Exhibition captures Tonbridge’s talent

    The Premier Award for the Print category was won by photographer John Lewis. His shot [pictured] entitled ‘Sad Old Eyes’ was taken at a club outing to Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

    A SHOWCASE of more than 300 pictures, ranging from stunning close-ups of nature to thought provoking urban imagery, were put on display at the Castle last week.

    It is all part of the Tonbridge Camera Club’s 51st Annual Exhibition which began on Friday [March 17] and runs until tomorrow [Thursday 23]. Around half the photos were displayed on prints, with the others projected as digital copies.

    Chairman of the Tonbridge Camera Club Alan Cork said: “It is a particular privilege to see the hard work of members drawn together into this our 51st Annual Exhibition.

    “As ever the range of images being presented by members reflects the enormous diversity of talent within the club from still life to action sports and nature photography.  If you have an interest in photography, then please do come along and enjoy the images presented.”

    The Premier Award for the Print category was won by photographer John Lewis. His shot [pictured] entitled ‘Sad Old Eyes’ was taken at a club outing to Kentwell Hall in Suffolk.

    “It was a grab shot, not posed. I was just waiting to capture the right moment as he talked to people,” he said.

    Ann Paine’s ‘Determination’ also took the top prize for the projected digital images. She said: “What made this image so exciting for me was the look of sheer determination in the riders eyes as he was on the last lap of the race hence the title.”

    The club has approximately 90 members, most of whom are amateurs and exists to ‘promote, encourage and facilitate interest and participation in all aspects of photography’. They hold themselves to a high standard and were proud winners of the Kent County Photographic Association Ross Cup in 2015.

    Ann Paine’s ‘Determination’ also took the top prize for the projected digital images. She said: “What made this image so exciting for me was the look of sheer determination in the riders eyes as he was on the last lap of the race hence the title.”