It was with a sense of anticipation that Dawlish & Teignmouth Photographic Club awaited members of Newton Abbot Photographic Club for a varied presentation of their work, and they were not disappointed.
First up was Mike Cowley, taking a tour of Broughton Castle, a fortified manor house near Banbury in Oxfordshire'.
Built in the 1550s and added to over the centuries, it is owned and managed by the Fiennes family, the present Baron now 103 years old.Set in extensive and very beautiful grounds the architecture is imposing and impressive, and the interior luxurious and ornate, some rooms sporting hand painted wallpaper, and historic artefacts, all with stunning views of the landscape and local parish church.
Mike also visited a historic vehicle gathering, elegant Aston Martins and Lea Francis sports and saloon cars.
Dating back to the late 19th century when they began manufacturing bicycles, Lea Francis then went on to produce cars after the first world war.
Dave Greeves followed with "Exploring the future", a fascinating insight into the world of 3D printing.
In this case, enabling a photograph to be transformed into a tactile 3D image, either porcelain or plastic.
This can now be used to enable partially sighted or blind individuals to "feel" a photograph, enabling that person to read and understand the shapes in the image.
Carol Smart cleverly used the alphabet and music in her AV movie presentation, carefully choosing her pictures corresponding to each letter.
A for architecture through to Z for zoo.
Kirsty Peake is an animal behaviourist and was a member of the former Wolf Conservation Trust, her photography giving an insight into the behaviour of wolves both in captivity and in the wild.
During her time spent in Yellowstone National Park she studied the Druid pack, the largest wolf pack ever recorded, with 37 members at one time.
Whilst challenging, this was a unique way of watching and recording the animals in their natural environment, uninfluenced by humans.
The evening was rounded off by Alan Boothman and Dave Geeves with their separate AV movies, both cleverly thought out and put together with great imagination, some humour and and lots of food for thought.
A truly enjoyable evening.
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