On Friday 3rd March, Ian Stone DPAGB and his wife Marie-Laure Stone DPAGB EFIAP GOLD BPE5*, both members of Folkestone Camera Club, presented a talk entitled the Silk Route.
Ian and Marie-Laure began with an update of the distinctions they have gained since their last visit to APS two years ago, Ian showing the images that helped him achieve his DPAGB and Marie-Laure her BPE5* and Gold. They then moved on to the journey they undertook across China, beginning in Beijing and travelling west across the country by road and rail via Xian, following the old Silk Road. This was illustrated with four twelve minute audio visual sections showing markets, temples and the many people they met along the way, with a sound track of music from the various regions they visited. The plight of indigenous peoples under Chinese rule was highlighted as they ended in Kyrgyzstan with the horse riders of this country, their images of the horse games known as Kok Boru (or the dead goat game) showing the skill of the local tribesmen. One of these images won Ian a competition that allowed them to go on another trip, expenses paid.
Merlin Plucking Dunnock by Marie-Laure
Young Kyrgyz rider by Marie-Laure
I am talking to you by Marie Laure
Hill Tribe Woman, Myanmar by Ian
The Onlookers on Hudson Bay by Ian
Kok Boru Horse Game Kyrgystan by Ian