West Haddon Photo Club
With bonfire night coming up, we had a ‘technical subject’ meeting on how to take good photos of Fireworks. It’s is not as easy as you might imagine, but 6 of our members did attend one of the many displays taking place this year and had a go. Other members used their imagination to produce images of fireworks. For example a sparkler used to write patterns in the dark or the reflection of fireworks in a child’s eye, even a pot plant that had leaves and flowers bursting upwards that looked like a firework. Several very good images of fireworks were obtained this year but member’s favourite was Kevan’s image of fireworks set against the moon from last year’s West Haddon display.
Ten members submitted Images of the month, taken since our last meeting. These ranged from animals and architecture through to landscapes and an artistic flash image. Member’s favourite was Adrian’s night image of the starry sky over West Haddon Church.
As usual, our December meeting theme is ‘Anything goes!’ – a chance for members to show off both their skills and their particular interests. Usual time, usual place: West Haddon Baptist Church Hall, 7pm for coffee, or tea, and biscuits, and the show starts at 7.30pm.
We have lots of plans for the coming year, not least of which is Photo Show 6 on the weekend after Easter, 27-28th April 2019. More details of how to enter later, but it’s never too late to think ahead and take photos with a view to showing them as prints or slides. All subjects (with the obvious exceptions) and the Show is open to all. We’re particularly hoping this year to have more young snappers!
Other than Photo Show 6, there’s lots to do next year. Please look at the ‘2019 Calendar’ page for details.