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It's all there in black and white as married couple scores camera club history first

17 December 2012
Ian Ferguson's Old Man of the Forest
which won the projected category.

Knaresborough Camera Club saw what is believed to be a first in its 46-year history when it held its latest competition – wedded winners.

Two of the three categories in the monochrome competition were won by Wendy and Ian Ferguson. Wendy took the projected plus category – the club’s premier league – while her hubby took the honours in the other division, the projected category.

Mike Wood took the top award in the best print category.

Chairman Richard Bryant believes Wendy and Ian's double is a first for the club.

Projected plus winner
Slot Canyon
by Wendy Ferguson.
He said: "It’s not uncommon to have couples taking part but I am not aware of an instance where partners have both taken the top slots in categories in the same contest."

And with standards rising and the contest attracting 120 images, the chairman said guest judge John Elvin had his work cut out.

Richard added: “The monochrome competition is the most popular among members but it's probably the most challenging as the photographer really has to understand what works well and what doesn’t in this particular format.

"It's been great to see our members putting into practice what they have learnt, this year, and in some cases, being bold with their compositions and choice of subject.”

And the contest showed that members don’t switch off their competitive thinking while on holiday – each of the three winning shots were taken abroad.

Mike Wood’s "Nellie and Ellie" was captured at France’s La Palmyre Zoo, while Ian took his shot “The Old Man of the Forest” at Bukit Merah, West Malaysia and Wendy took “Slot Canyon” in a Navajo reservation, Arizona 

Mike Wood's "Nellie and Ellie" won the print category. 
The club programme resumes after the Christmas and New Year break on Wednesday 9 January. The group welcomes photographers of all levels. Further information is available by telephoning club secretary Steve Moull on 542884 and at its website.
 



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