Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Can you believe your eyes?

If you're local, do please consider visiting Cliffe Castle museum to see Ilkley Camera Club's exhibition, starting this Saturday April 29th until July 16th. (Museum opening times here). I have three prints on show. There are also talks/slideshows by some of our members on Saturdays:

6th May – Keith Allen
Planet Earth and its wonderful birdlife – a photographic tour
20th May – Nick Hodgson
Around the World in 80 Images – my passion for travel photography
27th May – Peter Farmer LRPS
Glorious Churches – getting the best from your camera
3rd June – Sharon & Tim Sawyer
Our Workflow using Lightroom & Photoshop
17th June – David Stradling
My photographic journey from Landscapes to Portraits
24th June – Richard Spurdens DPAGB EFIAP/GOLD
Portrait Photography – using Lightroom to process portrait & fashion images
1st July – Len Downes
Band Aid – overcoming the problems of Gig Photography
15th July – Larry James

We've had to move to Keighley as the Manor House museum at Ilkley, where we've always had our exhibitions before, has closed down. Cliffe Castle is a very interesting place in its own right though and well worth a visit. Our exhibition coincides with a display on Fairy Folklore, exploring local tales and beliefs about the fairy folk, including the Cottingley Fairies. The first photo of these 'fairies' was taken in 1917. To celebrate that centenary, part of our exhibition shows photos we entered into a competition called 'Can you believe your eyes?', which includes photos that are not truthful but look as though they are, and some that are truthful but look so odd that you could think they are fabricated.


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