Girvan Camera Club welcomed Dr. Mike Blair, well known for his fine landscape pictures, as the first lecturer of this year. His opening presentation of Iceland’s scenery was quite stunning, featuring amongst other things, unusual angles on ice crystals.
Coming back to home turf members were treated to a wide selection of classic Scottish views which this reviewer initially feared would be hackneyed, but not the way Mike tackled these. This is a man with a very sharp eye for precise composition. Next we moved to India, (Mike gets around!), where the emphasis was on the colourful and also the expressive faces of their peoples. This led us onto the final presentation, his ‘photobook’, consisting first of portraits, then wildlife subjects and finishing with landscapes in all their varied forms.
The whole evening was an instructive lesson on how everyone could aspire to take better photographs.
Every Tuesday evening is when Girvan Camera Club meets in the New Hall, behind Girvan South Parish Church for its weekly ‘fix’ and new members are always most welcome. Above is a superb work entitled ‘Wreck’ by Stewart
McLaren, one of the club’s recent prizewinners.