THE first Wednesday of November at Peebles Camera Club was the first round of the annual competition, reports Brian Henry from the Club.

Due to the judge, Margaret Elliot, being in Dumfries the meeting was held online.

This was the first time prints were included in a competition held on Zoom.

The 18 prints were delivered to Margaret, and she judged them at home.

On the night, a digital image of the print was shown but Margaret’s comments were based solely on the print that was entered.

After the prints were scored, Margaret considered the 33 digital images.

She awarded her scores after commenting on each entry.

Some of the prints she considered dark in the wrong places and felt detail could not be seen.

Comments on both prints and digital were common with composition being addressed and sharpness in certain entries could have been improved.

The high scoring entries in prints were Sandy Walsh's “Oystercatchers” with 20 points, Brian Henry’s “Behind the Stump” (19 points) and Pete Birrell's Bordeaux Cathedral (18 points).

In the digital category, Kevin Lomax with “The Catch” scored 20 points, Kathy Henry “A Hint of Pink” (19 points) and Margaret Jamie's “A Slow Day at the Guggenheim” (18 points).

Scoring 17 points were:

Prints: Kickin Up Dust – Pete Birrell; Wailing Widow Falls – Kevin Lomax.

Digital: Bamburgh Castle – Sandy Walsh; Harvest – Brian Henry; Thistle Do Nicely – Ian Rodwell; No One's Getting My Lunch – Colette Burke; The Red Eye Has Landed – Kathy Henry; Under Milk Wood – Ian Rodwell.

The next meeting will be in the Drill Hall (Community Centre) on Wednesday, November 16 at 7.30pm, when local photographer Stephen Mathison will talk about his experience with sports photography.