MERCURY article 25-03-2015

Revised article sent to Bridgwater Mercury 25-03-2015.

Sedgemoor Camera Club.


OMG, I thought as I walked through the doors of St Georges Community Centre last Wednesday, I thought I had got the date wrong and it was the Wembdon Annual Flower Show. Around all the walls were wonderful displays of flowers ranging from small posies, bouquets, arrangements, to an array of award winning orchids brought in by John and Marion Saunders, but no, our Programme secretary Dave Bowden had planned it as one of our weekly hands on events.


It looked very much like everyone of the 51 members in attendance had brought in a display, needless to say with different types of lighting available from LED’s, flash, continuous, down to a small a torch was used to bring out the full beauty of natures finest.


Despite the lure of the flowers members still found the time to visit Tim’s table where once again a range of colourful objects were there to test everyone ability.


Mike Newman had a large gathering as he demonstrated the art of mounting a print onto a mounting board preparing members who wish to take part in club competitions in the future. Yet again Darren was on hand to help with his knowledge of Photoshop, Lightroom no doubt, to a very grateful Angela.


Space was at a premium so much so that exhibits overflowed into Mervs Cafe where Stuart McDonald had put his chopper on a table for everyone to admire. This was not just your everyday run of the mill Quad copter that everyone is aware of nowadays to which you can attach a camera and take aerial shots but a professional model as use by Police, the military, etc. Helen Ebsary who farms at Aisholt took a shine to it saying that if she had one she could stay at home in the warm and count her sheep at the same time.


No doubt many pictures can be viewed on the clubs website:

 on their Flickr site:

or in our weekly newsletter:

or Keith Robins’s selection @

Thank you to Keith R, Roger H, Merv & Mo for donating the images. Brian C & John R were working and sent their apologies. If you are interested in photography and would like to know more, why not pay us a visit, looking costs nothing, joining costs £10-00 at the moment. 🙂

Written by Brian Bateman