As Summer draws inexorable to it's end and soon the heralds of Autumn ['season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'] define a change to golden beauty before dark winters chill.
For Bangor and North Down Camera Club thoughts turn to the start of a new programme of formal meetings which commenced on Friday last.
As during the passing year members will meet on the Zoom conferencing facility although systems and efforts will be made to return to face to face gatherings as soon as possible.
Hugh Rooney opened proceedings and outlined details of the forthcoming programme which had been devised by himself, Gerry Coe and John Miskelly.
No doubt that Zoom has had some advantage in that the club has welcomed many guest speakers who could not be brought to Bangor due to cost constraints, and once again notable internationally renowned photographic practitioners have been procured for the 2021-2022 season:
Friday 10 th September Polina Plotnikova Flower and Still Life Photography
Friday 8th October Roger Hance Nature in Macro Photography
Friday 29 October Chris Palmer The Eloquent Landscape
Friday 5 November David Keep Project based photography [Joint event with Ards CC]
Friday 19 th November Jonathon and Angela Scott
Big Cat Tails [Joint event with RPS NI and Ards CC] This promises to be a signature event and will be staged from Kenya where the couple live photographing and documenting the wild life of The Maasai Mara. They have made wildlife television programmes and have won the prestigious Wild Life Photographer of the Year.
A full NIPA [Northern Ireland Photographic Association] inter club competition programme consisting of five rounds, as well as the club's own in-house events will take place. These include Panels which is a group of six images on a theme arranged in a pleasing manner. Audrey Argue Nature Competition and the Annual Exhibition.
In the second half of the evening Hugh screened two slide shows of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain [PAGB] exhibition of winning and top images. PABG is a federation of photographic clubs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland which is represented by NIPA [Northern Ireland Photographic Association]. Our home region achieving third overall in the general category and tenth overall in the Nature category.
The club has an open membership policy and will welcome new members.if you are considering taking up photography or have been involved of some time why not consider joining the club to further develop and improve your skills in a friendly instructive social
You can make contact to Jane McIlroy - email@example.com
or visit our web site at https://www.bangor-camera-club.co.uk/
The images presented here are representative of the high standard of work undertaken by both novice and advanced members of the club.
Next week the club will host Polina Plotnikova an internationally renowned flower and still life photographer.