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Thurso Camera Club members find inspiration in season of renewal


By Alan Hendry

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'Feathering the nest' by Julie Catterall was the winning image.
'Feathering the nest' by Julie Catterall was the winning image.

Spring was in the air for the second of Thurso Camera Club’s weekly photo challenges.

With the season of renewal as the theme this time, the photographers came up with a collection of creative and technically accomplished images with subjects ranging from newborn lambs to colourful blooms.

The top six were: 1 Julie Catterall, “Feathering the nest”; 2 Jean Mackay, “Spring flowers”; 3 James Gunn, “Just chilling”; 4 Colin Campbell, “Spring lamb”; 5 Ally Mackechnie, “Blooming lockdown”; 6 Ruthie Nicholls, “Standing out from the crowd”.

Alex Henderson leads the competition after the first two rounds with 15 points.

Overall league standings: 1 Alex Henderson, 15 points; 2eq Jean Mackay and Colin Campbell, 14 points; 4 James Gunn, 12 points.

The weekly photo challenge was introduced after the club’s outdoor summer field trips had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 crisis.

A different theme is chosen every week and voting is carried out online. First place gains 10 points, down to one point for 10th.

The topic for the first week was a still life photo that must include a fruit and the top three places went to Alex Henderson, Neil Buchan and Neil Holden respectively.


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