As usual our camera club begins with the cuppa and a chat and last night our cuppa was brightened by two of our members bringing along some of their home baking. Adrienne McLoughlin brought a delicious tea brack already buttered for our delectation. Low and behold not 5 minutes later Linda Baker came along with an equally delicious orange cake, needless to say both were eagerly devoured by the members.
We had 26 entries to our competition and I was gobsmacked by the brilliant standard of the work by our members in the 3 categories, but before it begun we all surprised Steve Baker by singing Happy Birthday who still has a few years before he gets the bus pass. Some of the shots that stood out for me were the first picture to be shown which was taken by a novice. This picture was a simple but effective arrangement of three lit candles, it was well composed, sharp and well exposed. Another example from the intermediate category that comes to mind is of a bicycle parked on a Portuguese street. It was converted to Black and White, had an excellent diagonal composition and the title was apt for the scene. A scene with horses in a barn all looking at the young girl feeding them was all memorable both for the composition and the title. I eagerly await the results.
For our next meeting I have organised a talk by Anthony Kearney on Black & White Photography we will also have a slide show session on the pictures that we took on our first night back. That night we concentrated on low light photography without the use of flash. So I want to see your work from that night, we took still life shots indoors and outdoors we did light painting and starry skies so don’t be sky and bring along your work. If you would like some more information on our club then visit our website at http://ardfertcameraclub.weebly.com