Photographic judge, Brian Northmore, who is a member of the Plymouth Camera Club did an excellent job of judging the 5th Open Competition for the Dawlish and Teignmouth Camera Club.
With over 67 prints to consider – a surprising number of which were of wintry scenes from the recent ‘Beast from the East’ - Brian was literally snowed under with entries. Like a true professional, he gave each one a personal critique with praise for composition and story-telling, and, where appropriate, suggestions for how a photo could be even stronger or more pleasing to the eye.
Brian, who has an impressive gallery of work himself in landscape photography used his self deprecating humour to highlight how he would love to take certain pictures, but couldn’t do them as well as some he judged on the night.
Ken Holland from the Camera Club finished the evening by quoting the qualities and skills that are necessary to be a judge – enthusiastic, entertaining, constructive and concise - and how Brian had ticked every box.
Standard Category – Coloured Prints
1st – Tejas Earp
2nd – Tejas Earp
3rd – Denise Searle
Standard Category – Mono Prints
1st – Leslie Cooper
2nd – Alison Jenkins
3rd – Gwynneth Chubb
Highly Commended – Leslie Cooper
Advanced Category – Coloured Prints
1st - Tony Wilson
2nd – Nigel West
3rd – Jean King
Highly Commended – Nigel West
Advanced Category – Mono Prints
1st – Tony Wilson
2nd – Ken Holland
3rd – Paul Lawson
Highly Commended – Paul Lawson
Alison Jenkins with her black and white print of New York
Tony Wilson, Paul Lawson, Denise Searle, Judge Brian Northmore, Leslie Cooper, Ken Holland, Gwynneth Chubb, Tejas Earp