Tykes stage picture perfect show

Yorkshire Photographic Union ehibition at Wakefield Town Hall from May 7 to 14. Picture: SG Wright.
Yorkshire Photographic Union ehibition at Wakefield Town Hall from May 7 to 14. Picture: SG Wright.

Some of the best photographers in Yorkshire are showing off their handiwork in Wakefield this week.

And the district’s four photography clubs are well represented at the Yorkshire Photographic Union’s annual exhibition at Wakefield Town Hall.

By A Head. Picture Nigel Hazell

By A Head. Picture Nigel Hazell

Members of Wakefield CC, Ossett and District CC, Normanton CC and Pontefract CC all have pictures in the week-long show, which runs until 4pm tomorrow (Saturday).

There are 200 prints and 200 digital projected images to pore over.

I had the privilege of a guided tour from Wakefield CC spokesman Malcolm Dobson who provided an expert commentary on the pictures that made it through a tough judging process to make the grade.

What shone through was the sheer quality of work. Many of the photographers involved simply do it as a hobby. They pool their talents during weekly club events and outings to produce some stunning work.

A female kestrel by John Boyd

A female kestrel by John Boyd

The other thing that caught my eye was the interesting mix of styles. There were landscapes, seascapes, people, nudes, wildlife and action images.

Over the past few months the Express has been featuring the talents of camera club members in the Wakefield area. Featured on this page are three pictures in the exhibition: John Boyd’s female kestrel, Walt Covell’s Duke of Portland boathouse and Nigel Hazell’s By a Head (greyhounds).

Over the coming weeks we hope to feature some of the show’s award winners.

The Duke of Portland boat house  by Walt Covell, of Ossett Camera Club.

The Duke of Portland boat house by Walt Covell, of Ossett Camera Club.