Les Hill. "A Way With Pixels"
Thursday night we were given a presentation of prints by Les Hill of Whickham Photographic Club.
Les has been a photographer for a number of years and describes himself as "Mainly Landscape" but interested in other subjects.
During the course of the night Les regaled us with anecdotes to go with most of his images. His standard format is 12 x 8 or 8 x 8 inch prints both colour and black and white. Although a few broke his rules.
We were transported from Ross beach in Northumberland to Uluru in Australia. Some of his landscapes were sweeping vistas whilst others were close ups of rocks on the beaches showing the movement of the sea, and the flowing water holes around Uluru. Then on to the waterways of Birmingham all had a humorous story.
One of the things Les is very good at are "panels" A series of trees in mono, Small rocks in the sand, pebbles on rocky shelves, three steam locomotive enthusiasts (aptly titled for the judge).
At the end of his talk Les took questions and we displayed a selection of his prints for members to have a closer look.
Lauren then thanked Les for the time and effort put into a great presentation.