Club Meeting Report, Annual Presentation Evening - Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

On Tuesday 3rd May 2016, Morpeth Camera Club held its last meeting of the season when traditionally, presentations
of the six Camera Club Trophies are made to competition winners.

Before the actual presentation of awards, club member Davy Bolam staged an audio visual show, which featured
entries from the four club photographic digital competitions, together with knockout competition entries and members’
gallery images which have been displayed on our website throughout the season. With 253 images in total from thirty
two different members, these were set to sympathetic music resulting in a spectacular display highlighting an
imaginative diversity of subject matter.

A beautiful selection of landscapes, including valleys with streams and waterfalls, coastal scenes with dunes, groynes
and lighthouses set against big skies, reflective Lakeland scenes with jetties, autumnal reflections and snow covered
mountains showcased examples submitted to the Bates Landscape Competition.

A selection of images which were entered in the Browell Natural History Competition followed which included colourful
reptiles, butterflies, insects and birds of every description, from common garden visitors to more exotic flamingos and
an array of vibrantly coloured flora.

Portraits of children of many nationalities, candid street life shots of musicians and Goths, glamour poses and graceful
ballet dancers, sporting action shots, locomotives, modern architecture, abstract sculpture, stained glass, night shots
of New York and an array of owl poses with clever owl sound effects, concluded Davys very entertaining audio visual
show.

The presentations began with the Bates Cup for Landscape; the five top images were projected and were 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 presented to Vince Rooker for
‘Red Deer Hind’.

The presentation of the Pdi Worker of the Year Shield followed. Images were shown from Karin Jackson who was in
third place, Glyn Trueman and Vince Rooker who were in joint second place and from first placed Davy Bolam who
received the Shield.

The presentations continued with images from the top three Colour Print Workers of the year; Davy Bolam who took
third place, Glyn Trueman was second place and the Colour Print Work of the Year Cup was presented to Chris Earl.

Images taken by the Monochrome print workers of the year followed; in third place was Chris Earl, second place went
to Glyn Trueman and the Monochrome Print Worker of the Year Camera Trophy was awarded to Davy Bolam.

To conclude the presentation section of the evening images from the top three photographers of the year were then
projected; in third place was Chris Earl, second place went to Glyn Truman and this seasons Photographer of the Year
Plaque was presented to Davy Bolam.

While members enjoyed a buffet supper they were able to admire a panel of photographs taken by club member Pat
Wood who recently achieved the recognition of Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS) where she was
required to submit a body of work comprising of ten prints of a high standard of photographic execution. These must
be taken and printed by the author and show a variety of approach and techniques. Congratulations to Pat for this well
deserved recognition.

Club Chairman congratulated the award winners on their achievements and thanked everyone in the club who had
contributed to another good season of photography. The 2016/17 season starts on Tuesday 6th September and new
members will be made most welcome.
                                                     Steph.


            

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