Club Meeting Report, Images of Empire - Tuesday 7th January 2014.

On Tuesday 7th January 2014, Morpeth Camera Club resumed after the Christmas and New Year break with a
presentation by David Stout, EFIAP, DPAGB of Ryton Camera Club.
David is an acclaimed travel photographer and the first part of the show was his "Desert Island Top Twenty".
Projected on 6x6 slides he had selected twenty of his favourite images, from churches in Santorini on Crete
to the beautiful shapes of Antelope Canyon in the American South West, the Reclining Budda at Wat Pho in
Bangkok to fishermen and tea pickers in Sri Lanka.
With pin sharp portraits, landscape vistas and architectural detail it set the tone for the rest of the evening.
David's second presentation was entitled "Images of Empire" and brought us into the digital age with stunning
photographs taken on a trip with his wife Carol to New Zealand with stopovers on both the outward & return
Their first stop was to visit the Golden Triangle in India where we were treated to scenes of the Amber Fort
in Jaipur, portraits of holy men and local women, jewelled embroidery, adorned trucks and buses.
In Agra, the stunning moghul palaces, the Taj Mahal at daybreak and sunset; in Delhi, the Red Fort, evocotive
street scenes and the India Gate Monument.
The next part of the journey took us to Singapore with colourful images of Chinatown & the Financial District.
On leaving Asia, Melbourne was the next stop with its colonial houses and trams and then on to Auckland and
images of Maori with tattooed faces, Rotarua geiser's, and a visit to Napier, the Art Deco capital of the world.
The Franz Josef glacier where they took a helicopter ride over the mountains and then to the coast with the
unique Yellow Eyed Penguins, the Moeraki Boulders and driftwood sculptures.
The last leg of this amazing journey took David and Carol to Hong Kong where images of ferries, trains & trams,
Buddhas, neon signs, Lantau Island and Victoria Peak concluded an evening of colour and amusing anecdotes,
with photographs that perfectly captured the atmosphere and culture of each location.
After a vote of thanks, the raffle and coffee concluded a very inspiring evening.

Prior to this meeting (6.30pm - 730pm) Glyn Trueman ran one of the clubs training session on the use of the
Photoshop Elements Editor, explaining editing in camera RAW, and, using his own images he demonstrated
white balance controls, exposure and contrast control, icons and their uses.
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