Camera Club-January

Although the Camera Club is not meeting for a few winter months, the members are still submitting their monthly images for viewing and discussion.  December’s project was Isolation and as usual, there are some interesting takes on this subject – see for yourself on the Photo Cube !  Next month we will be submitting images of church architecture, watch this space for more interesting images……  No interpretation – just churches !!  Of course, there are many many opportunities for different views of church architecture.

Turn, drag the cube with the mouse then click on any of the images on any of the cube faces to see the picture in full view or view the whole album.

Susan’s Notes.

Only birds allowed:  No boats in sight and only 11 am – taken at the mere at Tatton Park.
Swan Neck:  Also at Tatton Park – no sign of the body but it was interested in a  group of walkers who were eating!
Wooden birds:  Taken alongside the canal in Middlewich in a garden backing on to the canal – chainsaw art.

David’s Notes.

No body:  We were walking through a wood at Villefavard when we encountered this head. There was no indication as to why it was there or what it represent.
Out of their element:  Boats are usually in water. These were on top of a bank, creating nice reflections.
Well watered:  Not an ideal spot for a power line. We think this was dry ground a few years ago.
What a lot of rain:  This is a field in winter. Plenty of wildfowl taking advantage of another lake.

Jacqui’s Notes.

Parachutist at Scampton:  Air display September 2017. The rest of them all seemed to come down together but this one ended up in isolation.
Gorleston:  Harbour mouth -seagull surveying the scenery.
Gorleston jetty:  Taken into the sun giving a sense of isolation.
Blickling Park:  Dead and lonely. Taken on our walk Christmas Eve morning in the rain.

Steve’s Notes.

County Kerry :  I liked the look of this dead tree standing alone in a beautiful setting.  Even dead, it was making a difference to its environment.
Help:  Its cries drew my attention to this adventurous moggy.  Although in the middle of a small town, I think it felt pretty isolated.
On  Achill Island:  Beautiful though the west coast of Ireland is, this wasn’t one of the most pleasurable holidays we’ve ever had.  We both felt trapped in the company of others so Sue was making the most of a few moments on her own.
The Burren, County Clare:  This is a little limestone gem, with all sorts of interesting flora among the clints and grykes.  Although the weather was mostly good on our holiday, it was a bit “Irish” the day we visited.

Pat’s Notes.

Abandoned:  I spied this lonely bike and lamp-post in a little village square (somewhere in France!) and thought that it qualified as “isolated”.
Blue  Balloon:  A chance glance upwards revealed the balloon in perfect isolation.
Electrically Isolated:  Two for one – an isolated isolator for the electric fencing.
Lucky:  One of many such signs in French villages or towns- a lucky black cat keeping watch.

Andrew’s Notes.

Isolated but not alone:  Marbles on a Solitaire board.
Sitting Pretty:  Dragonfly on a rope, isolated by using a close-up lens and very shallow depth of field so there were no other distractions in view.
Up where the air is clear:  Paraglider, taken from the launch area which gives the impression that I was up there too.  The feeling must be both exhilaration and isolation.
Poppy:  By using a flash the poppy was isolated from the background completely.