Club Meeting, "Members Evening" - Tuesday 20th September 2016.

"Members Evening" was the theme of Morpeth Camera Clubs meeting on 20th September 2016, this was an opportunity
for members to show samples of their recent PDI (Projected Digital Image) work.

Thirteen members contributed to the evening the first of which was Dave Bisset with images of his visit to Skye in
the summer, which included the Old Man of Storr amid cloud, sheer drop waterfalls and sweeping landscapes on this
beautiful island. The Flying Scotsman, Red Arrows and Typhoon fighter at Sunderland Air Show also featured in his
presentation.

Jeremy Cooper followed with lovely images taken with his new macro lens. Amaryllis, Rhododendron buds, Crocus,
Grape Hyacinths, Crocosmia, Narcissi, pine flowers and snowdrops were included in both vibrant colour and delicate
pastels. Jeremy succeeded in producing lovely images in this difficult medium.

John Barnes contribution was in the form of a documentary; soon to be retired John took the opportunity to record
images of certain areas of his workplace which over the years had become neglected. In monochrome to add drama,
his images of dilapidation, debris, broken windows, boarding with graffiti provided a sad atmosphere of a once vibrant
and active workplace.

John Thompson followed with images taken from his newly converted infra red camera. He explained that this medium
is particularly good for architecture; objects become more obvious but add a mysterious quality, infrared brings out the
contrast in clouds, foliage and water. His lovely images included woodland, river scenes, the armed forces Arboretum,
memorials, and the Tall Ships off Blyth Harbour.

New member John Willmore showed images of his recent work which included a highly detailed prize bull taken at the
Northumberland Show, a medieval re-enactment image at Belsay, moody skies and stormy landscapes from Skye, an
action shot of a horse and trap at Eggleston Show and graffiti from Ouseburn.

Lionel Bryan’s contribution to the evening included shots of Norwich Cathedral and cloisters, fuchsias in his garden,
French wedding images with bubbles, champagne fountain and elaborate wedding cakes. There were graphic images of
French window boxes with intricate shadows of shutters, iron street signs festooned with grapes, art nouveau and deco
glass panels and the six spanned Pont Valentre.

Dog lover Myra Jackson then showed the audience lovely images of her family dogs, her rare breed Sussex spaniel
running on the beach; with portraits in fine detail she described their charming personalities with tales of rescue dogs
and adoption. A bulldog diving into the sea at Cresswell, dogs running on the beach was in sharp contrast to Namibian
Black Backed Jackals photographed on her holidays.

Peter Downs was next up with a composition of barrels and scales, Eglingham church window and tombstone, a horse
in silver effects, a study of flowers and dead leaves, fences and grasses in monochrome, golden fields of corn, sunlit
foliage, skeletal trees, scenes from Blagdon Hall gardens and a portrait of a farmer at Ingram Show.

Stephanie Robson continued with images of her travels in Spain and Portugal, with grand views in the Picos Mountains,
a Porto river scene, Lisbon’s Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, internal shots of the beautiful Alhambra Palace in Granada, the
Puente Nuevo Bridge in Ronda, the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the Mezquita, and finally El Capricho de Gaudi, in
Comillas, Cantabria.

Chris Hills presented his photographs of Jersey’s Corbiere Lighthouse, yacht marinas with pastel coloured cottages,
castles, signs, memorial plaques, old AA boxes, coins, stamps, stained glass windows and amazing tapestries depicting
scenes of The Occupation. The steep street scenes of Robin Hoods Bay and Clovelly followed and finally internal shots
of Hereford Cathedral where he proudly wore his Morpeth Town Football club sweatshirt in honour of their recent
FA Vase victory against the Hereford side.!

Another new member Alex Hubbard gave us an insight into his interests which were mainly street art and graffiti
showing us amazing examples, including those of Banksy and other up and coming artists in the London area. Pictures
of giraffes, jellyfish, characters which were humorous, political, colourful, permanent and fleeting images resulting in
a very entertaining presentation.

Scottish scenes in Gairloch followed from Vince Rooker, there were images of cotton grass, beaches, bays & sweeping
coastlines with mountains in the distance, castles, glowing churches in the sun and sand patterns together with lovely
shots of Stac Pollaidh and the red sands at Gairloch. Fountains Abbey, Felton Church and the Lowry Centre interiors
were also included in Vince’s presentation.

Last but not least was Pat Wood with images of Beamish street scenes, shop interiors, Cresswell Tower with its lovely
old stone walls, Eglingham church windows and doors, a spectacular white horse image, a Shire horse, huskies, point
to point riders in Morpeth, lovely shots of Rothbury and candid shots of camera club members on a summer walk
concluded the evening. Club Chairman Glyn Trueman thanked all who took part, commenting on the wide variety of
subject matter which resulted in another great evening at the club.

Steph.