Club Report, NCPF International Print Salon - Tuesday 21st October 2014.

On Tuesday 21st October 2014, Vince Rooker, Life President of the club, presented a selection of prints from the
Northern Counties Photographic Federation International Salon.
Photographers worldwide were invited to submit 4 colour and 4 monochrome prints and the three judges, Armando
Jongejan FRPS (Holland), Leigh Preston FRPS EFIAP MPAGB (England) and Alan Porrett ARPS EFIAP DPAGB APAGB
(England) had only seconds to view each print and each award a mark out of five. With 2176 entries, prints had to
obtain an overall mark of 12 or more to gain an acceptance and only 500 were successful.
Print entries were received from 41 different countries and in the monochrome section subjects included fiords,
misty, high key photographs of lakes and shorelines, polar bears, hoare frosts, abstract buildings, high contrast
portraits of Chinese and Omani workers, moody life studies and animated dancers.
Two Morpeth Camera Club Members were successful in this salon. Vince Rooker had his entry entitled ‘Gibside
Lecturn’ accepted and John Thompson was awarded a RPS Ribbon for his photograph entitled ‘Storm Devils’.
In the Colour print section Vince had his photograph entitled ‘Pink Tulip’ accepted, as was John Thompson’s ‘Defender’
which were among graphic images of garlic, Kingfishers feeding, minimalist still life studies, Icelandic shores, Arctic
foxes, Icebergs, snowy landscapes, misty dawn images, stunning photographs from Hong Kong and China of wood
carvers, exotic dancers and rice workers. RPS ribbons were awarded for stunning images of winter scenes, yachting,
dancers on the beach, an African schoolroom, hurdlers and detailed Middle Eastern portraits, colourful market scenes
and Formula 1 racing.
It should also be noted that Sandy Cleland, who will be the guest speaker at the clubs Annual Event taking place on
Tuesday 11th November 2014, at Morpeth Methodist Church, had photographs accepted in both the monochrome and
colour categories of this international salon. Club chairman Steve Mcdonald thanked Vince for showing the work as a
representative of the NCPF and refreshments followed yet another inspiring evening at the club.