Club Meeting Report, Result of " Three of a Kind Competition " - Tuesday 8th April 2014.

On Tuesday 8th April 2014, Club Secretary, Dave Bisset, welcomed Jane Coltman CPAGB, Chair of Alnwick Camera Club
and Chief Photographer of the Northumberland Gazette & Morpeth Herald, to judge the 3 of the Kind Print Competition.
Members are invited to enter 3 separate colour prints and 3 separate monochrome prints on any subject but prints will
be judged as a set of three and must have a link or theme to connect them to each other. Entries cannot contain a print
or a print of an image that has previously been awarded a first place.

The Monochrome Print section included images of trains arriving and departing, reflections in crash helmets, fiords and
glaciers, the Infinity Bridge, shags with their young and studies of patterns made from cigar smoke trails.
Sets were judged on tonal uniformity, must be cropped and mounted in a similar fashion so that no one image should
stand out from the rest and should have a strong link to each other and preferably tell a story in sequence.
With these criteria taken into consideration Jane awarded *4th place to Dave Illingworth for his shop window reflections
entitled Worlds. *3rd place to Steve McDonald for Trees growing in rough terrain. 2nd place was awarded to Chris Earl
for his scenes of Coquet Island and 1st place in the mono section was awarded to John Thompson for his striking images
taken at midnight on Salford Quays.

The Colour Print section included images of puffins, portraits, tractors and diggers, monkeys with their young, interiors
of churches, fireworks and war games.
Highly commended awards were given to Vince Rooker for his graphic images of the vaults in York Minster and to Davy
Bolam for his colourful images of oil on water which resembled planets in the universe. In fifth place was John Thompson
with Autumn in the Highlands, 4th place was awarded to Sue Dawson for her Newcastle Scenes entitled Rush Hour light
trails, 3rd place went to Mark Harrison for his brightly coloured images of fairground scenes, 2nd place was awarded to
Steve McDonald for his three images of the Red Arrows, with brilliant sky colours and sweeping light trails, and a well
deserved first place went to Elaine Illingworth for ‘Spooks’, her ghostly, atmospheric images taken in the Tyne pedestrian

At the conclusion of a very interesting competition Jane was thanked for her detailed and informative comments and the
evening concluded with the raffle and coffee.

Stephanie Robson.

*(This is the adjusted result after the third placed entry was withdrawn by the author and the 4th and 5th were moved
  up one position. As a consequence there is no 5th place in this section of the competition and the judge did not give
  any highly commended awards).