Tonight it was John Redpath’s turn to stick his head over the parapet and give his views on over 20 images submitted for his perusal anonymously by members.
As is par for these events, there was an eclectic mix of photographs for him to study and review.
These ranged from landscapes, seascapes, fauna and flora, architecture, candid portraiture and those special captured moments that defy description.
If John was nervous he certainly gave no indication of it as he spoke with confidence, displaying his knowledge of our chosen art form
He had obviously studied each image in detail as he gave his views on subject matter, composition, exposure, focusing, depth of field and processing.
He was totally honest in his appraisal of each image, identifying and praising the skills and techniques employed by each photographer as well as giving his views of how he would have approached the subject matter, offering advice in a constructive manner.
After offering his views on each picture, he invited comment from the members who added their own opinions to the mix.
John timed his critique to perfection, giving his last remarks as the meeting closed for the evening.