Phil Shaw wants to head East this Friday, 27th July. With the moon rising and sun setting around 20:45 it should be a good evening to catch the Blood Moon if the weather holds up. Phil may wish to head over to Seaford Head/Cuckmere Haven to get a better view with less crowds of people. However, since Brighton can be a fun place to be with your camera I am suggesting people meet at Brighton from 18:30 onwards. This will give time to get a few shots around Brighton, then depending on the conditions it may be better to move on.
If you wish to come please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Phil Shaw (email@example.com). Phil may be able to offer lifts to a couple of people.
Brighton Pride Parade
On the subject of Brighton, Lynne and I plan to go to the Brighton Pride Parade on Saturday August 4th (https://www.brighton-pride.org/pride-parade/), so if you are interested in joining us please contact me.
Rob Campling (firstname.lastname@example.org) is leading a walk around Chichester Allotments on Thursday 9th August at 6pm. Rob needs to know who will be attending and would like to give copies of photos taken on the evening to the City Council.
At the moment there is nothing planned for 2nd August as that is the pre-Exhibition meeting at the club.
Lordington Lavender Wednesday 11th July
Carmel Lynch is going to Lordington Lavender on Wednesday 11th June. If people wish to join her then meet in car park at 9.45 as the gates open at 10am. Early morning session is the least busy time of the day with the least number of people roaming around.
(Image Lorna Brown)
Entry cost £6.00 payable at the gate.
East Head Thursday 12th July
David Abbott is leading a photo walk at East Head at 18:30 on Thursday 12th July. Dave suggests people park between the two village halls on the main road and start the walk through the church graveyard.
(Image David Abbott)
Chichester Allotments 9th August 6pm
(Image Rob Campling)
Looking further ahead Rob Campling is organising a trip to Chichester allotments. Rob has provided the following information:
Place: St Paul’s/Little Breach Allotments. No post code, but PO19 5UA gets you to the turning off St Paul’s Road that leads to Little Breach. The allotment gate is on the left right after the side road (Woodlands Lane) which leads to two schools. It has City Council notices plastered all over the gate.
Parking: On street parking – usually fairly easy at this time.
Meeting: I’ll be waiting at the gate.
Length of stay: An hour or two.
Wrap Up: At the Rainbow Inn from 7.30. A CAMRA pub but no food after c. 7pm
What to see: It’s a large site with upwards of 60 allotments. Everything from the scrupulously tidy to the abandoned, plus hedgerows, trees and a tame fox. Sheds and greenhouses. A couple of chicken runs as well! I’ll make sure the visit is publicised by the City Council so everyone will know the the Club are visting.
This week’s photo walk will be at Church Norton, near Selsey at 18:30 on Thursday 28th June.
This will give us an opportunity to explore St Wilfrid’s Chapel, the nearby mound and then walk down to Pagham Harbour nature reserve. The churchyard and gravestones can offer some interesting textures.
Parking is available near the church: Rectory Lane, Church Norton, Selsey, West SussexPO20 9DT
A small but enthusiastic band showed up for a delightful evening at the Witterings. Here is a group shot (although Sarah had wandered off)
Images from John, Steve and myself below
We hope to get some more walks organised, if you have the idea of a location please let me know.
The next summer photo walk will be this Thursday, 14th at 6:30pm at West Witterings.
I suggest we meet up in the car park. The car park closes at 20:30, so people wishing to stay later should find parking outside the car park.
All invited. I am still looking for people to organise walks, so if you feel you can do one please email me (email@example.com) and we can put it in the programme,
The heats for the 2018 Dragon boat race start at 11am. Sunday 10fh June at the Chichester Canal. Great photo opportunity!
Details on website link above.
Jan kicked off the summer photo walk with an entertaining, but challenging photo sprint around Chichester, the theme was to take images from a “Dogs eye view”. This theme was messaged to Jan on the night by a friend in Norway.
We had a good turn out with great images from our Club attendees, who walked off with all the honours.
We are not planning to run a walk next week as many people will be involved with the Exhibition Judging, but are looking for volunteers to organise walks through the summer. If you are interested please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your location and date you can do and we can take things from there.
We are hoping to get something organised for Thursday 14th June, so watch this space, like Dave below.
Following the success of the recent Bluebell Photo Walk, many members have have expressed interest in doing photo walks during the summer season. The emphasis will be on a social event with cameras, rather than the old summer hike style walks.
Jan has volunteered to run the first, a fun sprint around Chichester.
If you are interested in attending walks please email me (email@example.com) and I will keep you informed of future events. Also, if you have any locations in mind, or if you fancy helping organise one please contact me.
We has a good turn out tonight for the Bluebell Photo walk, in addition to this keen bunch Richard Webb and Sue Watts also turned up.
People split into groups and went off to do their own thing, while generally staying together. A few traditionalists brought their tripods, but there was also a lot of camera waving, or ICM as it is called.
Hopefully we can organise more photo walks during the summer break, Dell Quay, Chichester and West Wittering were mentioned as possible venues.
Apparently autumn is a good time to visit the park as the rutting season is taking place. Hardy members might want to get there really early, but I am suggesting we arrive at 10:00am and meet up in the Petworth Park Car Park. This page explains how to get there.
Please consider your safety if photographing the deer and keep a reasonable distance.
Details about the deer are on the Petworth Web Site here.
Lorna Brown’s Petworth Park Deer