Marjorie Burge writes:
‘In Pursuit of Beauty’ by Slawek Staszczuk, our talk on Friday evening, was an inspiring start to our new season. His landscape images were stunning. Slawek knew time, date and place for all his images and was generous in letting us into the secrets of his success. Catching the morning and evening light is essential, as are clouds in the sky – our blue summer sky holds no interest for him. He uses graduated filters to great effect to strengthen his images, with perhaps a little help from Photoshop but feels that his initial shot has to be as near perfect as possible. Patience plays a large part in his life, waiting and waiting for just the right moment to press the button. His website at www.photoss.net includes many of the images used during the evening and is well worth a visit.
Next Friday, 19th September, will be a Club night with some practical workshops and demonstrations to get us all in the right mood for the season ahead. Our first PDI Competition will be on 26th September and visitors are welcome to come along and find out what we are all about.