Forest of Galtres Camera Club

Monday 12th December 2016


Portfolio & Landscape Competitions



There are seven annual competitions to be judged each year. On Monday evening, members welcomed Henrietta Byrne, from Richmond Camera Club, to select the winning entries for this year’s Portfolio competition and the Taff Edward’s Landscape Digital competition.







Sixteen members had each produced a set of six images linked to a single theme of the individual’s choice. The themes were wide ranging from a band concert to seascapes at Spurn Point, from reflections captured in Venice to images of the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and from wildlife to spring flora.


Henrietta awarded highly commended to Ken Proudley for his series of images that captured the early morning ethereal qualities of Castle Howard bathed in mist and enhanced by touches of frost. Peter Rushton’s selection called Deer was also highly commended. He provided images of these creatures swimming in a lake and then emerging.


Keith Schubert’s Autumn Impressions was placed third. Henrietta commented that this was a beautifully developed portfolio. Within each image there was a clear point of focus, perhaps a single leaf, supported by a surrounding palette of softened autumn colour.


Peter Briggs took second place with Wildlife, a collection of images from insects to a brilliantly captured red squirrel.


First place was awarded to David Warner for A Glimpse of Light. Henrietta praised the way David had captured the drama and great atmosphere of six different landscapes creating a powerful portfolio









There were 28 entries for the Landscape competition. Peter Rushton received a commended for Buttermere Trees as did Jill Dobson for Studley Royal Colours. David Warner’s Towards Ingleborough was given a highly commended along with Keith Schubert’s Towards the Sun.


Third place was David Warner’s Mist Rising from Hood Hill, second was Peter Dobson’s Alpine Ski Routes and in first place was Scotsman on the Run taken by President of the Camera Club, Vic Brookes. See the images below.


Henrietta’s constructive appraisal of each image was much appreciated. Next week, is the club’s On Line competition. Before Monday, all entries will be viewed on line and judged by members themselves. The outcome of this will make for an interesting evening.