Monochrome wins the day in camera club competition

Holy Island by  Alan Todd.

Holy Island by Alan Todd.

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Morpeth Camera Club

ON Tuesday, March 19, Morpeth Camera Club staged its annual Knockout Competition where up to four digital photographs on any subject, judged by members themselves, could be submitted.

These images were projected in pairs and members voted on the photograph they preferred and the remaining image was removed in the elimination process.

The evening was hosted by John Thompson, who gave constructive comments on the very wide variety of subjects submitted.

As the competition continued to another round, members had to choose between two images which they had previously voted through, making it more difficult to select a photo as the quarter and semi-final rounds approached.

With a mixture of colour, sepia and mono entries, it soon became apparent that images in monochrome were favoured on the night.

There were 79 entries in total submitted by 20 members and on the occasion that there was a tie in a round, Mr Thompson was given the casting vote, explaining his reasons for his choice. In first place was Gordon Hine with his monochrome image of Oliver. Alan Todd was runner-up with his monochrome photograph of Holy Island.