Brian captures the moment to take club’s nature trophy

One of the winning set of seal pictures by Brian Tunnard, which won the Allan Potts Trophy at Whitley Bay Photographic Society.

One of the winning set of seal pictures by Brian Tunnard, which won the Allan Potts Trophy at Whitley Bay Photographic Society.

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TWO trophies were up in the frame at the final meeting of the season for Whitley Bay Photographic Society.

Visiting judge Dave Philips from Hartlepool Photographic Society gave his expert and concise comments on entries for the President’s Trophy, on a theme of ‘Patterns’, and the Allan Potts Trophy, a nature themed competition.

Brian Tunnard’s set of three outstanding pictures of seals was the popular choice for first in the Allan Potts Trophy while the ‘Wild Flowers of Africa’ by Pat Porrett was runner-up.

Brian Pearson, Anne Swearman and Andrew Nicoll took the remaining three places while Jeff Evans, Chris Hales and Richard Narcross were highly commended.

The ‘Patterns’ competition also produced diverse pictures with Jan Clements, who used drying cod fish, drying mud and reflected tree trunks to produce an excellent and unusual set to take first place.

Rock patterns in a quarry by Alan Porrett was second, Sheelah Bardsell was third, Brian Tunnard fourth and Jon Bardsell fifth. Ron Clements, Jeff Evans and Anne Swearman were highly commended.

The evening concluded with the ‘Print of the Year’ and ‘Projected Image of the Year’ being awarded.

Bob Collington’s ‘The Jetty’ won the print and Richard Narcross’s ‘The Drummer’ the best projected.