Oban Photographic Club shares favourite photographs

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Oban Photographic Club hopes to snap up more members in the New Year.

From landscapes to landmarks, wildlife to the more querky, here is a selection of some of its members favourite shots.

The club has been in existence for more than 60 years, making it one of Scotland’s oldest.

Interested in joining? Visit the club’s website at http://www.obanpc.co.uk/

The club’s Maurice Wilkins writes: ‘The only qualification required for membership is enthusiasm. Our members enjoy taking photographs and showing them to others.

‘We also enjoy learning from those with more experience and teaching those who have less.

‘Equipment is irrelevant. Whether you have the most expensive digital camera,
a point and shoot or a simple phone, you’re equally welcome to join us for a
season of fun practical evenings, competitions, travelogues, instruction,
model evenings and outings.’

All these images are copyright of the individual photographers who took them, kindly shared with The Oban Times for this feature but not to be re-used without their permission.

 

The Missing Girl by Maurice Wilkins. 'I enjoy candid photography and I was fortunate to have my camera with me in the bookshop. The title of the ‘Thriller of the Month’ proved to be the perfect title for the picture!' said Maurice.
The Missing Girl by Maurice Wilkins. ‘I enjoy candid photography and I was fortunate to have my camera with me in the bookshop. The title of the ‘Thriller of the Month’ proved to be the perfect title for the picture,’ said Maurice. Copyright Maurice Wilkins. DoNotReuse-NO_T53_MissingGirlbyMauriceWilkins
Oban Reflections by Alistair Reid. 'I just liked the peaceful still autumn Oban night,' said Alistair.
Oban Reflections by Alistair Reid. ‘I just liked the peaceful still autumn Oban night,’ said Alistair. Copyright Alistair Reid. DoNotReuse-NO_T53_ObanreflectionsbyAlistairReid
Plenty of fish in the sea by Audrey Peddie. This digital edit is made up from 16 individual photographs selectively merged together then textures added to give a surreal artist feel
Plenty of fish in the sea by Audrey Peddie. This digital edit is made up from 16 individual photographs,  selectively merged together then textures added to give a surreal artist feel. Copyright Audrey Peddie DoNotReuse-NO_T53_PlentyoffishintheseaAudreyPeddie
Kilchurn Castle by Edwina Aitken. 'This was taken early one very cold morning in January. (Temperature was around -3). It was a still morning and the light was nice as the sun started to rise. This image gives the feeling of the cold and stillness of the loch.
Kilchurn Castle by Edwina Aitken. ‘This was taken early one very cold morning in January. The temperature was around minus three degrees . It was a still morning and the light was nice as the sun started to rise. This image gives the feeling of the cold and stillness of the loch.’ Copyright Edwina Aitken. DoNotReuse-NO_T53_KilchurnCastlebyEdwinaAitken
The Scenic Route by Gordon Milne. This one was taken in January during the early days of last winter's lockdown with almost no traffic on the A82. The sun on the Buachaille provided the perfect backdrop,' said Gordon. Copyright Gordon Milne.
The Scenic Route by Gordon Milne. ‘This one was taken in January during the early days of last winter’s lockdown with almost no traffic on the A82. The sun on the Buachaille provided the perfect backdrop,’ said Gordon. Copyright Gordon Milne. DoNotReuse-NO_T53_ScenicroutebyGordonMiline
Glencoe Flow by Graham Cameron. I had been meaning to take this picture for a considerable time as I like the shape of the road and the juxtaposition of the lights and the landscape. The exposure here is four minutes,' said Graham. Copyright Graham Cameron.  
Glencoe Flow by Graham Cameron. ‘I had been meaning to take this picture for a considerable time as I like the shape of the road and the juxtaposition of the lights and the landscape. The exposure here is four minutes,’ said Graham. Copyright Graham Cameron. DoNotReuse-NO_T53_GlencoeFlowbyGrahamCameron
No paddle required by Hugh Wilson. Taken at the Falls of Lora below Connel Bridge. Copyright Hugh Wilson.
No paddle required by Hugh Wilson. Taken at the Falls of Lora below Connel Bridge. Copyright Hugh Wilson. DoNotReuse-NO_T53_NoPaddleRequiredbyHughWilson
Piper aboard Lady of Avenel by Jean Sinclair. This unusual photograph of a piper playing in the rigging was taken at a most enjoyable musical evening provided at Sessions and Sail aboard the 102ft Brigantine ‘Lady of Avenel’ which was alongside Kerrera pier in July 2021. Copyright Jean Sinclair.
Piper aboard Lady of Avenel by Jean Sinclair. This unusual photograph of a piper playing in the rigging was taken at an enjoyable Sessions and Sail musical evening aboard the 102ft Brigantine ‘Lady of Avenel’ which was alongside Kerrera pier in July 2021. Copyright Jean Sinclair. DoNotReuse-NO_T53_PiperonLadyAvenelbyJeanSinclair
Adult male buzzard by Keith Thorburn. ‘I have been following these buzzards since the parents were going back and forward to the nest with food for the one hatchling they had, this is the adult male buzzard. I will be trying to photograph them both throughout the winter, from one of my hides, said Keith. Copyright Keith Thornburn.
Adult male buzzard by Keith Thorburn. ‘I have been following these buzzards since the parents were going back and forward to the nest with food for the one hatchling they had. This is the adult male buzzard. I will be trying to photograph them both throughout the winter, from one of my hides,’ said Keith. Copyright Keith Thornburn.  DoNotReuse-NO_T53_BuzzardbyKeithThorburn.

 

 

Caption: Dramatic Skies by Edwina Aitken. This was taken during the summer around 0100hrs, showing a beautiful display of noctilucent clouds. They are only visible between the months of June to August, after the sun goes down and when conditions are right. They are so elusive that prediction cannot be made for when they will appear. Some nights they may only appear for five minutes – other nights they can put on a fantastic display lasting hours. Copyright Edwina Aitken

DoNotReuse-NO_T53_DramaticSkiesbyEdwinaAitken.