Club Meeting, "Ladies Night" - Tuesday 10th January 2017.

On Tuesday 10th January 2017, Morpeth Camera Club held its very first Ladies night with the aim of showcasing the
excellent photographic work done by some of the clubs female members.

         

Karin Jackson opened the evening with an AV entitled Morpeth In Bloom, set to melodic music Karin showed Morpeth
in all its glory, the wonderful towers of colourful flowers along Bridge Street, planted tubs in the Market Place, and
cascading petunias & geraniums in hanging baskets around the town. Also included in her presentation were detailed
shots of mosaics in the Millennium garden, views through Carlisle Park and the Castle.

Kate Philipson also chose audio visual media, with images of Seaton Delaval Hall, ornate window details, majestic
stone pillars, mossy steps, decorative iron gates, lovely rose gardens and pristine hedges. Shots taken in the elegant
Commemorative Garden included beautiful flower borders and humorous sculptures of flower pot men.

Pat Wood followed with a presentation entitled From Then Til Now, a timeline sequence of her photographs from when
she first took up photography, pointing out beginners errors and how she learned to improve them. Lovely Fractalis
filter images of flowers, snow and leaves, sand patterns and images of wartime re enactments, butterflies, owls and
woodland walk scenes were included. Pat illustrated throughout that by cropping or converting to monochrome, her
images were improved and added impact to her work.

Roseanne Robinson was on next with portraits of craggy, lived in faces of miners and street characters, a comical shot
of a man playing music through a traffic cone and a scary close up shot of a tup. Images of cycling in Holland, North
Wales and stark North Uist were followed by light bulb reflections, landscapes taken at Simonside, Derwentwater and
Tenerife. An eclectic choice of images of a Falcon, a Whitby Steam punk and sunset walks were interspaced throughout
with candid shots of club members out on the clubs’ summer walks.

Stephanie Robson presented two audio visual shows, the first being of a holiday in the Dominican Republic which clearly
highlighted the comparisons between the opulent surroundings of the hotel; beach scenes, amenities, manicured grounds
and lively nightlife and the contrasting life led by locals townspeople in the interior, with simple but colourful dwellings.
A lively av of the annual family barbeque followed, with happy face painted children, shots of contestants in the
talent show and receiving their trophies illustrated this popular annual get together.

Next was Sue Dawson on a theme of how her camera always seems to be drawn to peripheral distractions, intending
to concentrate on a chosen scene, Sue illustrated that there are always interesting shots to be had nearby such as
messy stranded cars next to a dramatic landscape or antics of children in a serious religious procession. Her show
took us through Europe, to opulent Spanish marinas and designer shops, Strasbourg stork nests, Hungarian panorama
shots, Whitby Goths, Newcastle’s street lights and colourful traffic trails.

Ursula Pearce concluded with a cityscape av of Newcastle with the towering multi storey buildings on The Side with
views panning to roof level, steps sweeping upward, lofty Tudor buildings on the riverside, sweeping shots of the Tyne
bridges, the iconic Baltic and Sage buildings, multi storey converted warehouses at Ouseburn, panoramic shots over
the area all emphasised the sheer height of the city's architecture. Mixing colour and monochrome shots Ursula had
successfully caught the atmosphere of Newcastle in her presentation.

Chairman, Glyn Trueman thanked all who took part in the evening which highlighted what can be achieved when using
a theme to illustrate a subject.

Steph.