Mearns Camera Club’s ‘Long Exposure’ competition was judged on Monday night at their weekly meeting in Stonehaven Community Centre.
Judge Stuart Dodd from Dundee commented on the high standard of entries from the club and said he had enjoyed viewing them. There was some debate as to what actually constituted a long exposure but for the competition the club had stated a long exposure would be defined as one of 1/30th of a second or longer, Or an image which shows blurring, OR an image taken in low light, so he had used this as his criteria. Stuart added that because of the nature of this type of image many of those taken, especially in the Projected Image category, had turned out ‘softish’.
David Gold thanked Stuart on behalf of the club for his very constructive comments.
The results were as follows: Mono Print 3rd ‘Heads Up At Inverurie Mart’ by Allan Sutherland 18 points 2nd ‘Force Of Nature’ by Pat Copner 19 points; 1st ‘Waterfall’ by Pat Copner 20 points. Coloured Print 3rd ‘Life Above The Torrent’ by Pat Copner 18 points; 2nd ‘Coastal Dawn’ by Stuart Caie 19 points; 1st ‘Beach Defender’ by Stuart Caie 20 points. Projected Digital Image 3rd ‘Morning Mist’ by Alan Gawthorpe 18 points; 2nd ‘Northern Lights’ by Neil Weston 19 points; 1st ‘Breakwater’ by Stuart Caie 20 points.