The topic of the month was Opposites, which could be done in one or two pictures - big and small, rough and smooth, there were lots of excellent ideas. But in May we had been on a group outing to Lauriston Castle Gardens, so there were lots of pictures to share from that occasion. Of the pictures chosen, we show first some Opposites, then a selection of Outing pictures.
Athol called his picture of feathers against a slate background "Heavy and Light". Sandra favoured this from among Athol's Opposites.
Bob and several others liked his shadow picture - black and white, shadow and actual. An elegant picture.
Irene was pleased with her ducks (male and female), especially for the ripples which made a picture on their own. Also the drip from the female duck's beak.
Ruth liked Irene's Tynemouth Abbey, the contrast between the ancient 13th century abbey and the twentieth century coastguard building. She also commented that the older structure had tall windows compared to the small windows of the newer building.
Les chose his picture of medals - front and back, which we felt made an interesting picture.
Anne liked his cup and saucer illustrating a man and a woman. She liked all the detail in the design and the colours.
Joe liked his opposite coloured neighbouring doors.
Bob chose Marthe's Light and Shade, or alternatively Greenery and Stonework.
Martin's Opposite choice was "Ying and Yang", contrasting salt and pepper pots
Morag enjoyed the Opposites challenge. She chose her brooch with its smooth stones against the rough background. The colours went so well together also.