A WIDE variety of subject matter and techniques marks the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s annual exhibition at the North Light Gallery, Armitage Bridge.
Hosted by Holmfirth Camera Club, the show is excellent quality, with 300 prints mainly in colour but some in monochrome. There are some delightful landscape studies, including Derwent Reflections and the wonderfully-lit Brodgar Stones by Barry Park, as well as First Snow, by David Haigh.
A skiing scene in the Alps, by Richard Redman with lots of “matchstalk men and women” is appropriately titled Lowry in the Alps.
John Jollif contributes a lovely shot of the glorious interior of the Frauenkirche, Dresden, while the nicely-lit Lamp-post Walk, with its cobbles and paving stones is by Stephen Mitchell.
There are many good, and often humorous human interest pictures, like Kevin Walsh’s heftily-built Sunbathers and the winning of the children’s egg and spoon race, by Bob Wood.
David Steele’s woman in a fur coat, is nicely juxtaposed with a commercial display featuring leopard cubs, with the title, Who’s The Predator? An art gallery shot, Woman to Woman, by Andrew Clarke, shows plenty of artistry in the composition.
Bob Free gives us a delightfully digitised colour/monochrome picture of two walkers enjoying a Winter Stroll.
Among the portraits, there’s a wizened face of the Old Thai Lady by Rodney Marsh and the delightful child, Amy by Pam Runton. Norman Philips provides a touch of glamour with Sharon,
Wildlife studies are plentiful, and full marks to Peter Baker for his exotic birds - a Golden Palm Weaver and a Lilac-breasted Roller.
In a separate display, digital work by Yorkshire members of the Royal Photographic Society is of very quality, whether it’s The Flirt, a touch of medieval fantasy by Norman Philips, or the pin-sharp image of a Gannet by John Stringer.
Phil Hack has a beautiful, dark blur shot of Saddleworth Moor on a winter evening, while George Hodkin’s Scottish landscapes, like Brief Light, Rannock Moor have the feel of a quality painting.
There are immaculate Country Roses by Majorie Furmston and soft and delicate loch and lake studies in Scotland and the Lakes by Robert Croft.
The exhibition is open today, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.