THIS month's feature by Kirkbymoorside Camera Club focuses on the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s annual exhibition, in which members have excelled.

Members of the 72 camera clubs from throughout Yorkshire and are affiliated to the YPU, compete to have images accepted into the exhibition.

It opens on Saturday, May 4, at the arts centre in Bingley and is open daily, from 10am to 4pm, until Sunday, May 19.

In this year’s print section about 1,500 images were entered with only 200 being accepted. The projected image section had almost 1,800 entered, with 233 being accepted.

Six members of Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club (KDCC) entered and all had images accepted.

In the print section KDCC had nine acceptances, of these The Lighthouse by Mike Ward and Bison in Snow by Bob Ordidge were awarded certificates of merit.

In the projected image section, KDCC had eight acceptances, of these Door to The Galaxy by Jim Cavanagh, Thirsty Sunflowers by Julie Cowdy, Toboggan Smash by Paul Stephenson, Snow Monkey in a Snow Storm by Bob Ordidge and Lost in The Sand by Mike Ward were awarded Certificates of Merit.

Club chairman Harry Kingman said: "This is our best result since 2014, in that year 17 of our members competed and submitted almost twice as many entries. It is also very satisfying to see a small rural club competing successfully against the large city clubs."

KDCC meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the Moorside Bar and Club, Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, at 7.30pm.

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