Imagez Club Night – Your Favourite Photo Stories
Tuesday February 21, 2023, from 20:15 to 22:15
Tuesday evening at ImageZ Camera Club was a very enjoyable evening when many members told the stories behind their photographs. The evening was introduced by Chris and members were welcomed by Caroline.
David Jones told a story of trying to take a photograph in St Mary’s Street. He was waiting for the right light .He was approached by two PCO’s who asked him what he was doing .Possibly the neighbours regarded him as a suspicious character.
John shared a portrait picture of a man with a rather lived in face from the canal community, the first member of the public he had ever approached. He said it took courage.
Neil showed a photograph of himself, part of a set he took whilst in quarantine for twelve days in Tokyo. He had gone to photograph for a newspaper and knew he would have to quarantine so had thought of things he could do which included taking an Airfix set, books and doing a photo diary of his days. His selfie and stories of how he set up the photo were very funny.
Sherron showed some oil on water creating lovely reflections she had taken on the canal.
Nick told the story of photographing an Osprey on Wendover reservoir and its acceptance into a magazine.
Mike’s image showed a team of horses pulling a cart. He explained he and his wife had stayed in a place in Spain where horse traffic took priority over the odd car that came into the village. He said it was like going back in time.
Peter sadly told a rather tragic story of bears, and also had taken a wonderful picture of Chequers which is now blown up and hanging on the wall in his local pub. Christine had just returned from Japan where she had taken a wonderful picture of a Japanese Macaque Monkey .She told the story of losing the top part of her Tripod in the river in her excitement at trying to get the right image. She explained that the monkeys came down from the mountains to bathe in hot pools.
Tami nearly lost her camera when a wave swept her off her feet while she was getting a lovely picture of the cliffs at West Bay. She was able to hold the camera up to keep it dry although the rest of her was soaked. Her friend, she said, found this hilarious.
Steve Allsop had an image of a King fisher and explained this had started his obsession with Kingfishers .But the quest goes on to get the perfect shot.
Derek told the story of his struggle to find West Kent Long Barrow , but went on to say he found a very pretty village instead. After deciding the right spot to take the photo he noticed a man on a ladder painting his windows .After much waiting around Derek took the picture and employed his post processing skills.
Jan chatted about a visit to Duxford Air show with fantastic images to accompany her talk .Sadly a small aircraft came down but fortunately no-one was injured.
Steve G. showed his Astro photography which was amazing and took some complicated tidying up which he said took about ten hours.
Carol had a picture of a card, envelope, and a pressed posy of flowers. The card her grandfather had sent to her grandmother which was over one hundred years old was the posy of violets he had given with the card that she had pressed. She had been a kitchen maid in a house in Belgravia and he was a Policeman. They met when she was on her regular visit to the cinema in Piccadilly.
Ken had taken a good image of Andrej Sacharow, an image of protest on the Berlin wall classed as graffiti with a jogger running towards him.
Chris Andrews had a wonderful image of the Docklands across the Thames with great reflections which he said had taken him many visits to find the right spot to get the image he wanted.
Lastly Brian had an image with his friend Tanith, in Lowestoft. He had been booked to lead a portrait workshop on location and this left a day for exploration before the workshop. He said they had good weather, interesting locations and good company. A really good days photography he has good memories of it.
I hope you like this brief summary of the evening. There were many more images as many people submitted two images and I apologise if I have missed anyone out.
The evening was a great social evening with everyone finishing their story to a round of applause, good stories and we all learned a little about each other.
Next Week: Round 3 of the CACC Rosebowl @ ImageZ
Tuesday, February 28th @ 20:15 – 22:15
Location: Zoom virtual meeting