Club Meeting, Presentation & Awards Evening - Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

The final evening of the season at Morpeth Camera Club on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 commenced with a wonderful audio
visual tribute, compiled from the clubs’ archives by Davy Bolam, to our Life President, Vince Rooker, who sadly passed
away on 21st April. Davy asked club members to take note and learn from Vince’s expertise as the presentation opened
with examples of his beautiful landscapes shot in the Hebrides of sweeping white sands and crystal blue seas, Yosemite
with its geysers, sulphur springs and wildlife, and majestic Teton mountain scenes. Sunsets, frosty woodland scenes,
and classic shots of Rannoch moor highlighted Vince’s landscape expertise. Still life images followed with serene shots
of flowers, oriental vases, fruit, wine and cheese, set against delicate voiles and silk. A religious theme followed with
statuary, church interiors, intricate symmetrical ceilings and mosaics. Vince’s love of candid photography shone through
with colourful images of masked figures, Goths and street musicians and an eclectic mix of shots of alpine shepherds,
horse trials, steam train workers and street kids followed. Davy’s presentation concluded with images which reflected
Vince’s sense of humour with his cleverly manipulated creations depicting mystery and imagination with ghostly shots
of mythical creatures and finally an image which Vince will always be remembered for of a lone wolf howling at the
moon set in a stark Yosemite landscape.

                    

Outgoing Chairman Glyn Trueman thanked Davy for the tribute which, although it had an air of sadness, truly reflected
Vince’s love of photography. A dinner, which had originally been planned to mark his 50th year as a member of the club,
will still go ahead to celebrate the life of this very special man whose contribution to the club and the wider photographic
community is immeasurable.

        
                                Glyn Trueman, Paul Appleby, Sue Dawson, Davy Bolam.

The end of season Awards Presentation Ceremony followed where winner’s trophies were presented by the club
chairman and selected images were projected as a representation of the authors work throughout the year. This
season, thirty one different workers supported the twelve competitions entering 169 colour prints, 156 mono prints
and 249 digital images.

The Bates Cup for pdi Landscape trophy was presented to Paul Appleby, with Mark Harrison and Glyn Trueman coming
Second and Third. The Browell Trophy for Natural History was awarded to George Sudlow who also took Second place
with Davy Bolam coming Third.

In the Digital Image Worker of the Year, where marks are totalled up throughout the season, Third place was given to
Sue Dawson, in Second place was Davy Bolam and the Digital Shield was awarded to Glyn Trueman for First place.

The Colour Print Worker of the Year followed with Paul Appleby who was placed Third, in Second place was Glyn Trueman
and the joint winners of the Colour Cup were Sue Dawson and Davy Bolam.

For the Monochrome Print Worker of the Year award, in joint Third place were Lionel Brian and Paul Appleby, Second place
went to Glyn Trueman, and the Camera Trophy for Monochrome Prints was awarded to Davy Bolam.

Finally, those who gained most points throughout the season, were Glyn Trueman who came Third, Sue Dawson was
in second place and the winner of the Photographer of the Year, was Davy Bolam who was deservedly presented with the
Photographers Plaque.

Another successful year for the club concluded with a buffet supper. Club members now look forward to the series of local
summer walks; including day trips to further afield, and workshops which will be organised by a variety of club members.
                                                                                                                                                 
Steph.