One of those opportunities is an invitation to talk about one's own work and eight members gave a short reflection on the highlights of their own photographic year. It was fascinating to hear how Cathryn Rees is developing her skills of riding whilst taking action shots without falling off too often and Sue Judd brought us up to date with her work on capturing motion blur. Alan Johnson brought along and described the history of two of his ebay treasures; an early Leica camera and a Russian version. John Calliste waxed lyrical on his year of personal projects as he explores the boundaries of Street photography, whilst Stephanie Harriman showed us how travelling to interesting places had helped her photography. We were spellbound by Brian Groves' presentation of one morning's work making abstract images in reflections in St Catherine's Dock, where he could see faces and shapes emerging from the distortions of the ripples. Jean Jameson picked out weddings, family and travel and the challenge of CoL&CPS projects as the highlights of her photographic year and David Southgate gave a short foray into the workings of our website to inspire old and new members to increase how they use it.
The committee provided a buffet of cheese, biscuits, fruit and doughnuts to mark the end of the old and the beginning of the new photographic year ay CoL&CPS and the atmosphere was upbeat and positive.