Stamford Photographic Society’s members interpreted their February competition topic ‘Closer and Closer’ at every scale. There were images of Burghley House, insects, coins, a boat in a harbour, and even a plate of food!
Wally Lodge won the individual competition with a macro shot of a housefly, showing the intricate details of the wings.
Sue West’s vibrant image of a lily came second.
This was followed by photos by two new members: Veronica Watson’s Venice colours and Peter Bower’s wooden serving spoons.
Julie Coles produced the most ingenious images of the night – winning the group section with four shots of alphabet spaghetti spelling the competition subject!
Also successful were David Townshend’s images of blue bottles, Dave Baxter’s shots of Burghley House and John Hillier’s birch trees – all showing their subjects closer and closer.
SPS member Gordon Brown gave a fascinating presentation about underwater photography, explaining the technical challenges and showing us the camera and lighting equipment he uses. His images of pike, corals, wrecks and whale sharks were taken in places as far apart as Whittlesea and the Maldives!!