Club Report, 3 of a Kind Print Competition - Tuesday 14th April 2015.

On Tuesday 14th April 2015, Morpeth Camera Club welcomed Mary Hartley, a member of Ryton Camera Club, to judge
the " Three-of-a-Kind " Competition where prints are judged as a " set " or " panel of three " and must have a link or
theme to connect them to each other. At the the same time each individual photograph should have stand alone qualities,
tones should be very similar to bring the three images together and if appropriate should tell a story to the viewer.

In the Colour Section of the competition, prints of a sequence of Droplets of Milk, Colourful Finches, dramatic, decorative
metalwork on the Northumbria University Buildings, Antonio Canova Marble Statues, action shots of Drift Racing Cars and
Stormy seas, were amongst the panels entered.

A re-enactment trio entitled " The Forties " portraying a series of sharp detailed portraits by Vince Rooker, and a set of
abstract interior shots in subtle pastels entitled " Into the Void " by Pat Wood were both awarded Highly Commended.

Fifth place was given to Ian Cadwallander for " General Lee " a trio of striking shots of a red classic car, in Fourth place
was " Street Artist " by Elaine Illingworth, a gritty, sharp illustration of a graffiti artist at work, Third place, was " Fading
Glory ", a study of three fading roses, subtly lit, went to Sue Dawson. Second place went to Davy Bolam for " Oil Art ", a
set of abstract images of oil patterns which Mary described as a good colourful set which worked together and were well
The winner of the Colour Section went to Mark Harrison for " Time Warp ", a creative set, which Mary considered to be
very well executed, leading ones eye to the centre, had dynamism, movement, and a futuristic quality and originality.

                                                  1st - Time Warp by Mark Harrison.

In the Monochrome print section, old metal hanging Street Signs with detail, atmosphere and character, a study of the
Millennium Bridge with sweeping, simplistic lines of shining steel, a Lighthouse Collection with huge waves and dramatic
skies and a set of vignetted Sporting Scenes, were included. Keeping in mind that the set must have unity, with no
isolation from the others, Mary gave Highly Commended to Dave Illingworth for " Lost in France ", for good lead in lines,
crisp detailed river scenes with nicely rendered skies. " Different Parisien Icons " by Lionel Bryan was awarded a Highly
Commended for its story telling quality, three beautifully sharp images which complimented each other, " York Minster
Looking Up " by Vince Rooker was also awarded Highly Commended with three images showing pattern, symmetry and
detail in the roof which concentrated the eye.

Fifth place went to Glyn Trueman for " The DNA Spiral " prints with excellent sharp contrast giving impact to his abstract
images, in fourth place was " The Response Memorial ", Mary admired its detail, pathos and sentiment which Sue Dawson
had captured. Third place went to Dave Bisset for " Brimham Rocks Erosion ", a study of textured wind erosion on rocks,
all complimenting each other and resembling a pen and ink drawing. Mary awarded second place to Ian Cadwallander for
" Blyth Beach ", a set of ethereal images, full of atmosphere which tells a story with interesting skies and excellent range
of tones.
The winner of the Mono Section of the Three of a Kind competition went to Davy Bolam with " Aspects of Middle Haven ",
an architectural panel with qualities which followed the brief exactly, an excellent middle image complemented by two
outer pictures giving it structure and with a consistent tonal range throughout.

                                                  1st - Aspects of Middle Haven by Davy Bolam.

Club Chairman, Steve Mcdonald, thanked Mary for her considered and detailed critique of the images submitted, after
which the sets were displayed around the room for members to view at close range, refreshments were served concluding
another very interesting evening at the club.