In these days of digital projected images it is always a welcome change to look at prints – once the normal outcome of the photographic process and now comparatively rare. It was prints which Peter McCloskey FRPS, APAGB from Bristol Photographic Society presented for us at this meeting.

He started with older monochrome images made using traditional darkroom processes. Today, he has moved on to the newer digital processes where he can choose whether to use a monochrome or colour presentation. Indeed, in some cases he has used both.

His presentation started with landscape images, many of which were taken in this country. Most of the prints, however, reflected Peter’s travel to many different parts of the world including India, Nepal, USA Cuba and Namibia.

While the abstract nature of his earlier work remained in many images - photographs of desert sand dunes in Death Valley remain particularly in my mind – Peter clearly has a great live of wildlife.

He was particularly keen on images of animals “doing something” rather than being static portraits, so we saw pictures of animals eating drinking and, in some cases, fighting.

In other cases he concentrated on people and the remains of civilisation – abandoned farmhouses in Iceland; houses in Namibia overtaken by encroaching sand.

Some of the most engaging photographs of people were taken in Myanmar where Buddhist monks and school children provided a source of inspiration.