3rd September 2014 - The new season begins

The first meeting of a new season saw a nearly full house when the camera club re-convened. This was an opportunity to swap stories of our photographic experiences during the summer months and to share some of the images we had created.
It was also a time to reflect on the many summer excursions and activities the club had organised and participated in as supplements to its weekly meetings. These included a sunset vigil at Clevedon pier, a day out to Plymouth and a lively encounter with The Sealed Knot Society as they re-enacted the storming of Sherborne Castle. The club also took part in the Arts and Crafts exhibition at Wellington Arts Centre and had a stand at the Wellington Flower Show. It all goes to show what an active and lively photographic club this is.
The images shown during the evening included shots of Jersey’s Battle of Flowers, wildlife park excursions, visits to the Shambles in York. Images of club outings to Plymouth and Exeter and the Dorset Steam Fair were also displayed. Particularly striking were some images from Jon Peters of the French village Oradour-sur- Glane –which was the site of a massacre during WWII and which has been left in its original derelict state. Images of rusting cars, sewing machines were particularly poignant especially when shown in monochrome.
With a full programme of activities distributed to club members this is going to be another creative year for this very friendly photographic club.