Tuesday 21st February 2017
Whitley Bay Exchange Visit.
This week we had the pleasure of visiting Whitley Bay Photographic Society for our second exchange of the season.
We arrived early and were met by a couple of members setting up the room. Jeff Evens, president of the club arrived and more formal introductions were made. Jeff and his members made us warmly welcome. We sorted out the running order and set off on our short presentations.
Alan Tailford started off the evening with his images from a Norwegian Cruise and Showing some of the beauty in the dereliction of an old Russian mining town, interspersed with his humorous anecdotes of the trip. He also showed some "Nearly" images of shots he should have taken, and his "royal" shots from Alnwick Castle.
Bill Stephens came next with his "Imagination" photography and how he liked to manipulate the original image to the final version that he had envisaged. Everything from Venetian canals and Gondoliers turned into amazing watercolours or oil paintings. Finishing with an AV manipulated by mathematical equations depicting "His Creation ".
Next came Ian Leask with his tour of the Canadian Air Show, many aeronautical images from air museums all over America and Canada and giving a brief history of the aircraft and its location.
Alec Cowley showed one of his earliest short AV's, showing the River Tyne at Night, accompanied by music; and as Jeff Evens commented later some of the best "transitions" he has ever seen.
Then to finish we had Derek Parker, with the wild Hare and its sad decline in the countryside followed by some of his bird shots and travel photographs from Thailand. Each with a humorous anecdote describing the shot or a bit of history about the area.
All in all a good night and judging by the applause very well received by Whitley Bay. Jeff thanked us for our efforts and is looking forward to their visit to us in March.
Tea and coffee followed with the opportunity to meet old friends chat and exchange ideas.