January 2022 News

First of all, I should like to apologise for parts of my report in the January edition. Two of the events turned out to be incorrect due to the report having to be sent in by Dec. 6th and these events cancelled due to  the recent covid instruction. One presenter was covid positive but one of our Chairmen stood in at the last minute to present a very interesting evening on one of his travels to the Central Americas. Thank you Lewis.

On the first meeting of the new year, we were entertained by Lee Metcalf on  Photographing the North West for FotoVue . FotoVue is a company which publishes books on photography for photographers on different areas of the UK and other parts of the world. These are excellent books either for the beginner for ideas and the more advanced of us. I bought one , the latest edition of the Lake District, and wished it had been available years ago. Look them up online.

Following this, we had the 3rd. of our competitions Creatures and Plants of the World . The judge for this was Harry Emmett via ZOOM and the places awarded were shared between some of our newer members as well as our regular competitors. The results will be put on our website alongside the winners of previous competitions from ’21-’22. Well worth a visit !

February brings us three meetings although the content of the third one is as yet to be decided. Feb. 2nd is the judging of our Humanity Comp. by Jim Cunningham and on Feb. 9th  Scottish Wildlife will be presented by Jeremy Malley-Smith , this will be available via ZOOM.  I give advance notice of the judging of our final competition  Anything Goes ( and it usually does ), this is on March 2nd.

Finally, the weather as I write this has been quite mild in the daytime in recent weeks so this maybe augurs well for this new year…………so, to newcomers and the “old brigade” keep pressing that shutter button.

MAURICE BARKER

http://www.garstangcameraclub.co.uk