“Looking Up”, February 2024

The topic for our second set subject competition of the season was chosen and judged by our member, Alan Walker. There are two main advantages of having Alan as a judge. We benefit from his years of expertise in the critique of our images and secondly it gives the rest of us a chance of winning something!!

“Looking Up” proved a popular topic with 59 entries from 21 members. In the spirit of the forthcoming Olympics Alan awarded each image Gold, Silver or Bronze. At the end of the evening he then gave his his “best of golds”.

The Best Image of the Night was “Friston Forest IR” by Ade Gidney

Best ‘Scape was the cityscape “Lloyds Building” by Richard Jakobson

Best Nature was “Looking Up 2” by Simon Roberts

Best Architecture was “StopLight, Valencia” by Annie Given

Best Abstract was “Le Pesche” by Philip Cartwright

Best Creative was “Lady of the Lake” by Jo Knight

Best Sport was “Over Easy” by Annie Given

Best Portrait was “Looking Up” by Bob Given

Best Astro was “Seascale Beach” by Richard Jakobson

Best Street was “A Ball in the Hand” by David Woodthorpe

Best “Ahhh shot” was “All that Glitters” by Jo Knight

All the entered images can be seen in our gallery section:

2023-2024 Competition Images


NCPF Club Championships for PDI’s and Prints

The club were very successful in this year’s Northern Counties Photographic Federation Club Championships. We won the print competition with Saltburn coming second and Gosforth third. Bob Given was voted Best Print for “Anna Clears”:

Tricia Rayment’s print “Marbled White on Scabious” was also awarded maximum marks:

In the PDI competition we tied with Gosforth. The result was eventually decided following a 10 time iteration of their tie-breaker process………and we came second! However Alan Walker’s “Bobcat Hunting Prey” was voted Best PDI:

and Julie Walker scored maximum marks for “Otter Family in Shetland”:

A remarkable result for our small club