A very warm welcome back to all our followers, we hope you enjoyed the festivities and that the year ahead is a good one for you all, Happy New Year.
What a start to 2017, as a packed audience welcomed our guest professional, Peak District landscape photographer Chris Gilbert, to the village hall on Monday evening.
Chris is already known to many of us here at Ockbrook, with several members having attended numerous workshops with him in the Peak District, as well as two super photography breaks in both Lincolnshire and the Lake District, and so it was an absolute joy for us all to sit back and finally see his beautiful work projected on to our big screen.
Living in the heart of the Peak District for 27 years with his wife Jane, (prior to which they were regular walkers in the area) has meant that his geographical and historical knowledge alone is most insightful, but it is his interest in the weather, the effect light has on the landscape and our response to what we see, which plays a vital role in achieving the desired results when Chris is out on the hills with his camera…but it’s not just the hills, it’s the finer detail within the landscape as well, as in his moving water photography for example, which we’re sure you will agree is equally as stunning.
His presentation gave us all something to think about both visually and technically while we were introduced to some of the more hidden, lesser known areas of this beautiful national park which sits quite literally on our doorstep.
Chris has a book on the Peak District due to be published within the next few weeks, so it would be worth checking out his website, following him on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date with his latest news and up coming workshops.
Thank you Chris for a most enjoyable evening of outstanding photography.