On 17 January club member David Stradling showed off the visual differences between colour and black & white versions of photos. He argued that monochrome was particularly suited to strong shapes and textures, bold shadows and contrasts, and exciting angles. It could also rescue a colour image which had distracting colours or confusing backgrounds.
David stressed the importance of carrying out any colour to monochrome conversions sensitively so that different tones were retained. His points were well made with a wide selection of images for viewers to compare.
Paul Robinson began the evening with historic images from his own collection and a warning about frequent fast driving.