A SWEEPING curve of beach at the ‘rim of the world’ – the Outer Hebrides; a tiny church standing pristine in the vastness of an Icelandic landscape; and a stunt rider snapped in mid air during a motorcycle display at Thornton-le-Dale show.

Just a few of the many stunning images taken by members of the York Camera Club in the past year or so.

The club has been celebrating its 60th season of taking pictures by staging exhibitions at various venues in York.

In September, the club’s work was shown at Barclays Bank in Parliament Street, and more recently, a major exhibition was held at the Mansion House as part of the York Residents’ Festival.

Club members also provide the images for the St Leonard’s Hospice Christmas calendar and Christmas cards.

The club has about 45 members, of all ages and abilities, and is keen to help members improve their skills, says competition secretary John Saunders. It is also happy to welcome younger members.

The photograph of the Outer Hebrides on these pages was taken by Fulford school pupil Hattie Falgate, one of the club’s youngest members, who was among those who saw her work exhibited at the Mansion House recently.

“Hattie is using her time at the club to work towards her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award,” John said. We only have room for a few of the photographs taken by club members here, but you can see more on the club’s website.

• York Camera Club meets on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at St Lawrence Church Hall, Lawrence Street, York between September and May. Anyone interested in photography will find a warm welcome. To find out more visit yorkcameraclub.co.uk or phone Philip on 01904 468525.

Hattie Falgate, Summer in the Outer Hebrides 

York Press:

“I took this picture when I was on holiday on Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides with my family last summer. I liked the view and the curve of the beach. The natural colours showed really well in the photo.”

Paul Gunning, Evening Poppies

York Press:

“Taken in late summer, near Kilnwick Percy. The low evening sunshine was picking out nice detail in the wild poppies growing at the margins of this field in the Yorkshire Wolds.”


Karen Boyes, Icelandic Church

York Press:

“While on holiday in Iceland, we drove around a corner to see this amazing view. I took several photos, but this one has a tiny figure walking towards the church which shows the scale of the scene.”

Roger Poyser, Millennium Bridge, York

York Press:

“This was taken standing on the bridge and the camera mounted on a tripod. I had visited the bridge before and decided this was the angle I wanted to use to give impact. It was sunrise early in the morning in January 2013 and as the sun came up so did the mist off the river just to add some atmosphere to the image.”

Peter Brown, Across Cregennan Lake

York Press:

“Travelling on a minor road to the north-west of Cadair Idris in Wales late one October afternoon, the sun emerged from behind a cloud and I saw this view of Cregennan Lake. I grabbed my compact digital camera, went to the water’s edge and took the photograph.”