Back to na­ture

Loughborough Echo - - VILLAGE NEWS -

MEM­BERS of Sileby Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety met on Mon­day, 4th Septem­ber for their first meet­ing of the new year 2017-18.

The meet­ing com­prised a pre-recorded au­dio vis­ual pre­sen­ta­tion which had been pro­duced by the Royal Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety, and con­sisted of the best images en­tered by mem­bers of their Na­ture group, and which had ap­peared in their re­cent An­nual Com­pe­ti­tion.

Su­perb dig­i­tal images and prints, mono­chrome and colour, were shown which cov­ered many as­pects con­tained within the sub­ject of Na­ture. Flora, fauna, fungi, in­sects, birds, moths and but­ter­flies, an­i­mals, large and small, and a rep­re­sen­ta­tive se­lec­tion of sea crea­tures were in­cluded, and demon­strated near per­fec­tion of the pho­tog­ra­phers’ skills when cap­tur­ing such images on cam­era.

As has be­come cus­tom­ary, Gian­piero Fer­rari, FRPS, DPAGB, FBPE, Sileby’s renowned na­ture pho­tog­ra­pher, once again re­ceived well de­served recog­ni­tion of his work, hav­ing seven dig­i­tal images and six dig­i­tal prints se­lected for in­clu­sion within the Ex­hi­bi­tion, an im­pres­sive achieve­ment in it­self.

Five of his images were awarded a ‘highly com­mended’ by the judg­ing panel, with one out­stand­ing im­age re­ceiv­ing a Se­lec­tor’s in­di­vid­ual award, in­di­cat­ing that Gian­piero con­tin­ues to be a force to be reck­oned with in his cho­sen sphere of na­ture pho­tog­ra­phy.

All in all, this had been a su­perb evening of pho­tog­ra­phy, with some of the best pho­tog­ra­phers dis­play­ing great ex­am­ples of their work and had pro­vided an ex­cel­lent start to Sileby’s new pro­gramme of events through­out the com­ing year.

The next meet­ing will be held on Mon­day, 18th Septem­ber when Paul Bing­ham, vis­it­ing lec­turer, will present dig­i­tal images un­der the ti­tle ‘Get­ting There by Land, Sea and Air’.

Visi­tors and prospec­tive new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come to at­tend the meet­ings which com­mence at 7.45pm for 8pm and are held at the Sileby Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The So­ci­ety does have its own com­pre­hen­sive web­site, the ad­dress of which is www.sile­

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