Another topic that the members found something of a challenge. The problem was that for the two months before the meeting the weather had been almost consistently warm, dry and sunny, with blue skies and only the occasional white fluffy cloud. But look what they managed to produce.
This picture from Alister was universally agreed to be a winner. A local view at dusk. Sandra thought it a stunning picture and commented on the shape of the clouds.
Another case of unanimity of opinion. Anne and her assessor Ingrid both chose this picture with its reflections in shimmering water.
Bob chose this picture from Ann because it expressed clouds most fully, albeit with some foreground from the tree. This photo shows contrast in the clouds, creating some sense of menace from the darker parts whilst on the whole being positive.
Ann herself chose this one with its touch of colour.
Sue chose this from Athol's pictures. She liked the way the sun came through the trees.
Athol thought this picture worked well in black and white and was pleased to have caught the bird in flight.
Both Bob and Frances chose this shot. Frances imagined being above the clouds, so that the clouds were like footprints.
Neil chose this picture taken at North Berwick by Joe, for whom it was also the favourite. Neil liked the V shape of sky between the horizon and the clouds, and the red focal point of Bass Rock glowing in the sun.
Maryanne chose this picture from Frances, entitled "the long white cloud". She loved the positioning of the cloud between 2 pylons, as if it had been designed that way.
Frances herself chose this one, because of all the colours and shades present in the picture.