Clitheroe Advertiser – Season Begins – 13/10/2016

The 2016-17 programme at the Ribblesdale Camera Club has to be the most interesting to date.

The club is now into its fourth week of the new season and members were invited to show their submissions.

Almost  all pictures from the North West were on the theme of the countryside and farming and provided the backdrop for an enjoyable evening. This was followed by the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union folio. These were very high quality prints, with many featuring wildlife and of high standard as would be expected from an area which includes not only Lancashire and Cheshire, but also Manchester and Liverpool. There were two prints from Ribblesdale selected, both from Chairman Steve Proctor, "Sparrowhawk and Kill" and "Idol".

At the next meeting, members will be asked to show three related prints or projections, for discussion with no judging. The following week will be competition for digital projections with an invited judge. The rest of the season will feature regular talks from invited lecturers.

Meetings are at Grindleton Pavillion at 7:30pm on any Tuesday between now and the beginning of May. Potential new members may try a few evenings before deciding to join.

Sparrowhawk and Kill

Sparrowhawk and Kill - Steve Proctor CPAGB BPE3*

Clitheroe Advertiser – Tryptych Report 06/10/2016

Wide range of subjects 'almost bewildering' in photo competition 

Ribblesdale Camera Club invited members to bring sets of three related images for discussion.

Prints were seen first, either as three separate mounted enlargements or as three images on a single sheet of paper. These were followed by digital projections. Each member spoke briefly about their ideas and inspiration which led to the submissions.

"Fruit Bowl" by Stephen Robinson

"Fruit Bowl" by Stephen Robinson

On the night, the diversity of approach, subjects and quality were almost bewildering.

Subjects ranged from almost abstract dancers , a street scene photographed from above where the shadows of the pedestrians made the picture; rock music at "the Grand" and three similar portraits. Also vintage aircraft doing aerobatics with girls "wing walking" and even "secret tunnels" at Cliviger. Sport entries had a twist, one showed a trio of surfers, all incongruously smiling broadly, to distorted cyclists taken with a very wide angle lens from a couple of feet.

"Shadow People" by Gary Williamson

"Shadow People" by Gary Williamson

After the presentations, the prints were set out on tables for closer examination, while the projections were shown again, looped to play continuously. The club was then asked to choose their favourite three entries. Not to judge them in any way, just to tick in a box.

The most popular was Stephen Robinson's "Fruit Bowl", while not far behind was Gary Williamson's "Shadow People".