Waxwing

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Mid october and we are now at the back end of the year so that the club  is operating under the constraint of dark nights. This means mostly indoor activities including Photoshop tutorials. Member James Johnstone is our Photoshop wizard and he generously gives his time and expertise to members. This week we had a …

Fly Me to the Moon!

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Last evening saw us head down to the river until the light began to fade. We had hoped for a good sunset but it wasn’t to be. However  the moon came out to play and Caroline Legg took full advantage of it with the help of a heron. Super image!

We Built a City

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Our last meeting was a practical night. There aren’t many who can could build a city in an evening, but we did! This city goes by the name of Bolt-on. It was member James’ idea and his screws & bolts so it is only right that I post his photo too.

Reflections

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Last week’s meeting was our critique night for photos taken during february. We usually have two themes, one of which is an Open category. The second theme was Reflections. Members enjoyed viewing an excellent crop of submissions for both categories in our ‘Photos of the Month’. I have taken the liberty of picking out two …

Antartica Presentation

After our Christmas break the club is back into full swing. Already we have had sessions that include table top studio work, photoshop tutorials, advise on lens filters, a critique night and much more. Last thursday our members enjoyed a presentation given by members Jean and John Robson on their return from their trip to …

Autumn Still Life

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At last evening’s meeting members enjoyed a studio night with the theme of Autumn Still Life. It was an enjoyable evening and the results are very pleasing. Love those autumn colours! Photos: Sorry I’m Late & Autumn Bounty  -Margaret Carruthers, Autumn Colours Still Life – Caroline Legg            

Club Visit to the Garden of Cosmic Speculation

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August 24th saw the last of our club’s summer trips when members visited The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. Thanks to member Jenny Young for organising this specially arranged trip. Some super photos were bagged as I am sure you will agree. Photos (from the top) by club photographers James Johnstone 1 & 2, Caroline Legg …

Visit by John McVie APAGB

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At our last meeting before our AGM we welcomed John McVie APAGB of Dumfries Camera Club. He brought along prints of some of his photographs and gave a talk with the title “Every Picture Tells a Story”. This title was well chosen as John demonstrated through his excellent photos his journey as a photographer, from …

Critique Night with John Warwick

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We had a guest critique our photos at our last meeting, retired Principal Teacher of Art John Warwick. John taught photography in school for many years and is a photographer still, turning his photographs into abstract works of art. His fresh pair of eyes and generous but insightful critiques were much appreciated. The small adjustments …

Visiting Speaker David Moses

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At our last meeting we were pleased to welcome photographer David Moses. David showed examples of his work, many of which you can see on his Photoshelter site. David’s fascinating talk ranged wide and touched on both literature (Sunset Song & Northern Lights) to philosophy with some technical aspects included in response to members questions. …