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Published on September 9th, 2021 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: September 2021 Report

Our first meeting together after all these months of ‘Zooming’ gave us an opportunity to welcome friend and member of the society, Andreas Klatt, ARPS who gave a visual trip to Yunnan Province, China. In true Andreas style there was an eclectic mix of genres from street and portrait photography to even a few wildlife images (not normally a choice for him). Andreas is an enthusiast of architecture, especially walls (with mould and rising damp) which give super abstract images because of the colours and contrast. He and his wife explained their road trip went from the North to South of the province with a guide and government driver as a chaperone.

Images covered local people with a view of their life, evocative buildings that showed a level of decline as well as those with intricate decorations and detail. A stunning set of shots featured the Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River, where the tributary runs fast and furious. The mountains created heavenly images of dramatic clouds and almost unreal sunsets which, Andreas agreed, was almost impossible to capture the true beauty in a photograph. He finished the evening off with a series of images showing bird’s nest collectors in a vast cave complex. These bare-foot, agile young men would give an Olympic climber a run for their money. Astounding.

It was so great to see members back together even if it was wearing masks and with the traffic thundering past the open door for ventilation. As autumn approaches remember to bring your coat; it could get cold.

Our next big event will be our annual exhibition of members photographs in the Living Room, Deddington Church on Saturday 23rd October 9.00am – 12.30pm. If you would like to join us for the next talk, we will be transported back to ‘The Yorkshire Dales in the 1950’s’ by Paul Brewerton. We meet on 6th October at 7.30pm at the Adderbury Institute.

Anne Hunsley


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