Helen braves the chill: 22 February

Anyone who did not feel invigorated by the talk on 22 February was probably somewhere else. For visiting speaker Helen Iles not only showed some outstanding landscape photographs but she described a life of mountaineering, mountain rescue, lifeboat service and aqualung activity.

Helen took members to the mountains of Wales and described wild-camping – typically a chilly night on peaks ready for that critical hour of photography just around sunrise. She said she tried to get shots right in camera as far as possible but had been known to stick several shots together for panoramas and to de-saturate scenes to enhance the mood of snowy images.

She gave many tips and followed up with a probing question and answer session. It was a fitting event for this year’s T L Haigh Memorial lecture.

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