Club Meeting, 2nd Open Pdi Competition- Tuesday 14th February 2017.

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On Tuesday 14th February 2017, a full house at Morpeth Camera Club welcomed guest judge Jim Welsh, LRPS, CPAGB as
he presented the results of the 2nd Open Projected Digital Image Competition. In this contest members that wished to do
so had each submitted three images on any subject. Jim had viewed the entries many times over the previous three weeks
before returning to pass comment on each image as it was projected onto a large screen in front of the audience. An open
competition gives photographers free range to record any subject and the judge stated that the huge variation of work that
included landscapes, travel, natural history, close up's, pattern and portraits had given him a difficult task when selecting
his favourite images.
Throughout the evening it was clear that Jim had taken time to look carefully at each image as he explained the feelings
they provoked and in his opinion what aspects worked for or against each photograph. With Sixty Nine images to view he
outlined what he was looking for or expected to see as a judge, with regards to composition, highlights, viewpoint, scale
and balance. As a member of Blyth Camera Club and as an experienced photographer, Jim was able to offer constructive
critique and advice covering over sharpening, tone, frame filling, cropping and image titling which was of great benefit to
several new members who have recently taken up photography.
After an interesting and entertaining evening Jim announced his Top Five images in reverse order and the four entries
that he had given a Highly Commended Award as -

1st.  Winter Walk by Chris Randall.
2nd. Fairy Falls by Steve Mcdonald.
3rd.  Perspective by Stephanie Robson.
4th.  Three Windows 123 by Peter Downs.
5th.  Into the Light by Chris Randall.

H/C. War & Peace by Glyn Trueman.
H/C. Two-Wit by Sue Dawson.
H/C. Kind Eyes by Alastair Cooper.
H/C. The Bare Bones of It by Sue Dawson.

Club Chairman Glyn Trueman thanked Jim for his time, efforts and observations which were much appreciated and warmly
applauded by the room, ending a successful evening.
                                                                            Davy Bolam.