Throughout our calendar year we occasionally invite 1 or 2 members’ to take a turn and present their recent work or images that they enjoy. One such evening was last Monday night and Lynne Smithson (LRPS) and Adrian Smithson (LRPS) took us through a range of work that interest and excite them.For the first half of the evening Lynne took centre stage with a whistle stop tour of 140 projected images, each with an explanation of why Lynne liked the photograph, where it was taken and why. We started with some street photography, moved through holiday destinations in Devon, Cornwall, the lake District and several visits to Scotland.
All this was interspersed with various close up / macro shots of iron work, patterns, plants fungi and flowers and interesting yet everyday objects.
For the second half Adrian took us through 2 presentations. The first was a visit to Chatsworth House and their Christmas display. This years theme was “Once Upon a Time” including a section for the “Tales of Beatrix Potter”. Adrian explained that getting quality shots was problematic, no tripod, difficult exposures due to extremes of light and shadow and the need for high ISO. All that said the whole display was quite enchanting. Adrian’s second presentation was a detailed photographic walk around Blists Hill a recreated Victorian Town and fascinating that was.
There were numerous characters in Victorian dress, visits to various shops (the dentist chair was particularly vivid and scary), a lesson in a Victorian school, some heavy industry, lots of copper industry, the canal and much much more.
A very enjoyable evening was had by all many thanks Lynne and Adrian.