Newsletter 16th February 2024

It was good to welcome back a friend of CCC – judge, photographer, adventurer, speaker, coach and president of Steyning Camera Club – Ken Scott. Ken treated us to a retrospective look at his life from kayaking to mountaineering. It was as he said a ‘celebration of my experiences with a camera over a lifetime, with a few of the people most special to me, using photography to paint an authentic picture of who we are and to tell the stories of Summits and Secrets.”’ During the evening we visited many mountain tops, stunning views and the capture of light across the glens. Ken was also generous in his advice – ‘keep walking’, ‘make sure your images speak to you – not the judges’, ‘be tuned in to your surroundings’, ‘choose to edit – not have to’ as well as looking up and capturing the clouds. We saw his photos charting climate change with the shrinking of glaciers. Every picture told a story.

The attached picture is not one of Ken’s but one of mine triggered by Ken’s presentation – forgive me! On trekking to Everest base camp we should have been able to see Everest in all its glory when we arrived at the Monastery at Tengboche with Pertemba Sherpa. However, it was shrouded in mist and cloud.  Following the Buddist ceremony we stepped out just as the clouds parted and for a few seconds glimpsed this magnificent mountain.

Touching the Light is Ken’s brand and website. This is well worth visiting following tonight’s glimpse of Ken’s approach to the philosophy and the psychology of photography.

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