Out And About With Jill Pakenham

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

Heading to Whitchurch in daylight now - hey - summer's almost here!! Whoopee! And this evening we were gathering in the venerable old hall under the watchful eye of the venerable old chairman (oops - sorry Alan!) for an evening of stunning images by Jill Pakenham (who's enthralled us before with creepy-crawlies!).

This time there were two parts to her presentation (convenient that - there's the tea-break in the middle). In the first half we were taken to various locations around the world by way of her wonderful images of the landscape and the natural world. Her photographs of birds in particular are, to use the vernacular - awesome!

In the second half Jill took us through the panel of images which earned her the highest distinction the Royal Photographic Society offers - the FRPS. The images for this award are"themed" - and Jill's theme was moths. Here was a stunning selection of photographs with those in each row related in some way. She also took us"behind" each image to tell the story of its creation - fascinating!

Not surprisingly, Jill is a member of one of the RPS panels which appraises entries for its distinctions - and who better I ask myself! A superb evening Jill - and we look forward to seeing you again - as a judge next time for our natural history competition next year!


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