Desperately seeking summer

BRECHIN Photographic Society came to the end of a busy year recently with a visit from Donald Ford, who gave a hilarious account of his many adventures where he captured stunning Scottish landscapes and golf photographs.

If you wish to learn more about Donald’s work or to purchase one of his calendars or photobooks, visit

Al Buntin from Dundee was guest judge. He was impressed with the number of entries for the photo competition titled ‘In all weathers’.

Al had a tough job judging the diversity of images submitted. He praised the photographers on their images and provided some very helpful feedback on how these might be improved. The results were as follows: beginners - 1, Susan McLachlan with her image ‘Creating energy, whatever the weather’; 2, John Griffith with ‘Wet wet wet’; 3, Archie Milne with ‘Ice trollies’. Intermediate - 1, Pam Drever with ‘Where’s the View?’; 2, Jean Wigglesworth with ‘Rainy day lily’; 3, Ian Drever with ‘Niagara’. Advanced - 1, James Anderson with ‘Desparate Summer’; 2, Andy Hayes with ‘Dependability in a fragile world’; 3, Frank Horrocks with ‘Advanced rainstorm in Swaledale’.

This Society concludes this year’s events with a Christmas lights shoot where members will photograph the bright lights of Brechin during the festive period.

Meetings resume on Tuesday, January 8 at 7.15 p.m. in St. Andrews Church Hall with a quiz night - new members welcome.