In the Herald - Photo-walk helped us tell our stories through pictures

Date Published 
Wed 1 Jun 2022

In order to encourage our members to enter the recent “Stories Through the Lens” photo competition run by The Trinity, Irvine Camera Club organised a photo-walk in Irvine a few weeks ago.

2022 is ‘Scotland’s Year of Stories’ and North Ayrshire’s story is written in its mix of coast and countryside, towns and villages and of course its people.

The Trinity had chosen three of ‘Scotland’s Year of Stories’ themes to inspire photographers to get out and take images of North Ayrshire:

Local Tales and Legends

Scotland’s People and Places

Inspired by Nature

While we focused on Irvine on this particular evening, some of our members who couldn’t make it along provided photographs taken at other locations.  Colin Houston’s lovely shot of a lone canoeist at Portencross and Tracy Ross’s evocative joyous photo of a rainbow on Diamond Hill near Fairlie show just how beautiful North Ayrshire really is.

For the rest of us, our evening in Irvine uncovered plenty of opportunities for illustrating stories, people and nature.  From the modern architecture of the Portal through to the rich history of the Powder House, we found glimpses into the past as well as visions and hopes of what the future may hold for the town.

Photography is so important for recording what we have around us before it disappears or changes beyond recognition.  I hope you enjoy this small selection of our club’s work.  We are continuing our busy programme of photo walks throughout the summer.  Please see our website for all the details.  You are very welcome to join us on any of our trips.   Until next week,  enjoy the light!