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Talks by Phil Drury and Chris Rogers

Report by Marjorie Burge.

It was a Club Evening on Friday 7th February and two of our APS members, Phil Drury and Chris Rogers, had prepared presentations of their travels abroad with their cameras.

Phil with ‘Where my camera takes me’ took us on his trips to Finland and the Lofoten Islands. Low temperatures – minus 25 – giving beautiful ice and snow images, the trees like marble statues, even the waterfalls frozen, wonderful gentle light. His bird photography – always a favourite with Phil – was amazing, the golden eagles stealing the show, spreading their wings against the snow-covered background. There were some beautiful landscapes – mountains, lakes, snow – lovely sky and aurora images.

Chris was in Chile and Argentina – Torres del Paine – also with some striking bird photography taken in the natural habitat of the mountains amongst some rare and beautiful wild flowers. Not so cold here – the middle of their summer – but snow on the mountains with some amazing views, and the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares was amazing with a massive glacier of blue ice. Some delightful pictures of penguins just passing the time of day chatting and dancing.

Both Phil and Chris took us step by step through their journeys, making sure we knew where we were at all times – a lot of careful preparation on their part. We are so lucky at APS to have such adventurous photographers willing to share their images with us.

Next Friday 14th February Clive Tanner FRPS MPAGB APAGB will be judging our Janet Morris Memorial Record Trophy competition. Visitors always welcome. 


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