Exchange visit to Gosforth CC
Last evening (28th January) Cramlington CC were warmly welcomed by our friends at Gosforth CC for our exchange visit to their club venue at the Duke of Wellington Pub on Kenton Lane.
Cramlington gave presentations by 3 club members, Derek Parker, Colin Livingstone & Alec Cowley.
First up was Derek who showed some of his stunning prints, mostly bird life, taken on his many trips to far flung locations around the world, whilst regaling the audience with the odd amusing ‘anecdote’. Reaction to the quality of Derek’s prints was plain to see. Even the problems with a temperamental easel didn’t put Derek off his stride.
Second up was Colin who explained the use of ‘nodal points’ in calibrating lenses to best capture panoramas. A topic Colin has had an interest in for some time. He used both still images, video and practical demonstration to aid his presentation. This proved a topic of great interest to the audience.
Alec followed with his forte, AV’s. After a brief explanation on how he constructed them Alec showed 3 of his favourite AV’s. Images of Newcastle by night and Aircraft, one of Alec’s passions, with beautiful transitions and stunning sound tracks. All to the delight of the assembled audience.
Colin finished off our presentation with a series of images from various locations around Newcastle in which he amalgamated or ‘morphed’ old images taken in Victorian times and earlier with images taken currently by himself. This showed how many buildings or parts of buildings have been retained.
It is safe to say that Derek, Colin & Alec did Cramlington CC proud and the response from the assembled Gosforth members showed that the visit had been a resounding success.
Can I say a big ‘Thank You’ to our hosts, Gosforth CC for their warmth and friendship that made our visit all the more enjoyable.
A copy of the ‘Thank You’ card we received from Gosforth CC is shown below.
Bob Finlay (President)