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December's Theme - Anything Goes

The theme for December is that there is no theme. As usual for the final Show and Tell meeting of the year we are inviting our members to submit up to three photos on whatever subject they like - a chance to show something that didn't fit into any of the themes we had this year.


Please submit your Anything Goes photos by noon on 10th December.


In another change to normal service, instead of the Image of the Month section we'll be reviewing the images chosen as members' favourites during the past year.


The themes for next year, and some of the other activities we're planning have been sent to members and are on our Calendar page. If you're not a member and there's anything on there you'd like to participate in then come along to one of our meetings.


There was, as usual, a good selection of subjects for the Image of the Month section of our meeting. Several photos had been taken during our club pre-lockdown outing to Badby Woods which had been made for the purpose of this month's theme.


The favourite image was taken at Didcot and was Tony Teague's Strike a Light (left) - lovely lighting and composition making an atmospheric black and white shot. Steaming up just behind was runner-up It's Cold Outside by Jim Shaw.


All the photos submitted this month can be seen on the gallery page.

Our members certainly embraced this month's theme of Autumn Colour and produced a wide range of images packed with orange, yellow and red hues. Many photos had been taken quite locally - Badby Woods, Harlestone, Althorpe and Guilsborough - and, only slightly further afield, Stowe.


Some members reminded us that not all the colours in autumn are at the red end of the spectrum - there were some attractive pictures of flowers that are at there best at this time of the year.


The image that proved most popular with the members was a sumptuous picture of beech trees, dripping with rich, warm seasonal colours - Sunny Glade by David Kallmeier (right). David also had an image called Autumn Window that was tied as a runner up with Kevan Brassington's Fungi Cascade.

Autumn Colour - November's Theme Images

Photographing Nature More Creatively - David Boag

David Boag is a wildlife photographer and author of 18 published books. For several years his work was the subject of the television programme ‘Out of Town’ and he has since been involved with both television and radio, either in an advisory capacity or as a knowledgeable guest or presenter. He lectures regularly to a wide variety of natural history, photographic and general interest audiences.


We are happy to announce that on 17th December we will be hosting David's Photographing Nature More Creatively presentation online (this is a change to the previously announced Classic Wild Landscapes talk), to which members of West Haddon Photo Club will be able to attend free.


To see some of David's work take a look at his Natural Focus website, and if you like what you see there's still time to purchase one of his books for Christmas.