In the Herald - We love to see the sea sights

Date Published 
Thu 16 Jul 2020

Irvine Camera Club broke out of the confines of lockdown this week to meet, in a suitably socially distanced manner, at Troon harbour. After the summery weather of weeks gone past it was bound to be a gloomier evening when we eventually did get to the point of meeting up. We didn’t let the cloud and low light put us off as we parked up at the Ballast Bank, readied our cameras and set out toward the habour. A good number of keen club photographers came out, probably glad to be away from the usual online Zoom session for the first time in over three months.

Our timing was perfect as a procession of fishing trawlers began to head into the harbour with their catch. Where there are fishing boats there are gulls, and also some hungry grey seals bobbing around in the sheltered harbour waters. So despite the weather all of the ingredients for our three challenges were there… Harbour & boats, Seals & Birds and shoreline detail.

The more experienced members of the club moved between the beginners offering hints and tips on camera settings as well as thoughts on composition. It wasn’t long before the challenges were being ticked off one by one.

A good time was had by all despite the fact that we couldn’t convene afterwards in a local establishment for some refreshment! This week we looked through the results of our hard work in the regular online Zoom session. It was pleasing to see the variety of images created on the same night by different people, going to show that each photographer puts something of themselves into their images. Next we head out on another club trip with hopes of slightly better weather! If you are keen to know more about the club or if you would like to join us, please see our website or find us on all the usual social media platforms.

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