Mearns Camera Club’s ‘People At Work’ competition was judged at their weekly meeting in Stonehaven Community Centre.
Judge Al Buntin MPAGB ARPS DPAGB, a member of Dundee Camera Club, said he enjoyed looking at the work and hoped his comments would be of use and help members to learn and improve with their photographic efforts.
He emphasised throughout the importance of composition allied to content, technique and visual appeal. He thought the standard of the club’s entries was excellent though for a competition named ‘People At Work’ a lot of the people featured were actually static and had paused from their work.
Mono print - 1 ‘Leather Worker’ by Pat Copner, 20 points, 2 ‘Dry Stane Dyker’ by Brian Doyle 19 points, 3 ‘Barber at Lucca’ by Brian Doyle 18 points
Coloured print - 1 ‘Working In The Mist’ by Pat Copner 20 points, 2 ‘Farrier At Work’ by Iain Wood 18 points, 3 ‘Shampoo Before The Fair’ by Pat Copner 17 points
Projected digital image - 1 ‘Over The Last’ by Allan Sutherland 20 points, 2 ‘Simple Minds’ by Brian Doyle 19 points, 3 (equal) ‘Making The Shoe Fit’ by iain Wood 18 points and ‘Olympics 2012’ by Margo Wilson 18 points
Mike Reid gave Al a comptrehensive vote of thanks. commenting on his obvious passion for photography and also the hard work he had put in to judging the entries as well as the quality of his comments.