Our promotion, this season, of the work of local, professional photographers climaxes on Monday evening with a much-anticipated presentation by the self-taught, Lancaster based professional, landscape photographer, Lee Metcalfe. Lee has an impressive and expanding list of national and international clients and commissions. He is a perfectionist with a passionate interest in the changing impact of weather, the movement of the sun and the changing seasons on our familiar Lancashire and Cumbrian landscapes and on the much wilder and rugged landscapes of Skye and the north west of Scotland. Much of Lee’s work is captured on film using a Fuji GX617 panoramic film camera. Lee will introduce us to his camera, his working practices and camera craft, and his rich portfolio of panoramic images. www.leemetcalfelandscapephotography.com
On Monday evening we welcomed the external judge, Mike Davis, who had spent the previous 2 weeks looking at the 94 colour and mono images selected for entry into Competition 5, ‘Industrial and Urban’. Mike succeeded where many others judges fail, by giving equal attention to every image submitted for competition, and providing friendly, carefully considered and helpful thoughts on their respective strengths and weaknesses. The growing strength of the club and the participation of talented, new members was reflected in the many high quality and imaginative images on show and the award of ‘highly commended’ and ‘commended’ status to both established and more recent members.