Last night was titled ‘blast from the past’ where members could show images of memories of the past which had special meanings to them.
Lawrence made an announcement before hand to inform members of the coming Christmas social evening and to put one’s name on the list and tick any dietary requirements required for the evening.
Also next week is a part talk and practical evening and members will need to bring along their camera, tripod, a torch and a warm coat as some of it will take place outside of the hall.
This evening most of those members that took part in their talks had four photographs but I have just picked two of them used by each of the participants.
The first to start this evening was Mike Ward
Mike visited a hanger where a Spitfire was being rebuilt. Mike explained he started off with a Minolta x500 but in 2002 he bought a Nikon Coolpix, then a Panasonic TZ20 before upgrading to a Nikon D7100 in 2014.
The D7100 can be heavy to carry around so he has bought an Olympus 10 mark 11 to take away at week ends.
This was taken recently at Eastbourne with his Olympus camera which he is quite pleased with.
Next to give a talk was Tami Nunley on behalf of Kathy Chantler who cannot make it to this meeting.
The title shot was also taken by Kathy of a field in Broughton which had a barn in it.
The barn was pulled down and the field has many houses built on it and the picture sadly is now history.
This is a rare Echidna that Kathy spotted but did not have her camera set on quiet mode and on each click the echidna curled up.
On a past visit to Sydney Kathy always wanted to take a photograph of the opera house with the bridge as a background.
However, the weather was against her.
The next to give a talk was Barry Coxon on a visit to Athens and he took this picture of a little girl holding a pigeon.
For this next picture Barry said he had had a mid life crisis and bought a sports car and drove it through Switzerland lol.
The next to speak was Peter Carter
Peter took this shot in Scotland it was a training exercise and his daughter was dropped over the side but looks dramatic if one did not know the story.
Peter said there was too much empty space in front of the boat, the horizon was not level and was in general too dark.
Peter has since changed it to suit his own requirements and perhaps a judge’s one day lol
Peter visited an old barn at Butler Cross and it has since been demolished and this is just a record of what it was like.
The next to speak was Steve Howell
Steve took this shot of a Tasmanian Devil through a video camera in 2014
Whilst in Australia Steve noticed these boomerangs on sale on one particular stall.
Underneath all the prices were being displayed so Steve decided to make this a letterbox image of it (will this decision come back to haunt him lol)
The next to talk was David Gibbs.
David said after the talk on triage by Micki Aston last week David decided to show us a triage of one he made up and titled All England.
In the image below David did this exercise of getting the shadows of the forks all to line up and was a play on the Ronnie Barker four candles.
Next was me
I took this shot of a lady in Lanzarote at sunrise.
I tried to enhance it but for some strange reason it looks as if the sun has eaten part of her arm.
Just heartburn perhaps lol
Although I did not take this picture it remains special to me as this fish took an hour to land.
Because it would take three of us to hold it up for a photograph we tried to display it with me sitting up.
However, the catfish had other ideas and its weight toppled me over.
It was returned safely to the water to try and eat somebody else.
The tail needed to be completely in the picture and the background faded and the log not going across my head.
The next to talk was Carol Haines
Who took this image of a meerkat, Carol liked the image but chopped the tail off.
Carol said if one looks closely one can see the sand on the meerkat’s nose
In this image Carol was fascinated by the rings on the water the duck was creating.
Carol said she would liked to have more of the duck’s head out of the water but the rings were her priority at the time of taking it.
Next to talk was Tami Nunley
This was taken by Tami at the Queen’s Jubilee.
The carriage was about to go passed and Tami raised her camera above her head and got this shot.
She heard a person behind saying oh b…… mine is out of focus lol
This set of images was taken at Tami’s boarding school.
Top right picture was taken with them on the top of the tower which was not allowed.
Also a swim in the water tank on there.
The last picture was of a group of her friends taken from a tree whilst sitting on its bow.
Nobody else had a camera and the film was not exposed until she arrived home.
The next to speak was Lynn Day who does diving photography.
This shot was taken with a fish eye lens (what else lol) so the pier struts look bent.
This coral below was taken in Egypt where the coral is hard to focus on but they are amazing structures.
Next was Jane Dell
Jan is fascinated with shoes and there is a 1940’s convention in Norfolk each year where participants dress in clothes of that period.
Also during this meeting all the Harley Davis enthusiasts gather and ride from the top of the hill in formation to the town.
Jan is a little apprehensive with street photography but the guys were happy to be photographed.
Next to talk was Mike Perry.
Mike is interested in ancient history and visited Grimes Bay in Norfolk where one can be guided through underground caves for £35.
The caves have been dug out by hand for the black flint.
Mike recommends the trip to anybody interested in how the locals worked for their living at the time.
Below is the remains of an Iron age settlement on the Orkney Islands where there are many places like this to see.
One can see the round houses in a street leading to a watch tower at the far end.
Last to give a talk was Lawrence
Below was one of Lawrence’s first holiday shots in Greece.
Lawrence at that time did not bother to move all the tables and chairs.
Apparently if there is a church built in the area one is allowed to build houses nearby.
(This must have been pre Shirley Valentine days with nobody sitting at those chairs lol)
The last picture was taken by Lawrence on the highest point in Gibraltar where he took the image of Morocco which remains one of Lawrence’s favourite pictures
Thank you to all members that took part during the evening.
Next week is
mageZ Club Night – Practical Night – Light Painting with KUKU Media
Tuesday December 3, 2019 from 20:15 to 22:15
We have booked KUKU Media to deliver an evening of light painting (including wire wool spinning). The evening will be part tutorial, part practical. You will definitely need to bring your cameras, tripods and recommended lenses would be your kit lens (e.g. 18-55mm) or standard zooms like 24-70mm, 24-105mm or similar.