9th April 2014 - A rich medley - Part 2

Part 2 of ‘the members entertain’ saw no fewer than six presentations in which the club enjoyed images which many of the photographers were showing for the first time. It is not easy to get up and speak about your photographic creations in front of an audience which knows a thing or two about capturing a good picture but this evening proved that it can be done and with great success.
First on was Ted Strawson, no stranger to winning competitions but he offered a range of shots, including some eye-catching Photoshop interpretations of flowers. He invited the audience to judge on their immediate impressions and was happy to take the flak where necessary especially where his preference for landscapes without skies proved unfounded in several of the images shown!
Next Elizabeth Wiggins presented her pictures from one of the club visits to Bristol revealing that she was able to find images which others could easily pass by. The real name of ‘the trumpety bridge’ where members meet down on the docks is now clear (Pero’s Bridge).
Bill Summers provided his follow up to last week’s New York with shots of Washington and its very different skyline. Included this week were pictures of Capitol Hill, the White House, the Space Museum and shopping malls. But his views of Arlington Cemetery and the headstone of J F Kennedy’s grave were poignant as was his discovery of a large tomb which bore Bill’s surname – which must have which must have come as quite a shock!
Matthew Jenkins then introduced his pictures of Killerton where he works as a volunteer. His shots of the scenery, flowers and the Bear House were a good incentive to visit or re-visit this National Trust property where there are countless photographic opportunities.
David Dagg was next on and presented his panel which was submitted for an LRPS award. David was more than willing to share the criticisms of the judges which were often quite contradictory. This was an excellent insight into what is required to obtain one of these awards.
Finally Diane Rowe showed a collection of pictures which ranged from a rather discrete image of Michelangelo’s David in Florence through to Cornwall and the flooded Somerset levels.
This was another full and enjoyable evening which once again proved that photography is a good way of bringing people together.