Derek had been served with twenty three photographs, each and every one visually stunning in their own unique way.
Derek had thought long and hard about what he was going to say, members sitting and looking worried as Derek pulled out his official looking notes as the night began.
Members waiting for comments on their photographs knowing this critique is about how a photographer can develop both technically and artistically but also remembering that there is no right or wrong in photography.
Each photograph was discussed in depth firstly by Derek and then as a group, from Tonys beautiful photograph of King Edwards Bay and Tynemouth Priory, Johns stunning lake of tranquillity, Alans fantastic Havana siesta, Brians Sundowners silhouette and Daves Fountains Abbey Refectory to name but a few from the many photographs entered.
The critique was in depth and well structured and a long discussion followed suggesting the different ways that the members may have taken the photograph had they have been in the same place at the same time.
Running out of time at the end of the night, the discussions continued outside and eventually the members dispersed.
A great evening was had by all and an incredibly relaxed Derek left that evening after his first ever critique night.
Well done Derek.
'Unfortunately I don’t have any photography jokes this week, but my wife has hundreds. You just can’t shutter up.'