Wide range of subjects 'almost bewildering' in photo competition 

Ribblesdale Camera Club invited members to bring sets of three related images for discussion.

Prints were seen first, either as three separate mounted enlargements or as three images on a single sheet of paper. These were followed by digital projections. Each member spoke briefly about their ideas and inspiration which led to the submissions.

"Fruit Bowl" by Stephen Robinson

"Fruit Bowl" by Stephen Robinson

On the night, the diversity of approach, subjects and quality were almost bewildering.

Subjects ranged from almost abstract dancers , a street scene photographed from above where the shadows of the pedestrians made the picture; rock music at "the Grand" and three similar portraits. Also vintage aircraft doing aerobatics with girls "wing walking" and even "secret tunnels" at Cliviger. Sport entries had a twist, one showed a trio of surfers, all incongruously smiling broadly, to distorted cyclists taken with a very wide angle lens from a couple of feet.

"Shadow People" by Gary Williamson

"Shadow People" by Gary Williamson

After the presentations, the prints were set out on tables for closer examination, while the projections were shown again, looped to play continuously. The club was then asked to choose their favourite three entries. Not to judge them in any way, just to tick in a box.

The most popular was Stephen Robinson's "Fruit Bowl", while not far behind was Gary Williamson's "Shadow People".