by Kelly Harris
Image of the Month Winner
by Nick Plant
For February's meeting members submitted three images with the theme 'After Dark', as well as their Image of the Month.
Photography is all about capturing light so this theme appears contradictory. However, there's always some light available: streetlights, the moon, stars, or you can use your own; light painting with torches or by using a flash (have a look at this Powerpoint presentation for more details). The members used nearly all these techniques to capture their images and the results can be seen on the February 2019 - After Dark page.
After the Theme and Image of the Month images were shown the members voted on their favourite from each category. The winners were Kelly Harris for his photo of a canal in Amsterdam under moonlight and Nick Plant for a novel perspective of the much photographed Ribblehead viaduct.
Next month's theme to challenge our members is 'Ruins'.
The romanticism of ruined castles and monuments has been around since the 18th century, and possibly earlier. They provide great potential for photos to tell a story - what were they like in their heyday; how did they fall into dereliction? Even pictures of derelict modern factories, houses and barns can evoke a powerful reaction, offering a critique of political and social upheaval.
We're looking forward to what the members submit to the meeting on 21st March.
We recently received the good news from Northamptonshire Community Foundation that the application we made through the Winwick Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund had been successful.
This will enable us to purchase a screen on which to project our photos at meetings (we're currently using a pale green wall - not ideal) and display panels. Both of these items will be invaluable for our 6th Annual Photo Show at the end of April.