Photographic society focus on home town to showcase their talents
THE Llanelli Star has teamed up with the town’s photography society to showcase their work.
Here were look at the topic What Does Llanelli Mean to You as the photographers turn their lenses on the town.
Llanelli Photographic Society is the oldest Welsh camera club started in 1891.
There are currently 32 members and the society meets at Dafen Welfare Hall in Dafen Park every Wednesday at 7.30pm.
Members have a variety of interests covering landscape, portrait, street and wildlife photography along with black and white images.
Arthur Mallett said: “My photos show the diverse array of activities around Llanelli and the architecture that was once a prominent part of the town as well as the new structures that have since appeared.
“With its proximity to the sea we are also fortunate to have the ability to enjoy the landscape and what it has to offer.
“It is also important to include the younger generation and what facilities they have to use there energy and show there skills.
“Sport is also important and Llanelli has a long history, especially in rugby, and the club was invited to the new Parc y Scarlets stadium prior to its opening to record the new facilities on offer.
“Anyone viewing these images should be able to get a good idea of the area and what it has to offer showing Llanelli in a positive light rarely seen.”
Carole Ann Smith said of her photography and inspiration: “While my roots are in Loughor, where I live ‘ across the bridge’, my heart is also in Llanelli where I have family and friends, along with many interests in the town.
“I run Llanelli Writers’ Circle, I’m editor of Amrywiaeth Llanelli Miscellany and involved in PeopleSpeakUp.
“As a member of Llanelli Photographic Society, very much enjoy photography, capturing the everchanging scenes in the locality.”
John Ellis has captured a winter’s stroll along Cefn Sidan which he says offers fantastic walking opportunities at any time of the year.
He has also pictured matchday at Parc y Scarlets adding “rugby and tinplate production are still probably what the town is most famous for.”
Tannita Davies has captured old and new architecture in harmony within the town
Ian Thomson enjoys looking at the town’s regeneration from its
Dramatic skies over Burry Port harbour by Gordon Appleton.
Sunrise over Sandy by Ian Thomson.