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Panorama of North Berwick West Bay right round to East Beach and the Bass Rock by Ian Goodall

North Berwick West Bay (with boat being launched), Victoria Road (leading to the harbour) round to the East Beach and Bass Rock 


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 North Berwick Photographic Society

North Berwick Photographic Society meets in the Abbey Church Hall in Church Road, North Berwick, East Lothian. Meetings are every second Thursday from September to April. We also have a varied range of club outings from May to September.

At our second meeting of the season Colin Legg gave an excellent talk on "Painting and Photography". His talk was illustrated with well-researched comparisons between unknown photographers, taking pictures with impact, and Scottish and international painters, many of them famous. Colin gave us a new, positive and thought-provoking perspective on our craft and skills.

Last meeting's assignment was "Forms in Nature" with Gordon Scott judging 'live' on the night. As with last year, Gordon's live judging was very well received, much preferred to 'in advance' judging. A record number of entries from 19 members were rationed to enable judging to be completed within a reasonable timescale. Amelia Gatacre's "Poggio Conte" was the winner, Ian Goodall's "Gannet's First Flight" runner up and Neil Spowart's "Hills" third. Three images were also highly commended: "Wild Orchid Flower Spike" by Alastair White, "Gannet Seaweed" by Ian Goodall and "Stalking" by Ian McDougall.

Last season we participated for the first time in the annual inter-club competition held at the National Mining Museum. Karen Stout won best overall image in this 9-club competition and Val Stuart won the best PDI to complete a spectacular double for North Berwick. Our 2016/17 "Image of the Year" competition was won by Ian Goodall with "Glorious Gannets", Amelia Gatacre was runner up with "Birds of Bass" and Ian McDougall third with "Breaking Waves".

Inter-club competition held at the National Mining Museum - Winner, Best Image
Judge Stephen Lipton with winner Karen Stout
Judge Stephen Lipton with Karen Stout
and her winning image

The club welcomes anyone with an interest in photography to enjoy the programme of speakers, practical evenings, competitions and outings


Panorama of North Berwick West Bay by Ian Goodall
 North Berwick West Bay from snowy Elcho Green

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