The Mid-Cheshire Camera Club met on Wednesday 7th September at the Dingle Recreation Centre, High Street, Winsford for the first time since stopping in May for the summer break.
Familiar faces of the members were greeted with a new chairman and long standing member in the form of Ian Whiston. Ian, keen to get the season off to a great start welcomed 25 members. In the audience were a couple of new faces who had come to see what MCCC were all about. They were well received and must have enjoyed themselves as they made commitments to join the club.
The evening gave everyone a chance to catch up on their exploits and expeditions through the summer and an opportunity to look forward to the club’s well supported agenda.
Ray Hill (last year's Chairman) was on standby with his usual wit and charm in his new role as Syllabus Secretary to give us a run through of what we can expect for the 2016/7 program. In fairness to Ray, he has put together a fantastic selection of talks and practical evenings for the members, which can only enhance and hone our skills.
The latter part of the evening was a UPP Gold Showcase presentation of Landscape Photography from Scotland by Ken Bryan. This is an excellent presentation of landscape photography accompanied by relaxing music. The images were breathtakingly simple in composition but equally powerful - providing a sense of scale whilst transporting the viewer through a seasonal journey from summer through to winter. Good use of long exposure techniques provided a further sense of calm and an awareness of being part of the landscape as the images changed throughout the seasons.
This was a very good introduction to our members to get the creative juices flowing and to give us the inspiration we need with our own images. We will all be putting the finishing touches to our creative master pieces in readiness for the first competition of the new season in October.
Next week the members are in for a real treat as Jim Cain is giving a talk on Macro photography and Focus Stacking.
For more information about the Mid-Cheshire Camera Club visit its website www.midcheshirecameraclub.org or come along to a meeting on Wednesday evening at 7.45 for 8 p.m. at the Dingle Recreation Centre, Winsford.
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