In the Herald - Dunaskin

Date Published 
Wed 19 Jul 2023

Some members from Irvine Camera Club recently spent an afternoon at the Doon Valley Railway, at Waterside, near Patna during one of their open days.  Always great to see local history up close and working with steam engines running and knowledgeable people on site.


For a photographer, it’s the chance to photograph things that you would not normally see on a walk such as an engine in steam, the people invested in and working on the railway along with remnants of the past.  


It’s an industrial landscape and so the engines, both old and new, the buildings, and textures such as peeling paint and rust are all great subjects to study with your camera.  Black and white is always a good option when colour can be a distraction, or you need to add a timeless angle to your images and in a location full of local history such as this can really add something to an image.


If you would like to join us on one of our friendly walks, you don’t need a flashy camera, all you need is the camera on your phone or an interest in photography.  We have members who are complete beginners through to professionals with a wide range of skills that they are happy to pass on so if you are interested in photography why not come and get involved.


Irvine Camera Club is very active on a weekly basis and have upcoming photo walks to Greenock, The Isle Of Bute and Culzean.  There is also a full programme of talks, events and competitions throughout the autumn and winter.  Full details can be found on FB and Insta and on our website: