Before that, there was a discussion about the forthcoming visit to the Croft Circuit for the Nostalgia Weekend. Ron, who is a regular visitor to the course was able to give advice to novices about the viewpoints that afforded the best opportunities to capture the action.
Then on to business, and once again members demonstrated their versatility, skill and diversity.
Starting with Alan’s quirky binary snowstorm in a bubble where the snowflakes had been replaced with the digits 1 and 0, we then moved on to Garvin’s action shot of a football player bearing the number 4 on his shirt soaring above the opposition as he rose to get to the ball and then on to Derek’s demonstration of his macro skills as he cleverly picked out every number now required on the label of a bottle of a well known Irish cider. He assures us that although many bottles were opened and emptied to facilitate this, none of them suffered in any way.
As the evening progressed, Dave revisited the clubs previous trip out to Tanfield Railway with a collection of photographs of makers plates bearing the serial numbers of machinery parts used in the production of locomotives. We then moved on to a beautifully simple depiction of all the significant years in Dan’s life, highlighted on a list from 1944 to 2012 typed onto a plain sheet of pure white paper photographed against a roughly textured brick wall.
Finally, Tony took a different take on the subject of numbers and presented us with a still life study of assorted analgesics.
Each photograph was discussed in turn, first by the photographer who explained the background and meaning of each image as well as the techniques employed to capture it, and then by the club members who offered praise and advice as well as seeking advice themselves as to how they could further their own skills in the various styles and methods demonstrated that evening.
At the close of the evening, members were asked to consider the submission of further images for future exhibitions and plans were put in place for the visit to Fountains Abbey on Sunday 16th September