Beautiful Bluebells

On Sunday 28 April 6 members, together with companions and severalwhippets, visited Hinton Ampner to photograph the bluebells in the woods.They enjoyed an excellent display, in variable light conditions.  Followingthe circular route, they also walked about four and a half miles (images below). To finish a healthy morning in the[…]

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Visit to Arundel Wetlands Centre

Nine members visited the Wetlands Centre on Monday 1st April. A beautiful sunny day found the wildfowl in good spirits with lots of activity going on. There were a couple of sets of ducklings – always a welcome sight, and Anne and Mary were fortunate to see a Watervole posing[…]

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Out & About to Whitchurch Silk Mill

On a dull grey day, 13 members visited Whitchurch Silk Mill. The Mill offered plenty of photographic opportunities – the water wheel, the weaving machinery, cogs and bobbins, and lots of coloured threads. As always, it was a sociable occasion with discussion of cameras and lenses, and there was always[…]

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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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