Club members share their passion

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MORPETH Camera Club was the guest speaker at Cramlington Camera Club on March 8.

A full house had the visiting contingent sitting nervously awaiting their turn, but they were soon put at ease by their friendly hosts.

Steve Mcdonald started the evening with several audio visuals (avs), one giving a brief explanation of who makes up the club and its activities, with images from the summer walks programme and the recent light trails members’ challenge.

This was followed by two avs of Steve’s work, one on landscapes and a very different model shoot that combined moving and still images to music.

New member Mark Harrison was next up with a selection of his photography. He explained why he had taken some of his shots and included work from the Newcastle quayside at night to colourful birds in Mexico.

Landscape images of a different kind were next as Stephanie Robson produced a selection on hills and mountains of the Lake District, Scotland and abroad. From snow-capped peaks and lush green landscapes to beautiful yellow and orange sunsets over water, the images gave a taste of her travels.

Another recent new member, Glyn Trueman, then gave an insight into his photography and covered many themes including some different still life shots. However, it was his natural history images of birds that stood out. They were pin sharp and showed the colours and detail that is often overlooked and difficult to capture.

The next set of images took the audience on several train journeys with Chris Hills. He showed his passion for rail travel with pictures of restored working steam trains, trams and light railways. This was followed by an av of a steam-hauled trip with well-produced notes, comments and music.

Davy Bolam brought everyone closer to home with a set of images taken at the Global Rainbow Art Installation in Whitley Bay. His second presentation showed his efforts to take the perfect smoke image and the trials and tribulations involved, before showing a set of the finished product which had the audience captivated.

Club President Vince Rooker concluded Morpeth’s presentations with a funny tongue-in-cheek av show using images taken at a 1940s re-enactment weekend and then still images of his style of photography.

His pictures of the Burgham Park Horse Trials was another example of the diversity and interests of Morpeth club members.

The club received a warm thank you from Cramlington.