Picture perfect exhibition

Bamburgh and Herb Robert by John Thompson
Bamburgh and Herb Robert by John Thompson

Morpeth camera club

On Tuesday, April 22 it was Presentation Evening when winners’ trophies were presented by Club Life President Vince Rooker.

Selected images were projected as a representation of the authors’ work throughout the year, together with an exhibition of prints by members.

John Thompson swept the board for The Bates Cup for Best Landscape Digital Image, taking first place with his image entitled Winter, and also achieving second and third place. The Browell Trophy for Best Natural History Digital Image was awarded to Vince Rooker for his image entitled Whooper Exercise. Steve McDonald was in second place and Glyn Trueman was awarded third. The Colour Cup – Colour Print Worker of the Year was jointly awarded to John Thompson and Mark Harrison. Vince Rooker achieved second place and Dave Illingworth was awarded third place. The Colour Shield – Digital Image Worker of the Year was awarded to John Thompson, with Davy Bolam taking second place, and in third place was Mark Harrison.

The Camera Trophy – Monochrome Print Worker of the Year was awarded to John Thompson. Dave Illingworth was in second place and Chris Earl was placed third.

The Photographer of the Year is awarded to the person who has received most marks overall when added together from the photographic digital images, colour print and mono competitions. The Photographers’ Plaque was awarded to John Thompson. In second place was Davy Bolam and third place was awarded to Dave Illingworth. Another successful year for the club concluded with a buffet supper. Club members now look forward to the series of summer walks, which will once again be organised by Davy Bolam.

To see additional photographs and news of the club, its programme and gallery, visit our website at www.

The club resumes its new season at Morpeth Methodist Church on September 9 at 7.30pm and new members will be made most welcome. All can attend three meetings with no obligation to join.

There is, however, a cover charge of £2 for each visit.