Club Report, RPS International Images Exhibition - Tuesday 9th December 2014.

On Tuesday 9th December, Morpeth Camera Club members viewed the Royal Photographic Society International
Images for Screen Exhibition 2014. The RPS had invited entries from its worldwide membership of over 11,000
and 815 photographers from fifty one countries responded, entering just over 5,000 images in the three categories.
From this an exhibition of 488 images,that included all award winners had been produced.

The presentation started with Open Creative Section where a mix of weird and wonderful images amazed the audience.
Abstract flying machines, skyscrapers through the clouds, mirror images, ethereal images of characters in masks and
historical costumes, haunting shipwrecks to stylised swans. Magritte inspired creations, mermaids, boxing frogs, ghosts
and zombies were all included in this spectacular selection of imaginative work.

The Open Traditional section followed and although it included more recognisable subject matter, the detail and clarity
of each image had to be seen. Sharp, blue images of icebergs, sparring polar bears, horses in snow, hoar frosted trees,
dusty ranching scenes, golden views of camel trains on desert sand dunes. Misty lake sides at dawn, outstanding oriental monochromes, batik workers, Asian monks in their saffron coloured robes, smiling Tibetan girls with yaks, Croatian
grassland pastures, wonderful portraits of Indian children and a vibrant sunsets.

The show concluded with the Nature Section, one hundred and twenty images of outstanding photography. The very best
nature images are generally produced with a great deal of patience and skill and this was evident in some stunning macro
shots of insects. Snow monkeys at play, humming birds, snow leopards, apes and grizzly bears, hyena pups, vultures and
spiders. An amazing selection of colourful butterflies, fungi, kingfishers, bee eaters, rutting stags, hunting cheetahs and
birds of every description were represented.

Vince Rooker, Life President of the club showed his admiration for all the wonderful images and hoped that club members
had been as inspired by the presentation as he had been. An exhibition of stunning quality and skilled photography.