Taking a different point of view can be so compelling

Picture by Malcolm Hepple
Picture by Malcolm Hepple

I had the pleasure of giving a talk to a church group in Alnwick this week.

I spoke about how photographers look at the world differently and that different view is part of what makes a photo compelling. The photos chosen for this week’s column all demonstrate this.

Picture by Stephen Innes

Picture by Stephen Innes

Malcolm Hepple, Carl Moffat and Mark Davis all framed their subjects within circles and each came up with pleasing, diverse images.

Jenny Turner, Teresa Jennings, Stephen Innes and Catherine Davies van Zoen all showed that getting up close to the subject reduces the depth of field, and that results in an image a long way removed from how we perceive the world with our eyes.

Finally, we see hundreds of photos of Bamburgh Castle; search on Google and there are 601,000 photo results. Raymond Johnston managed to capture a super interpretation, very different from the usual shots, showing the castle from a distance and bathed in the light from crepuscular rays.

Excellent work everyone.

Picture by  Carl Moffat

Picture by Carl Moffat

I wonder how many folk have managed to keep up with the challenge throughout this year? We are nearly on the home stretch now and the last words for November are Absent and Purple. Keep clicking!

Everyone is welcome to join Northumberland Camera Club. Post images to http://bit.ly/PicNland and tag them #PicNorthumberland.

Picture by Mark Davis

Picture by Mark Davis

Picture by  Raymond Johnston

Picture by Raymond Johnston

Picture by Jenny Turner

Picture by Jenny Turner

Picture by Teresa Jennings

Picture by Teresa Jennings

Picture by Catherine Davies van Zoen.

Picture by Catherine Davies van Zoen.