Exhibition ‘thrill’ for photography club

On display. . . Gore Camera Club member Eleanor Ashton has a photograph called Alaskan Winter displayed in the club’s exhibition at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Gore Camera Club members have opened their photographic exhibition at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre.

The exhibition comprises 25 photographs.

Club secretary Alison Moore said it was the second time members had exhibited their work.

‘‘There is a range of photographic styles from members of all grades.’’

Some of the club’s members who had work displayed had won awards and others were new to the art form.

It was a ‘‘great thrill’’ for members to see their work on display, Ms Moore said.

Most of the photographs were for sale.

Eleanor Ashton entered a photograph called Alaskan Winter in the exhibition.

Her husband, Peter died in 2021 and she needed to keep herself busy so she joined the club, Ms Ashton said.

‘‘They have been so welcoming at a time when I have really needed friends and a sense of belonging.

‘‘I love taking photos and I never dreamed of having one of my photos chosen for an exhibition.

‘‘It’s so very exciting,’’ she said.

The members were also willing to help her learn more about taking photographs.

She took the photograph in Alaska when she was there with a friend in March.

Going to Alaska had been on her husband’s bucket list.

‘‘So I went for him.’’

Club members celebrated World Photography Day on Saturday and members were encouraged to take photographs with the theme ‘‘A Day in the South’’.