Camera club competition

Cauldron Falls by Paul MacNeal. (s)
Cauldron Falls by Paul MacNeal. (s)

Ribblesdale and District Camera Club held its first monthly competition which was judged by the colourful Tremaine Cornish, who joined the group from the Wirral.

Tremaine is an experienced judge who has reviewed images at the highest levels in the UK and abroad. He offered some really interesting insights into the images on show.

There were two sections as usual – prints and digitally projected images, with 60 images on view across both sections as the membership attended in good numbers.

Amongst the prints were some excellent examples of traditional landscapes, portraits, wildlife and a number of creative images that had been processed in different ways.

Tremaine commented on all the images in a constructive manner to help the members develop their knowledge and skill. He then selected seven images to which he awarded placings and commendations. The placings were:

1st – Ink and Iron by Steve Proctor, 2nd – Woodland Red by Steve Proctor, 3rd – Wildman by Clare Drew.

The projected images also included a wide range of subjects that showcased the member’s artistic and technical know-how and there were some outstanding mono images amongst them.

Again, the judge commented on each offering with advice where it was beneficial and gave each a score out of 20.

The final selection was held back and again, a number of commendations and placings were awarded. The placings were: 1st – Sparrowhawk Aggression by Steve Proctor, 2nd – Hello Boys by Gary Williamson, 3rd – Stare Case by Lesley Marklew and Point of Contact by Stephen Robinson.

During the evening, both Clare Drew and Steve Proctor were awarded certificates for their successful mono entries in the Inter-Club Photographic Alliance annual competition. Clare won the section, with Steve coming second.

The next competition is an international contest with Torrevieja from the southern Spanish coast, when each club will have 20 images judged, with points awarded for each. The winner will be the club with the highest aggregate score. Ribblesdale currently hold the trophy for this competition and are keen to hold on to it.

All non-members are invited to attend the club, where they will be offered a warm welcome along with coffee and cake afterwards. Meetings are held at Grindleton Pavilion at 7-30 pm each Tuesday night.