Alnwick and District Camera Club

What I Did This Summer was the theme of Alnwick and District Camera Club’s first members’ evening of the season.

Eleven members showed pictures over a wide range of subjects.

Only two members showed pictures taken outside the United Kingdom. Even Doug Ross’s excellent pictures of the Tour de France were taken in Yorkshire.

Gordon Charlton and Val Atkinson were the only exceptions, both with photographs of scenes taken in Italy.

Scotland was represented by Rosalie Cook Jurie’s landscapes of Islay, and Christine Grey’s action pictures taken at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Paul Penman had ventured south with views of Lewes, Hastings and Eastbourne, including images of the recently burnt-out pier.

Back in Northumberland, John Thompson’s pictures included some striking views of the Angel of the North, while Tom Dundas showed flower portraits from local gardens and Geoffrey Bradford presented some thought-provoking images of Fisher Lane in Alnwick. Ian Atkinson’s timelapse photographs of local scenes were interesting examples of his experiments in this field.

Dru Dodd’s pictures included seabirds on the Farne Islands and landscapes with flowers but also featured a comprehensive series of wedding photographs.

To complete the evening, Peter Downs displayed his successful panel of prints submitted for Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society and Stanley Trafford showed a fascinating series of printed images of the sun taken through his telescope, a project only to be undertaken by those with specialist knowledge.