Thursday 10th November brought our good friends and regular visitors Ron and Maggie Tear back to Hitchin Camera Club with a presentation called “The Big Print Show“.
Ron and Maggie opened the evening with some excellent mono images, including the one to the right taken in New York, and as the evening developed our guides took us across the world, covering many different disciplines from Landscape to natural history.
Although you can enjoy someone’s photographs in their own right, something that I find always adds to the appreciation of a photographer’s work is learning about the location and some of the challenges they faced whilst taking the pictures, and – as is typical for Ron and Maggie – they didn’t disappoint with some great stories of lost car keys, falling into the mud and “last kisses and cuddles” just in case they didn’t make it across the mountain traverse!
As we reached the end of the evening I found myself looking at the wonderful selection of prints that had been displayed, and trying to decide which ones I’d take home given the choice. In the end I narrowed my choice to around 9, well maybe 12 or 15 anyway. However I think for me the following picture taken in West Yellowstone, Mantoba, USA at a refuge was perhaps the highlight of the evening.
I’d like to thank Ron and Maggie again for their presentation and kindly allowing us to reproduce some of their images. If you’d like to see more of Ron and Maggie’s work then why not visit their website http://www.ronandmaggietear.co.uk.
We’re pleased to announce that Ron will be coming back to the club on April 13th to judge the second of this year’s changing competitions where we’ll be asking members to submit images on the subject of “Music”. Click here to learn about this competition.