This week Keswick Photographic Society’s members were entertained by one of their own members. Ade Gidney who has a considerable reputation for, and much success with, landscape photography presented a series of wonderfully printed landscape images in the first half of the evening.
These prints were panels of 10 and then 21, which had won Ade his LRPS (Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society) and then his Landscape Fellowship (FRPS) respectively.
A Fellowship is the highest RPS distinction and requires a detailed statement of intent to accompany and explain the rationale for the series of images, which, in Ade’s case concentrated on the effect of changing light on mountain-scape compositions through the seasons.
In order to achieve these Ade regularly camped out on the fells to get the best light from sunset and sunrise vistas.
The second half of the evening was devoted to projected landscape images, all of which were taken within the British Isles and which focused of the impact of light on the land. This was a very accomplished presentation of some quite inspirational photographs.