Club Meeting Report, Members Evening - Tuesday 22nd September 2015.

On Tuesday 22nd September 2015, "Members PDI Evening" was the theme of the third meeting of the new season at
Morpeth Camera Club. This was an opportunity for those that wished to do so to show some of their recent projected
digital images. Fourteen members took up the challenge and each presented a selection of images that they had taken
throughout the year, holiday shots, observations, record shots and in general, photographs which don’t have the usual
restraints and criteria of competition rules.

Club Chairman, Glyn Trueman introduced the first presenter, Gordon Hine whose photographs included Northumbria
University Abstract exteriors, colourful characters at The Hoppings, and a charming portrait of his pet dog.

Next was Chris Hills, with rocky outcrops on the Moray Coast, Steam Traction engines at Thursford Steam Museum
in Norfolk, Norwich Cathedral interiors, drain covers, colourful Tobermory, and Iona Abbey.

Dave Bisset presented his images of garden birds, towering Bamburgh Castle, hovering gulls, a panoramic shot of
Alnmouth, fishing nets and rock patterns in grey and gold, Northumberlandia and Tanfield Railway Museum.

Glyn Trueman’s colourful fairground images, a swooping barn owl, macro shots of feathers, fungi, green fly, snails,
manipulated seed heads, droplets, zoom burst images of flowers, a dramatic abstract of a staircase, and his close
ups of sea birds, were among his collection on the night.

Jeremy Cooper continued with shots of the crew’s quarters and lounge on the Royal Yacht Britannia, decorative
metal panels at the Edinburgh Parliament, pandas relaxing and zebra patterns at Edinburgh zoo and the reflected
colours of stained glass at Tynemouth Piory.

John Thompson provided excellent fish-eye images taken at Scarborough Winter gardens, with sweeping curves of
pillars, deckchair patterns, elevated views in high key creating atmospheric pencil sketch effects.

Martin Leonard, a relatively new member of the club, provided us with storm scenes taken in Barbados, brilliant
red poppies, a night shot of the moon over water, the colourful Caves of Drach, wedding shots in Cuba, fireworks
over the Sage, the Red Arrows and High Force waterfall.

Mike Weighall’s presentation included impressions of the beach huts at Blyth, lunar landscape stones at Amble,
Sligo boats on still water, launches moored in Annecy, an atmospheric shot of walkers on a beach during a sea
fret and Chillingham Wild Cattle.

Myra Jackson was next with a lovely shot of an owl, a Hen Harrier with water droplets, scenes at Glanton Show,
a fun Noddy car, raindrops on a tulip and a moody image of sunlit boats against a backdrop of a grey stormy sky.

Pat Wood continued with scenes at Amble, Tanfield characters, engine shed and forge, colourful details in rust, owls,
Alnwick Garden fountain and entertainers, flowers and a study of old stacked leather suitcases and bags.

Pat was followed by Peter Downs, whose images included, studies of old oil cans, bikes, and sidings at Tanfield, an
old barn door, misty groynes at Blyth, and, using a fractalius filter, an unusual photograph of orchids and a dramatic
colourful tree study.

Stephanie Robson included in her selection a French doorway surrounded with climbing plants, lorry notices, bright
Italian leather shoes, a couple texting, alleyways, graffiti, musicians,colourful images of Caribbean children and
wooden houses.

Steve McDonald came next, with an eclectic group of images of climbing in Snowdon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite,
a ghost town in Nevada, Verona, and backstreet views of Venice, waterfalls, tractors, eagle owls, and a Greek
mountain village.

Finally, Vince Rooker took us to an old mining museum, Skipton Carnival pipers and characters in the parade,
images of Wharfdale, Western Scotland, Iona, Skiddaw views, and lovely still life images of miniature yellow
poppies and tulips.

Glyn thanked all who took part for a very enjoyable evening after which coffee was served.

Steph.