voter raised their arm, declaring themselves to be the author. The tension mounted as the competition progressed and it became more difficult to choose between two images as many of the entries were of an excellent quality.
At the end of the final round, it was declared that John Thompson was the winner with his dramatic picture entitled Defender and Yvonne Fisher was runner-up with her striking graphic image entitled Three Zebras.
Club chairman Steve McDonald thanked all those who took part and the raffle and coffee followed to round off another good meeting.
For more information about the club, including its activities and gallery, visit www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk