Northumberland Camera Club

The Moon In My Hand by Stan Wilcox.
The Moon In My Hand by Stan Wilcox.

As much as I love the landscapes in the Northumberland Camera Club Facebook group, it’s a treat to see photos that are a bit different.

Adding something dynamic to a landscape, or applying creative tricks, such as extending the shutter time, make a real difference.

Twilight by David Jenkins.

Twilight by David Jenkins.

David Tanner’s snow plough and Mick Donnelly’s spinning turbine during Storm Dylan are excellent examples.

Tony Robson’s fantastic long exposure of a waterfall near South Middleton also showed movement.

Seemingly moving more slowly across the sky, the moon has featured heavily in the club’s photos over the last few weeks. I’ve lost count of photographers practising their telephoto skills.

Stan Wilcox did some amazing work with his surreal image of him holding the moon. Meanwhile, David Jenkins’ picture of the moon reflected in the mouth of the River Coquet as it rose over Amble Harbour on New Year’s Day was really well processed, with its gentle adjustments and muted tones.

Storm Dylan by Mick Donnelly.

Storm Dylan by Mick Donnelly.

Jane Langston also played with reflections by flipping her image upside down to great effect, and Christopher Miller’s well composed image of the High Level Bridge in Newcastle also caught the reflection of a pedestrian.

I shoot a lot of portraits for a living and it’s great to see people’s faces in the club’s gallery.

Smile, by Claire Wallace-Watson, stood out as it captured the happy personality of her husband in the context of a celebratory event.

Wonderful work from everyone who has contributed. As always, I am so sorry I cannot include them all.

Road Cleared by David Tanner.

Road Cleared by David Tanner.

The club is growing daily with, at the time of writing, 660 members and so many of them active participants.

Lots are taking up our year-long challenge, and it’s not too late to start. This week’s words are ‘Evening’ and ‘Circle’, with January’s theme being Depth of Field.

Everyone is welcome to join Northumberland Camera Club.

Post images to http://bit.ly/PicNland and tag them #PicNorthumberland, giving some background about your inspiration.

Smile by Claire Wallace-Watson.

Smile by Claire Wallace-Watson.

You can also email photographs to northumberland.gazette@jpress.co.uk using the same tag.

This Litttle Gem by Tony Robson.

This Litttle Gem by Tony Robson.

High Level Bridge Reflections by Christopher Miller.

High Level Bridge Reflections by Christopher Miller.

Reflection by Jane Langston.

Reflection by Jane Langston.