In the Herald - A nautical night at the museum

Date Published 
Wed 12 Oct 2022

On a clear autumnal evening in late September, Irvine Camera Club arrived at the Scottish Maritime Museum in Irvine for our annual visit.  It has now become a tradition for us to invite other local camera clubs to join us at the Linthouse for a few hours of light industrial photography.  This time we welcomed several members of Levern Camera Club who travelled down from Barrhead, as well as friends from Kimaurs and Dalry. 

There was still light in the sky when we arrived and many of us took advantage of the available light to make some photographs of the imposing building and the various museum exhibits situated around it.

Moving indoors, the vast space allowed everyone to spread out and start to explore the artifacts in more detail.  The various cogs and gears always make for interesting compositions with their repeating patterns, lines and shapes.   As well as all the machinery, the museum also houses various boats of all shapes and sizes.  The textures and detail in the rigging of one boat seemed to be particularly interesting to our keen photographers, while others took a wider viewpoint of the interior.

The educational suite was available for us to get a cuppa, a sit down and a good chance to have a blether and a catch up.  Suitably warmed up and refreshed, we headed back out into the museum to capture some more images, before finally saying goodbye to our visitors and heading home to upload our photographs.  I hope you enjoy the selection in paper this week.

We would like to thank The Scottish Maritime Museum for opening up especially for us and giving us access to their exhibits.  It is a wonderful place to explore and I would highly recommend you get along there to support the museum.

Irvine Camera Club continue to meet every Tuesday evening from 7pm at the Irvine Community Sports Club. You can find all of our details on our website


See more detailed images from the night in the results gallery..