Monthly comp for camera club

WINDOW RESTORER: A. West's photograph was identified as one of the top four images by judge David Symonds.
WINDOW RESTORER: A. West's photograph was identified as one of the top four images by judge David Symonds.

The fifth monthly competition was judged by David Symonds with comments recorded on CD.

It was his first attempt at communicating in this manner for which he apologised, but there was absolutely no need as everything went well other than a drop in volume in his voice level.

His appraisal of each image was fair and humorous, and snippets throughout warmed the club’s feelings towards him.

With the usual high standard, marking was fairly even throughout.

However, he identified the four top images in his opinion, they were as follows:

1. A. West’s ‘Window Restorer’;

2. P. Woodburn’s ‘I Am The Ref’;

3. N. Robertson’s ‘Aberdour Beach’;

3. P. Woodburn’s ‘The City’.

‘I Am The Ref’ was said to be extremely well caught, and caused much amusement in the Camera Club.

A. West’s ‘Window Restorer’ depicts a man at work on a stained glass window, restoring it for public viewing.

P. Woodburn’s ‘I Am The Ref’, meanwhile, tells the story of a football match, showing a player seemingly disagree with the match official, the referee reminding the gentleman that he is the one in charge.

P. Woodburn’s other entry, ‘The City’ is the view of London, the Millenium Bridge in view as a city tour boat takes tourist around the sites.

The other entry to gain recognition by Mr Symonds was N. Robertson’s ‘Aberdour Beach’.

Making fantastic use of the contrast in colours between the sea, sky and grassy hills of Aberdour’s beach highlights its beauty.

On Thursday, March 15, member Jim Gray will will show part 2 of his Carribean Cruise.