Taken in the Vale
Senedd Oriel Exhibition 22nd April - 19th May 2017
Exhibition now closed but these pictures and more were featured at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital
from October until February 2018.
The Vale of Glamorgan, it turned out, was a difficult area to define precisely. Political and geographic boundaries didn't match. Constitutional boundaries even seemed to vary for local and UK constituencies. So we took the widest possible area based on all known boundary definitions and came up with the area shown in the map below.
The exhibition comprises the work of all members who wanted to take part. For 18 months the committee did all that they could to encourage everyone to exhibit their work. We therefore have an offering of images from a very varied interest base and skill set.
Modern photography is made easier in many ways by advances in technology, but with that comes the requirement to master a whole new workflow to produce a finished image. New skills in photofinishing are essential for the best results. This is an area in which we are all constantly learning and developing. The benefit of club membership is that we can share these techniques and help each other to progress.
One of our exhibits has been pronounced "inappropriate" by the Senedd management despite being taken in the Vale. It depicts a nude model on the heritage coast (not far from the designated naturist beaches).
You may view the "inappropriate" image here but be warned the image obviously contain nudity. To view this artwork is your choice, not theirs. Unfortunately the work looks better as a print than as an internet image.
It will not be shown at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital either in case it causes too much 'excitement' in those with a 'dicky' heart condition despite the fact that the photographer recovered from a heart attack in this very hospital about 12 years ago - this genre of photography hasn't had a bad impact on what's left of his heart!
We hope you enjoy the exhibition of our work.