In the Herald - Troon Ballast Bank

Date Published 
Wed 10 May 2023

On a rather chilly April evening a large contingent of members from Irvine Camera Club met up at the Ballast Bank in Troon.  With the intent of getting photos of the harbour, the shoreline and hopefully some nature, we set off to explore the area.


The light was lovely, but we only had an hour so before the sun was due to set so we had to work quickly. Several of us headed around to the harbour to catch the light on the boats and the wee lighthouse at the end of the harbour wall.  Black and White proved a popular choice to put emphasis on the shapes and shadows thrown by the low sun as it slowly dipped behind the Wee Hurrie chippy.  Heading down to the rocky beach the colours began to emerge in the sky to the west over Arran.  A fishing boat returning to port proved to be a great subject against the calm pastel coloured sea.  A small group ventured out on to the rocks to try some off-camera flash photography which added something different into the mix of images taken on the night.  Others experimented with abstract images created by moving the camera while taking the photo.


It was a splendid start to our summer season of photo walks.  If you’d like to join us on a walk please have a look at our website where you will find all the details of our packed summer programme.