Evening visit to the New Forest

Oh, the woes of the landscape photographer! Thirteen of us journeyed to the New Forest, all with the idea of capturing glorious purple heather basking in the golden light of a magnificent sunset. It was not to be. The day had looked promising but as evening approached, so did a[…]

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Southampton Mela Festival

The annual Southampton Mela saw 4 members attending. Primarily the Mela is a celebration of music and dance from different cultures, so there were plenty of very colourful artists to photograph. With strong sunshine causing a lot of bright reflections and highlights, yet dark backgrounds to the stages, photography was[…]

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“War on the Line”

Our Out and About to the Watercress Line was a fun and successful day out with a perfect excuse for plenty of steam train travel. With so many re-enactors and people in costume at each station who seemed to enjoy being photographed there were easy opportunities to practice our portrait[…]

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Poppy Wave at Fort Nelson

On Sunday 15th April nine members met at Fort Nelson – part of the Royal Armouries, to see and photograph the touring ‘poppy wave’ sculpture. The wave was part of the ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ installation first seen at the Tower of London in 2014. Compared to[…]

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Southampton Photo Walk

With the weather better than forecast, giving soft hazy sunshine, 7 members met at the Bargate for a photowalk around Southampton. We started at the new plaza by West Quay where there are some interesting textures and curves with the added bonus of a water feature, before making our way[…]

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