A HERON swallowing a fish supper; a gaggle of excited children on a dusty village street in Myanmar; and a pair of mating damselflies reflected and refracted in Photoshop to create a diamond pattern of extraordinary beauty and fragility.

These are just a few of the images taken by members of the York Photographic Society over the last year which will be on show in the society’s annual exhibition at the Poppleton Tithe Barn this weekend.

The exhibition runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. Entry is free - but if you want to have tea and cakes, too, you will have to pay for them. “This is Yorkshire!” joked photographic society president Alison Taylor.

Here, photographic society members explain how they took their pictures...

Stranded In The Peaks by Alison Taylor

York Press:

“I was on holiday in the Peak District and The Mini Beast from the East struck and left me stranded," writes Alison. "Once I had dug out an escape route I decided to go for a wander with my camera and was amazed at the depth of the snow and the shapes made when it drifted.”

Fish Supper by Robin Tate

York Press:

“A friend of mine who fishes at Skelton village pond told me about the heron. I had no idea that the pond contained some quite large fish - the bird obviously knew better. The picture is the result of several visits to the pond.”

Damsel Diamond by Rebecca Johnson

York Press:

“There were only two damselflies actually there! I saw them on a visit to Breezy Knees last summer, and took as many shots as I could with my macro lens before they flew off. I’m trying to learn how to use Photoshop, and ...I had to combine three photos to get an image I was satisfied with.”

Children Of Myanmar by Allan Harris

York Press:

“My father-in-law was in Burma during the war. The opportunity to see where he had been led us to a one-week trip on Pandaw River Cruises up the Chindwin in February. We stopped several times a day. A village visit late one afternoon was met by a cavalcade of children who walked around with us during our visit and a shot into the dust made an interesting composition.”

Contemplation by David Beverley

York Press:

“This was taken at a floating market South of Bangkok. You can feel that she has been through life’s hardships as she contemplates her life.”

Stack Polly Over Loch Osgaig, by Allan Highet

York Press:

“The mountains near the coast in the north-west of Scotland make a spectacular skyline. Stack Polly (Stac Pollaidh in Gaelic) is in the centre of this picture. I looked for foreground interest and chose the yellow boat.”

Sensual Flow by Morris Gregory

York Press:

“Taken at Fairy Glen on a photographic expedition to North Wales. Having taken some of the wider views of the glen I decided to concentrate on the details of water flowing over the boulders in the river.”