This evening’s presentation was about streaks of light also called Light Trails. These are usually produced in the evening or at night and predominately consist of either traffic or astronomical bodies such as meteor showers or stars. The images are taken of a moving object over a long exposure period thereby creating the trails of light. It is highly recommended that a tripod is used to provide a firm and fixed base for the camera.

A number of images were shown as examples as too were images of “painting with light”. The details of “painting with light” were discussed and are – for our purposes – totally different from “light trails”. With “painting with light” the photographer is in control of the light source, whereas with “light trails” they are not.

Members receive a copy of the presentation in the club newsletter.

The ‘Monthly Competition’ entitled ‘Lines’ was held.

The winners were:-

  • 1st - 'Lighting the Way' by Joan Banks
  • 2nd - 'Ziggy Zaggy' by John Watkinson
  • 3rd - 'Summer Skyline' by John Watkinson

'Lighting the Way' by Joan Banks
Some of these images have been cropped for a better fit for the website.

Please note that entries (rectangular, up to 7 x 5 ins) for the Monthly competition can be made without mounts – when needed, mounts will be available at the start of the session.


Our next meeting will be at the Birchmeadow Centre, Broseley 19:30 on Monday 28th October 2019.

The subject for our meeting is ‘Beach Scenes’

The Competitions are entitled…

  • Monthly - 'Light Trails'
  • Quarterly - 'Historical Ruins'

You can view our current programme here - PROGRAMME 2019-2020

Members receive full details via Email and BEFORE they are posted here…