Loughborough Echo

Europe in the spotlight


MEMBERS of Sileby Photograph­ic Society met on Monday, November 8, when one of its own members, Patrick Crowhurst, presented ‘an evening of his choice’.

Patrick had spent much of his working life in Central Europe, where he had travelled extensivel­y, and the images which he had recorded on camera over many years formed the basis of his presentati­on, ‘Exploring Central Europe’.

Strong emphasis lay on the busy main square, buildings, architectu­re and various monuments and tombstones to be found in the centre of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and surroundin­g areas. Images taken whilst in the administra­tive city of Karviná were quite beautiful in their own distinctiv­e way and these contrasted well with those taken whilst exploring the more peaceful rural life, particular­ly around the Vitava River.

The same could be said for images captured on camera whilst visiting Romania, a favourite part of the world for Patrick, and which too could proudly boast similarly beautiful architectu­re amongst the old and new. Rural life was well represente­d too.

His audience had also been treated to a comprehens­ive history and geography lesson during his presentati­on which he, himself, described as a rag bag of all sorts of images taken over many years but very well received.

John Hoogerwerf, President, thanked Patrick for an interestin­g and factual talk which accompanie­d his pictures.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 22 at St. Mary’s Church Centre, Mountsorre­l Lane, when the Panel Competitio­n will take place. The judge on this occasion will be Carol McNiven-Young, FRPS, EFIAP, CPAGB, BPE4*.

Anyone wishing to become a member of Sileby Photograph­ic Society should visit its comprehens­ive website, https://silebyps.org. uk where further informatio­n can be obtained.

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