December 2015

Our Print of the Year competition was judged by Sue Churchill, Secretary of Deepings Camera Club, who provided expert constructive advice on all the entries. The Cup was won for the second year in a row by Robin Pearson, this time with a strikingly lit monochrome shot of palm trees on a Californian beach – a worthy winner.  In second and third places were Julie Coles’ painterly interpretation of a lighthouse and Sue Haynes’ delicate seedheads.

Smoking palms by Robin Pearson

Winner – Smoking palms by Robin Pearson

St Marys Light, Whitley Bay by Julie Coles

Second Place – St Marys Light, Whitley Bay by Julie Coles

Sue Churchill also kindly offered an assessment of all the entries in the second competition: Landscapes.  The winner, chosen by members, was David Townshend, just one point ahead of John Hillier. Sue Churchilll commended the quality of the composition and lighting of their images.  In third and fourth place were Gordon Brown and Sue West.

Geese by moonlight by David Townshend

Landscape First Place – Geese by moonlight by David Townshend

Windmill, South Luffenham by John Hillier

Landscape Second Place – Windmill, South Luffenham by John Hillier

Cups were awarded to David Townshend for winning both the single and group competitions, and the Chairman’s Cup was given to Dave Baxter for organising our successful summer exhibition in the Arts Centre.

Our next SPS meeting will be on Thursday 21 January, 8pm.