Club award honours dished out

Morpeth Camera Club, Season 2015/16 Award Winners - Davy Bolam, Vince Rooker, Chris Earl, John Barnes.
Morpeth Camera Club, Season 2015/16 Award Winners - Davy Bolam, Vince Rooker, Chris Earl, John Barnes.

Morpeth Camera Club

On Tuesday, May 3 Morpeth Camera Club held its last meeting of the season when, traditionally, presentations are made to competition winners.

Before the awards, Davy Bolam, our Competition Secretary, staged an audio visual show, which featured entries from the four club photographic digital contests, knockout competition entries and members’ gallery images that have been displayed on our website. The 253 images from 32 members were set to music, resulting in a spectacular display, highlighting imaginative diversity of subject matter.

A beautiful selection of landscapes, coastal scenes, autumnal reflections and snow covered mountains showcased submissions to the Bates Landscape Competition.

A selection of images entered in the Browell Natural History Competition followed, which included reptiles, butterflies, insects, birds and an array of flora.

Portraits of children of many nationalities, street life shots, glamour poses, sporting action shots, locomotives, architecture, sculpture, stained glass, night shots and an array of owl poses with clever owl sound effects concluded Davy’s entertaining show.

The presentations began with the Bates Cup for Landscape. The five top images were projected, followed by the presentation of the trophy to John Barnes for Brough Law. The five top images for The Browell Natural History Competition were shown and the winner of the Browell Trophy Natural History Plate was Vince Rooker for Red Deer Hind.

The presentation of the Photographic Digital Work of the Year Shield followed. Images were shown from Karin Jackson, who was in third place, Glyn Trueman and Vince Rooker who were joint second, and from winner Davy Bolam.

In the Colour Print Workers of the Year Davy Bolam took third place, Glyn Trueman was second and the cup was presented to Chris Earl.

For the Monochrome Print Workers of the Year in third place was Chris Earl, second was Glyn Trueman and the trophy went to Davy Bolam.

To conclude the presentations, the evening images from the top three photographers of the year were projected. Third was Chris Earl, second place went to Glyn Truman, and the winner of the plaque was Davy Bolam.

The Chairman congratulated the winners and thanked everyone who had contributed to another good season of photography.

While members enjoyed a buffet, they could admire a panel of photographs taken by member Pat Woods, who recently achieved the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). She had to submit ten prints of a high standard, showing a variety of approach and techniques. Congratulations to Pat for this well deserved recognition.

The club now enjoys a series of summer walks, organised by Davy Bolam. The 2016/17 season starts on September 6 and new members are welcome.