Camera Club on show

A wall full of colour, light and shade

An amazing range of subject and technique was on display at the Rye & District Camera Club’s exhibition last Saturday, September 23.  Some 20 members’ work lined the walls of St Mary’s Centre in Lion Street, with atmospheric views of landscapes and buildings, images from wildlife safari parks, still-life depictions and many other themes. It was hard sometimes to think of these as photographs when raised to such an art form. Visitors to the exhibition were invited to name their favourite photos – mine was “Ceramic Ghost” by Bob Elston.

Club chairman, John Trowell, told me that any member can enter, and there’s no limit on the number of images submitted, though five feet of wall-space is an informal maximum.. The club runs several competitions each year with professionally qualified judges, who provide valuable feedback to the competitors. This year marks the 61st anniversary since the club was founded.

Photos: Kenneth Bird and Kevin McCarthy

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