For the second time this season the Set Subject competition made an appearance and again we have been lucky enough to secure the services of a talented external judge. Alan McCormick LRPS, from Hexham and District Photographic Society, was given over 50 images to study and gave us useful critiques on every entry. Alan selected “Fibonacci Stairs” by Hank Craggs as the winning photograph - a picture taken in the Vatican featuring a dual spiral staircase. Hank was also awarded second place with “Ferrous Wheel” while Helen Bradley’s “Rainbow Marble” completed the top three positions.
Highly Commended was awarded to four photographs; All Ablaze by Mike Sadler, Black Smoke by Alastair Ruffman, Roses by Kevin Allen and finally, Hank again with Idyll del Gelato.
The judge was also good enough to nominate nine pictures as Commended; Falling Arrows by Mike Sadler, Dualling Guitars by Rod Smith, Family Portrait by Alastair Ruffman, Prestwick Poppies by Bill Norfolk, Stone Wall by Frank Thomson, Letting Off Steam by Alastair Ruffman, The Boat With a Hole by Kevin Allen, Yellowstone Canyon Wall by Frank Thomson and Water Lillies by Hank Craggs.