Bangor and North Down Camera Club celebrated the first competition of 2013 with a healthy entry in all the sections and an encouraging turn out to witness the judging. Ian Lyons from Merville Photographic Club was the guest judge and he offered particular encouragement to the Foundation entrants with a comment and some advice to each member.
The range of subjects reflected the Open nature of the competition with landscapes, natural history ,sport and other categories on display.
Brian McMullan’s spectacular shot of an airborne motor-cyclist took first prize in the Foundation Colour section; Angela Shannon and Michael Rice took the other placings.
A thoughtful study of a church won the Monochrome contest for Christine Pearson followed by Alan Field and Darren Brown. The Digital Projected Image prize went to Mark Bell for his shot of a spiral staircase. The runners-up were Michael Rice and Darren Brown.
In the Advanced Competitions Edward McCavana swept the boards winning all three sections outright. An atmospheric skyscraper at night took the plaudits for Colour ; Noel Maitland and David Best were second and third.
A similar subject and treatment did the trick for Edward in the Monochrome section ahead of Ray Magill and May Carvill and when the results of the Digital Image contest were announced it was a hat-trick of victories for Edward. His winning subject was an interior of the art gallery in The Mac in Belfast.
Harry Watson and Deborah Carvill were runners-up.