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Development Group Photowalk – Portsmouth Hard

November 28 @ 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

============= open to all club members ==================

====== let me know you are coming in case of cancellation ======

This is the Night Photography walk.  Portsmouth Hard is an ideal location for Night Photography – there are several good subjects all easily within 100 metres of the Hard:  The Spinnaker Tower, HMS Warrior and not least the new Bus Terminal.

Sunset is at 4.05pm, so meet at 3.15pm outside Portsmouth Harbour train station.

From 3.30pm we will be shooting the immediate location in dying light from 3.30 to 4.20, watching exposure times grow from a second or so to 30 seconds . After 4.20 it will be very dark, with almost all light being artificial and coming from the three subjects.  Thats when true night photography comes into its own.

I will have covered the techy bits of night photography in the Tangmere Session on the 15th November – but dont panic, if you are new to such things it is surprisingly easy and demands no particularly special kit. Just bring a camera with a standard lens (18-55mm on crop sensor) and a tripod. A tripod is essential of course. If you have a wide angle lens (10-20mm on crop sensor) then do bring it, it will come in very useful especially for the bus station.

Apart from that, dress for the weather and the temperatures. By late November you will be pleased you brought a wooly hat and maybe even gloves.

The postcode for the Hard is PO1 3EB, but its pretty much academic. Travelling from the west its a ferry ride across the harbour – the ferry docks 50 metres from the Hard. Otherwise you can travel by car, in which parking can be found online at justpark or parkopedia, but an obvious choice for most is to travel by train from Chichester to Portsmouth Harbour.  A direct train leaves Chichester at 1429, arrives at 1503 and costs £9.30 return.  The meet point is just outside the station and direct trains leave pretty much every half hour from 1805 onwards. 

It does help if you let me know if you are coming; events may well be cancelled at last minute and if heavy rain is forecast. I cant warn you of a cancellation if I dont know you are coming along …….

As always, I’m on 07974 173345 and andy_bracey@hotmail.com.

See you there!

Andy 🙂


November 28
3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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Andy Bracey