Ponteland Photographic Society

Knockout 6 November 2017

Veronica compared this year’s Knockout Competition and after brief discussion about which was the left screen and which was the right screen we had an interesting 90 minutes as members whittled down the initial 36 entries to find the most striking photograph.
The winner was Ian Morton with “Women’s Work” which was taken at an open market near Taunggyi in the Shan State of Myanmar (Burma). Hill tribe people meet every week to sell their wares in an organised open market that moves around villages within the immediate location. The shot was not posed with only one lady noticing the camera which adds interest.
Womens Work by Ian Morton
Second Mike Sadler, “Canal in Winter” which was photographed in mid-winter in Tamworth, Staffordshire on a cold January morning. This scene lent itself to Black and White treatment, evoking the days when canals were an important transport link. Broken panes of ice gently knocked together producing a magical tinkling sound as canal boats passed slowly by.
2nd Canal in Winter Mike Sadler
Third Tony McCann’s “Gannets” which was taken on a windy day at Bempton Cliffs, just south of Filey on the North Yorkshire coast. Tony took lots of shots of flying gannets and of the fluffy chicks. This is a picture of two young gannets that were standing near the top of the cliffs.3rd Gannets by Tony McCann
In Fourth spot was Bob Morgan’s “Starling Walk” taken at the harbour in Seahouses. The birds were eyeing up a bag of chips!
4th Starling Walk by Bob MorganAs usual all of the images entered for this competition can be seen on our Flickr webspace – click here