What an amazing cavalcade of images and ideas we  enjoyed at our November meeting.

With the majority of those attending contributing work this was a real 'bumper bundle' of a session. Words can only scratch the surface to describe the plethora of imagery we enjoyed and the gallery below can only represent a small cross section.  Here's a flavour.......... 

Kaz explored the meaning of reflection by illustrating the observable realm and that of cerebral contemplation.  Richard's AV 'Contemplation, Drifting & Dreaming' also sought 'the introspective' through a series of abstract pictures from something as prosaic as bubbles in a stainless steel sink.  The watery theme was continued by Eric seeking both illustrative and imaginative aspects of recent flooding in Worcester. Maintaining a Worcester theme, Peter revealed his individual eye for spotting corners and easily passed-by parts of the city. 

Taking nature as inspiration, Lucy explored the variety of shapes and forms of seed-heads whilst Angie offered a sombre understanding of autumn though close-up studies of leaves and a remnant of decaying fabric.  Geoff took us to Nottinghamshire where in a brief photo-essay he sensitively documented the decline and ultimate demolition of homes in the coal mining community of Pleaslely Hill.  Retaining an urban theme, Bob interpreted aspects of The Sage at Newcastle and Mark showed well-considered studies of central Birmingham.  Tessa examined how the various angles and planes of a footbridge in Bilbao assume a subtly different geometrical aspect after dark. 

John brought a few smiles through his series 'A Sign of Humour' where many a well-intentioned sign can be inadvertently ambiguous. Barrie showed how shadows can distil and simplify a subject through a fascinating set from a visit to France.  Here's an extra piece of information: the art of recording/photographing shadows is known as 'skiagraphy'.  Greg illustrated how the portrayal of the Madonna and Child has been radically altered by artists through the centuries. 

During one of her periodic stays in Brighton, Maddy presented details of 'pub culture', plus a photo-collage of the skull of John (Joseph) Merrick ('The Elephant Man') combined with hand-written contemporary letters.  Alex's contribution this session was an interpretation about 'time' through series of long exposures and/or image overlays.  Heather took us to the seaside with a set reminding us of summer days and typical seaside amusements. James' contribution this session was a collection of insightful and attractive abstracts ranging from 'landscapes' in rock patterns to figures seen silhouetted from the underside of an outdoor swimming pool.  The inspiration for Clive's series, 'Inchoate', were details inside a small country church where, in the sepulchral gloom, drapes and shrouds suggested half seen entities. 

Our 'Outside Source' was a most interesting exposition showing how 'the decisive moment' can be differently interpreted depending upon camera location and point of view. Typically using four or more differently positioned cameras, Barbara Probst, instantly records the scene, then displays the images in relation to one another.  'Look Twice, then again and again.  'Click on the link to enjoy more of this concept.

  
Look Twice, then again and again.

Another link for Barbara Probst.

 

There was plenty to talk about during the tea-break as these images show.......

  

    


A section of the audience.

 The gallery below offers a selection of what we enjoyed.

November CPG Members' Gallery:  to shuttle through, use the (forward) > and (reverse) < arrows, or your keyboard arrow keys.