Society back to zoom talk
SILEBY Photographic Society
reverted to meeting via Zoom on Monday, December 20, when short presentations of images were given by members, whilst enjoying mince pies and liquid refreshment in the comfort of their own homes.
Despite 2021 being a disruptive year as far as overseas’ journeys were concerned, it was obvious that members had taken the opportunity to travel more widely within our own shores enabling them to capture some great images on camera whilst doing so.
Visits to coastal towns and villages and inland too revealed beautiful sea and landscapes and each participant described their location and what had appealed to them when taking the shot.
With no restrictions on choice of subject, everything from a pin to a piano seemed to be thrown into the mix which provided interest for everyone.
However, with a strong emphasis on the natural history and wildlife photographers within the Society, many magnificent images were shown of beautiful flowers, particularly exquisite orchids and bluebells hosting resting butterflies, moths and caterpillars which, in turn, were equally stunning.
A selection of coastal wildlife activity featured the characteristic beauty of puffins, seals, and gulls, whilst members’ own back gardens did a pretty good job in providing a haven of activity for visiting birds.
Grab shots taken of the North Yorkshire landscapes in Spring, and features within it, proved that photography is not always about excessive planning and were interesting to view.
The dramatic scenery of the Jurassic Coastline featured and contrasted well with images captured on camera of the Portland Bill Lighthouse. An interesting story behind the ‘Ever Gentle’ container ship having recently arrived at the port of Felixstowe and preparing to shed its load accompanied great images.
A selection of images captured on camera pre-pandemic and thus allowing for travel overseas, revealed lovely images of surrounding landscapes in snowy Alaska whilst on a train journey from Skagway to the Canadian border.
Another’s visit to Trinidad and Tobago revealed stunning landscapes, and equally stunning wildlife images, which featured a highly coloured hummingbird and a parrot so small but which could hardly be missed in view of its vivid green plumage.
This was the final meeting before the Christmas/New Year break and with the possibility of further Covid restrictions being imposed at any time, the Society’s next meeting on Monday, January 10, will be held via Zoom. Gary Beaton will ‘attend’ to judge the Annual Competition.
Anyone wishing to become a member of the Society should visit its comprehensive website, https://silebyps.org. uk where further information can be obtained.