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Winning photographers show flashes of inspiration

4 March 2013
Mike Wood's "Admiral Von Tromp."

Creative composition, presentation and an emotional connection set the winning entries apart in Knaresborough Camera Club’s annual competition, according to its guest judge.

Local professional photographer Phil Tennant said the three winning images — taken around North Yorkshire — captured the viewer’s attention by stirring a feeling and telling a story.

Mike Wood won the print category with his image of the wreck of the tragedy-stricken Admiral Von Tromp which sank off Saltwick Bay, at Whitby, in 1976, with the loss of two lives.

Wendy Ferguson's "Kildale."
Wendy Ferguson won the projected category with her landscape shot of Kildale, Hambleton, along the Cleveland Way, and Mervin Straughan took first place in the projected plus category with “The Conversation,” a discussion between two men walking under a bridge at York.

Club chairman Richard Bryant said: “The annual competition is held towards the end of our indoor season and allows us to gauge how far we have come in developing our techniques.

"The club ethos is about learning together and it's clear from the high standard of this year’s event that members have been taking everything on board, particularly what they have learnt at our practical workshops."

Mervin Straughan's 
"The Conversation."
The indoor season at Park Grove Church Hall runs until 10 April after which club members can be seen on photoshoots at various locations around the district.

Higher resolution images are available for camera club press purposes.


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