No rules for the members’ night

Northumbria University abstract exterior by Gordon Hine.
Northumbria University abstract exterior by Gordon Hine.

Morpeth Camera Club

‘Members’ Night’ was the theme at Morpeth Camera Club on Tuesday, September 22.

Fourteen members submitted photographs they had taken throughout the year, holiday shots, observations and photographs which don’t have the restraints and criteria of competition rules.

Chairman Glyn Trueman introduced Gordon Hine, whose photographs included Northumbria University abstract exteriors, colourful characters at The Hoppings, and a portrait of his dog.

Next was Chris Hills, with rocky outcrops on the Moray Coast, steam traction engines, Norwich Cathedral and drain covers.

Dave Bisset presented images of garden birds, Bamburgh Castle, a panorama shot of Alnmouth, and fishing nets and rock patterns.

Glyn’s colourful fairground images, swooping barn owl, macro shots of feathers, funghi, zoom burst images of flowers, a dramatic abstract of a staircase, and excellent close-ups of sea birds, were among his collection.

Jeremy Cooper continued with shots of the crew’s quarters in the Royal Yacht Britannia, pandas, and Tynemouth Priory with reflected colour of stained glass.

John Thompson provided excellent fish-eye images taken at Scarborough Winter gardens, with sweeping curves of pillars, deckchair patterns, elevated views in high key, creating atmospheric pencil sketch effects.

Martin Leonard, a relatively new member, provided us with storm scenes in Barbados, poppies, a night shot of the moon over water, and a wedding in Cuba.

Among Mike Weighall’s contribution were impressions of beach huts and lunar landscape stones in Blyth, Sligo boats on still water and an atmospheric shot of walkers on a beach during a sea fret.

Myra Jackson was next with a lovely shot of an owl, a fun Noddy car, raindrops on a tulip and a moody image of sunlit boats against a grey stormy sky.

Pat Wood continued with scenes at Amble, colourful details in rust, entertainers and a study of old stacked leather suitcases.

Pat was followed by Peter Downs, whose images included studies of old oil cans, bikes, and sidings at Tanfield, misty groynes at Blyth, and using a fractalius filter, an unusual photograph of orchids.

Stephanie Robson included in her selection a French doorway surrounded by climbing plants, lorry notices, bright Italian leather shoes, and a couple texting.

Steve McDonald came next, with an eclectic group of images of climbing in Snowdon, Yellowstone and Yosemite, a ghost town in Nevada, and backstreet views of Venice.

Finally, Vince Rooker took us to an old mining museum, Skipton Carnival and lovely still life images of miniature yellow poppies and tulips.

Glyn thanked all who took part for a very enjoyable evening, after which coffee was served.

For further information visit www.morpethcameraclub.co.uk. Anyone can attend three meetings, £2 per visit.