Club members were invited to share some of their photographic images and tell the story behind them and what the images meant to them. This is a good way to learn more about individuals approach to photography, their favoured subject matter and also gain some insight into how the images were processed to achieve the final outcomes.
Adam started the ball rolling with a collection of images on a subject close to his heart…aviation. Many featured the now grounded Vulcan bomber taken at various air displays. He also showed and explained the processing that had been made to a competition winning image of a B-25 during take off . This included cloning out obtrusive aircraft hangars and buildings and recreating some missing propeller blur, which no-one, including the judge had spotted!
Peter showed some graffiti images taken in Brick Lane showing the diversity of street art and the effect that different perspectives and cropping could make to the final image. Dave B., our steam train enthusiast showed a number of images taken at Hailes Halt on the Gloucester Warwickshire heritage railway and recommended the location for both the photographic opportunities it afforded and the peaceful nearby countryside. Finally Dave G tracked his development from his early involvement in photography through experimenting with different equipment and spanning a wide range of photographic subjects. His underlying love of folk music and wildlife photography were strongly evident from his images, along with motorcycle racing.
Hopefully there will be similar future opportunities for members to share the results of their photographic endeavours.