Paul King from The North Fylde Photographic Society gave an illustrated talk to our members at our March meeting.
Paul, who is Chairman of the North Fylde Photographic Society and a photography judge, showed us some of his excellent work.
His portfolio includes fabulous monochrome pictures and some impressive nature action shots of wild animals and birds.
He also has a great knowledge of photograph composition and digital editing for the best presentation.
Paul talked through a series of short photographic shows and passed around several large prints on many topics including animals, people, planes and landscapes. The picture above is Paul’s photograph of a Queen Butterfly.
On Remembrance Sunday, the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1, Janet and Judith had the privilege of representing the Thornton-Cleveleys Horticultural Society by joining dignitaries, schools, local groups and businesses in the procession to the Thornton Cenotaph. Whilst it had rained as everyone assembled, it stayed fine for the rest of the service and the sun shone through the trees bathing the ‘fallen soldier’ in a striking light. Janet and Judith were extremely proud to lay a wreath on behalf of the Society. It was very poignant to see so many people showing their respects.
Josie Morris gave us a tasty talk on chocolate last week. Full of interesting information about the cocoa bean and a practical demonstration of how she uses various molds to create chocolate master pieces.
We got to see a high heel shoe, a handbag, bars and other novelty items all formed from chocolate. Best of all, samples of the basic ingredients were handed around for us to taste.
At the end of her talk, Josie answered questions from enthusiastic members. She also had a display of chocolate items on sale which met with much approval!
Our next gardening talk is The Cartmel Peninsula and Holker Hall Gardens by Steve Halliwell on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm, details here.