We held our AGM, covering the various reports prepared by committee members, and elected our new committee members.  Our information page will be updated shortly with their names.  Anne was given thanks for her successful presidency, bringing the club fully back to face-to-face life after covid. Gary Gawler, who has served a full decade on the committee, including as president, was likewise complemented for his service for the club, as were David Pike, the outgoing programme secretary and Graeme Darling, who actively contributed as a committee member without portfolio.

Anne, our outgoing president, gave a photographically rich and varied presentation.  She described her project exploring the deep valley within Minster Wood, and its ancient church.  She sought to capture the feel of the environment with both landscape and nature images, mostly of tiny creatures. 

She also ventured to Avalon marshes, capturing in images and video the wonderful variety and magnitude of bird life, and again the feel of a beautiful natural landscape.  Her third project was in Provence, France, where early morning starts and evening shoots gave her the opportunity to take images showing the rich history and architecture of the region, mercifully free of bustling tourists.  In the greater heat and stronger sunshine of full daylight, she sought out many insects, often nestling within the plentiful lavender, ensuring that the fauna was not overlooked. A selection of her images is below.

Minster Church

Senanque Abbey

Brown Argus butterfly