A sizzling summer full of photography

The Upper Coquet Valley. Picture by Glyn Trueman.
The Upper Coquet Valley. Picture by Glyn Trueman.

Morpeth Camera Club

During the summer break, Morpeth Camera Club members certainly didn’t pack away their cameras and equipment.

Instead, they enjoyed a very interesting series of summer days out and evening walks with their cameras.

The aim of these day trips and evening walks was to provide an opportunity for members to keep in touch, to practice their camera skills in new environments, and to continue enjoying each others’ company.

Among the varied and enjoyable day trips, club members visited Kielder Reservoir and Forest, Howick Hall Gardens and the Farne Islands,landing on Staple Island and Inner Farne.

We also took trips to Beadnell and Long Nanny, Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, as well as the Upper Coquet Valley (including Harbottle and Alwinton), and finally, to Edinburgh.

In addition, a series of Tuesday evening walks were held.

These included a visit to the North Shields Fish Quay, where there was the opportunity to capture images of colourful boats, nets and fishing equipment, and the memorial to lost fishermen ‘Fiddlers Green’.

Members also enjoyed a fish and chip supper.

A visit to ‘The Hoppings’ on Newcastle Town Moor gave club members the chance to improve their skills of recording movement and action in photography, and capturing colourful characters.

A trip to Newbiggin followed, with shots being taken of the Lifeboat Station, boats and tractors. There were also photographs taken of The Couple sculpture.

During a trip to Druridge Bay Country Park club members were led through its meadows, footpaths and woodland, where there was an abundance of birdlife and insects to capture on camera.

A visit to Amble followed this.

And a trip to the Ouseburn/Newcastle Quayside concluded an enjoyable programme of evening walks.

Morpeth Camera Club will resume its regular meetings for the 2018/2019 season on Tuesday, September 4, at 7.30pm. We meet at Morpeth Methodist Church in Howard Terrace.

This season’s programme will include presentations by a number of highly respected amateur and professional photographers.

There will also be the usual interclub and internal print and digital image competitions, teaching sessions on digital techniques, practical nights and social evenings to enjoy.

The aim of the club is to help members enjoy themselves and to improve their photographic skills and techniques.

Our members are interested in all types of photography, including landscapes, portraiture, natural history and audio visual projects.

For further information regarding the club, its programme, gallery and forthcoming events, please visit our website at www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk

Please note that anyone is welcome to attend three of our meetings with no obligation to join the camera club. However, there will be a small cover charge for each visit, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

We look forward to meeting newcomers, who will be made most welcome.