Several of our Visions members have been busy out and about getting photos of some of our local wildlife which is beginning to appear this spring. Here is a selection of some of our recent shots.
Several of our Visions members were able to view and capture the solar eclipse in and around Aberdeen yesterday morning. An eclipse is a rare sight to see, and we were lucky enough to catch enough breaks in the clouds to get some images from a variety of locations including Dunnottar Castle, the Ythan at Newburgh and a school roof! Here are some of the resulting shots.
This Saturday morning some of our Visions members met up for a bit of street photography. They were met by local photographer Robert Kerr who was on hand to help out and give some advice while they scoured the streets of Aberdeen and the market for some photo opportunities. An enjoyable time was had by all, and we look forward to seeing some more of the pictures. Our current competition theme is street photography so there should be some good entries.
Take a look at these superb images taken by Visions member Graeme Youngson of the Aberdeen Parkrun yesterday.
Lucky Visions member Derek Gray saw a Brocken Spectre while descending Cul Mor on the west coast, and managed to get this fantastic shot of it. A Brocken spectre is a magnified shadow of the observer cast against mist or cloud and surrounded by a rainbow. It can only be seen when certain conditions are met and each observer can only see his/her own Brocken Spectre. Thanks to Derek for sharing his image with us.
This week at Visions we welcomed back our friend Michal Wachucik, a professional photographer who works for Newsline Media Limited, a press and commercial photography agency. Michal gave us his honest critique on a selection of photos provided by club members in his own unique and humorous way. Getting feedback such as this on photos is an excellent way to learn and improve our photography and we would like to thank Michal for coming along. You can see more about Michal by clicking on the links below. http://www.photomw.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/pages/Michal-Wachucik-Photography/136329496455689 Here are a selection of some of the pictures put forward for critique on the night.
This Thursday we heard a talk by one of Visions most enthusiastic members, Marek Kargier. Marek talked to us about his photography addiction, how he developed his passion for photography and some of the techniques he uses. Marek enjoys landscape photography and is famed in the club for getting up extremely early in the morning to capture a sunrise and he has been using a lot of black and white photography more recently. To see more of Marek’s excellent work have a look at his Flickr page below: