Judge honour for club pair

Morpeth Camera Club

AT the Morpeth Camera Club meeting on October 23, Chairman Dave Illingworth opened with an announcement that both he and Vice-Chairman Steve McDonald had qualified to be judges at club level within the Northern Counties Photographic Federation.

The evening continued with Mr Illingworth welcoming Jim Welsh, who had been tasked with judging the club’s first Open Projected Digital Image Competition of the season.

Eighteen club members had each entered three images on any subject and the high standard was evident, with authors submitting pictures of landscapes, action shots, sandcastles, industry, flowers and portraits.

Mr Welsh awarded Highly Commended to Chris Earle for Seth, Glyn Trueman for Great Skua, Mr Illingworth for Edinburgh from the Park and Ian Cadwallender for Bulldozer Reflections.

Onto the placings and Elaine Illingworth was fifth with Ella, fourth was Distant Thoughts by Davy Bolam, Lisa by Steve McDonald was in third place and Mr Bolam took second with Nuthatch.

Mr Illingworth was awarded first place for After Midnight, Newcastle.

The Chairman then thanked Mr Welsh for his comments and opinions of each image and for making it a very interesting evening.

Club officials are currently preparing for the annual event taking place at Morpeth Methodist Church on Tuesday, from 7.30pm.

It will be an audio-visual spectacular presented by landscape and natural history photographer John Webster, entitled Chasing the Light.

He has displayed his work in numerous international exhibitions, achieving many awards, as well as presenting more than 350 slide/digital audio-visual shows.

Mr Webster’s photographic passions are landscape and nature and in pursuit of this he has travelled to many of the world’s most spectacular locations.

For tickets, which are priced £7, contact Barry Wadge on 01670 504909 or Dave Ranson on 0191 2366495.