At the most recent meeting of the Brechin Photographic Society, Bob Humphries, president of the Donside Camera Club, was invited to judge the entries in the Angus Life category.
Bob gave an account of the way he judges each image, looking at the instant appeal then checking the technical expertise such as focus and composition.
Given the title of this competition, the judge was looking for living things in their environment and commented on the wide range of subjects photographed in Angus.
In the beginners section Ken Keith’s image of a slow worm placed third, Alexa Hewit’s outstanding black and white images entitled ‘Artist and the dry dock men’ and ‘Creel and Crabmen’ from her study into harbour life in Arbroath taking second and first place.
In the intermediate section the most outstanding images were judged to be ‘City Slicker’ by Gordon Milne in third place, ‘Harvesting’ by Alan Edwards in second place and ‘Edzell Woods’ depicting stunning autumn colour by Mark Hughes in first place.
In the advanced category the image awarded third place was ‘Arbroath Fisher Folk’ by James Anderson, ‘Tattie Picking’ also by James Anderson awarded second place with the winning image ‘Evening Harvest’ by Frank Horrocks judged the most outstanding.
The Brechin Photographic Society meet every Tuesday in the St. Andrews Hall, Brechin at 7.15 p.m. and new members are very welcome. Visit www.brechinphotographicsociety.org for more