BARRY Camera Club started the new season with an informal members evening. This gave them the opportunity to catch up with old friends and welcome new ones.

On Friday, September 8 the club had a visit from Alyn Wallace who is a Landscape Astrophotographer.

He specialises in photographing the landscape of Wales under the night sky. They were shown images taken at Southerndown, Nash Point, Brecon, Anglesey, the Elan Valley and the Gower.

He has also photographed sites in England and Iceland, including the Aurora Borealis. He proved to be an extremely knowledgeable young man, not just when it came to technique and camera settings, which he was kind enough to share, but also about the weather, the sun and moon and everything astronomical. He also advised us about the apps he uses to assist him in his endeavours. His work has won him recognition and has been used by NASA. His stunning imagery was much appreciated by everyone who attended and we were very impressed by his mastery.

Barry Camera Club meets every Friday evening at St Francis Millennium Centre, Porth-y-Castell, Barry garden suburb, Barry, CF62 6NX, from 7pm to 9.30pm.

The club is a very friendly organisation and new members of all experience and skill levels are always welcome to attend with no obligation to join.

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