Picture this: Camera Club turns focus on exhibition

Hawick Camera Club's Ali Graham, left, and the Hawick News' John Slorance take in some of the colourful images at the club's annual exhibition.
Hawick Camera Club's Ali Graham, left, and the Hawick News' John Slorance take in some of the colourful images at the club's annual exhibition.

Townsfolk are in for a bright and colourful treat at next week’s Hawick Camera Club exhibition in the clubrooms at 78 High Street.

From the prints in the downstairs studio to the sequences in the club’s upstairs cinema area, it’s a show not to be missed.

Throughout the many years that this writer has taken in Hawick Camera Club exhibitions, one of the main highlights has been members’ images. And this time around matters are no different with some top-notch photography.

Black and white images and colour photographs of every kind imaginable hit the screen. The variety is massive and it’s just quality all the way through. Each and every picture has a title as well as the photographer’s name. And the list of members reads Bernie Cajos, Ali Graham, Dennis Laing, Pamela Notman, Bert Lancaster and Eric Scotland. A well done to one and all.

The exhibition also features eight other excellent sequences including the beautfiful Attadale Gardens in the Highlands by Gordon Gilfether. One can almost smell the fragrance of the array of flowers that are shown, while the garden’s conifers and scattered sculptures also catch the eye.

On a completely contrasting note, Gordon’s own commentary and photographs reveal an interesting tale of dark war times at Eperlecques, in France, where Hitler ordered giant bunkers to be built to launch V-2 rocket weapons.

There is also a trip on the Jacobite steam train on the West Highland Railway Line, courtesy of the fine camera work of Bert Lancaster. And what a pleasant trip it turns out to be as Bert makes one feel they are on board the train through some splendid shots of the country hillsides and lochs from Fort William to Mallaig.

A sequence entitled Knitwear to Healthcare is presented by Eric Scotland – and shows the sad sight of the Braemar mill gradually being demolished, after whichthe Hawick Community Hospital building emerges from the rubble.

Although shot in darkness, Macau Nightime is nevertheless a dazzling affair
as Brian Marriott points
out.

The Casino Lisbsa in all its shining glory, as well as the illuminated brightness of the historical Senado Square and St Dominic’s Church also shine in the nightfall of this city in China.

The exhibition starts on Tuesday with further shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There are matinees on Wednesday and Thursday. Evening shows are at 6.45pm and matinees at 2pm.