Club Meeting Report, 2nd Open Print Results - Tuesday 26th February 2013.

On Tuesday 26th February 2013, Morpeth Camera Club held the 2nd Open Print Competition of the season.
Members had been invited to enter up to three Monochrome prints and up to three Color prints with any subject matter and
Keith Suddaby FRPS, MPAGB, EFIAP, FBPE had agreed to judge the entries, select his top five prints and award five highly commended's in each discipline.
In the Monochrome Print Section, where fourteen members had entered thirty six prints, Keith commented on each print and
offered his views on what makes a successful picture, he then directed authors ask themselves when they produce a print what message they were trying to convey and to explore what should or should not be included.
After constructive advice Keith awarded " Highly Commended " to Mens Talk by Davy Bolam, Craggy Pier by Ian Cadwallender, Winter Retreat by Davy Bolam, South Pier by Ian Cadwallender and Industrial Dereliction by Davy Bolam.
The top five Monochrome Prints were as follows -
1. St Marys Posts - Ian Cadwallender.
2. Stairway to Heaven - Chris Randall.
3. Roughtin Linn - Vince Rooker.
4. Destination Unknown - Mark Harrison.
5. The Stalker - John Thompson.

1st. 2nd. 3rd.

In the Colour Print Section fifteen members entered forty prints. Again Keith commented on each individual entry offering
advice on colour and tone, cropping, point of focus and discussed that magic ingredient that makes a viewer engage and
connect with an image. Keith selected five prints to receive " Highly Commended " awards, Wall Surfer by Chris Earl,
Nuthatch by Glyn Trueman, Daisy in Ice by Davy Bolam, Indian Spice by Steve McDonald and Steam Up by Davy Bolam.
Keiths selected his top five Colour Prints as follows -
1. They Dont Talk Anymore - John Thompson.
2. Silver Shoppers - Dave Illingworth.
3. Light Bike - Ian Cadwallender.
4. Let Them Go First - John Thompson.
5. Thelma of Dunwich - John Thompson.

1st. 2nd. 3rd.

Club Chairman Dave Illingworth then thanked Mr Suddaby for an excellent evenings judging where he had given a full and frank appraisal of each print, given each author encouragement to move forward in their photography and praised the high standard
of all members work.