At the ‘end of season’ meeting we looked at an outline summer programme and indicated that we would come back to members to gauge levels of interest in the various proposals outlined.
Ongoing Informal Feedback Meetings aka Monday evenings in the merchants pub, from 8.00 is a standing invitation to anyone who likes beer as much as photography and wants to catch up with other members for a social pint and a chat about photography and other things. if you are at a loose end and fancy a pint drop in!
In order to gauge interest in the photographic and natural history outings I am inviting you to look at the information below, decide on the outings that appeal to you and let me know what these are and when they are convenient to your own diary. I will then pass on your preferences to the those leading the outings and get back to you directly with specific dates, times and the other domestic details. Clearly, it will be helpful if you can be flexible with your availability. you can sign-up for as many of the outings as you want – the organised outings can be a helpful introduction to shooting locations that you can return to on your own with knowledge and confidence about parking locations, walking routes, shooting points etc. you can make your own way to the starting points or join others by car sharing.
Grasmere and Blea Tarn with John Leech our 2016/17 season opening speaker: a long exposure work shop early afternoon to sunset; packed lunches, pub post mortem. this is programmed for Sunday April 23rd, there a couple of places still available. car share, the cost is circa £50.
River Lune south of St Georges Key with Barry Cooper who was formerly a scientific officer with the RSPB: a guided walk introducing members to the birdlife on the lower reaches of the Lune, species behaviours, migrating patterns, feeding habits etc; camera not essential. Barry is keen that this takes place when bird numbers are at their best and this is therefore programmed for Monday April 24th, Tuesday April 25th, 6.30pm start or Saturday April 29, 8.00 am start. we will probably end the evening in the Wagon and Horses on the quay. there is no fee
Hodge Close, Cathedral Quarry, Slater’s bridge with Mike Atkinson Leader : landscape and macro insect photography; full day, packed lunch or pub lunch, car share. this can be programmed for Saturday June 3rd or Saturday June 10th car share, there is no fee
Feizor, Bluebell woods and more with Alan Hartley Leader: a guided photographic walk with instruction; full day, lunch at Elaines Tea Room, car share. mid-week or weekend in late May, car share, no fee.
Norbec erratic and/or Twistleton Scar boulders with Alan Hartley : guided photographic walk with instruction; full day, packed lunch or pub lunch, car share. this can be programmed for mid-week or weekend either late May or early June.
Steam trains on the Settle Carlisle Line with Alan Hartley : guided photographic walk with instruction, packed lunch or pub lunch, car share. this can be programmed for a Tuesday or Wednesday through may to late June.
Feedback by: following the ‘Contact’ link at the top of the page, ‘word of mouth’ or carrier pigeon.
Bests, Reg Haslam